CHRISTMAS CANDY?

Kathleen/Deborah - posted on 12/09/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I am looking for some basic Christmas Candy recipes. There are a few that I would like that is DIVINITY, GOOD OLE HOME MADE FUDGE! I have a 15 yr old son that I want to share baking time with and the recipes need to be fairly simple.

Thank you laldies!!!

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Peggy - posted on 12/14/2009

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i have an easy one for creamsicle fudge i like better than chocolate

ingredients 1 1/2 teaspoon and 3/4 cup butter divided , 3 cup sugar 3tsp orange extract , 3/4 cup whipping cream , 1 10-12 oz bag vanilla or white chips , 1 7oz marshmellow cream (not whipped) 12 drops yellow food color



butter 13x9 pan in heavy sauce pan combine sugar, cream and 3/4 cup butter cook and stir over low heat until sugar is disolved bring to boil, cook and stir 4 minutes remove from heat stir in chips marshmellow cream till smooth remove 1 cup and set aside add orange extract and food color to remaining mixture stir until blended good. pour into prepared pan drop the reserved marshmellow mixture by the tablespoon over the top cut through with a knife to swirl cover and refridgerate until cool cut into squares...........enjoy

Gina - posted on 12/14/2009

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For creamy melt in your mouth fudge
Combine 1 bag of choc chips and 1 can of sweetened condensed milk in saucepan, melt over medium heat. Remove from stove top and add 1 tsp vanilla flavoring, stir and pour in 8x8 wax paper or aluminum foil lined pan. Put in frig to cool and set.

Turtles are always a favorite at our house too.

Christy - posted on 12/13/2009

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If you like peanut butter cups, this one is really easy. Great for all ages.
Pour some sugar into a small to medium bowl. Take some peanut butter and spoon a drop into the sugar bowl. Roll around and form into a ball. Set aside on a cookie sheet lined with wax. Melt some chocolate or almond bark in a pan on low heat. Be careful not to burn the chocolate. When melted, spoon some of the chocolate onto your peanut butter balls. When finished, put in a cool place. If needed, put in refrigerator for about an hour.

Lisa - posted on 12/12/2009

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Go buy the marshmallow in the jar, and follow the directions on the back. Best fudge ever. I make it every year, and it is high on the request list. Add some walnut's blended in or sprinkled on top, or just plain. You'll surely please your crowd:)P

Chris - posted on 12/12/2009

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Here's a great recipe from The Pampered Chef...

Festive Cranberry Crunch

1 package (20 ounces) vanilla- or chocolate-flavored



almond bark, coarsely chopped



¾ cup almonds



¾ cup sweetened dried cranberries



2 cups crisp rice cereal







1. Place Rectangle Stone into freezer at least 1 hour. Cover Large Grooved Cutting Board with sheet of Parchment Paper. Place almond bark into Classic Batter Bowl. Microwave bark 2-3 minutes or just until melted, stirring occasionally.







2. Meanwhile, coarsely chop nuts with Food Chopper; place into Small Micro-Cooker®. Microwave 2-3 minutes, stirring after each 30-second interval, until golden brown. Add cranberries; stir until combined.







3. Stir cereal and half of the nut mixture into melted bark. Pour bark mixture onto parchment, spreading evenly. Immediately sprinkle with remaining nut mixture; press lightly onto surface of bark.







4. Remove baking stone from freezer; slide parchment onto baking stone. Let stand 7-10 minutes or until bark is set. Bring edges of parchment up over bark and break into pieces.

Debbie - posted on 12/09/2009

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at christmas i make pinon brittle... its just like peanut brittle only we use pinons...at costco or sams club you can get pine nuts...the same thing..my family is disappointed if they dont get some

Grace - posted on 12/09/2009

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I have one for toffee that is very easy.
Supplies:
candy thermometer is a must!
Large saucepan
9 1/2 x 13 x 2 inch baking pan
Ingrediants:
1 cup butter
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
3 tablespoons water
1 cup coarsely chopped blanched almonds (optional)
4 ounces bar milk chocolate
1 cup finely chopped blanched almonds (optional)

1. Melt butter in large saucepan
2. Add sugar, corn syrup, and water
3. Cook over medium heat, stirring occassionaly to hard cracked stage (300 degrees)
4. Quickly stir in coarsely chopped nuts and spread in well greased 9 1/2 x 13 x 2 inch pan
5. Cool thoroughly
6. Turn out on parchment paper
7. Spread with 1/2 the chocolate
8. Sprinkle with 1/2 the finely chopped nuts
9. Cover with parchment paper and invert
10. Spread rest of chocolate on bar
11. Sprinkle with rest of finely chopped nuts
12. Break in pieces to eat

You can substitute wax paper for parchment paper and you omit the steps with nuts if anyone has a nut allergy.

Tasia - posted on 12/09/2009

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My grandmother used to make fudge for us kids growing up and it always tasted soooo good! Well, once I got older and was able to start helping in the kitchen, she gave up her secret about her fudge.....She would buy the jars of marshamallow cream, and simply follow the directions on the back of the jar!! (Yeah I was surprised too!!) I actually tried it this past x-mas and it just like grandma's!! I offered some to one of my neighbors and they told me it was "the best fudge" they had ever had!! Not to mention I made some for my hubs to take to his x-mas party, and he said it was gone within like 5 minutes!! So at least you know it should be a "hit" even if it is out of a jar!!! Happy Holidays and best wishes to you and your family!!!

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