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A Bit of Frosty Fudge
When spreading fudge into a prepared pan use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon greased well with butter. This will keep the fudge mixture from sticking and will help in spreading it out evenly.
Almond Malted Toffee
Anytime you are cooking sugar and water to make a toffee mixture you should always try to maintain a steady boil. If the mixture begins to boil more or less adjust the heat until you reach the desired boiling stage.
Baked Apple Nut Fudge
Making fudge is not as difficult as one might think. To ensure fool proof fudge every time stick to the recipe and never try and double a fudge recipe.
Yum...hot buttery bisquits out of the oven.
Blissful Buckeyes The northern part of the United States is known for the buckeyes. These fruits have been said to bring luck to those who carry them. Just don't put these little wonders in your pocket eat them up. Bet you can't eat just one.
There's nothing like homemade bread for the holidays!
Butterscotch Nut Crunches
Butterscotch may not be your favorite so try these with melted chocolate or caramels instead. To give these a little more salty taste try using potato sticks instead of chow mien noodles.
Candied Fruit Nut Fudge
Soft ball stage in candy means that when a small amount is dropped into cold water a ball will form.
Candy Cane Patties
These can also be made with lemon extract and crushed lemon drops. Use your imagination and find just the right combination of flavoring and candy to make these your very own special treats.
Caramelized Pecan Crunch
Keeping the candy wrapped in pieces of foil and in an airtight container will keep this candy fresh for up to 2 weeks.
Carmel Cappuccino Pecan Toffee
You can change the taste of this toffee by using a different flavor of instant cappuccino. Vanilla or mint both work well. You can also use Kahlua coffee liqueur instead of the cold coffee if you prefer.
Christmas Time Bonbons
These wonderful Christmas colored bonbons can be dipped in chocolate, butterscotch or caramel. They can also be rolled in colored sugars or powered sugar for a special treat.
Cinnamon Coffee Truffles
When melting chocolate be sure to stir continuously. This will help the chocolate to melt and become smooth. Should your chocolate become clumpy add 1 t of solid shortening per square of chocolate and continue stirring until the mixture becomes smooth.
Cocoa fudge makes a great gift for friends and neighbors!
Coconut Krispie Balls
Tint the coconut with red and green food coloring to make these a more festival candy for the holidays. Any type of dried fruit will also work in this recipe as long as it can be chopped small enough.
Coconut Walnut Drops These treats are very simple to make. This candy is an excellent candy for the kids to help make and eat.
Cookies and Cream Break Apart
This bark is so simple to make and takes very little time. Add chopped nuts if desired to give the bark a crunchy bite. 2 T of peanut butter can also be added to give this bark a nutty taste.
A great dish with any meal. Kids can help make this creamed potatoes recipe.
Elf Nibblers So easy to make and so delicious they will be asking for more. Any type of flavoring will work including peppermint. Other food coloring will also work to make the candy more festive.
Ginger and Spice Truffles
These truffles can be rolled in powdered sugar or even finely crushed gingersnap cookies for a little different treat.
Good to eat with fun holiday smells throughout the house!
Happy Holiday Mints
These mints make great decorations for that Christmas table. The look wonderful filling up those candy dishes and arranged in a bowl of nuts. They are pretty sweet so be careful not to over indulge.
Make your next party festive with this fun colorful fruit punch!
Holly Sugar Berries
These make a great snack candy. Any type of fruit will work with this recipe like grapes, banana slices, apples or oranges. These also make a great garnish for cheesecakes, pies or cupcakes.
Honey and Oat Wonders
Many different types of cereal can be used in this recipe. Find your favorite one and give it try to see what types of creations you can come up to please everyone's taste buds.
Honey Fudge Drops
To check for the accuracy of your candy thermometer place it in a cup of boiling water. The temperature should read 212 degrees which is boiling. If it does not you will need to adjust the temperature either up or down by however many degrees it's off to ensure you are reaching the desired temperature for the candy.
Joy to the World Fruit Balls
For something a little different add the pecans to the fruit mixture when adding the coconut. Roll in confectioner's sugar or red and green sprinkles.
M & M Cookies
What is your favorite color M & M? This is cookie is always popular during the Christmas season.
Maple Syrup Pecan Fudge
Fudge makes great Christmas gifts. Place several varieties into Christmas tins. Fudge call also be wrapped in foil paper and tied with inexpensive bows. Place them in an attractive Christmas bag or wrapped box for that special someone on your list.
Melt in Your Mouth Marshmallow Drops
Always use the recommended size and type of pan when making candy. A pan that is too small or too large can affect the cooking time of the candy.
Mocha Coconut Drops
Toasted coconut can be used with candy, as a topping for fruit salads or as a garnish on cakes or cupcakes. It can be stored in an airtight jar for up to 1 week.
Mom's Easy to Make Peanut Brittle
Warming the peanuts before adding them to the sugar/syrup mixture helps in coating them better when placed in the saucepan. Be sure to remove any skins that may be on the peanuts before adding them to the mixture
Nutty Caramel Nougats
If nuts are not at the top of your list these also taste great using chopped dried fruit. Dried apricots, cherries or even raisins work well and better yet taste great.
Peanut Lovers Christmas Candy
These little treats are a snap to make and because there is no cooking with heat involved they are the perfect candy for children to make. These can be rolled not only in nuts but in colored sugars or even holiday sprinkles. Let them give these to their teachers, grandparents and friends for a one of a kind Christmas gift.
Peppermint Sandwich Fudge
It takes a little time for this fudge to firm. Make it the night before to ensure ample time for the fudge to firm. To create a fancy fudge plate line the fudge squares on a large plate in a candy cane form alternating back and forth between the white and red middles.
Raspberry Christmas Truffles
Orange, peppermint, almond or rum extract can be used in these yummy Christmas truffles. If you can't find the flavored extract you want use 1/4 C of flavored liqueur instead.
Better hide this from Santa's reindeer. It's so good, they'll want it all.
These little munchies can be made with pecans, walnuts or just regular peanuts. To mix up the nuts use 1 C of each. Add a few pretzel sticks and raisins after the nuts are roasted for a real treat.
Sweet Pecan Poppers
For a more Christmas affect use 1/2 C red and 1/2 C green sugar instead of regular sugar to cover the pecans.
Vanilla Peanut Butter O's
Want a little change in your Circle of Light Squares. Use your favorite pudding mix and add 2 C of Fruit Loops along with the 2 C of Cheerios. You can also use smooth peanut butter if you prefer.
Whipped Peanut Butter Glazed Fudge
Nuts can be added to just about any type of fudge. Pecans, walnuts or almonds all work well. Be sure to chop the nuts into pieces before adding them. Stir them into the fudge mixture just before spreading it into a prepared pan.
Winter Snow Fudge
If you don't have a double boiler you can use two sauce pans and generate the same effect. The bottom pan needs to be just slightly larger than the top pan. Place enough water in the bottom pan to not quite reach the bottom of the top pan when it is resting inside the other pan.