Melvira Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 5:57pm
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Here is a link to the candy exchange document from last year!

https://docs.google.com/View?docID=0ARCzpgSS_N4TZGdqcXNqamNfMmhoeHpxZ2R2&revision=_latest

We'd like to continue the document this year with all new (or old and cherished) candy and treat recipes. All you need to do it post your recipe right here in this thread and I will add it to the document, as well as give you the credit for sharing it!

Please note: this thread is for NON-COOKIE treats. If you have a holiday cookie recipe to share, please share it with us on this thread...

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-702286-0.html

We will then add your cookie recipe to the cookie document. Thank you all in advance for making this year even more fun by sharing your favorite recipes!!

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bobwonderbuns Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 10:14pm
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Has this google doc been submitted to the Recipe Links are Here thread?? We'd be happy to add it for you.

Melvira Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 12:33am
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This is just a continuation of last years doc Bob. I am posting all new recipes at the top of the doc, and if you scroll down you will find last years!

bobwonderbuns Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 12:42am
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Got it! icon_biggrin.gif

Melvira Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 2:31am
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Oops, I meant to say 'Thank you for the offer' though! thumbs_up.gif I appreciate it.

mbark Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 2:45am
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so many good ones! how many lbs does the average person gain over the holidays? yikes! yummy!

tokazodo Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 2:48am
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icon_lol.gif Sweet! icon_lol.gif You da bomb! Thanks!

Melvira Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 2:52am
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so many good ones! how many lbs does the average person gain over the holidays? yikes! yummy!




Well, I'm above average in this respect, so I can't say for certain. One of the few places I wish I could be below average, but noooo, I have to excel. icon_razz.gif

cha-cha-cha Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 7:33pm
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I am so glad to have found this site! I've learned a ton aand so glad everyone is so helpful!

Melvira Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 4:22pm

No good new candy recipes this year? Aw, come on! I know there have to be a few!!

Does anyone have a great recipe for those 'old-school' cornflake wreaths, where you add green food coloring, then put cinnamon imperials on them to decorate? You know which ones I mean!! I haven't had those in years! Anyone wanna help me out? Hehee.

Melvira Posted 5 Dec 2010 , 12:11am

Pop's p.e.r.f.e.c.t. Peanut Butter Fudge (The code was cracked by K8Memphis, and she was angelic enough to share! WOOO!!)

2 c sugar
2 T Karo syrup
1 c water (I used 2/3 cup milk)
salt
1/4 c butter or margarine
1 t vanilla
1/4 t cream of tartar
1 1/4 c peanut butter (I used an overflowing 1/3 cup)

buttered 8"X8" cake pan

Combine sugar, water, corn syrup and just a little salt in a heavy 2-qt saucepan and cook on medium heat. Once your mixture comes to a good boil lower your heat and keep it cooking nicely until candy thermometer reads soft ball stage. Takes 10 minutes or so maybe 15.

Remove from heat--add butter and beat until melted. Add cream of tartar mix well. Add peanut butter and vanilla and beat well until it starts to hold it's shape--when it no longer just melts back into itself. Takes several minutes.

Pour into buttered pan and sprinkle immediately with kosher salt.

playingwithsugar Posted 5 Dec 2010 , 1:09am

Hey, Mel!

Ask me again after I get my new thermometer. I dropped and broke my glass candy thermometer, so I just ordered a new digital probe thermometer off Amazon. Here's the link to the one I got -

http://www.amazon.com/Polder-Original-Cooking-Timer-Thermometer/dp/B0000CF5MT/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1291511202&sr=8-1

I bought the set below, with the replacement probe and small thermometer. Always need a backup, right?

Theresa icon_smile.gif

Melvira Posted 5 Dec 2010 , 1:12am

Man, if I had a dollar for every glass thermometer I've shattered before I smart enough to get a metal one! icon_cry.gificon_lol.gif Good luck!! That looks like a nice one.

GI Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 3:30pm

FUDGE
Now that I have your attention! icon_biggrin.gif

THIS recipe is *my* GO-TO for fudge! It can be frozen if you want and wrapped up tight. Ship/mail in uncut bricks to keep from drying out too quickly, too. I may have found the recipe here on this site or someone gave it to me, I can't remember.

It makes a boatload of fudge:

4 C Sugar
1 C Butter
1 C Milk
3 Teasp Vanilla (cuz I like lots of BAnilla! )
25 Large Marshmallows (6.15 ounces)
12 Oz Semi-sweet choc chips
12 oz Milk-chocolate choc chips
2 oz Unsweetened chocolate (the bar-type, NOT the "cocoa" type)
2 C Chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Butter heavy saucepan. Stir in sugar, butter, milk, & Vanilla. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. When it starts to boil, cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in marshmallows; add chocolates, stirring until melted and smooth. Add nuts if you wish. Pour into greased pan(s). Let COOL.

tip: Or line your ungreased pans with wax paper, leaving the tops of paper high, then you can grab onto your paper and lift the fudge out of the pan...or dump it out on a wooden slab, peel the paper off, then cut your fudge with a huge pizza wheel. But whatever you do, DON'T grease AND line the pan,,,,you'll never get your fudge out!

Makes 4 lbs.[/b]

GI Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 3:54pm

CARAMELS

1 C butter or margerine
1 pound brown sugar
dash salt
1 Cup light corn syrup (such as Karo, don't use off-brand)
1 15 or 14-ounce of sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla

Melt butter in heavy 3 quart saucepan. Add sugar & salt; stir thoroughly. Stir in corn syrup, mix well. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Cook & stir over medium heat to firm ball stage 12 to 15 min) (I start counting the 15 min after the milk is stirred in, to make them soft.) (IF the candy starts to burn, you can transfer to microwave safe bowl, cook for 15 min on 60-percent power)Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
Pour into buttered 9x9x2 inch pan.
Cool & cut into squares, wrap in handi-wrap twisting the ends. makes about 1-1lb.

*tip* making the candy a bit softer than you are used to, it will literally melt in your mouth and having your tastebuds screaming MORE MORE MORE!

Melvira Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 4:02pm

Alright!! Two absoutely awesome holiday faves!! Thanks so much for joining us! I will post those to the google doc as soon as I take care of the icky smell coming from the baby. Hehehe. There's a holiday treat for ya, eh? icon_cry.gif

cupcakeatheart Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 4:22pm

I don't have a recipe or a name for it, but I was messing around last night in the kitchen and came up with an amazing candy. Maybe you all can help me come up with a name.

-Take your favorite chocolate fudge recipe, spread it really thin in a jelly roll pan (1/2")
-Let it set
-Spread on a thin layer of marshmallow creme
-Spread on a thin layer of homemade caramel
-Let it set, then cut into 1" squares (or whatever size)
-Then dip in tempered chocolate with a fork

I know it's a lot of steps but it's worth and people will think you're a chocolatier extrodinair icon_smile.gif

This process might be good with peanut butter fudge and just the mashmallow creme too

Enjoy!

GI Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 4:30pm

cupcake----I just gained 10 pounds reading your post! icon_cry.gif But will you make some and ship it to me so I can do this! yum! icon_biggrin.gif

I just made my fudge & its setting up in a 10x10x2 square. it is deep....so if you guys don't like thickfudge, then put it in a bigger pan or use two 9" squares. thumbs_up.gif

cupcakeatheart Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 4:33pm

GI- when I was making them, I kept hesitating, looking at my "holiday-roll" and thinking.. is this really safe. So I have resolved to give the rest away <evil laugh>

KJ62798 Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 4:35pm

This isn't so much a recipe as an idea for packaging your Christmas candy treats.

I made the Wilton giant cupcake this weekend and used candy melts to make the cup for the bottom portion. I got the idea from someone here on CC and it is stupid-easy.

As I was poping the molded candy out of the pan, I thought.. ..hmmmm.. ..edible gift basket. The candy shell is the perfect size to hold a bunch of fudge or dipped cookies etc. Wrapped in cello it would be super cute.

I'm going to try making the shells out of peppermint bark so that the recipient can eat the candy in the shell and then eat the shell.

Kristy

playingwithsugar Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 4:39pm
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I made the Wilton giant cupcake this weekend and used candy melts to make the cup for the bottom portion. I got the idea from someone here on CC and it is stupid-easy.
As I was poping the molded candy out of the pan, I thought.. ..hmmmm.. ..edible gift basket. The candy shell is the perfect size to hold a bunch of fudge or dipped cookies etc. Wrapped in cello it would be super cute.
Kristy




Way too cool! Thanks for sharing this idea with us.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

Melvira Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 4:45pm

The amount of pure evil running through this thread is painful! How am I EVER going to fit into skinny jeans with you guys posting this stuff?? M'eh, who cares? Skinny is overrated, right?

divinecc Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 4:54pm

Can't wait to post some candy recipes when I get home...I'm at work tapedshut.gif Don't tell! Thanks for this link all the recipes sound wonderful!!!!!

playingwithsugar Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 4:54pm

Yeah, right, Mel. That coming from the person who started this and the cookies threads, in the first place.

Love ya!

Theresa icon_smile.gif

Melvira Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 5:02pm
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Yeah, right, Mel. That coming from the person who started this and the cookies threads, in the first place.

Love ya!

Theresa icon_smile.gif




Waaahhhhhhh! I knoooowwwww! icon_cry.gif Hehehehe. But see, my plan is to make everyone else gain a little weight, then I'll look skinny by comparison!

Divinecc I am so glad you joined us! Can't wait to see what you add. thumbs_up.gif Tell all your friends! Hehehe. And don't forget at the top of this thread is a link to the Holiday cookie thread too! If you have yummy favorite cookies, add those there, too!

playingwithsugar Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 5:25pm
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Yeah, right, Mel. That coming from the person who started this and the cookies threads, in the first place. Love ya! Theresa icon_smile.gif



Waaahhhhhhh! I knoooowwwww! icon_cry.gif Hehehehe. But see, my plan is to make everyone else gain a little weight, then I'll look skinny by comparison!




Oh, I thought you were one of those closet recipe hoarders. You know - the ones who need a map to get through the maze of boxes of printed recipes and memory cards all over the house. LOL! I think they have an intervention for that, now.

Oh, and if you want to look skinny, just stand next to me. But now I'm on a weight loss program I created for myself, so don't think you're going to be able to stand there too long.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

NanaSandy Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 5:34pm

Holiday Mix
1 1/2 cups corn chex
1 1/2 cups honey nut cheerios
1 1/2 - 2 cups small twisted pretzels
1 cup roasted peanuts
1 cup of M&M's or Reeses Pieces (1/2 of large bag)
1/4 cup of slivered almonds
1/2 bag of white chocalate chips
1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil

Mix everything but the chocolate chips and oil together. In small bowl, melt chocolate chips with vegetable oil. Pour over cereal mixture. Dump onto parchment paper and spread it out. Wait about an hour, and then break up pieces and store in air tight container. (If it lasts that long, goes quick in my house)

Melvira Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 5:35pm
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Oh, I thought you were one of those closet recipe hoarders. You know - the ones who need a map to get through the maze of boxes of printed recipes and memory cards all over the house. LOL! I think they have an intervention for that, now.




Maaan, I trusted you to keep that information just between you and me!! How COULD you!? It's true! My name is Melissa... I'm addicted to recipes. Some days while my kids are sleeping, I pour out all the little cards on the bed and roll around in them. You really don't want to know what happens after that!

icon_eek.gif Woah, Mel, let's keep this a family thread. Hehehe.

Melvira Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 5:38pm

Oh yah! And kind of Chex Mix goes like lightning in my house. Sometimes I can hardly get it into a bag or bowl!! Thank you for sharing.

I will add all these new recipes in just a few folks! Thanks again!

adamsgama Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 5:42pm

Bark
Bark is one of my favorite things to give. Just melt Dark Cocoa Candy Melts® in a microwaveable bowl. I melt them in 30-second increments on medium power. Stir and microwave again until all melted.

Pour onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Now the fun begins.

Tiger Tail Bark
Drizzle Peanut Butter Candy Melts® over the Dark Cocoa Candy Melts®, then drizzle with White Candy Melts®. You can put this in the fridge to speed up the setting, or just leave at room temperature. Break up pieces of bark into good size pieces and place in a holiday gift bag or box. Tie with a pretty ribbon and attach gift card.
Candy Bar Bark
Melt Candy Melts. Before it sets up, sprinkle with crushed up candy bars. Break up pieces of bark into good size pieces and place in a holiday gift bag or box. Tie with a pretty ribbon and attach gift card.
White Candy Melts®
Melt Candy Melts. Before it sets up, sprinkle with dried cranberries and pistachio nuts. Break up pieces of bark into good size pieces and place in a holiday gift bag or box. Tie with a pretty ribbon and attach gift card.
Peppermint Bark
The Holiday Peppermint Bark Kit contains everything you need to make 6 treats for gift giving! Place bark in a Holiday Bark Gift Box Kit.

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