Tag: candy

1940s Chocolate Candy

1940s Chocolate Candy

Before the creation of the microwave, the way to make candy was with a candy thermometer and a heavy saucepan.  Now I make this 1940 candy in the microwave because…why not! I love it because it has raisins in it and tastes somewhat like a […]

Date Nut Balls

Date Nut Balls

What would a Christmas be without recipes passed down from generation to generation?  This is one of those recipes-it’s a candy made of chopped dates, nuts, crispy rice cereal-all sticky and rolled in coconut. I mean, really. My favorite ultimate Christmas candy.  I start off […]

Peanut Marshmallow Fudge

Peanut Marshmallow Fudge

I started out by attempting to recreate one of my favorite candy bars – the PayDay.  I wanted to make that nougat in the center, followed by a caramel coating and covered entirely with peanuts. Sometimes when things don’t work out. I’m actually extremely grateful […]

James’ Favorite Simple Chocolate Fudge

James’ Favorite Simple Chocolate Fudge

This may very well be the simplest and fastest thing you have ever made in the kitchen. Because it only takes about 3 minutes! A can of sweetened condensed milk (I used Aldi brand-it costs half as much as the name brand and just as […]

Avalanche Candy

Avalanche Candy

av·a·lanche ˈavəˌlan(t)SH/ noun   1. a mass of snow, ice, and rocks falling rapidly down a mountainside. synonyms: snowslide   This is really the perfect definition of this candy because they really do look like little avalanches.  The best thing about this candy is how […]

Holiday Baked Goodies

Holiday Baked Goodies

I’m happy and content baking away in my kitchen, or any kitchen for that matter.  I love to give food gifts to friends, neighbors and family, and this year I took off an entire week from work and baked like nobody’s business!  

Praline Toffee

Praline Toffee

pra·line ˈprāˌlēn/ noun a smooth, sweet substance made by boiling nuts in sugar and grinding the mixture, used especially as a filling for chocolates. a crisp or semicrisp candy typically consisting of butter, brown sugar, and pecans. Except I used walnuts in mine. Some call […]

PB & Banana Cupcakes

PB & Banana Cupcakes

I’d describe these cupcakes as “Moist & Light Buttermilk Banana Cupcakes with Fluffy Peanut Butter & Cream Cheese Frosting Topped to Perfection with Crushed Butterfinger® Candy.”  Candy Crush Peanut Butter & Banana Cupcakes, A.K.A. “The Elvis Special” The King used to smear some peanut butter onto […]