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Old 12-08-2006, 04:05 PM   #1
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Christmas!

So what Confections is everyone going to make for Christmas this year? any idea's?

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Old 12-08-2006, 04:12 PM   #2
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While not specifically confections, here are some answers to that question in another thread. There are some wonderful looking recipes, but they are mostly cookies. Not too many mentions of confections.
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Old 12-08-2006, 04:45 PM   #3
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I am thinking of doing handmade candycanes this year for everyone coming over for our Christmas Eve Party. Has anyone ever made candycanes at home before?

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I've made candy cane cookies but not candy cane candies. The cookies were delicious though.
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I am thinking of doing handmade candycanes this year for everyone coming over for our Christmas Eve Party. Has anyone ever made candycanes at home before?

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I've never made candy cane candies - I would love the recipe though!

I am making peanut butter bon bons, holly cookies, peppermint bark, peanut brittle, chocolate covered peanut clusters, turtles, and possibly some irish cream and kahlua.
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Old 12-08-2006, 07:05 PM   #6
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Hey Michelemarie....I love turtles(the store bought variety) Also I love a candy that was made by Pangburns called "Millionaires". I have a homemade recipe for the Millionaires but would love to have your "turtle" recipe...I am guessing they are simlar....

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Old 12-08-2006, 09:18 PM   #7
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I am thinking of doing handmade candycanes this year for everyone coming over for our Christmas Eve Party. Has anyone ever made candycanes at home before?

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Robert - I see you're in California, but am not sure where. If you're anywhere near Ontario/Upland, I suggest you read this posting! (we'll be going again this year)
Ever seen Candy Canes made?
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Old 12-09-2006, 01:35 AM   #8
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Thanks for the heads up...fun fun fun...I have actually seen candy canes made like that once before in person....isn't it interesting!? I actually was looking for my own candy hook to do candy canes and taffy at home(during holidays) for friends and neighborhood kids...Thanks for the heads up....I am going to check that out some more...

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Old 12-09-2006, 01:36 AM   #9
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I have actually been privilaged to work at "Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory's" Head quarters in Durango Colorado under their master confectioner Jim Thomas. I learned a great deal about candymaking and love doing it...I would love to retire and do a candy store with all hand made candies...there's something about making candy that is fun isn't there?

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Hey Michelemarie....I love turtles(the store bought variety) Also I love a candy that was made by Pangburns called "Millionaires". I have a homemade recipe for the Millionaires but would love to have your "turtle" recipe...I am guessing they are simlar....

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I have never had Millionaires but this recipe for turtles taste just like the store bought kind. My sister was kind enough to introduce me to these last year:

Turtles
Round pretzels (hard to find - Rold Gold makes them)
Rolo candies, wrappers removed
Pecan Halves

Lay round pretzels on cookie sheet and top with unwrapped Rolo candy.
Put cookie sheet in oven, maybe 250 degrees, for 2-3 minutes, until slightly melted.
Take cookie sheet out of oven and immediately lay a pecan half on top of Rolo candy, pressing down softly.
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