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Old 10-17-2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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Im already preparing for my holiday baking and candy making. I'm thinking that I'll do more candy and less cookies this year. I make about 20 cookie/candy boxes for neighbors and friends for the holidays, and I want to put in some new things this year. I especially love fudges and truffles. I've lost my favorite Choc/orange truffle recipe : ( What are your favorite candy recipes? I'm looking for a good homemade marshmallow and homemade gum drop recipe, too. How about we start sharing some of our favorite no fail recipes for candy?

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Old 10-17-2013, 07:21 PM   #2
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My favorite christmas candy is Rose Levy Beranbaum's mahogany buttercrunch toffee. It's addictive! My boss asked me to never bring it to her again because she couldn't stay out of it. Of course I'm bringing her some this year...
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:34 PM   #3
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My favorite christmas candy is Rose Levy Beranbaum's mahogany buttercrunch toffee. It's addictive! My boss asked me to never bring it to her again because she couldn't stay out of it. Of course I'm bringing her some this year...
Recipe link? I make a toffee every year, too. I like to toss in toasted cashews and leave off the chocolate on top some times.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:39 PM   #4
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My favorite christmas candy is Rose Levy Beranbaum's mahogany buttercrunch toffee. It's addictive! My boss asked me to never bring it to her again because she couldn't stay out of it. Of course I'm bringing her some this year...
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:57 PM   #5
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Recipe link? I make a toffee every year, too. I like to toss in toasted cashews and leave off the chocolate on top some times.
This looks like the exact recipe. http://www.joyofbaking.com/ButtercrunchToffee.html
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:31 AM   #6
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Rose Levy Beranbaum's Mahogany Buttercrunch Toffee

(Makes about 1 lb. or 10, 5 inch pieces)

2 cups blanched, sliced almonds
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
2 Tablespoons water
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter

3 oz. semisweet chocolate

Adjust the oven racks so they divide the oven into thirds. Set oven at 350 degrees F.

Have on hand a nonstick or buttered cookie sheet and a candy thermometer.

Spread almonds on a cookie sheet and bake them, stirring occasionally for 10-12 minutes or until they are golden brown. Let cool completely.


In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, pulse the machine in on-off motions until the almonds aer finely chopped but not powdery.


Sprinkle half the nuts over a 7 x 10 inch area on the cookie sheet. Set it near the burners; you'll need to grab it quickly. Have the vanilla and baking soda nearby as well.

In a heavy-based saucepan, preferably nonstick, combine the brown sugar, water and butter. Bring to a boil, stirring constatly, until the mixture reaches 285 degrees F on a candy thermometer. This is the soft crack stage (a little of the mixture dropped into a bowl of ice water will separate into threads that are hard but not brittle.)

Immediately remove the saucepan from the heat and add the vanilla and baking soda. Pour the toffee mixture carefully and evenly onto the nuts, keeping within the 7 x 10 rectangle.

Working quickly, scatter the chocolate onto the toffee. Press the chocolate lightly with your fingertips so it starts melting.

Let it sit for five minutes. The chocolate will be soft enough to spread with a metal spatula or butter knife. Make an even layer over the surface of the toffee. Dust the chocolate with the remaining almonds. Leave the toffee to cool completely, then break it into irregular pieces. You can store the toffee in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a month.
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How about some Buckeyes or Peanut Butter Balls they are easy and a good recipe for the kids to make!

Nothing says Christmas better than a kitchen full of kids covered in chocolate!

Peanut Butter Balls Recipe - Joyofbaking.com *Video Recipe*
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How about some Buckeyes or Peanut Butter Balls they are easy and a good recipe for the kids to make!

Nothing says Christmas better than a kitchen full of kids covered in chocolate!

Peanut Butter Balls Recipe - Joyofbaking.com *Video Recipe*
My mom would make truckloads of PB balls every christmas. Her recipe included rice crispies! They were so darned good. I may have to make some this year.
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:43 AM   #9
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This is my favorite recipe for truffles:
GHIRARDELLI SINFUL CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
Ghirardelli Sinful Chocolate Truffles Recipe : : Recipes : Food Network

Another great chocolate recipe:
PECAN AND CARAMEL CHOCOLATE CLUSTERS
Recipe: Pecan & Caramel Chocolate Clusters | Cooking On the Side
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This is a hard candy. My aunt always makes this for Christmas. We chill it in the snow bank.

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