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Old 12-19-2010, 09:17 AM   #1
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Easy candy recipes

Hi!
I posted some recipes in a reply to Pistachio Cookies, but I thought I'd add them here. They are soooo easy & NO candy thermometer needed!
One of the recipes, the Amarreto Bon Bons, are from a friend on an art group I'm on.

Candy Bark
Preheat oven to 400

1. Line cookie sheets with aluminum foil & butter the foil. Then line with 1 pkg. saltine crackers.
2. In saucepan, melt 2 sticks butter & 1 cup white sugar. When mixture starts to boil, start timing & boil for exactly 3 minutes, being careful not to burn butter.
3. Pour butter & sugar mixture over saltines. Bake exactly 5 minutes. Take out & sprinkle with 1 large bag chocolate chips. When chocolate starts to melt, spread around & sprinkle with chopped nuts & cut up right away. Cut up as if it were bark..uneven.
notes: I didn't line the cookie shies with foil, just buttered them very good & it was fine. You can use semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate, white chocolate mixed & swirled with either of the other chocolates. I did one with white chocolate & cranberries. Also, for the nuts, I used walnuts on some & sliced almonds on another. I think they are better with the slated crakers, but that is a preference.
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Candy Pretzels

1 1/2 boxes pepperidge Farm pretzel sticks, or any brand ...not the really thin one's, though.
1 bag of Kraft caramels, unwrapped
2 TBls. milk
1 Tbl. margarine
small bag or less of milk chocolate chips

Place caramels in microwave proof bowl & microwave until melted. Place waxed paper on cookie sheets & butter VERY well, or you'll never get the caramel coated pretzels off!
Dip one end of pretzels into melted caramel. Place on buttered waxed paper. Let set.
Melt chocolate & dip caramel end into that & replace on buttered waxed paper.

You can sprinkle with chopped nuts if you want.
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Amaretto Bon Bons
In the top of a double boiler heat over barely simmering water 6 oz of semisweet bits with 3 Tablespoons of corn syrup, 1/4 superfine granulated sugar (I pulse regular sugar very lightly in my cuisinart), 2 teaspoons of instant coffee, and 1 teaspoon of boiling water until chocolate is melted.
Remove from heat
Stir in 1/4 cup almond-flavored liqueur (Amaretto) and 1 cup crushed shortbread cookies. (I use one sleeve of a Lorna Doone package). If desired, add 1/2 c. chopped walnuts. Stir, cool, chill in refrig.
Scoop out a teaspoon of mixture and shape in 1 inch ball. Dust in cocoa powder. Keep in tightly covered container in refrig.
Note: I have doubled the recipe but it is actually much easier and faster to do two separate batches than one large one.

Enjoy!
Clara

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Easy candy recipes Hi! I posted some recipes in a reply to Pistachio Cookies, but I thought I'd add them here. They are soooo easy & NO candy thermometer needed! One of the recipes, the Amarreto Bon Bons, are from a friend on an art group I'm on. [SIZE=3][FONT=Georgia]Candy Bark [COLOR=black]Preheat oven to 400[/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE] [SIZE=3][COLOR=black][FONT=Georgia]1. Line cookie sheets with aluminum foil & butter the foil. Then line with 1 pkg. saltine crackers.[/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE] [SIZE=3][COLOR=black][FONT=Georgia]2. In saucepan, melt 2 sticks butter & 1 cup white sugar. When mixture starts to boil, start timing & boil for[U] exactly[/U] 3 minutes, being careful not to burn butter.[/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE] [SIZE=3][COLOR=black][FONT=Georgia]3. Pour butter & sugar mixture over saltines. Bake [U]exactly[/U] 5 minutes. Take out & sprinkle with 1 large bag chocolate chips. When chocolate starts to melt, spread around & sprinkle with chopped nuts & cut up right away. Cut up as if it were bark..uneven.[/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE] [SIZE=3][COLOR=black][FONT=Georgia]notes: I didn't line the cookie shies with foil, just buttered them very good & it was fine. You can use semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate, white chocolate mixed & swirled with either of the other chocolates. I did one with white chocolate & cranberries. Also, for the nuts, I used walnuts on some & sliced almonds on another. I think they are better with the slated crakers, but that is a preference.[/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE] ************************************************** *** Candy Pretzels 1 1/2 boxes pepperidge Farm pretzel sticks, or any brand ...not the really thin one's, though. 1 bag of Kraft caramels, unwrapped 2 TBls. milk 1 Tbl. margarine small bag or less of milk chocolate chips Place caramels in microwave proof bowl & microwave until melted. Place waxed paper on cookie sheets & butter VERY well, or you'll never get the caramel coated pretzels off! Dip one end of pretzels into melted caramel. Place on buttered waxed paper. Let set. Melt chocolate & dip caramel end into that & replace on buttered waxed paper. You can sprinkle with chopped nuts if you want. ************************************************** [I][COLOR=blue][FONT=Comic Sans MS][COLOR=black]Amaretto Bon Bons[/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR][/I] [COLOR=black][I][COLOR=blue][FONT=Comic Sans MS][COLOR=black]In the top of a double boiler heat over barely simmering water 6 oz of semisweet bits with 3 Tablespoons of[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]corn syrup, 1/4 superfine granulated sugar (I pulse regular sugar very lightly in my cuisinart), 2 teaspoons of instant coffee, and 1 teaspoon of boiling water until [/COLOR][COLOR=black]chocolate is melted.[/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR][/I][/COLOR] [COLOR=black][I][COLOR=blue][FONT=Comic Sans MS]Remove from heat[/FONT][/COLOR][/I][/COLOR] [COLOR=black][I][COLOR=blue][FONT=Comic Sans MS][COLOR=black]Stir in 1/4 cup almond-flavored liqueur (Amaretto) and 1 cup crushed shortbread cookies. (I use one sleeve of a[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Lorna Doone package). If desired, add 1/2 c. chopped walnuts. Stir, cool, chill in refrig.[/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR][/I][/COLOR] [COLOR=black][I][COLOR=blue][FONT=Comic Sans MS][COLOR=black]Scoop out a teaspoon of mixture and shape in 1 inch ball.[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Dust in cocoa powder. Keep in tightly covered container[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]in refrig.[/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR][/I][/COLOR] [I][COLOR=blue][FONT=Comic Sans MS][COLOR=black]Note: I have doubled the recipe but it is actually much easier and faster to do two separate batches than one large one. [/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR][/I] Enjoy! Clara 3 stars 1 reviews
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