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Old 10-24-2007, 06:23 PM   #1
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Virtual holiday candy swap

Ok, here is an extension to the cookie swap. I can share better with this one.
These are my absolute favorite besides fudge!!

I know alot of people call these Martha Washingtons, but, my mom always called them angel balls because of the white of the middle.

1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 stick butter
2- 1 lb boxes of powdered sugar
1- 1 lb flaked coconut
1 lb of finely chopped pecans
1/4 parafin wax
12 oz chocolate chips

Melt milk and butter over low flame. Cool. In large bowl, with both hands, mix together coconut, powdered sugar and pecans. Add milk mixture. Mix well. Melt chocolate chips and wax in top of double boiler over low heat{or use a smaller pot set over a larger pot using the handle of the smaller pot to keep it just above the water}
Shape coconut mixture into balls about the size of fifty cent piece. If balls don't stay together, can refrigerate to harden. Using a fork, put balls in melted chocolate mixture and lift out. Let drain off a little. Turn onto wax paper and allow to harden. If there is a void from the fork on ball, using a spoon, put a little chocolate to cover.
This makes about 3 dozen balls.

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Old 10-24-2007, 06:39 PM   #2
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Good idea Miss TG This will be fun too!

I love Martha Washington candy, by any name!! Always a favorite at my house!
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:21 AM   #3
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Here are a couple of my favorites to make-some of these are real fast and easy - fun to do with kids!

Peanut Butter Bon Bons
1 stick of butter
1 – 18 oz jar crunch peanut butter
1 lb. Box powdered sugar
3 cups rice krispies
12 oz. chocolate chips
8 oz. Hershey candy bar (may be multiple bars)
½ block paraffin wax

Combine butter, peanut butter, powedered sugar and rice krispies (I use my hands at the end)
Chill until firm (can be made 1 day ahead of time)
While cold, roll into balls.
Melt the chocolate and wax in double boiler (wax doesn’t melt good in the micro)
Dip balls into chocolate.
Drizzle any leftover chocolate over top to make decorative lines across (optional)
Cool thoroughly and chill overnight before serving.

Peanut Brittle
1-1/2 c unsalted dry roasted peanuts (or sliced almonds)
1 c sugar
½ c light corn syrup
1/8 t salt
1 T margarine
! t vanilla
1 t baking soda

Have all ingredients ready, grease or butter cookie sheet
Mix peanuts, sugar, corn syrup and salt together in blowl.
Cook on 100% power for 7-9 minutes, until bubbling and peanuts are brown.
Quickly stir in vanilla and margarine. Cook at 100% for 2-3 minutes
Quickly stir in baking soda. Spread on greased cookie sheet and cool. Break into pieces

Mint Meltaways
1 bag of peppermint starlight candy (22 pieces)
12 oz white chocolate
2 T vegetable oil
Red food coloring

Unwrap and crush candy in a heavy duty bag.
Melt chocolate and vegetable oil in microwave on medium high for 1 minute
Remove and add candy and a drop or two of red food coloring
Drop mixture 3” apart on cookie sheets lined with waxed paper. Chill to harden

Turtles
Round Pretzels
Rolo Candy
Whole Pecans

Place a rolo on top of a pretzel. Place in 250 degree oven for 2-3 minutes – watch carefully. Upon removing, place pecan on top.

Chocolate Peanuts
12 oz. butterscotch chips
6 oz. chocolate chips
12 oz skinless peanuts

Heat chips in microwave or double boiler, mix in nuts, drop by spoonfuls on waxed paper.

White chocolate Fudge
8 oz package cream cheese softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1-1/2 tsp. Vanilla
12 oz. white chocolate
¾ chopped pecans

Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
Melt the chocolate in microwave or double boiler.
Combine cream cheese mixture with chocolate, add pecans.
Pour into 8x8 pan and chill until you are ready to serve.
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:23 AM   #4
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My husband requests these from my mom every Christmas and everyone where i used to work loved them.

Peanutbutter Balls

3 sticks butter or margerine
18 oz creamy peanutbutter
2 lbs. powdered sugar
3-5 lbs. choc discs for melting

Soften butter to room temp, add peanutbutter and poedered sugar.
Mix well, shape into balls ( small for bite size, larger more than one bite pieces)
Place on cookie sheet lined with wax paper, refrigerate until chilled.

While thats chilling melt chocolate discs in a sauce pan.
I put water in a larger pan, heat the water then set a smaller one with the discs inside so the choc doesn't burn.
Dip balls in Choc, return to cookie sheet chill until choc is set.
then put then in container.

I did try to dip them in caramel before the choc, tasted great, but i thought the caramel was too thick.
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My husband requests these from my mom every Christmas and everyone where i used to work loved them.

Peanutbutter Balls

3 sticks butter or margerine
18 oz creamy peanutbutter
2 lbs. powdered sugar
3-5 lbs. choc discs for melting

Soften butter to room temp, add peanutbutter and poedered sugar.
Mix well, shape into balls ( small for bite size, larger more than one bite pieces)
Place on cookie sheet lined with wax paper, refrigerate until chilled.

While thats chilling melt chocolate discs in a sauce pan.
I put water in a larger pan, heat the water then set a smaller one with the discs inside so the choc doesn't burn.
Dip balls in Choc, return to cookie sheet chill until choc is set.
then put then in container.

I did try to dip them in caramel before the choc, tasted great, but i thought the caramel was too thick.
these remind me of Dracula's eyeballs only without the gore. they are sooo good
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:24 PM   #6
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looking for jellied candy recipe

I've been searching for jellied candy recipes for years. You know, like orange slices, or gummy bears, or mint leaves, or those great fruit slices that Stuckey's used to have at the roadside stores back in the 50's . How do you make them?
btw, we always call those peanut butter balls "Buckeyes" after the horse chestnut looking candy.
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You can EAT parrafin wax??? Regular type? You sure learn something different every day!
I am wondering if using our Kremelta or Copha ( solid vegetable shortening) would produce confectionary just as good. Hmmmmmm. Some experimenting to be done methinks!
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:36 PM   #8
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parrafin eating

I don't think it is a good idea to eat that stuff. I think it is used in the dipping chocolate to give it a sheen as well make it a bit harder, but I still don't think it's worth it . Parafin is a petroleum product! O course our grandmothers used to give the kids turpentine for a cold! yuck!
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they all sound good
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