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Old 10-21-2005, 05:26 PM   #1
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What is your favorite candy to make for Christmas?

If this thread has already been done, sorry

My sisters and I took up where my mom left off in making candy and cookies to divide between us for Christmas. What is your favorite?
Mine is my fudge

1 cup margarine
5 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups evaporated milk
2 pkg {12 oz} chocolate chips
13oz tub marshmellow creme
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Lightly grease 2 large {about 10x 18"}cookie sheets.
In heavy sauce pan, combine margarine, sugar and milk. Bring mixture to a full boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue boiling until candy thermometer reaches 234 degrees, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate chips until melted. Add remaining ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Turn into pans and spread around evenly. Let cool. Cut into squares.

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Old 10-21-2005, 05:35 PM   #2
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I haven't tried this one, but, it sounds good.

Pudding Fudge

1 pkg {8 squaares} semi-sweet baking chocolate, divided in half
1/2 cup butter or margarine, divided into 6 Tbls and 2 Tbls.
1/3 cup water
1- 4 oz pkg. of chocolate instant pudding
3 cups powdered sugar

Microwave 4 of the chocolate squares, 6 Tbls. of the butter and water in large bowl on high for 2 minutes or until butter melts. Stir well. Add dry pudding mix and stir until well mixed.
Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time. Stir until well blended after each cup. Press into foil lined 8 inch pan.
Melt remaining chocolate and 2 Tbls. of butter in microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.
Spread over pudding mixture. Refrigerate until firm { about 2 hours }
cut into squares.
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Old 10-21-2005, 05:59 PM   #3
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Make candy? Me? You've got to be kidding. I don't even own a thermometer.
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Old 10-21-2005, 06:12 PM   #4
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Peanutbutter cups, I've already posted the recipe on here recently, and hey mudbug, you dont need a thermometer for this recipe! I love fudge too Texasgirl.
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Old 10-21-2005, 06:22 PM   #5
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I will try that, Texasgirl - thanks!

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Old 10-21-2005, 08:21 PM   #6
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This year I'm going to give macadamia brittle a whirl. Maybe I'll make truffles too.
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i've always wanted to make a candy cane!
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Old 10-21-2005, 09:12 PM   #8
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too bad you're not in this part of the country, masteraznchefjr! There's a candy shop that makes candy canes while you watch them - the results look like glass! And, they let you taste the freshly made candy - nothing better than a warm piece of peppermint!
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Old 10-21-2005, 10:15 PM   #9
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I usually make truffles and ALWAYS make fudge...I took a Fudge 101 class at a local speciality market several years ago and make a wide variety...most popular is chocolate with and without nuts...always place some on my cookie trays.
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Old 10-22-2005, 09:36 AM   #10
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What, noone wants to share but me?
Oh well, I guess I'll forgive you
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