Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Candy

These are my all time favorite things to make for Christmas....

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Sticks....
These are so easy, if you've never made them just melt chocolate or white chocolate chips with a bit of vegetable oil over a double boiler. Dip your pretzel stick in the melted chocolate and sprinkle with your favorite sprinkles. Let cool on a wax paper covered tray and enjoy!
(I make these for every holiday...just change the color of your sprinkles and they are so cute!)

This is my all time favorite fudge recipe...I feel like if you don't have a pound of confectioner sugar in your fudge it's not real fudge! ha!
Southern Style Pecan Fudge
1 pound Confectioners Sugar
6 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans
In medium saucepan, heat sugar, butter, cocoa, milk, vanilla and salt over low heat, stirring until smooth. Stir in nuts. Spread mixture quickly in buttered 9x5-inch loaf pan. Cool; cut into squares.
Melting the sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla
Now the good stuff...cocoa

These are Chinese Candy
Sooooo easy...just melt 1 bag of butterscotch chips and 1 bag of chocolate chips over a double boiler, add your chinese noodles and cool in little spoonfuls on a wax covered surface to let cool.

Everybody has had these Haystacks before...I LOVE them!

1/2 c. milk
2 c. sugar
1 stick butter
3 tbsp. cocoa
1/2 c. peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
3 c. oatmeal

Boil for 1 minute sugar, milk, butter and cocoa. Then add vanilla, peanut butter and mix thoroughly. Pour over oatmeal and add raisins if desired. Drop by spoonfuls on wax paper. Cool.

And finally, I really think these are my favorite of all...Coconut Orange Balls

1 box vanilla wafers, crushed
1 stick butter, melted
1 (1 lb.) box powdered sugar
1 (6 oz.) can frozen orange juice
1 c. pecans, chopped
1 pkg. coconut

Mix all ingredients together and roll into bite size balls. No cooking. Refrigerate.

Before I even thought about it I had all of my goodies wrapped up and nicely displayed on a Christmas platter to take to mom's for Christmas. I didn't even take a picture of the final products, but you can bet they were beautiful and delicious!!

Ironically, I've been cooking for 3 days straight and have made 5 candies, 5 soups, and spaghetti sauce but I have nothing to eat right now for lunch!!! What is wrong with this? All the soups and sauces are in the freezer ready to be given away, and all the candy is at mom's house! I didn't even leave one little piece of fudge for myself to enjoy????? I guess I'll order pizza until tomorrow.

1 comment:

Angie said...

Um...I think I gained weight just READING this post! YUMMO!

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