Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Goodies

My grandma Ruby always made lots of homemade candies for Christmas.  Fudge & divinity were my favorites. She always brought a big tray of her goodies to our house.  She also made my most favorite cake ever, red velvet cake.  She always topped it off with a plastic poinsettia.  No silk flowers back then.  

I have never made candy for Christmas.  Here's a recipe I would like to try this year.
Crock Pot Candy
Easy to Make Crockpot Candy...This could be great for Christmas gifts It's only 4 ingredients, the slow cooker does everything for you, and it’s delicious.
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Crock Pot Candy
2 pound white almond bark
4 ounces German chocolate bar
12 ounce bag semisweet chocolate chips
24 ounces dry roasted peanuts
Add all ingredients to slow cooker. Let cook on low for 1 hour without messing with it. After an hour, stir to combine everything. Allow to cook for another hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
Drop spoonfuls of the candy onto wax paper and allow to cool completely.

I think I may substitute pecans for the peanuts

These Christmas cookies look so festive.
Holiday Cake Mix Cookies
I already have candy & a cake mix.

Holiday cake mix cookies
yield: 2 dozen prep time: 10 minutes cook time: 9 minutes per batch
1 box white/vanilla cake mix 15.25 oz.
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup mini M&M's candy

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix together the cake mix and baking powder, set aside. In a small bowl whisk together the eggs, oil, and vanilla. Add mixture to the cake mix, beat with an electric mixer until well blended. Add M&M's (reserve small amount to put in the tops to make them pretty) stir in with a wooden spoon.

2. Roll in to 1 inch balls and place them 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Use reserved M&M's to press randomly into tops of cookie balls for decoration. Bake 9 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer to wire rack.
My Christmas baking mitts are ready.  I need to get busy!

1 comment:

Sis Sue said...

I can remember Grandma B's kitchen covered in sweet Christmas treats. She had a schedule and a system.
Put on your oven mitts and enjoy baking.