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Holiday Candy Exchange 2010

post #1 of 126
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Here is a link to the candy exchange document from last year!

https://docs.google.com/View?docID=0ARCzpgSS_N4TZGdqcXNqamNfMmhoeHpxZ2R2&revision=_latest

We'd like to continue the document this year with all new (or old and cherished) candy and treat recipes. All you need to do it post your recipe right here in this thread and I will add it to the document, as well as give you the credit for sharing it!

Please note: this thread is for NON-COOKIE treats. If you have a holiday cookie recipe to share, please share it with us on this thread...

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-702286-0.html

We will then add your cookie recipe to the cookie document. Thank you all in advance for making this year even more fun by sharing your favorite recipes!!
Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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post #2 of 126
Has this google doc been submitted to the Recipe Links are Here thread?? We'd be happy to add it for you.
To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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post #3 of 126
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This is just a continuation of last years doc Bob. I am posting all new recipes at the top of the doc, and if you scroll down you will find last years!
Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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post #4 of 126
Got it! icon_biggrin.gif
To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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post #5 of 126
Thread Starter 
Oops, I meant to say 'Thank you for the offer' though! thumbs_up.gif I appreciate it.
Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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post #6 of 126
so many good ones! how many lbs does the average person gain over the holidays? yikes! yummy!
post #7 of 126
icon_lol.gif Sweet! icon_lol.gif You da bomb! Thanks!
post #8 of 126
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mbark

so many good ones! how many lbs does the average person gain over the holidays? yikes! yummy!



Well, I'm above average in this respect, so I can't say for certain. One of the few places I wish I could be below average, but noooo, I have to excel. icon_razz.gif
Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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post #9 of 126
I am so glad to have found this site! I've learned a ton aand so glad everyone is so helpful!
post #10 of 126
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No good new candy recipes this year? Aw, come on! I know there have to be a few!!

Does anyone have a great recipe for those 'old-school' cornflake wreaths, where you add green food coloring, then put cinnamon imperials on them to decorate? You know which ones I mean!! I haven't had those in years! Anyone wanna help me out? Hehee.
Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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post #11 of 126
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Pop's p.e.r.f.e.c.t. Peanut Butter Fudge (The code was cracked by K8Memphis, and she was angelic enough to share! WOOO!!)

2 c sugar
2 T Karo syrup
1 c water (I used 2/3 cup milk)
salt
1/4 c butter or margarine
1 t vanilla
1/4 t cream of tartar
1 1/4 c peanut butter (I used an overflowing 1/3 cup)

buttered 8"X8" cake pan

Combine sugar, water, corn syrup and just a little salt in a heavy 2-qt saucepan and cook on medium heat. Once your mixture comes to a good boil lower your heat and keep it cooking nicely until candy thermometer reads soft ball stage. Takes 10 minutes or so maybe 15.

Remove from heat--add butter and beat until melted. Add cream of tartar mix well. Add peanut butter and vanilla and beat well until it starts to hold it's shape--when it no longer just melts back into itself. Takes several minutes.

Pour into buttered pan and sprinkle immediately with kosher salt.
Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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post #12 of 126
Hey, Mel!

Ask me again after I get my new thermometer. I dropped and broke my glass candy thermometer, so I just ordered a new digital probe thermometer off Amazon. Here's the link to the one I got -

http://www.amazon.com/Polder-Original-Cooking-Timer-Thermometer/dp/B0000CF5MT/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1291511202&sr=8-1

I bought the set below, with the replacement probe and small thermometer. Always need a backup, right?

Theresa icon_smile.gif
post #13 of 126
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Man, if I had a dollar for every glass thermometer I've shattered before I smart enough to get a metal one! icon_cry.gificon_lol.gif Good luck!! That looks like a nice one.
Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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post #14 of 126
FUDGE
Now that I have your attention! icon_biggrin.gif

THIS recipe is *my* GO-TO for fudge! It can be frozen if you want and wrapped up tight. Ship/mail in uncut bricks to keep from drying out too quickly, too. I may have found the recipe here on this site or someone gave it to me, I can't remember.

It makes a boatload of fudge:

4 C Sugar
1 C Butter
1 C Milk
3 Teasp Vanilla (cuz I like lots of BAnilla! )
25 Large Marshmallows (6.15 ounces)
12 Oz Semi-sweet choc chips
12 oz Milk-chocolate choc chips
2 oz Unsweetened chocolate (the bar-type, NOT the "cocoa" type)
2 C Chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Butter heavy saucepan. Stir in sugar, butter, milk, & Vanilla. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. When it starts to boil, cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in marshmallows; add chocolates, stirring until melted and smooth. Add nuts if you wish. Pour into greased pan(s). Let COOL.

tip: Or line your ungreased pans with wax paper, leaving the tops of paper high, then you can grab onto your paper and lift the fudge out of the pan...or dump it out on a wooden slab, peel the paper off, then cut your fudge with a huge pizza wheel. But whatever you do, DON'T grease AND line the pan,,,,you'll never get your fudge out!

Makes 4 lbs.[/b]
Love the SPS system....See Leah's tagline for instructions.
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post #15 of 126
CARAMELS

1 C butter or margerine
1 pound brown sugar
dash salt
1 Cup light corn syrup (such as Karo, don't use off-brand)
1 15 or 14-ounce of sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla

Melt butter in heavy 3 quart saucepan. Add sugar & salt; stir thoroughly. Stir in corn syrup, mix well. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Cook & stir over medium heat to firm ball stage 12 to 15 min) (I start counting the 15 min after the milk is stirred in, to make them soft.) (IF the candy starts to burn, you can transfer to microwave safe bowl, cook for 15 min on 60-percent power)Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
Pour into buttered 9x9x2 inch pan.
Cool & cut into squares, wrap in handi-wrap twisting the ends. makes about 1-1lb.

*tip* making the candy a bit softer than you are used to, it will literally melt in your mouth and having your tastebuds screaming MORE MORE MORE!
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Love the SPS system....See Leah's tagline for instructions.
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