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posted at 11/30/2011 1:00 PM EST
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making mints!!!!

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posted at 11/30/2011 1:24 PM EST
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Hey Breen -- welcome to VBB.  Please give us your mint recipe.

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posted at 11/30/2011 4:08 PM EST
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Except for the pies for Christmas dinner and the kolaches for Christmas breakfast, my Christmas baking and candy making is completed as of today!

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posted at 11/30/2011 4:37 PM EST
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Verlee -- you make candy this early?  Do fudge and divinity last this long?  I haven't even started yet.

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posted at 11/30/2011 5:36 PM EST
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Verlee,  What Christmas baking and candy making do you do? I know that my
Mom would make fantasty fudge before Thanksgiving and tell us that it gets
better with age and will be perfect at Christmas! We never did see that fudge
again and she would always make more for Christmas! lol lol She did love her
choc. I know that with divinity, I have kept it  about 6 weeks and it still was
good.  It was covered really good and kept in a cool room.  I think I have a
choc. covered cherry and roches(spelling) recipes from you.  i would love to
make the choc. covered cherry one maybe a week before Christmas.

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posted at 11/30/2011 8:16 PM EST
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And bark ........ last year (was last Christmas so very recently?) I made so many different kinds of bark.  I have to do that too.
But peanut brittle is necessary too..........
Peanut Brittle
Fudge
Divinity
Sugared Nuts
Barks
and, of course, cookies!

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posted at 11/30/2011 9:22 PM EST
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I will be making chocolate walnut fudge,peanut butter fudge and Buckeyes.Knowing my husband he will bring me 10# of chocolate which mean chocolate covered everything !

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posted at 11/30/2011 9:27 PM EST
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 Hi VERLEE T'; GRANA  here; congrats on being nearly done w/ your holiday baking
Take it easy for awhile; you earned it !Smile

akfast, my Christmas baking and candy making is completed as of today!
Posted by Verlee T[/QUOTE]

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posted at 12/2/2011 12:52 AM EST
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I usually don't make my candies, etc. this early, but I wanted to get them shipped off to my son so he'd have some before Christmas. Thus my family will be receiving their treats early, as well! They get: chocolate covered cherries (of course!), almond roca, fudge w/nuts, fudge w/o nuts, almond bark, pralines, peanut clusters, lemon bars, date bars, 7-layer bars, chocolate peanut butter krispies, German chocolate caramel bars, chocolate peanut butter cookies, pumpkin bread and zucchini bread...and next week I'll try my hand at Nancy's divinity recipe. In the past I have found that everything survives quite well for at least 4 weeks. As Carol does, I keep everything in air tight containers in a cold spare bedroom (since I don't have an extra refrigerator any longer - lol). And I agree that some of these seem to taste better as they sit, like the fudge, roca, lemon bars, and 7-layer bars. The chocolate cherries must stay in the refrigerator, however, as the chocolate will start to separate otherwise.

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posted at 12/2/2011 9:55 AM EST
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Here's something I'd love to know ..............
What's your fudge recipe?

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posted at 12/2/2011 9:58 AM EST
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I will be making chocolate bark.  Haven't made it yet.

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posted at 12/2/2011 11:26 AM EST
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I love fudge!!!!!  And, I make it as often as I can and usually give it away.  I give some to my husband to take to his weekly "retiree" breakfast.  The guys like to finish off their breakfast with something sweet (and chocolate)!!  Sometimes, I send cookies; but then my husband gets requests for the fudge.  Go figure!!

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posted at 12/2/2011 12:08 PM EST
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In Response to Re: candy:
Here's something I'd love to know .............. What's your fudge recipe?
Posted by Nancy G


My favorite fudge is the dense chocolate one made with: 3 cups Nestles Semi sweet morsels, 1 can Condensed milk, 1 teaspoon Vanilla, and 1 cup chopped pecans. -optional.
Melt choc chips with condensed milk ( I use the microwave) watch closely, do not over do this step - it gets funny.  Stir like crazy when the chips are almost melted but still show a bit of shape.  Stir in vanilla and nuts.
Pour into 8 inch pan which has been lined with waxed paper or foil.  Chill intil firm.  Cut into squares.  Best stored in refrigerator (put it in the back so you don't nibble every time you open th frige for something)
Enjoy!

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posted at 12/2/2011 1:24 PM EST
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I broke my elbow so this year I am not making candy

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posted at 12/2/2011 1:46 PM EST
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Frances - that's the recipe I've used for, no exageration, 30 years.   It's always been my favorite.  But this year I plan to try some others.

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posted at 12/2/2011 2:25 PM EST
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Wow, Verlee, you have been busy!  I haven't started anything yet,  and with my oral surgery scheduled for next week,  it may be a while before I get going.  It may be a last minute rush lol.

Sorry to hear about your elbow Mary.  Hope you're feeling ok now.

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posted at 12/2/2011 7:41 PM EST
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In Response to Re: candy:
I usually don't make my candies, etc. this early, but I wanted to get them shipped off to my son so he'd have some before Christmas. Thus my family will be receiving their treats early, as well! They get: chocolate covered cherries (of course!), almond roca, fudge w/nuts, fudge w/o nuts, almond bark, pralines, peanut clusters, lemon bars, date bars, 7-layer bars, chocolate peanut butter krispies, German chocolate caramel bars, chocolate peanut butter cookies, pumpkin bread and zucchini bread...and next week I'll try my hand at Nancy's divinity recipe. In the past I have found that everything survives quite well for at least 4 weeks. As Carol does, I keep everything in air tight containers in a cold spare bedroom (since I don't have an extra refrigerator any longer - lol). And I agree that some of these seem to taste better as they sit, like the fudge, roca, lemon bars, and 7-layer bars. The chocolate cherries must stay in the refrigerator, however, as the chocolate will start to separate otherwise.
Posted by Verlee T


Verlee,  Please! Please! Could I please have your recipe for German Choc. Caramel Bars. Hubby is German and
would love to have the recipe!!!

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posted at 12/4/2011 3:45 AM EST
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Carol, here's the recipe.

German Chocolate Caramel Layer Squares

 

1 14 oz. bag caramels; unwrapped

1/3 c. evaporated milk

1 box Pillsbury German Chocolate cake mix

3/4 c. butter; softened

1/3 c. evaporated milk

1 c. walnuts; chopped

1 6 oz. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

In heavy pan or double boiler, combine caramels and 1/3 cup evaporated milk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until caramels are melted. Set aside.

 

Grease and flour 13 x 9 pan. Preheat oven at 350ºF.

 

In large mixing bowl, combine dry cake mix, butter, 1/3 cup evaporated milk and nuts. By hand stir until dough holds together.

 

Press half of dough into pan; reserve remaining dough for topping.

 

Bake at 350°F for 6 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate pieces over baked crust. Spread caramel mixture over chocolate pieces. Crumble reserved dough over caramels. Return to oven for 15 to 18 minutes.

 

Cool and cut.


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posted at 12/4/2011 5:45 AM EST
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The only candy I make is fudge for Christmas.

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posted at 12/4/2011 8:56 AM EST
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Thanks for all the geat candy comments and recipes.  You VBB's are the best!!!
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