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posted at 4/25/2013 11:16 AM EDT
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Does anyone have a favorite recipe for candy .... one not posted on this site?
It's not necessary to answer, "no I don't" or something like that

Re: More candy

posted at 7/31/2013 4:16 PM EDT
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In Response to More candy:
Does anyone have a favorite recipe for candy .... one not posted on this site? It's not necessary to answer, "no I don't" or something like that
Posted by Nancy G

Nancy, I don't know how this escaped me...and everyone else for that matter but I just came across this recipe and I think if might be right up your alley.  Sounds like this combines both cookie and candy. 
Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies
1 Box 19. 5 ounce brownie mix
1/4 Cup butter, melted
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1 Cup powdered sugar
1 Cup peanut butter
1/2 Container chocolate frosting...If I were making these I would just make a ganache, easier and not as sweet. 
Heat oven to 350 F. 
In a medium bowl beat brownie mix, melted butter, cream cheese and egg 50 strokes with a spoon until blended. 
Onto ungreased cookie sheet drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls. 2 inches apart to make 24 cookies, smooth edges to form round cookies.
In a small bowl combine powdered sugar and peanut butter until mixture forms a ball.
With hands roll rounded teaspoonfuls into 24 balls.
Lightly press into each ball of cookie dough. 
Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until edges are set.  Cool cookies on sheets for at least 30 minutes. 
Remove cooled cookies and spread a thin layer of frosting over peanut butter portion of each cookie. 

And another for you and this is what I call Stupid Simple.....
Chocolate Truffles. 
3 Cups chocolate chips
1 can, 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
1 Tb vanilla extract
Coatings...flaked coconut, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, crushed nuts, what ever you like....
In a heavy sauce pan over low heat melt chips with sweetened condensed milk.  
Remove from heat and stir in extract. 
Chill 2 hours or until firm.
Shape into 1 inch balls and roll  in desired coating. 

For Amaretto Truffles, substitute 3 Tb amaretto for extract.  Or use 1/2 tsp almond extract and 1 tsp vanilla extract. 


I do hope more people see this and flood you with candy recipes.  I will be watching for some new ones as well....

Re: More candy

posted at 8/1/2013 10:28 AM EDT
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While going through my "cookbook bookcase" , I am trying to organize it.  I tossed out a lot of duplicate recipes I had as well as tossing out recipes that I will most likely never make.  I came across these and thought I would share them.  (If for no other reason but to get this going for Nancy and others that like to make candy. )
 While not really a candy this looks like it would make a great way to present all sorts of desserts or little treats. 
Dessert Cups
With a small pastry brush paint the insides of paper muffin cup liners with melted chocolate. 
Chill the cups to set then brush on another coat. 
If you need sturdier cups chill and apply a third layer of chocolate. 
When the final coating is set peel off the paper. 

Can be filled with mousse, pudding, candies fruit just about anything.

Re: More candy

posted at 8/1/2013 3:53 PM EDT
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Nikki, the brownie/cookie thing sounds good.  I'd make my own brownie recipe though since I quit buying mixes.  I may have to try it after I get back from vacation.  I'd make the ganache also since I wouldn't have a "container" of frosting.

Re: More candy

posted at 8/2/2013 8:50 AM EDT
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Nikki, the brownie/cookie thing sounds good.  I'd make my own brownie recipe though since I quit buying mixes.  I may have to try it after I get back from vacation.  I'd make the ganache also since I wouldn't have a "container" of frosting.
Posted by JUDY O

Containers of frosting never seem to have a very good flavor.  And it is so easy to make frosting. 
Ganache is Stupid Simple and so tasty.  When ever I make it I end up with some in the freezer so I almost have some on hand.  (Great warmed and drizzled on ice cream)

I think the last time I got a container of frosting it was to make a "Crawlin' Cake" The cake lived up to the name though and while good I have not tried to make another. 

Re: More candy These sound good

posted at 8/2/2013 1:50 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: More candy:
In Response to More candy : Nancy, I don't know how this escaped me...and everyone else for that matter but I just came across this recipe and I think if might be right up your alley.  Sounds like this combines both cookie and candy.  Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies 1 Box 19. 5 ounce brownie mix 1/4 Cup butter, melted 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 egg 1 Cup powdered sugar 1 Cup peanut butter 1/2 Container chocolate frosting...If I were making these I would just make a ganache, easier and not as sweet.  Heat oven to 350 F.  In a medium bowl beat brownie mix, melted butter, cream cheese and egg 50 strokes with a spoon until blended.  Onto ungreased cookie sheet drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls. 2 inches apart to make 24 cookies, smooth edges to form round cookies. In a small bowl combine powdered sugar and peanut butter until mixture forms a ball. With hands roll rounded teaspoonfuls into 24 balls. Lightly press into each ball of cookie dough.  Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until edges are set.  Cool cookies on sheets for at least 30 minutes.  Remove cooled cookies and spread a thin layer of frosting over peanut butter portion of each cookie.  And another for you and this is what I call Stupid Simple..... Chocolate Truffles.  3 Cups chocolate chips 1 can, 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk 1 Tb vanilla extract Coatings...flaked coconut, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, crushed nuts, what ever you like.... In a heavy sauce pan over low heat melt chips with sweetened condensed milk.   Remove from heat and stir in extract.  Chill 2 hours or until firm. Shape into 1 inch balls and roll  in desired coating.  For Amaretto Truffles, substitute 3 Tb amaretto for extract.  Or use 1/2 tsp almond extract and 1 tsp vanilla extract.  I do hope more people see this and flood you with candy recipes.  I will be watching for some new ones as well....
Posted by nikki p

Re: More candy

posted at 8/2/2013 2:24 PM EDT
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 we made the cookies with m&m candy in them.

Re: More candy

posted at 8/9/2013 4:43 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: More candy:
In Response to More candy : Nancy, I don't know how this escaped me...and everyone else for that matter but I just came across this recipe and I think if might be right up your alley.  Sounds like this combines both cookie and candy.  Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies 1 Box 19. 5 ounce brownie mix 1/4 Cup butter, melted 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 egg 1 Cup powdered sugar 1 Cup peanut butter 1/2 Container chocolate frosting...If I were making these I would just make a ganache, easier and not as sweet.  Heat oven to 350 F.  In a medium bowl beat brownie mix, melted butter, cream cheese and egg 50 strokes with a spoon until blended.  Onto ungreased cookie sheet drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls. 2 inches apart to make 24 cookies, smooth edges to form round cookies. In a small bowl combine powdered sugar and peanut butter until mixture forms a ball. With hands roll rounded teaspoonfuls into 24 balls. Lightly press into each ball of cookie dough.  Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until edges are set.  Cool cookies on sheets for at least 30 minutes.  Remove cooled cookies and spread a thin layer of frosting over peanut butter portion of each cookie.  And another for you and this is what I call Stupid Simple..... Chocolate Truffles.  3 Cups chocolate chips 1 can, 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk 1 Tb vanilla extract Coatings...flaked coconut, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, crushed nuts, what ever you like.... In a heavy sauce pan over low heat melt chips with sweetened condensed milk.   Remove from heat and stir in extract.  Chill 2 hours or until firm. Shape into 1 inch balls and roll  in desired coating.  For Amaretto Truffles, substitute 3 Tb amaretto for extract.  Or use 1/2 tsp almond extract and 1 tsp vanilla extract.  I do hope more people see this and flood you with candy recipes.  I will be watching for some new ones as well....
Posted by nikki p



This looks so good!!!

~Katherine

Re: More candy

posted at 8/9/2013 4:43 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: More candy:
In Response to More candy : Nancy, I don't know how this escaped me...and everyone else for that matter but I just came across this recipe and I think if might be right up your alley.  Sounds like this combines both cookie and candy.  Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies 1 Box 19. 5 ounce brownie mix 1/4 Cup butter, melted 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 egg 1 Cup powdered sugar 1 Cup peanut butter 1/2 Container chocolate frosting...If I were making these I would just make a ganache, easier and not as sweet.  Heat oven to 350 F.  In a medium bowl beat brownie mix, melted butter, cream cheese and egg 50 strokes with a spoon until blended.  Onto ungreased cookie sheet drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls. 2 inches apart to make 24 cookies, smooth edges to form round cookies. In a small bowl combine powdered sugar and peanut butter until mixture forms a ball. With hands roll rounded teaspoonfuls into 24 balls. Lightly press into each ball of cookie dough.  Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until edges are set.  Cool cookies on sheets for at least 30 minutes.  Remove cooled cookies and spread a thin layer of frosting over peanut butter portion of each cookie.  And another for you and this is what I call Stupid Simple..... Chocolate Truffles.  3 Cups chocolate chips 1 can, 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk 1 Tb vanilla extract Coatings...flaked coconut, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, crushed nuts, what ever you like.... In a heavy sauce pan over low heat melt chips with sweetened condensed milk.   Remove from heat and stir in extract.  Chill 2 hours or until firm. Shape into 1 inch balls and roll  in desired coating.  For Amaretto Truffles, substitute 3 Tb amaretto for extract.  Or use 1/2 tsp almond extract and 1 tsp vanilla extract.  I do hope more people see this and flood you with candy recipes.  I will be watching for some new ones as well....
Posted by nikki p



This looks so good!!!

~Katherine

Re: More candy

posted at 8/9/2013 7:44 PM EDT
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While going through my cookbook cabinet I cam across this recipe. 
I have not made it in a while but I love this stuff.  If you like the Chunky Candy Bars you will love this. 
I will write it out the way I got it then add my changes...
Chunky Rocky Road. 
1 Bag 11.5 ounces milk chocolate chips.....I use semi sweet chips. 
1 Cup min marshmallows......I omit the marshmallows. 
1 Cup chocolate covered raisins. 
1 Cup chocolate covered peanuts. 
3 Tb vegetable oil
Melt chocolate in microwave or top of a double boiler. 
Stir in oil until smooth
Add remaining ingredients and stir well. 
Pour into a lined pan, 8 inch square will work fine. 
Allow to cool then cut into squares. 

My changes....
I use semi sweet chocolate chips. 
Since I omit the marshmallows I add a bit more of each other ingredient. 
I also sometimes use regular raisins and regular peanuts and I will then increase the chocolate chips by about 1 more cup. 
This is what I call a Stupid Simple candy recipe and it is difficult to make it wrong. 

Re: More candy

posted at 8/12/2013 9:13 PM EDT
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In several new recipes listed by Nestles there's a super fast and easy one that is quite good.
Look for CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE. 
Last week I made a batch using the exact items and measurements -- It made an enormous hit.
Tonight I made another batch and added about 1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips so the fudge would be a
bit more firm (I had found it just a bit too soft) and I chopped extra peanuts to sprinkle over the top.
This batch - and a lot of the vanilla-macadamia nut fudge) goes to the nice young woman next door.
She's having a large meeting with teachers tomorrow so this will be nice to have.

I did not leave a review for the peanut butter fudge .... it has plenty

Re: More candy

posted at 8/13/2013 4:24 PM EDT
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Nancy, how do you think it would be if I used all semi sweet chips and used creamy peanut butter......hey wait that sounds like the "elephant" aka Tiger butter that I made.  But I would add chopped nuts.
I will have to try the Crunchy Peanut butter fudge.  Made the way it is supposed to be made. 
By the way I only saw 2 reviews and they were not very detailed ;)

Re: More candy

posted at 8/13/2013 5:21 PM EDT
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Sounds delicious Nikki!

Re: More candy

posted at 8/13/2013 6:10 PM EDT
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Hi Nikki --- that Tiger Butter is SO good (I gotta get busy - I haven't made it for 3 or 4 weeks!!) .  This new recipe is very good too.  It gets REAL rave reviews.
And, it's reasonably cheap ;) to make.  I keep making batch after batch of that Macadamia White Chocolate stuff and it's sure NOT cheap.
I tried to put a price tag on everything and it looks like it costs between $13 and $14 per batch.   No wonder it's so good.

Re: More candy

posted at 8/13/2013 7:40 PM EDT
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More candy?  I was planning on making some more Crunchy Peanut Butter Fudge and then decided to make peanut brittle.

Re: More candy

posted at 8/13/2013 8:14 PM EDT
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Don't know about where you are but here cool temps and low humidity should be great for brittle making. 
Do you use just peanut in your brittle or do you use other nuts?  If you have any left over macadamia nuts I bet they would be awesome in a brittle. 

Re: More candy

posted at 8/13/2013 9:11 PM EDT
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Once I tried making that brittle with pecans (my favorite nut) but was not very pleased ....... So I tried it again with  a bag of "mixed nuts" - I didn't enjoy that at all.
I haven't tried it with macadamias.  hmmmmmmmm - they come roasted.  I use just raw peanuts.    I have plenty macadamias -- a store near here had them on sale and I went a bit nuts (hee hee) stuffing jars into my little 'fridge in the basement.
And I have lots and lots of raw peanuts in the freezer.  I buy bags of raw in the shell and work on them during any slow time. The nuts go into little dated freezer bag stuffed into big freezer bags.

Re: More candy

posted at 8/15/2013 9:11 AM EDT
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Would a brittle made with pecans  be almost like glazed nuts.  I bet if you add a LOT of nuts it would have been better. 
A sale on Macadamia nuts!!! How did you get all the nuts in your freezer between the frozen cookie dough and your Blue Bunny ice cream....
When you whip up a batch of brittle with macadamia nuts let me know how it is.  You might have to chop the macs first.  It the brittle does not taste good to you....... send it to me!