HOME-MADE CANDIES FOR THE HOLIDAY'S
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HOME-MADE CANDIES FOR THE HOLIDAY'S
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I am throwing this idea out and please let me know what you think.  We will be approaching the holiday's in a couple of months.  It's always nice to give a box of home-made candies to famil
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Re: HOME-MADE CANDIES FOR THE HOLIDAY'S

posted at 8/19/2011 2:30 AM EDT
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I love to make goodies for the holidays but I have nobody to give them to; however, I'd love to share the recipes I have collected over the years if you all don't mind.  Here is one I still make from time to time.  It is the only quick fudge I've ever tasted that tastes homemade like the old fashioned stuff, but it is fool proof the only way I can think of that it could get messed up is if you don't follow the directions to a "T".  I have more if you all would like them?

Quick Nut Fudge
http://www.bigoven.com/10579-Quick-Nut-Fudge-recipe.html 

1/2 cup cocoa
1 pound box confectioners sugar (this is about 4 cups)
6 Tablespoons butter
1/4 cup milk
pinch of salt
1 cup nuts
1 Tablespoon vanilla

Put all ingredients except nuts and vanilla in a double boiler (I use a regular pan over a low heat). Cook over low heat until everything is melted. Add nuts and vanilla. Pour mixture in to lightly greased 9 by 5 loaf pan (I use an 8" square cake pan). Cool and cut in to squares.

 Source: Cotton Country Cooking

Re: HOME-MADE CANDIES FOR THE HOLIDAY'S

posted at 8/19/2011 6:49 AM EDT
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Thanks Nancy -- It's good to meet you.
I'm always looking for new candy recipes.  I will try this one soon. 
Please give us some more - they are appreciated.

Re: HOME-MADE CANDIES FOR THE HOLIDAY'S

posted at 8/19/2011 7:51 AM EDT
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 I hade homemade peanut butter cups last night,

Re: HOME-MADE CANDIES FOR THE HOLIDAY'S

posted at 8/19/2011 8:16 AM EDT
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                                  Peanut Butter Candy Melt:  2 sticks marg. Remove from stove. Stir in: 1 cup smooth peanut butter              1 box of powdered sugar Press in 13 x 9 ungreased pan. Melt:  Approx. 6 to 8 oz of Nestle Milk Choc Chips and spread over the first mixture. When firm cut into pieces. Note: This year I will try Nestle's Dark Choc. Chips.
Posted by Carol P


I can tell you from personal experience this is a dangerous candy to have in the house.  If you like the R*  Peanut Butter Cups this is the one to try. 
I think the use of the "New" Dark Chocolate Chips will bring it to another level of wonderful.  In the past I have used the Special Dark Candy Bar with great results.
Thanks for sharing this one.

If you want to do this a little differently I have taken the little cup cake liners or I get the candy liners and use a little cookie scoop to portion out the peanut butter mixture, press slightly flat.  I then pour the melted chocolate into a plastic bag and snip the corner and pour a bit of chocolate over each little candy. Any way you do this they are great.

Re: HOME-MADE CANDIES FOR THE HOLIDAY'S

posted at 8/19/2011 2:02 PM EDT
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                                  Peanut Butter Candy Melt:  2 sticks marg. Remove from stove. Stir in: 1 cup smooth peanut butter              1 box of powdered sugar Press in 13 x 9 ungreased pan. Melt:  Approx. 6 to 8 oz of Nestle Milk Choc Chips and spread over the first mixture. When firm cut into pieces. Note: This year I will try Nestle's Dark Choc. Chips.
Posted by Carol P


Hi Carol!
Sounds Good!
But how many cups is 1 package of sugar?

Re: HOME-MADE CANDIES FOR THE HOLIDAY'S

posted at 8/19/2011 3:34 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: HOME-MADE CANDIES FOR THE HOLIDAY'S : Hi Carol! Sounds Good! But how many cups is 1 package of sugar?
Posted by Retaj O


Retaj,  Approx. 4 cups

Re: HOME-MADE CANDIES FOR THE HOLIDAY'S

posted at 8/19/2011 11:57 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: HOME-MADE CANDIES FOR THE HOLIDAY'S : I can tell you from personal experience this is a dangerous candy to have in the house.  If you like the R*  Peanut Butter Cups this is the one to try.  I think the use of the "New" Dark Chocolate Chips will bring it to another level of wonderful.  In the past I have used the Special Dark Candy Bar with great results. Thanks for sharing this one. If you want to do this a little differently I have taken the little cup cake liners or I get the candy liners and use a little cookie scoop to portion out the peanut butter mixture, press slightly flat.  I then pour the melted chocolate into a plastic bag and snip the corner and pour a bit of chocolate over each little candy. Any way you do this they are great.
Posted by nikki p


Nikki, This is such an easy one and one of my favorites because I got this recipe from my sister in
the late 60's. It just brings back great memories of her. She used to use H****Y milk choc. bar on
the top. I think the the Nestle's dark choc. will be great! I need to have some easy ones because I
do 21 batches of candy, bars, and cookies in 2 days! I like to make sure everything is fresh!! There
are more people that want the care packages this year too! Yikes! Christmas is going to be busy!

Re: HOME-MADE CANDIES FOR THE HOLIDAY'S

posted at 8/20/2011 1:47 AM EDT
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Nancy B.,   Welcome to VBB.  Thank you for sharing your recipe  We
also would love more recipes!!!  I hope you enjoy this site!!!

Re: HOME-MADE CANDIES FOR THE HOLIDAY'S

posted at 8/22/2011 10:29 AM EDT
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Welcome Nancy B to VBB...happy to have you join our discussion.  Thank you for sharing a recipe with all of us!

Re: HOME-MADE CANDIES FOR THE HOLIDAY'S

posted at 8/22/2011 1:06 PM EDT
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I love to make goodies for the holidays but I have nobody to give them to; however, I'd love to share the recipes I have collected over the years if you all don't mind.  Here is one I still make from time to time.  It is the only quick fudge I've ever tasted that tastes homemade like the old fashioned stuff, but it is fool proof the only way I can think of that it could get messed up is if you don't follow the directions to a "T".  I have more if you all would like them? Quick Nut Fudge http://www.bigoven.com/10579-Quick-Nut-Fudge-recipe.html   1/2 cup cocoa 1 pound box confectioners sugar (this is about 4 cups) 6 Tablespoons butter 1/4 cup milk pinch of salt 1 cup nuts 1 Tablespoon vanilla Put all ingredients except nuts and vanilla in a double boiler (I use a regular pan over a low heat). Cook over low heat until everything is melted. Add nuts and vanilla. Pour mixture in to lightly greased 9 by 5 loaf pan (I use an 8" square cake pan). Cool and cut in to squares.   Source: Cotton Country Cooking
Posted by Nancy B


Hi Nancy! Nice to meet you Welcome to VBB!
Thanks for the recipes!
My name is Retaj!



Enjoy this site
This is now my favorite
What i like about the forums is that Very best bakers reply quickly
Faster than other sites

Re: HOME-MADE CANDIES FOR THE HOLIDAY'S

posted at 8/22/2011 9:22 PM EDT
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I saw this recipe and thought is was very festive and would make great gifts. 



COCONUT YULE TREES

3 CUPS FLAKED COCONUT
2 CUPS CONFECTIONERS' SUGAR
1/4 CUP BUTTER, SOFTENED
1/4 CUP HALF-AND-HALF CREAM
1 TSP. ALMOND EXTRACT
2 - 4 OUNCES DARK CHOC. CANDY COATING
GREEN SUGAR AND RED-HOT CANDIES

1.  IN A LARGE BOWL, COMBINE THE FIRST FIVE INGREDIENTS.  DROP BY TABLESPOONS ONTO A WAXED PAPER-LINED BAKING SHEET; COVER AND CHILL FOR 1 HOUR.  SHAPE INTO TREES AND RETURN TO BAKING SHEET.

2.  IN A MICROWAVE, MELT CHOC. COATING; STIR UNTIL SMOOTH.  SPOON OVER OR DIP TRUNK OF TREES; ALLOW EXCESS TO DRIP OFF.  PLACE ON WAXED PAPER; LET STAND UNTIL SET.  DECORATE TOPS OF TREES WITH GREEN SUGAR AND RED-HOTS.  YIELD: 2 DOZEN

Re: HOME-MADE CANDIES FOR THE HOLIDAY'S

posted at 8/24/2011 11:25 AM EDT
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I would like to thank everybody for the yummy candy recipes...it was fun! 

Re: HOME-MADE CANDIES FOR THE HOLIDAY'S

posted at 8/24/2011 4:40 PM EDT
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Susan - thank you for taking the initiative on all these recipe projects! I have lots of new things to try out, thanks to you and the VBB contributors!

Re: HOME-MADE CANDIES FOR THE HOLIDAY'S

posted at 8/25/2011 1:17 AM EDT
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Susan, Ditto for me too.  Thank you so much for all the wonderful
recipes. My to try pile is huge!!! Thank you to all who found the
time to post your recipes!!!

Re: HOME-MADE CANDIES FOR THE HOLIDAY'S

posted at 8/25/2011 7:15 AM EDT
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Keep those yummy sounding recipes coming,  We' ll be prepared for the holidays!!

Re: HOME-MADE CANDIES FOR THE HOLIDAY'S

posted at 8/25/2011 8:28 AM EDT
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This has been a fun way to get new recipes.  Lots of great sounding ones that I will have to try. ( I have a stack that I have put in a binder)
I am amazed that we all don't "waddle" around and look like the toy "Weebles, where we wobble but don't fall down"

Re: HOME-MADE CANDIES FOR THE HOLIDAY'S

posted at 8/25/2011 4:53 PM EDT
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Nikki,  Ditto that!!!  Thanks for the memory of Weebles.  Both of my
sons loved them!!! I'm still losing weight!! Yippee!!!

Re: HOME-MADE CANDIES FOR THE HOLIDAY'S

posted at 8/25/2011 5:42 PM EDT
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RE: waddling like Weebles - If you all are like me, you probably give away most of the stuff you bake. My husband often complains. He comes home from work, detects whiffs of something having been baked, and gets disappointed to find I have given most of the goodies away or sent them to my Navy son!

Re: HOME-MADE CANDIES FOR THE HOLIDAY'S

posted at 8/25/2011 5:44 PM EDT
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CAROL P. - congratulations on continuing your weight loss. Laughing I'm stuck on trying to lose those last 10 pounds, but am happy I have stopped gaining.

Re: HOME-MADE CANDIES FOR THE HOLIDAY'S

posted at 8/25/2011 6:13 PM EDT
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Yell   Please - let's not talk about WEIGHT Embarassed

I'm just teasing Wink
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