Multi-Flavor Candy Bars

Today we made Multi-Flavor Candy Bars!

Crust: 2/3C brown sugar, 1C butter, 2 1/2C flour

Filling: 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1C creamy peanut butter, 2C chocolate chips, 1 egg, 3C mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 325. Blend together crust ingredients.

Multi-Flavor Candy Bars

Multi-Flavor Candy Bars

Multi-Flavor Candy Bars

Multi-Flavor Candy Bars

Multi-Flavor Candy Bars

Multi-Flavor Candy Bars

Multi-Flavor Candy Bars

Press into large greased casserole dish.

Multi-Flavor Candy Bars

Bake 20 minutes or until light golden on the edges. Increase oven temperature to 350F. Mix sweetened condensed milk, peanut butter and egg. Blend well.

Multi-Flavor Candy Bars

Multi-Flavor Candy Bars

Multi-Flavor Candy Bars

Spread evenly onto crust.

Multi-Flavor Candy Bars

Multi-Flavor Candy Bars

Sprinkle on chocolate chips.

Multi-Flavor Candy Bars

Multi-Flavor Candy Bars

Sprinkle on mini marshmallows.

Multi-Flavor Candy Bars

Bake 10 minutes. Cool.

Multi-Flavor Candy Bars

Chill before cutting.

Multi-Flavor Candy Bars

Almond Cracker Candy

Today we made Almond Cracker Candy!

1/2C brown sugar, 1/4C white sugar, 1/4C sweetened, condensed milk, 1T butter, 3/4C coarsely chopped almonds, 1T almond extract, 2T corn syrup, 1C chocolate chips, 8-10 rectangular crackers, such as “Wasa”– made with wheat flour (NOT rye flour)

Place crackers on foil-lined jelly roll pan or cookie sheet with elevated sides. Crackers need not fill up the whole sheet. Mix sugars, milk, butter and corn syrup in large, heavy saucepan.

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Cook, stirring constantly over medium heat until candy thermometer reaches 235F.

Almond Cracker Candy

Remove from heat and stir in extract. Mixture will sizzle.

Almond Cracker Candy

Spread onto crackers, coating evenly.

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Melt chocolate chips and spread on top.

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Sprinkle almonds on top.

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Press in almonds lightly with spoon.

Almond Cracker Candy

Cool. Freeze 2 or more hours. Break into pieces. Eat.

Almond Cracker Candy

Rocky Road Candy Bars

1C flour, 1C oats, 1C brown sugar, 1t baking soda, 1/2C butter
Filling: 2 eggs, 1C brown sugar, 1/2t vanilla, 2T flour, 1t baking powder, 1C mini marshmallows, 3 oz slivered almonds, 1C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325F. Cut butter into dry ingredients until crumbly.

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Press into 13X9″ ungreased dish or pan. Bake 10 minutes.
Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars
For filling, beat eggs, brown sugar and vanilla.

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

In separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Add to wet. Blend well.

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Pour over hot crust.

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Sprinkle chips, marshmallows and almonds evenly on top. Press down lightly.

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Bake 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned.

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Cinnamon Walnut Brittle

Today we made Cinnamon Walnut Brittle!

2T butter, 1T cinnamon, 3/4t baking soda, 1 1/2C sugar, 1/4C light corn syrup, 1/4C water, 2C walnuts, 1/2t vanilla

In bowl, stir together cinnamon and baking soda. Cook sugar, corn syrup and water over high heat to a rolling boil.

Mocha Gelato

Mocha Gelato

Mocha Gelato

Mocha Gelato

Mocha Gelato

Reduce heat to medium-high and cook, stirring occasionally until a candy thermometer reads 260F (hard ball stage), 10-15 minutes.

Mocha Gelato

Add walnuts, vanilla and butter.

Mocha Gelato

Mocha Gelato

Mocha Gelato

Mocha Gelato

Mocha Gelato

Continue cooking, stirring frequently until 300F (hard crack stage), 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and quickly add cinnamon mixture, blending well. Turn onto a buttered baking sheet. Spread evenly.

Mocha Gelato

Mocha Gelato

Cool and set. Break into pieces.

Mocha Gelato

Praline Candy

Today we made Praline Candy!

1 C brown sugar, 1/2C sugar, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 2T butter, 3/4C sliced almonds, 4T corn syrup, 1C chocolate chips, another 1C chocolate chips– melted

Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips in saucepan over medium heat.

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Cook, stirring constantly, until candy thermometer reaches 235F.

Praline Candy

Remove from heat. Spread 1C chocolate chips on foil-lined cookie sheet. Spread praline on top of chips.

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Melt chocolate chips and spread on praline. Chill. Break into pieces.

Praline Candy

Potato Candy

Today we made Potato Candy!

1 medium potato, 1 1/2C to 2C powdered sugar, 1/2t vanilla extract, 1/2t almond extract, pinch salt, 1/2C dried or candied fruit and/or nuts

This recipe is from “Jewish Cookery” by Leah H. Leonard, originally published in 1949.

Boil and mash the potato.

Potato Candy

Potato Candy

Potato Candy

When cool, add extracts. Work in salt and powdered sugar until rollable– about 10 minutes.

Potato Candy

Potato Candy

Potato Candy

Knead on lightly sugared surface until smooth. Work in coarsely chopped fruit and/or nuts.

Potato Candy

Potato Candy

Potato Candy

Roll into balls. Store chilled.

Potato Candy

Chocolate-Raisin Bread

Today I made Chocolate-Raisin Bread!

1 envelope dry yeast, 1/4C water, 1C skim milk, 2/3C sugar, 3T butter, 3 eggs, 4-5C flour, 12 oz chocolate-covered raisins

Pour warm water (105 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit) on yeast in a large bowl. Stir until yeast is dissolved.

Chocolate-Raisin Bread

Chocolate-Raisin Bread

Chocolate-Raisin Bread

Mix in about 1C flour.

Chocolate-Raisin Bread

Mix in sugar.

Chocolate-Raisin Bread

Mix in 1C milk.

Chocolate-Raisin Bread

Chop butter into small pieces. Mix into batter.

Chocolate-Raisin Bread

Add eggs.

Chocolate-Raisin Bread

Chocolate-Raisin Bread

Mix in enough flour to form a dough that is a little tacky.

Chocolate-Raisin Bread

Chocolate-Raisin Bread

Knead a few minutes. Roll into a ball. Place in a large, greased bowl. Turn ball over once. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight. Punch down dough. Divide in two. Roll or stretch one half out on floured surface.

Chocolate-Raisin Bread

Sprinkle half of chocolate-covered raisins evenly onto dough.

Chocolate-Raisin Bread

Roll up.

Chocolate-Raisin Bread

Chocolate-Raisin Bread

Place in greased loaf pan.

Chocolate-Raisin Bread

Repeat with other half. Let rise one hour. Preheat oven to 325F. Bake 45-50 minutes or until golden brown.

Chocolate-Raisin Bread

Chocolate-Raisin Bread

Coconut Candy

Today I made Coconut Candy!

4C grated coconut, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1C skim milk, 1C sugar, 1T vanilla, pinch salt, 2T butter, melted

Dry-roast the coconut (without oil) in a nonstick skillet for a few minutes. Add milks.

Coconut Candy

Coconut Candy

Stir in sugar, vanilla and salt.

Coconut Candy

Coconut Candy

Coconut Candy

Stir on low-medium heat until mixture stops sticking to pan and forms a ball, 30-40 minutes. Add the melted butter.

Coconut Candy

Coconut Candy

Spread into greased pan.

Coconut Candy

Press down evenly with a heat-resistant spatula. Chill before breaking into pieces.

Coconut Candy

Mock Macaroons

Today I made Mock Macaroons!

1 medium potato, baked and mashed, 14oz shredded coconut, 1/4t salt, 1t vanilla extract, 3C powdered sugar, 10oz bittersweet chocolate, 1/3C water

Thoroughly mix first four ingredients. Gradually work in powdered sugar. Blend well.

Mock Macaroons

Shape into balls and place on foil-lined cookie sheet. Chill 2 or more hours. Melt chocolate with water, stirring constantly. Dip each ball in chocolate.

Mock Macaroons

Mock Macaroons

Chill 2 or more hours.

Mock Macaroons