Pecan Cake

Today I made Pecan Cake!

1 1/2C flour, 1 1/4C sugar, 1/2C butter, 2 eggs, 1 1/2 t baking powder, 1/2 C milk, 7 oz whole pecans, chopped

Preheat oven to 350F. Cream together butter and sugar.
Add eggs, and beat well. Sift flour with baking powder,
and add alternately with milk to butter mixture, beginning
and ending with flour.

Pecan Cake

Blend in pecans.

Pecan Cake

Pecan Cake

Turn into greased tube pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Pecan Cake

Almond Rocky Road Clusters

Today I made Almond Rocky Road Clusters!

6oz semisweet chocolate chips, 1/4C peanut butter,
2T light corn syrup, 2T shortening, 1C slivered almonds, 1C mini marshmallows

Melt chips, peanut butter, corn syrup and shortening.

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Stir until smooth.

Cool 10 minutes. Stir in almonds and marshmallows until just blended.

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Drop by teaspoonfuls onto foil.

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Chill until firm.

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Almond Peanut Chocolates

Today I made Almond Peanut Chocolates!

3 cups sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 3/4 cup water, 1/4 cup light corn syrup, 1 tsp vinegar, 12 oz milk chocolate chips, 1/2 cup coarsely chopped peanuts, 3/4 cup thinly sliced almonds

In large saucepan, stir first 5 ingredients constantly, until boiling.

Almond Peanut Chocolates

Almond Peanut Chocolates

Stop stirring. Boil 3 minutes without stirring.

Almond Peanut Chocolates

Remove from heat. Cool 5 minutes. Add chips, stirring quickly until melted.

Almond Peanut Chocolates

Almond Peanut Chocolates

Stir in nuts.

Almond Peanut Chocolates

Quickly drop by tsp onto foil-lined cookie sheets, before mixture solidifies.

Almond Peanut Chocolates

Almond Peanut Chocolates

Chill one half hour or more. Store in fridge.

Almond Peanut Chocolates