Recipes For My Boys: Candy
Showing posts with label Candy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Candy. Show all posts

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Peppermint Chocolate Graham Bark

Looking for an easy gift to make and take for the holidays?  Try these Peppermint Chocolate Grahams..they are the best!  A lite bark that is bursting with flavor! Each little bite is like eating a thin chocolate mint cookie!


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Homemade Butterfingers

Why.  Oh, Why? Did it take so long for me to run across this recipe?  Really?!  Why?!  I always buy candy corn around Halloween except that one year I couldn't find any.  WAIT!  Now I know why!  Y'all were hoarding the candy corn, weren't you?!  Well, this year, watch out...I'll be the hoarder!  ~Smile and snicker as I take another bite of  Homemade Butterfingers!~


Saturday, October 26, 2013

25 Second Rolo Pretzel Turtles

Are you pressed for time and need to make something yummy in a hurry?  These 25 Second Rolo Turtles are just the thing!  Made in the microwave, they are a snap (I couldn't help myself!) to make.  Stock up on gifting container, you are going to need them!


Friday, September 6, 2013

Peanut Bars

We love the way these bars turned out!  A dense yet soft cake, gooey filling and satisfying peanutty topping!  Yes, we are happy about this one!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Lego Gummies For My Twins Birthday

My boys are turning 6!  Where does the time go?  I have no idea.  It's bittersweet .. I miss the cuddles of newborn babes in my arms.  Giving thanks for the many blessing in my life, these two little miracles and their older brother.  I wonder what the precious little faces looking up at me will become...anxious to see my boys grow and revel in the strength they show in all aspects.  They are becoming wonderful young boys as I treasure each day and tuck away the precious memories of them year by year.

I wanted to make these two special boys something +LEGO  for their birthday celebration. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Haystack Squares

My precious Mama would make these every holiday season.  There would be an endless supply of this wonderful candy.  Lines of them on wax paper the length of the table with pieces missing here and there.  ~smile~  I made these today but wanted to make them different.  I made them in squares so they package and handle easier.  Dark chocolate was a bonus that I never had in these growing up but think I will keep for my boys.  Enjoy!

Haystack Squares

1 bag butterscotch chips
1 cup salted peanuts, I used party peanuts with sea salt
2 cups chow mein noodles, broken in pieces
1 cup dark chocolate chips

Spray brownie bite pan or line a 13 x 9 pan with parchment paper.  Melt butterscotch according to directions.  Add peanuts and chow mein noodles. Stir to mix thoroughly.  Stir in dark chocolate chips.  Press into cavities of brownie bite pan or baking pan.  Put in refrigerator to set.  Un-mold or left parchment paper from pan and cut into squares, rectangles or shapes *haven't tried this but it should work*   Enjoy! 

NOTE:  The candy mixture got hard so I put the filed silicone brownie bite pan in the microwave 10 to 15 seconds at the time until candy was just melted, about 45 seconds total.  Be careful you don't heat too much.  The next time I make these, I will do the same and may actually skip melting the butterscotch first and just mix everything together, add to the pan and melt either in the microwave or oven.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Candy Cake Bites

Candy Cake Bites

I wanted to make something special for the twins classes for Valentine's Day and decided to make these cute little candy cake bites!  They are easy to make and fun to eat!  Just the perfect size for little hands.  <3

You'll need a cake cooked, cooled and crumbled.  I used the rainbow cup cakes and mini cakes I made the boys.  You can also use prepackaged snack cakes, the ones with filling inside.  I did red velvet balls the other day that way.  
If you have leftover cake and don't want to finish eating it, make cake balls out of it, put in a freezer bag and pop in the freezer!  <3
frosting, can, homemade or in a spray can
mini muffin pan
liners, the white ones to throw away and decorative ones to put the finished candy cake bite in. 
almond bark
candy melts or chocolate chips
wax paper

I'm showing blue cake below but I thought this was pretty.  It naturally went into a heart shape.  <3

This was a cupcake, I just added a little icing.  I had the kind in a squirt can and just squirted a little in.  If you are using a whole cake, start with 1/2 can frosting and add more, if needed, to get the cake crumbles to stick together.

 You want the crumbles to come together to form a ball.  Place on waxed paper as you make them. 

 Melt almond bark.  Put mini wrappers, you'll throw these away, in a mini muffin pan.
Immediately top with the bake balls you just made.
Place in freezer until set.
 While they are in the freezer, melt your top coating of candy and have your toppings ready.  Might as well call the kids, you know how they love to decorate!!  I used Wilton's candy melts.  You can use another color of almond bark, if you wish.

Remove from freezer and unwrap.  Let it sit for just a couple of minutes.  

 Grab the bottom and dip the cake ball in the melted candy to just cover the top of the bottom piece of candy.  

 Immediately decorate. <3 

Aren't they cute?  <3 and Hugs! 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Homemade Mounds Candy

A very dear, sweet and beautiful friend, Sandy Lewis Howell, gave me this fantastic recipe for mounds candy.  I just love it!  It's really easy to make..a bit sticky but oh so good!  I made a couple of changed to her recipe.  Mainly, because it was what I had on hand.  ~smile~  I decreased the amount of coconut to 7 oz because that was all I had.  It made a thin 8x8 pan. The candy is so rich, it was just the right size for us.  I also used almond bark instead of the chocolate chips.   Enjoy!  <3 and hUgs!



Mounds Bars 



5 ounces sweetened condensed milk 




1 teaspoon vanilla 


2 cups powdered sugar



14 ounces flaked coconut



1 (24 ounce) bag of semisweet chips

almonds, optional to place on top before dipping in chocolate to make 

almond joys 






Blend the milk and the vanilla. 




Add the sugar a little at a time till smooth                       



Stir in the coconut. 



The mixture should be firm. 




Line pan with plastic wrap and spray lightly with non-stick spray. 


Pat firmly into a 9x13 pan and chill till firm. You can also skip this and roll into balls. 


Cut into bars, or shapes and put in the refrigerator or freezer until set.  




Take out of fridge or freezer and dip in melted candy.  

Let cool on waxed paper for several hours or place in fridge or freezer again.





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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Chocolate Covered Peppermint Candy

An easy way to make your family and friends happy!  Cover soft peppermint candy in chocolate...YUM!


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Chocolate Candy Cane Fudge

My boys love this!  Really easy to make...I'm all for shortcuts anyway I can get them.  ~smiles~

Enjoy!  <3 and Hugs!

Chocolate Candy Cane Fudge

1 bag mini chocolate chips
1 can chocolate frosting
1/3 to 1/2 cup peppermint candy canes, crushed fine 8-10 small
4 small candy canes....crushed in little pieces for topping

Crush peppermint candy canes.

Line an 8x8 pan with foil, overlapping sides, and spray lightly.

Melt mini chocolate chips in microwave...I did this for 40 seconds, stirred and again for another 13 seconds.  Stirred until melted. Adjust time to the way your microwave cooks, being careful not to over cook.  

Open can of frosting and put in microwave for 10 seconds.  Add to chocolate chips.  Stir.

Add finely crushed candy canes to chocolate mixture and stir to incorporate.

Immediately pour in pan.  Top with larger pieces of candy canes.
Put in refrigerator for about 2 hours, or until set.

Take out and cut into pieces.  Makes 64 bite size or 48 larger pieces.


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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

S'more Brownie Truffles

I haven't been feeling like myself lately and didn't even think about making anything for the boys classes for the last day of school before Thanksgiving.....Today.  Until last night!

My oldest wanted me to make S'more Brownies.  I used a store bought mix, added graham crackers and marshmallows.  Once they were baked,  I decided to do something different with them..   So,  I told him I would buy donuts for his classroom and we went off to bed.

I woke up at 5 this morning and decided to make more brownies for his classroom and also started thinking about the S'more ones I made last night.  I would make truffles out of them...so at 5 o'clock this morning, armed with coffee and melted candy, I proceeded to make S'more Brownie Truffles.  I finished enough of them to send some and also the brownies I made this morning, to school with him.

I took the twins to school, came home and finished making theirs.  They made chex mix and paper cornucopias to put it in, last night.  <3  The truffles are easy to make and evidently really good also...there wasn't any left.  ;D

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

More Pops...Candy (Snickers)

Okay...I am totally wanting to make more and more "Pops"  Doesn't matter what it is...I want to try it on a stick covered in candy!

Today, I covered candy in candy!  I know, I always go overboard but hey...someone has to do it and my boys like it as a once in a while treat.  ;D

I also made pops with mini packaged cakes.  Both are so easy to do.  ;D

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I don't want to be perfect...Nothing concentrical here.  I like the surprise of not being precise..the unknown shapes turn out to be the prettiest to me.  ;D

Candy...I used small Snickers
Lollipop Sticks or Small Pretzel Sticks
Candy Melts

Squish candy together to make a circle, square, pumpkin, ghost, heart...You get the idea.
Melt candy melts according to directions, I used a microwave safe glass.
Dip lollipop or pretzel stick in melted candy and insert in candy form.
Put in freezer for 10 minutes.
Take out and let sit for a few minutes to take the chill off.
Reheat melted candy, 5-10 seconds do not overheat, if needed, in microwave safe glass.  I dipped and twirled as I was taking the candy pop out.  This made it look like a flower.  <3



 CANDY INSIDE CANDY!

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