November 30, 2006

A Sweet Post

Army Wife is asking for cookies and bar recipes for Christmas. She had the bright idea of having a cookie/recipe swap.

Well, my family does candies so I thought I would post some of our favorites. Now, remember, if the recipes are not real "specific" they belong to women who grew up making these delectable treats, modifying as possible. So just step out on the wild side, get creative if somethin' sounds unclear (or send me an email) and you'll have some yummy holiday treats!

First we have
White Trash Candy (no comments from the peanut gallery)
2 1/2 Cups of Rice Krispes cereal
2 1/2 Cups of Capt'n Crunch ceral
2 1/2 Cups mini marshmellows
12oz dried roasted peanuts
1 1/2 lbs white chocolate

Mix together the cereal and peanuts. Melt the white chocolate and pour on to cereal mix. Stir until well coated with chocolate. Stir in mini marshmellows. Pour onto waxed paper spread out and let set up. When hard, break into bite size pieces.

Chocolate Charlie

1 large package of chocolate chips (I use semi sweet)
1/2 cup peanut butter
put into microwave safe bowl and melt - mixing every 2 minus until melted and "good and hot".

Mix in 1 cup of peanuts and 1/2 package of mini marshmellows. Pour onto waxed paper, spread out and let set. After it has hardened break apart.

Peppermint Melt Aways

1 bar of white chocolate (melted)
1 large package of peppermint candies, crushed

Mix together and pour onto cookie sheet covered in wax paper. Spread out and let set. When hardened break into bite size pieces.


This you need to start ahead as the candy mixture needs to chill for at least 2 hours.

18oz crunchy peanut butter
2 1/2 Cups Rice Krispies cereal
1 stick of melted butter
1 lb powdered sugar

Mix together and chill (covered) for at least 2 hours. Can sit over night.

After chilled form mixture into quarter size balls.

Seperately melt 1 package semi sweet chocolate chips.

Dip balls into melted chocolate, leaving just a bit of the candy mixture uncovered at the top of the ball (hence the name - Buckeye)

Place on cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Let candies set up.

We made these candies every year for as long as I can remember. Except the last couple of years. The memories I have of the entire family in the kitchen, Christmas music blaring, laughter and stories. Oh, and of course the sneaking a taste. Ahhh good times.

I just love tradition. And I love candy. I adore Christmas so this was the Perfect project!!! Thanks for pullin' it all together AW. What a great idea.

Posted by Tammi at November 30, 2006 05:15 AM | TrackBack

Ooooo...Buckeyes. Looove 'em, but haven't made any for years.

Posted by: Pammy at November 30, 2006 08:34 PM

That white trash candy sounds REALLY GOOD. Are you going to make some for your favoritest niece and her hungry child at Christmas????

Posted by: Carmen at December 1, 2006 07:06 PM
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