Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas Candy

Today is the major candy making day. I'm scrubbing down my kitchen from top to bottom and then I will be making chocolate covered pretzels, peppermint bark, cranberry almond bark, almond rocca, cashew rocca, caramels (Oh YUM), and maybe I will make fudge (I always say maybe but I usually don't because I don't like fudge). I would post recipes but I don't have the time right now, so maybe later...

Here is my secret to making LOTS of chocolate covered pretzels without going crazy: Melt your white chocolate in the microwave or in a heavy sauce pan. Throw in a bunch of pretzels and gently stir them with a big rubber spatula until they are all coated. Now take a wooden or metal skewer and try to get it to go through as many pretzel holes as you can. Now, lift the skewer up and hold it over a sheet of wax paper. Using another skewer, slide the pretzels off one at a time. While chocolate is still wet, have kids sprinkle with holiday themed sprinkles, or drizzle dark chocolate over them. MMMMMMMMM

12 comments:

Cocoa said...

Mmmmmmmm is right!

And I just noticed on your side bar you can't eat ice cream? That's terrible! Maybe you'll be able to find something else to fill the void.

Family Adventure said...

That's a brilliant idea. Stupid question perhaps, but are the pretzels the non-salty kind? I don't think we can get those here in Norway :(

I hope you have fun today...but...YOU DON'T LIKE FUDGE?!??!

Heidi :)

Lucy van Pelt said...

I'm getting even more excited about visiting you on Friday now. YUMMY!!! I'm also a little concerned about your lack of love for the fudge. I think we can still be friends though.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Family Adventure: You definitley want the SALTED kind. It is the salty-sweet that makes them so addicting.

I think I need to do a post explaining my very abnormale dislike for chocolate... =)

An Ordinary Mom said...

I can't wait for Friday, but no fudge?!? You have some explaining to do :) !!

Misty said...

Can I say that chocolate covered pretzels are my MOST favorite treat, EVER.

I know you were meaning to ask me for my address because you REALLY want to send me some...... right....... **wink**

Jen said...

Who needs ice cream when you've got treats like this! I hope baby agrees!

Jen said...

This sounds great...I'd love to see your recipes for almond & cashew rocha!

Cellista said...

Those sound so good, and I agree, it's the salty-sweetness that makes them so yummy.

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Kim said...

My mom always made candy like this at Christmas. Those are such great memories. Your kids will always remember you doing this. My kids will always remember me buying M&M's in Christmas colors.... sigh!

Kim@TheBitterBall

Sonja said...

You are so smart! Picking up pretzels that way...

I'm jealous of all the people who will be coming to visit you AND eating your yummy treats! Did I mention that we will be going up to Washington for Christmas?
:D