Thursday, December 13, 2007

Tis the Season....

To EAT! I absolutely love all the treats of Christmas time. I love making them and I love eating them. Hubby got a nice tin of flavored popcorn from a business associate, and I'm eating that now. We made some candy for his employees in his department at work as well. We've been doing that each year. It's a fun and yummy way to bless them and thank them for their hard work. He also found some nice worklights for each of them too, so he got to play Santa Claus this morning ;)

One recipe I made for the guys came from www.razzledazzlerecipes.com. It was quite yummy, very easy, and really economical! I'm sharing with you here:

Pretzel Candy Crunch
2 cups broken pretzels
1 cup tiny marshmallows
1/2 cup chopped salted cashews or peanuts
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup half-and-half or light cream
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 cup chocolate chips
Combine pretzels, marshmallows, and cashews or peanuts in a large mixing bowl; set aside.
Combine sugar, half-and-half or light cream, and butter or margarine in a heavy saucepan. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
Add chocolate chips. Let stand 1 minute to soften pieces. Stir till combined. Let stand 5 minutes.
Pour chocolate mixture over pretzel mixture; stir to coat. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto baking sheets lined with waxed paper. Chill till firm.
Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator.
Makes about 30 pieces.Make-Ahead Tip: Prepare candy and store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

1 comment:

graceisenough said...

Sounds great. I will definitely have to try it. I love making candy, cookies, just food in general at the holidays.