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    Default What candies

    Will you be making this holiday season? Will you be making it for serving at a family event or to give as a gift?

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    Gifts are mostly jams and jellies I've made this year, along with homemade breads.

    Candies will be a variety of fudge (peppermint, rocky road, peanut butter, etc) penuche, buckeyes, etc.

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    I make different kinds of fudge every year, maybe choc. dipped pretzels too this year.

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    I always make two types of truffles- chocolate peppermint covered in dark chocolate with crushed candy canes on top, and chocolate orange covered in white chocolate with colored (red and green) sugar.

    I also make Christmas Crunch, which is a chocolate-coated toffee with nuts.

    Buckeyes for my sis, fudge, and other assorted fudges yet to be decided.

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    I usually make buckeyes both to give away and to keep for ourselves. My boys LOVE them. I do too!

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    Hi....fudge, assorted varieties, dipped pretzel sticks rolled in a variety of things, mounds balls, peanut butter balls, salted nut rolls, and sometimes divinity......sometimes peanut brittle.
    I add it to Christmas cookies and give trays as gifts. This year for the church auction I had a glass Christmas platter, and printed out a Christmas cookie tag.....stating it would be filled with homemade Christmas goodies for the winner at Christmas time. I have done that before, and it always sells for a good price.
    Blessed Christmas!!!!!

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    OK what are Buckeyes.. I probably know, just not by the name.....

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    Buckeyes are basically peanut butter centers dipped in chocolate. They originally got the name because they are dipped in chocolate almost all the way, but a little of the center is left showing so it looks like an eye. We just dip the whole thing in my family, and my sister LOVES these.

    I should have said that I give almost all my candies away, and I bake tons of cookies, too, for giving. I bought a lot of tins at the village sales this weekend for just that purpose. Also, that second fudge in my first post should say other assorted candies- I almost always dip pretzels and find other new candies to try.

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    Okay gals, they all sound delish! So how about sharing some of your recipes? Please? :sacheesy:

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    I think I've gained about 10 pounds just reading these posts. Yum

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    The only thing I use a recipe for (besides the fudge, that is, and that recipe is on the marshmallow fluff) is Christmas Crunch. It was originally in Good Housekeeping about 7 or 8 years ago. Here it is:

    http://www.thefunplace.com/recipes/00437.html

    My notes:
    *I have used all sorts of different nuts, or left them out altogether, and the recipe always tastes great anyway. As a matter of fact, yesterday I created "confetti crunch" for the CT tech- nuts and M&Ms, no chocolate on top.
    *I add about 1 to 2 teaspoons af baking soda to my recipe to "lighten" it. After the recipe is pretty much done and just ready to pour onto a pan, I add the soda and stir vigorously. The soda adds a lot of tiny bubbles that make the candy less dense and a lot nicer texture, IMO.
    *I leave the shortening out of the chocolate coating, because my sensitive gallbladder doesn't like any hydrogenated oils.

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    Hubby loves to make peanut brittle, we all help break it up when it's done and taste the little slivers that don't go into the can for someone special.yum!




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    I make peanut brittle every year, and usually some cookies also. I give these away as "hostess" gifts and usually keep one at home for my guests to munch out of.

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    I always make fudge too!! This year I want to make turtles and toffee and dh wants me to make caramels!!

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    I have never had a fudge come out right I like to make peanut brittle, and I might learn some new ones this year. I love making cookies and i make up packages of those to send.

    We might want to concider a cookie/candy swap this holiday season!

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