Homemade Grapefruit Slices

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I love, love, love candied grapefruit slices at the candy store. The orange slices are just as good, but I really like the grapefruit slices. They are really sweet and have a distinct grapefruit taste. And guess what?! they aren't hard to make either! I made these grapefruit slices while cleaning my kitchen. Every time you boil the grapefruit slices, you have to strain them to get the bitterness out of the slices. The last time you boil the slices in a lot of sugar and water for 30 … [Read more...]

Rumchata Truffles

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If you have never tried this drink yet run to the liquor store now and grab yourself a bottle real quick! This drink tastes like you're drinking a bowl of cinnamon french toast cereal and sometimes I just take shots of it right from the jar. It's really good in hot chocolate. Earlier this week, I made some white hot chocolate with peppermint and rumchata in the crock pot and never got to take a picture of it for my blog. Wish I had! It was super good. I've been experimenting with … [Read more...]

Snickers Fudge

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This is a layered fudge you make in different steps. I don't know why but the chocolate part ended up looking kind of crumbly on top and I felt like there wasn't enough chocolate. I did love the two middle layers the caramel and nougat part and I think it probably would have been even better if it had the peanuts. Left those out because I didn't have any. Also, it would probably be better to make this in a smaller size pan to get the chocolate layer a little bit thicker. I took a really close … [Read more...]

Pretzel M&M Hugs

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I've been seeing a lot of pretzel creations on the Internet lately and this is one of them, thought I'd jump on the bandwagon myself. I went to three different stores looking for the round pretzels and no luck so I opted for the Christmas pretzels. The round ones actually work better because the hugs settle in there so nicely. All you do is place a hershey kiss on top of the pretzel and melt them in the oven for 4 to 6 minutes at 200 degrees, and once they come out you place an M & M on top … [Read more...]

Alton Brown’s Chocolate Fudge

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I've been becoming quite the candy maker lately. I made some more caramels and fudge yesterday. I've tried making pumpkin fudge before, and I think there was something wrong with the recipe. It could be that the pumpkin caused the sugar mixture to start burning too early when it hasn't even reached 234 degrees yet. I tried about 10 different times  to get that recipe to work and just couldn't get it. That made me angry.  I decided to try a different fudge recipe this time from Alton Brown. This w … [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate Caramels with Sea Salt

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This last weekend, I made caramels. I was mad because I couldn't blog about it right away, but now I FINALLY can. Caramels were always difficult for me to make. The pot would end up getting burnt on the bottom or the caramel wouldn't get to it's soft stage. I think it had something to do with the thermometer. The one thermometer I had tried previously wasn't digital, and the sauce would take forever to get to a certain temperature. The digital thermometer worked, and the caramel turned out … [Read more...]

Almond Joy Bars

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It's the Holidays and that means it's time to start baking. I will sometimes get together with my mom and her friend and bake cookies all day and they will sit there and drink their wine at the same time. Other times, I like to try new things on my own. Last year, I baked a ton of cookies and would like to try more candy making this year.My grandma will give us a big box of baked goods on Christmas day that will have cookies, nuts, and lefse in it. These almond joy bars would be the perfect … [Read more...]

Homemade Butterfingers

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You can make homemade butterfingers with just 3 easy ingredients. Peanut butter, candy corn, and chocolate. This recipe is so simple,  it doesn't even require melting anything on the stove and the only equipment you need is a microwave. When I was melting the candy corn, and it got to that bright orange consistency, I realized that was how the bright orange colored center got to be. If you look at the ingredients on the candy bar wrapper it calls for cornflakes, peanuts, cocoa powder, and all … [Read more...]