Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Baking (Long) Day 10 ~ More Recipes!!!

WOW, super long day today. It was supposed to snow all day so I planned to stay home. It didn’t snow too bad but I did stay home (sort of good because I didn’t have to move boxes then) OK here we go:

1. Finished Peanut Blossoms, have them coming out of my ears now!!001

2. Made Peanut Butter Balls: want to know how ?? here it is:

1 c graham crackers

3 1/2 c. powered sugar

2 sticks margarine

1 c crunch peanut butter

Mix well and roll in to balls. After this I like to put them in the refrig or the freezer so they harden a little so it is easier to dip them.005004

Melt chocolate. Can used either almond bark or chocolate chips/wax .003

Dip balls into chocolate mixture and place on wax paper (or trash bags like I did since I ran out of wax paper !)002

3. Make Turtles!! my favorite (to eat, not make!)

Melt: 14 oz caramels ( I use Kraft individually wrapped squares) with 1/4 c. evaporated milk

Add 2 c. pecans after the caramels are melted (2 c. says the recipe. I like to do 1 1/2 c. pecan halves plus 1 c. pecans chopped, they are not so gooey this way and stay together better)008

**** very important. You need to drop these by the teaspoon but from MUCH practice I finally figured out that you should spray the wax paper with non stick spray that way you won’t be picking little pieces of paper the bottom of your caramels !

007Same as Peanut butter balls, melt chocolate, (I was running out of my almond bark to I did half bark and half chocolate chips and it worked fine.) These for sure need to be in the freezer or they are a sloppy mess. I put one pan in the freezer at a time and switch them out as I dip them006

010Now, you can’t be pokey Joe on these, the chocolate doesn’t last forever!!011

Here is the real picture! I am a MESS as is my kitchen. 009

I am finished with the baking part I think so tomorrow I will be cleaning up and packing every thing up so we can move on Friday and Saturday. Next week I plan to pack them in the tins and get cards done!!!           


Anonymous said...

I would love to raid your kitchen....yum...thank you for the recipes! smiles.

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