has nothing to do with the sweet adventure of Tiffi and Mr. Toffee through the wonderful Candy Kingdom. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
My candy crush involves an activity I love… creating my annual assortment of Christmas treats. Typically I will include about five kinds of goodies, mostly candies, and will without fail involve divinity, dark chocolate fudge and sugar cookies.
I expected to begin on Saturday.
This was my plan:
For my first installment, I attempted to make
Peanut Butter Pinwheels
It baffled me because I am accustomed to having success with this recipe.
Although I may appear to not have a clue, I have made peanut butter pinwheels in the past with no trouble at all. LB suggested that I start over. Being stubborn as I typically am, I wasn’t about to throw 2 pounds of confectioner’s sugar away, so I improvised. Since the ingredients are basically the same ingredients used to make Buckeyes,
each “pinwheel” was lovingly rolled into a little peanut butter ball and placed on a cookie sheet in the refrigerator.
Although that turned into a royal pain, I am confident it will turn out to be a tasty treat.
One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making
My Mema Reid taught me how to make divinity many years ago.
That time with her and her recipe will forever be in my memory.
Mema’s Divinity recipe is similar to Paula Deen’s recipe.
Mema was of the mind that it is impossible to make divinity on a rainy day and/or without a helper.
For the past few years Amanda has been my helper.
She recently asked when we were going to get together for divinity making, but due to our schedules, this will be my last entry into the assortment, and just barely in time for Christmas.
The sugar cookies will also have to be scheduled for late in the holiday season, as I will be needing Stephanie to help with the frosting/decorating.
LB is looking forward to that day, as he is the official beater licker.
My recipe for
Dark Chocolate Fudge
is the easiest recipe for fudge that I’ve come across yet. Thanks to Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk and a little book of recipes that I found in 1988.
It is so easy, as a matter of fact, I’m going to make it right now.
For the rest of my collection of goodies, I’ll be making
(also an eagle brand recipe found years ago)
and last but not least
Now that I have a definite Christmas Goodie Plan…