Thursday, December 9, 2010

Quick and Easy Christmas Candies

Here are three recipes for Christmas Candies that take no time to make and are so yummy!

Christmas Fudge

Combine in a glass bowl
1/2 of a cube of butter
1/2 of a cube of margarine
3 cups of milk chocolate chips
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
Microwave for 5 minutes and stir until smooth. Pour into an 8x8 pan and let set about 3 hours.

I have done lots of different variations of this and I have never had it fail. Using all white chocolate chips is tasty but very soft-using semi sweet is not as smooth and of course tastes like dark chocolate but is still really good. Or, Try combining milk and mint chips together for a chocolate mint heavenly combination (I've heard of others using Andie's candies instead of the chips for this one). I also have used all butter or all margarine and still had it be successful but perfect calls for the above mix. I also line a 9x13 pan with foil and pour my fudge into that-bringing up the sides to make a nice brick then I can lift it out of the pan after its set and put it on a nice tray for serving if I'm taking it to a party or something. Enjoy!

Peanut Brittle

Combine in a Glass Bowl

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup

Mix and cook on High in microwave for 5 min

Then Add
1 cup peanuts

Mix and cook for 2 min on high

Then quickly Add

1 TB butter
1 Teaspoon baking soda
1 Teaspoon vanilla.

Mix quickly and pour onto a butter cookie sheet. Spread it around, but don't spread it so thin that their are holes in the mix. Let it cool for several min. When hard, break into pieces. Enjoy!

Christmas Clusters

In a double boiler on the stove or a glass bowl in the microwave combine one package of chocolate chips and one package of butterscotch chips. Melt together until smooth.

Then add 1 cup of peanuts and two cups of Chinese noodles (the crunchy kind) and mix together.

Using a small cookie scoop, place scoops of clusters onto cookie sheets. Let harden in a cool place. Remove from cookie sheet and try not to eat them all at once. :) Place uneaten clusters into a ziplock and store in the fridge until later.



Wednesday, December 1, 2010

No Hassel Pizza Dough and Sauce

1 1/2 cup warm water
3 tsp. Yeast
1 tsp. sugar

Combine and allow 5-7 min of fermentation time.

Then Combine with:

3 3/8 cup Flour
1 tsp Salt
1tsp red pepper flakes
1tsp Italian seasonings
1/2 tsp thyme

Roll out. Put sauce and toppings on. Cook at 450 for 10-15 min (ovens vary so check after about 10 min)


8 oz tomato sauce
6 oz Tomato Paste
1 tsp onion powder
1 1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp. sugar

Combine all ingredients really well and use on your pizza.