Tag: candy

Homemade Marshmallows

Homemade Marshmallows

Homemade marshmallows are one of my favorite things to cook. You take ingredients that aren’t exciting on their own – corn syrup, sugar, gelatin – and turn them into something magical and completely different from what you start with. Plus, they’re really pretty easy. I […]

Chocolate Toffee Cracker Cookies

Chocolate Toffee Cracker Cookies

These Chocolate Toffee Cracker Cookies are seriously the best. They’re addictive. When I make these, Alex and I polish them off in about a day. Not only are they delicious; they take only 4 ingredients (5 if you top them with nuts), and you’re done […]

Microwave Peanut Brittle

Microwave Peanut Brittle

As I was preparing to do my holiday baking and cooking, King Arthur Flour posted a recipe for Microwave Peanut Brittle. The recipe sounded perfect. I love making candy to gift for the holidays because it ships well and stays good for a long time. […]

Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows

Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows

I’ve made three batches of marshmallows this year – vanilla, chocolate, and chocolate swirl with chocolate chips. I have the ingredients to make a fourth batch, but… I’m stopping for now. How many marshmallows does a person need? Making marshmallows is very easy. Otherwise, I […]

Caramel Brownies

Caramel Brownies

I really, really wanted to try Salted Caramel Brownies. Often I make recipes because I need to use up some ingredient. I did actually need to use up the heavy cream that I used in this caramel, but let’s face it – that’s just the […]

355: Glazed Almonds

355: Glazed Almonds

I decided to make candied almonds as a part of all my gift packages. The Glazed Almonds recipe I came across was pretty simple. It involved cooking sugar, almonds (which should have been blanched, but I used raw), and butter (I always use real butter […]

345: Old-Fashioned Peanut Brittle

345: Old-Fashioned Peanut Brittle

[Edit: I would, and do, make Microwave Peanut Brittle instead of this recipe.] My dad loves peanut brittle. I’ve made him peanut brittle for a few years by using a recipe that I got from the New York Times (one that resembles the recipe for […]

343: Cranberry Nut Chocolate Bark

343: Cranberry Nut Chocolate Bark

At some point I saw bit of a special on a cooking channel where the hosts made chocolate bark for a party. I realized it would probably be a good thing to make to include in the gift packages I wanted to send out for […]

305: Candied Ginger

305: Candied Ginger

My ultimate goal is to make Lebkuchen, which are delicious German cookies, but the recipe called for crystallized ginger. Rather than buy an expensive but small amount of it, I decided to just make the candied ginger myself. I had to halve the recipe because […]

223: Pecan Pralines

223: Pecan Pralines

My friend Molly sent me a postcard last year with a recipe on it for Pecan Pralines. I’ve had it on my fridge for the past year and a half, waiting until I had the perfect combination of ingredients (I had to have whole milk […]