This seasonal variation on the classic Canadian treat is easy to execute, and the cute upgrade is pretty immense, with a Neapolitan-hued (if not flavored) treats that are as adorable to behold as they are rich, decadent, and satisfying to eat. But don't forget to keep a toothbrush nearby, because these treats are extremely sugary.
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Why not make good use of the remaining nights of Hanukkah and whip up a batch of these easy and cute marshmallow treats? They're easy and cute and guaranteed to disappear faster than you can spin a dreidel.
The cherries are soaked overnight in a few tablespoons of liquor. I used Jack Daniels because it's what I had on hand, but any liquor will work—try brandy or even Grand Marnier.
Buttery, chewy, soft caramel makes great candies and is a tooth-saving alternative for tough or hard caramel apples. I love making it with the seeds scraped from the inside of a vanilla bean, with fleur de sel sprinkled on the top. These caramels wrapped in a twisted square of waxed paper make wonderful homemade gifts.
Turns out, potato is a surprisingly versatile candy filling, working very well with a variety of flavors and textures and making for a texture that is surprisingly creamy. This recipe for Potato Kisses is rich with sweetened coconut. And of course, like so many things, it's even better with a rich coating of dark chocolate.
I suppose I was playing it safe when I chose these Sweet Potato Pralines since the recipe only includes a scant two tablespoons of sweet potato. The finished candy didn't end up tasting all that sweet potato-y at all, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Regardless of the lack sweet potato flavor, the pralines were pretty spot on—sugary sweet with a great crunch and tons of nutty pecan nibs.
All for me. [Flickr: CH®iS] This recipe is easiest if the peanut butter and butter are room-temperature; you can zap them in the microwave in 15-second increments to soften them up, if you get impatient. Make sure you have a...
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