Glazed Pecans

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 cups pecan halves Instructions: Heat oven to 350 F.  Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.  In 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat.  Add brown sugar and syrup; mix well.  Cook until bubbly, stirring constantly. Add pecans; cook 2 to Read More …

Chocolate Ganache

This recipe for Chocolate Ganache is quick, easy and amazingly delicious.  After it’s set, I like to scoop mine out, roll it into balls and dip in tempered chocolate for truffles. Ingredients: 4 parts chopped chocolate, by weight 3 parts heavy whipping cream, by weight Instructions: Heat cream.  Pour over chocolate. Stir until thoroughly mixed.  Read More …

Terrificly Topped Toffee

Toasted almonds and rich chocolate cover these luscious homemade toffee pieces. Ingredients: 1 c. unblanched whole almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped 3/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chip pieces 3/4 c. milk chocolate pieces 1/3 c. white baking pieces 2 T instant malted milk powder 1 c. butter 1 c. sugar 3 T water Instructions: Line a Read More …

French Nougat

Just the other day, I told you about my totally awesome thrift find, of a candymaking book.  As I mentioned in that post I was really excited to try the recipe for French Nougat.  I actually learned a few interesting things while preparing to make this recipe. You can spell syrup with an “i” -> sirup (It’s Read More …

The Candy Shoppe – Welcome Great Pumpkin

Everybody loves candy, especially me.  I love eating candy almost as much as I love making it.  There are tons of fun and creative things that you can do, which are really very simple, but make a big impact.  Today I’m going to tell you about one of those projects. You will need: Green melting Read More …