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…

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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. …

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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…

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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…

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I made myself a nice chocolate ganache yesterday evening.  I’m very proud of myself.  It was about the simpilest thing I’ve ever made, too. 

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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…

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I love hard candy, and it seems that most of my friends and family do too.  The flavorings available for this candy range from cinnamon and wintergreen, to grape and cherry, to coffee and horehound – but I have found that the most popular flavors I make are cinnamon and sour grape (this one requires…

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