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Good Eats: Give me candy or give me death!

By Annaleigha Wilke


Published: Thursday, December 6, 2007

Updated: Monday, January 18, 2010


With Christmas just around the corner, I’m continuing the holiday recipe special. One thing everyone enjoys, and not just on holidays, is candy. Instead of just going out and purchasing some bagged candy that you can get anytime, what about creating some traditional treats like homemade fudge? This week’s recipes are for traditional holiday candies that only require a fridge and a microwave, so not only could you give some to the family at home, but classmates and maybe teachers as well. Start cooking and enjoy!

Praline Candy

•1 lb. light brown sugar •1 cup heavy whipping cream •2 tablespoons light corn syrup •1 tablespoon butter •2 cups chopped and toasted pecans

In a big microwaveable bowl, mix the brown sugar, whipping cream, and corn syrup together until well-blended. Put in the microwave on high for 13 minutes, stirring occasionally. When done, mix in the butter and keep on stirring until the mixture begins to cool and turn creamy. Now stir in the pecans. Drop tablespoonfuls onto a plate or cookie sheet that has been covered with wax paper and all to cool. Makes about 18 pieces.

Microwaveable Fudge

•1 pound powdered sugar •2/3 cup baker’s cocoa •1/4 teaspoon salt •1/4 cup milk •2 teaspoons vanilla •1/2 cup butter •1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Sift powdered sugar, cocoa, and salt into a large microwaveable bowl. Stir in the milk and vanilla until blended together. Place in the butter and put in the microwave on high for two minutes. Remove and beat with a spoon until the mixture is smooth. If you want nuts, stir them in. Spread the mixture into an 8 x 8 sqare baking pan. Chill in the fridge for about one hour, or until firm.

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