I had 9 days before Christmas and had just started my Christmas baking. What was I thinking?!? Usually I start right after Thanksgiving, but not this year. I still have presents to make so of course I've procrastinated. Well, I'm happy to say that most of my baking/candy making is done with only a couple things left. I still have to finish presents, but I'm almost done with one then the others will go easier (I hope).
I thought I would include some of my traditional candy recipes. Treats that must be made every year. Hope you take the time to try them.
This fudge recipe is in a previous post.
Peanut Butter Ritz Candy
1 box Ritz Crackers
1 jar Peanut Butter
1 jar Marshmallow Cream
Dipping Chocolate – white and brown
Colored sprinkles optional (red and green)
1 ½ cups sugar
2 cups butter
½ teaspoon vanilla
1- big box Honey Grahams*
1- big box Rice Chex*
1 package slivered almonds*
1 cup (+/-) coconut*
Pour cereals, almonds, and coconut into a big bowl.
Over medium/medium-high heat stir together sugar, syrup and butter. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 min. Add the vanilla and pour over the cereal mix.
Spread out on 2-3 greased cookie sheets. Cool then eat.
* Nuts and amount of coconut are up to your tastes. You can use two boxes of Chex cereal but the contrast is best.