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Dec 11, 2010

Christmas Candys | Country Cooking Recipes

Cinnamon Candy

3 c. white sugar

1 c. white Karo

1 c. water

1 tbsp. red food coloring

2 tsp. cinnamon oil

1 pair scissors

Combine first 3 ingredients. Cook until hard crack using candy thermometer. Remove from heat. Stir in food coloring. Add in cinnamon oil, stirring well to mix. Pour into greased cookie sheet. When cool enough to touch, using scissors cut into bite-size pieces. Roll pieces in powdered sugar.

Buckeyes Candy

1 (16 oz.) pkg. powdered sugar, sifted

1 1/2 c. creamy peanut butter

1/2 c. margarine, softened

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 tsp. salt

2 oz. paraffin

1 (12 oz.) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate


Blend sugar, peanut butter, margarine, salt and vanilla until smooth. Shape into 1 inch balls. Melt chocolate chips and paraffin in top of double boiler. Dip balls in chocolate mixture with toothpick until 3/4 covered. Place on waxed paper until set. Cover over hole until smooth. Makes 6 dozen

Cocoa Fudge

2/3 c. Hershey's cocoa

3 c. sugar (reg. granulated type)

1/8 tsp. salt

1 1/2 c. milk

1/4 c. butter

1 tsp. vanilla

Combine cocoa, sugar and salt in a large saucepan (3 quart size); add milk gradually and mix thoroughly. Bring to a bubbly boil on high heat, stirring continuously. Reduce heat to a medium temperature and continue to boil without stirring until the mixture reaches a temperature of 232 (or until a small amount forms a soft ball when dropped into cold water). --Usually this takes about 20 minutes at medium heat. Remove saucepan from heat; add butter and vanilla but do not stir. Allow to cool at room temperature until the mixture reaches 110 degrees--usually the cooling process takes about 20 minutes also. Stir by hand until fudge thickens and loses some of its gloss. Quickly pour and spread in a lightly buttered 8x8x2 inch pan. Cool and cut into squares.

Sunflower Seed Candy

1 c. sugar

1 c. butter

1/4 c. water

3/4 c. sunflower seeds

1 (6 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips

1/4 c. sunflower seeds

Heat a heavy frying pan very hot. Mix together sugar, butter and water. Pour into hot pan and fry until golden brown. Add 3/4 cup sunflower seeds. While hot, sprinkle chocolate chips on top to melt. Sprinkle 1/4 cup sunflower seeds on top of melted chocolate.