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    Red face Help! Need a very EASY and quick Christmas candy recipe

    Hi Friends - I just found out I need to make some Christmas candy - and I need a recipe for something easy and quick.

    I have on hand the following items:
    • Chocolate chips
    • Peanut butter
    • Pecans
    • Confectioners sugar
    • Vanilla
    • White and chocolate bark (candy coating)
    • Brown sugar
    • Butter, eggs, milk
    Does anyone have any delicious candy recipes I could whip up from some of the above ingredients? Any help would be appreciated. Much thanks.

    Holly J.

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    One of my favorites is white candy bark with pistachios and craisins. Melt the bark, spread on wax paper, sprinkle with pistachios and craisins/raisins. Let harden, then break into pieces. You could easily sub pecans or pretzels if you have them.
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    Did you look at the recipe for White Trash? I think you might have the ingreients for that. I did the 2 ingredient fudge recipe from here but you need Betty Crocker frosting to go with Choc. chips.

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    Go to recipes.com and put in your ingredients. It will find a recipe for you. I love their recipes.
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    I always make Peanut Butter Balls and you have all the ingredients for those. Someone else posted about the a few days ago, here is the link. http://www.quiltingboard.com/recipes...s-t172536.html

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    Why don't you melt your chocolate chips, then dip pretzels in the melted chocolate? Put some sprinkles on the top while the chocolate is still warm. I found some holiday shaped pretzels at Meijer and my DD and I just did them up tonight. They look like you worked so hard on them, but they are super easy. You can also get those chocolate melting disks, instead of chocolate chips.
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    Ok,,,, here is the recipie........

    40 saltine crackers
    1 cup butter
    3/4 cup sugar
    1-12 oz semisweet choc chips
    1 8 oz pkg toffee bits....or chopped pecans

    Line a 15X10X1 cookie sheet with foil

    Put saltines in a single layer on the pan

    Melt butter and stir in sugar and boil 1 to 2 minutes
    Pour over the crackers

    Bake 350 for 8 to 10 minutes or until bubbly

    Remove from oven and immediately put the choc chips on top
    Let them melt and spread evenly

    Sprinkle the toffee chips on top of that and cool completely

    Cover and refridgerate for 1 hour or until choc is set

    Break into pieces and store in air-tight container

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    Pretzel bites: I love these

    pretzels square or regular
    choc candy kisses (dark or milk)
    m&m candy (red and green or not)

    heat oven 325*, on a cookie sheet place pretzels with space between each, add a choc kiss on top of each and place in oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and place a m&m on top and press into chocolate. Refridgerate or place in freezer to reharden the choc. Super easy and attractive, my 5 year old has helped me with several batches of these this year. If you like choc. cover pretzels you will love these.

    Enjoy! and Merry Christmas!

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    RJ - I tried your recipe today - OMG, it turned out fabulous. Thank you SO much!!!! And, it was so easy. WOW. Thanks again.

    Holly J.

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    Quiltaddict - Thanks for this easy-looking candy recipe. I have everything for them and will be making them tomorrow. They sound yummy. BTW, here is another candy recipe someone just sent me - thought I'd share it here:

    PEANUT BUTTER FONDANT


    1 lb. confectioners' sugar
    1/3 c. butter, softened
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1/3 c. light corn syrup


    Mix all ingredients until blended. Roll fondant between wax paper to 1/4 inch thickness. Spread with peanut butter. Roll the mixture in a "jelly roll fashion." Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours. Cut into slices with serrated knife.

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    Well here goes.......... super easy and oh sooooooooo good

    Take wheat things - spread with peanut butter top with another wheat thin and dip in melted choc. place on wax paper and let choc. set..... they taste just like a butterfinger candy bar.

    Let me know what you think.....................

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    Dear saveaquilt - Thanks for this recipe. I have pretzels, too, and love chocolate covered pretzels. Will try these tomorrow.

    Hugs, Holly J.

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    Ooooh, Butterfingers are one of my favorite! And with just Wheat Thins and peanut butter? Couldn't get much easier. MANY thanks.

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    I have a recipe for Crockpot Chocolate

    2 lbs. Chocolate Almond Bark
    1 pkg. German Chocolate Bar
    1 - 12 oz. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
    dry roasted peanuts (I used pecans)

    Place chocolates in crockpot as listed above and place nuts on top. Do not stir.
    Set crockpot on low and place lid on crockpot for 3 hours. Do not remove lid until end of 3 hours. Remove lid and stir to combine chocolates and nuts.

    Drop by teaspoons full onto wax paper or into candy cups (I purchased the candy cups at Michaels). Makes about 100 candy cups.

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    A really easy twist to rice cripie treats. Instead of melting marshmellos, Cook a can of sweetened condensed milk til it turns to caramel sauce, then add rice cereal. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper, when hardened, dip into melted chocolate or bark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holly J. View Post
    RJ - I tried your recipe today - OMG, it turned out fabulous. Thank you SO much!!!! And, it was so easy. WOW. Thanks again.

    Holly J.
    Yes it is SUPER easy and very good to boot....I think the crackers keep it from being too sweet.....I Love easy and good!!
    So glad you liked it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Did you look at the recipe for White Trash? I think you might have the ingreients for that. I did the 2 ingredient fudge recipe from here but you need Betty Crocker frosting to go with Choc. chips.
    I did an online search and found WAY TOO many recipes, different ingredients, too many choices, LOL. Lots of work just sorting thru them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJ View Post
    Ok,,,, here is the recipie........

    40 saltine crackers
    1 cup butter
    3/4 cup sugar
    1-12 oz semisweet choc chips
    1 8 oz pkg toffee bits....or chopped pecans

    Line a 15X10X1 cookie sheet with foil

    Put saltines in a single layer on the pan

    Melt butter and stir in sugar and boil 1 to 2 minutes
    Pour over the crackers

    Bake 350 for 8 to 10 minutes or until bubbly

    Remove from oven and immediately put the choc chips on top
    Let them melt and spread evenly

    Sprinkle the toffee chips on top of that and cool completely

    Cover and refridgerate for 1 hour or until choc is set

    Break into pieces and store in air-tight container
    I LOVE this recipe ... I've made many different variations, starting with just the hot sugar/butter over saltines then sprinkle coconut on top. Or use chopped nuts of your choice. Then do a diagonal drizzle of white and reg chocolate.

    This is a great recipe to make for kids to take to school (without nuts cuz of allergies), for teachers, my PO delivery lady. I like to take some to my local library for the staff. etc etc etc. Fast, easy and so delicious!
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    oops, I do put coconut on top b4 popping in oven, not after ... it toasts the coconut nicely if you do a heavier sprinkling of coconut than a light one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grammyp View Post
    One of my favorites is white candy bark with pistachios and craisins. Melt the bark, spread on wax paper, sprinkle with pistachios and craisins/raisins. Let harden, then break into pieces. You could easily sub pecans or pretzels if you have them.
    Where does one purchase white candy bark? Thanks

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    can be found in most grocery stores................ both the chocolate almond bark and the white.

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    One of my favorites is ritz cracker, peanut butter, a second ritz cracker then dip in chocolate and let harden. Like a reese's cup. Keep in the fridgerator.
    Linda

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    Luce ... you can make your own bark, quick, easy ... a variety of recipes here:

    http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/cat/827/
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    One I made for an open house at daycare is easy to make. Dip individual graham crackers in melted choc. White or reg choc. Then set on a drip tray and drizzle green and or red or yellow frosting in patterns over the graham cracker. makes interesting cookies. You can also sprinkle them with any cake or cookie sprinkles or dust with powdered sugar.

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    I forgot all about the graham crackers........... what I did with them was to dip half the cracker in the white choc. when that was set dip the other half in the reg choc......... when that is set you can also do a cute little decoration on the top.

    Thanks for reminding me

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