Posts Tagged ‘Homemade Candy’

Chocolate-Covered Sponge Candy

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Homemade Chocolate-Covered Sponge Candy

We don’t talk candy much around here (other than things like Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Superfood Spiced Autumn Truffles, and Paleo Candy Apple Wedges), which is probably for the best.

The mere mention of things like homemade Snickers Bars (which I have wanted to make for forever now!), Peppermint Patties, and Buckeyes is enough to make me want to throw all caution – along with anything remotely healthy – to the wind.

Thoughts like Who need healthy when Christmas is less than a week away? start to run through my head, and before I know what’s happening, I’m making batch after batch of sponge candy. And I realized, I could not hoard a recipe as good as this all for myself…especially since I have seen this candy being sold for upwards of $20/lb! (more…)

Healthy Chocolate-Walnut Fudge

Monday, March 25th, 2013

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A while ago I bought a bulk-sized package of creamed coconut on Amazon. I was actually looking for coconut cream but I couldn’t find it; not realizing that several coconut products (creamed coconut, coconut cream, and cream of coconut) were named in a lawyer-like fashion with their meaning hinging on an ever-so-slight difference in word ordering, I bought a six-pack.

How different could creamed coconut really be from coconut cream?, I asked myself. I was about to find out.

Let’s just say, perhaps the only thing they have in common is that they’re made from coconut. (more…)

Gingersnap + White Chocolate Truffles {7 Days of Festive Holiday Treats}

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

If you had to choose only one flavor that embodies fall, what would it be?

For me, it’s ginger, without a doubt.

(I’m pretty sure this is because of these cookies, which I vividly remember my mom frequently making in autumns gone by.) Even when I don’t have homemade Molasses Crinkles on hand, I can usually find a box of store-bought gingersnaps in my cupboard (which are surprisingly delicious!). (more…)

Homemade Apple-Walnut Turkish Delight

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Ever notice how certain movies (even non-foodie movies) are incredibly good at making you crave certain things?  (Which, incidentally, definitely has to be some kind of evil conspiracy.)  It even starts with movies for the little ones; as a kid I couldn’t watch Snow White without wanting an apple (and yes, I understood that the apple in the movie was poisoned, lol!) and Lady and the Tramp has always incited a craving for spaghetti.  And thanks to Edmund and the wickedly alluring White Witch, The Chronicles of Narnia:  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will always mean Turkish delight. (more…)

Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

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While I was growing up, my mom used to solve our leftover candy cane problem by saving them to hang on the Christmas tree next year.

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Candied Grapefruit Peel — Christmas Brunch

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Growing up, my family’s favorite cookbook was Betty Crocker’s Cookbook (my sister and I would get so excited when we saw my mom pull out that tattered red cookbook!  We knew something delicious was not far away).  Not just any Betty Crocker cookbook though, it was a 1981 edition, which of course is now considered vintage (funny how times change, isn’t it?).  The thing about this cookbook is that it’s designed not only to hold recipes, but to actually teach the average modern day home cook how to cook. (more…)

Fall & Gingered Truffles

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

What could be better than a crisp fall day (full of flowers and chocolates!) that I get to spend with my hubby?  To me, it doesn’t get any better than this.  ;)

My full recipe for Gingered Truffles can be found over on All Through the Year Cheer.  If you want to participate in this event, just submit a recipe for anything that says Halloween to you by October 27…and don’t forget, there will be a great prize for the winning recipe!   For more information on participation, please read our Rules or feel free to email us.  Brandy and I are excited to see what all of you come up with!

Gingered Truffles is also my second candy entry for my Halloween Candy-Making Event.  (I made Marshmallow Cups last week…and I have two more candy recipes to go until Halloween!)  Thanks again to Guittard for sponsoring my event!

Hello! I’m Faith and I write An Edible Mosaic. This is my recipe collection of international favorites and updated American classics, with an emphasis on seasonal dishes. I focus on real foods that sustain body and mind, bring people together, and make a house a home. Welcome to my mosaic of recipes.

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