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How to Make Favorite Homemade Christmas Candy Recipes

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Favorite Homemade Christmas Candy Recipes

You will know the Christmas holiday is drawing near when we start making our Favorite Christmas Candy Recipes. I wanted to share just a few of my favorites. Candies are a great gift from the heart and kitchen for friends and family during the Christmas holidays.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Ingredients for Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls:
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups Rice Krispies
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
54 mini-muffin paper cups

Directions for making Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls:
Step 1: In a large bowl combine together by hand or with an electric mixer powdered sugar, peanut butter, and butter or oleo.
Step 2: Shape into balls using a rounded teaspoonful.
Step 3: Place each ball into a paper cup.
Step 4: Chill.
Step 5: Melt chocolate morsels and shortening in small saucepan, over low heat, stirring constantly.
Step 6: Spoon 1 teaspoon melted chocolate over each peanut butter ball.
Step 7: Refrigerate until firm.
Step 8: Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

Date Loaf Candy

Ingredients for Date Loaf Candy:
4 cup sugar
1 pound dates, chopped
1 cup pecans
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions for making Date Loaf Candy:
Step 1: In a heavy 4-quart saucepan combine the sugar and milk.
Step 2: Stir over low heat, not letting it boil, until the sugar is dissolved.
Step 3: Turn the heat to medium and bring to a boil.
Step 4: Add chopped dates and continue to boil until it reaches the soft ball stage, 238 degrees F.
Step 5: Remove the pan from the heat and stir in butter, vanilla and pecans.
Step 6: Cool to lukewarm.
Step 7: Get a sheet of wax paper ready to pour candy onto.
Step 8: Beat the candy with a large spoon until it becomes creamy and starts to thicken like fudge.
Step 9: Pour the mixture out on the waxed paper and roll up into a long roll about 1½-inches in diameter.
Step 10: Let Date Loaf harden.
Step 11: Unroll the Date Loaf and cut into slices.

Martha Washington Candy Surprise

Ingredients needed for Martha Washington Candy Surprise:
2- 1 pound boxes powdered sugar
4 cups pecans, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup maraschino cherries cut into fourths
½ cup shredded coconut
½ cup butter, melted, 1 stick
1-14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
16 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening

Directions for making Martha Washington Candy Surprise:
Step 1: In a large bowl combine; powdered sugar, pecans, vanilla, maraschino cherries, coconut, butter and sweetened condensed milk; mix well.
Step 2: Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
Step 3: Roll mixture into 1-inch balls and place on baking sheet.
Step 4: Chill.
Step 5: Melt semi-sweet chocolate and vegetable shortening in a double boiler.
Step 6: Use a wooden tooth pick, to dip candy balls into chocolate mixture and place on prepared baking sheet.
Step 7: Chill until chocolate is set.
Make about 4 dozen candies.

Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge

Ingredients needed to make Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge:
4 cups sugar
1- 5 ounce can evaporated milk
½ teaspoon salt
1 stick margarine
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 - 7-ounce jar marshmallow cream
2 cups pecans, chopped
2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions for making Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge:
Step 1: Line a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with lightly buttered waxed paper or aluminum foil. Set aside.
Step 2: Combine butter, sugar, salt and evaporated milk in a heavy 3-quart saucepan; bring to full rolling boil on medium heat, stir constantly.
Step 3: Boil for 5 minutes on medium heat or until candy thermometer reaches 234°F, stirring constantly.
Step 4: Remove from heat.
Step 5: Stir in chocolate chips until melted.
Step 6: Add marshmallow crème, pecans and vanilla; mix well.
Step 7: Pour into prepared pan.
Step 8: Cool at room temperature. Cut into squares.
Makes about 4 dozen pieces.

Place candies in airtight container and freeze.
Make great gifts for any occasion

When making hot candy syrup use caution, so you do not have a serious burn.!

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jswana said:

I was thinking about the few candy recipes I have experimented with. These sound delicious and I am saving these great ones.
August 21, 2010
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Carl Benjamin said:

Carl Benjamin
These are some very good recipes.
August 24, 2010
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