Showing posts with label candy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label candy. Show all posts

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A Healthier Easter Treat!

This cute little candy bird nest is made from 'Fiber One'  original bran cereal and melted chocolate. These are so easy to make! My kids loved them! This recipe makes about 8-10 nests that are about 3" x 2" diameter each.

Chocolate Birds Nests

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Pecan Turtle Bars

Pecan Turtle Bars

This is such a delicious dessert or snack. It tastes like a combination of a candy bar and a shortbread cookie! Perfect for the holidays! This can replace a pecan pie for me any day!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Crunchy Chocolate Monsters

Crunchy Chocolate Monsters

This treat is not only delicious but it's kind of healthy too because it's made with fiber cereal, semi sweet chocolate and a touch of peanut butter. These cute little chocolate monsters are very easy to make. If you can melt chocolate you can make this snack!  My kids loved these! Perfect for Halloween!

Friday, September 13, 2013

4 Ingredient Snickers Cookies

4 Ingredient Snickers Cookies

One of my favorite candy bars is Snickers! I just can't resist chocolate covered peanuts with caramel! I also love to make easy candy recipes at home! Sometimes I get a craving for a candy bar but I don't feel like going to the store to buy one. And why buy candy bars when I have all the ingredients to make a copycat version?

Thursday, May 2, 2013



This is the kind of snack that you just can't stop eating! Especially if you love salty/sweet combinations! The little extra surprise in this treat is the slight spiciness from the Hot Fries and the cayenne pepper! Its just the perfect balance of sweet, salty and spicy!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Cream Cheese Mints

Cream Cheese MintsI've been seeing lots of recipes for making your own mint candy! I love after dinner mints, so I decided to give it a try! The recipes looked so simple! I'm not much of a candy maker but it just looked so easy and tempting!

The recipe called for powdered sugar. I didn't have powdered sugar but a fellow food friend showed me this recipe on how to make your own powdered sugar. Yes, you can make your own powdered sugar from regular sugar! Just put the regular sugar in a blender with some cornstarch and blend away until it becomes powdered! Well, this didn't work for just became slightly less graulated! I was getting the feeling that these cream cheese mints just weren't meant to be for me!

I decided to continue making the mints. So I creamed the butter, cream cheese and sugar together and added in the peppermint extract. I tasted the mixture and LOVED it. It tasted very similar to a 'York Peppermint Pattie' minus the chocolate coating! It was very grainy though because I didn't use powdered sugar. But I didn't care because it still tasted great! My hopes were restored!

Then you're suppose to shape the mint mixture into some sort of candy shape. I chose to make small discs. The mixture was very sticky, so this was tricky...I love rhymes! I placed the discs on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet sprinkled with sugar to help keep the mints from sticking. This worked great! I also dipped the tines of a fork in sugar to make impressions on each mint disc, just to add a little design.

Then these mints need to air dry for 2 hours. It was difficult to keep from eating all of them before they were done drying! I think next time I will freeze them and then dip them in melted chocolate! YUM!

 Here is how I made the mints!

4 oz. cream cheese - softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbls. butter - softened
1/2 heaping tsp. peppermint extract
In a large bowl mix together cream cheese, butter and sugar.
Then add in peppermint extract.
Mix well.
If the mixture is too sticky add more powdered sugar.
Form into teaspoon sized balls and place on waxed paper lined cookie sheet dusted with sugar.
Dip the tines of a fork in sugar then press lightly into each mint ball.
Allow to air dry for 2 hours.
Makes about 8 dozen small mints.
This recipe adapted from

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Happy Chinese New Year!

Asian Meatball SoupThis is the year of the Snake! In honor of this holiday I decided to share with you this delicious recipe that I tried last night. Snake is not one of the ingredients! That's not something I think I would ever eat! I said 'think' it is possible I would eat snake, if it was prepared in a totally delicious way! Instead, I'll show you this Asian Meatball Soup Recipe posted on a blog called 'Noshing with the Noland's'.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Microwave Almond Brittle

Microwave Almond Brittle
When I first saw this recipe it was called Quick and Easy Peanut Brittle (Microwave)
But I didn't have any peanuts in the house so I used roasted almonds!
I was a little sceptical about making this recipe because I never thought you could make great brittle in the microwave! But I was so wrong! This was just as good as any other brittle, it was just quicker and easier! No candy thermometer needed!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Reindeer Pops

Reindeer PopsWhen I saw these cute Reindeer Pops on the Internet I said, "I can do that!" And they were staring back at me saying, "Yes, you can do it!" How could I resist?

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Chinese New Year Chocolate Candy!

I'm not sure why this recipe is called 'Chinese New Year Chocolate Candy'....maybe because it's made with chow mein noodles? This is a delicious chocolate candy, no matter what you call it! It's crunchy, salty and sweet. Everything I love, all wrapped up in one bite! And you can change it to suit your own taste. I added grated coconut on top to make it more festive for Christmas. This recipe is extremely easy to make and only uses 4 ingredients.

Chinese New Year Chocolate Candy
Chinese New Year Candy

1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup crushed chow mein noodles
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or peanuts
1/4 cup coconut flakes or grated coconut

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Melt chocolate according to package directions. I use the microwave method.
In a large bowl, combine the melted chocolate with the crushed chow mein noodles and the nuts.
Mix until well coated.
Drop by the tablespoonful onto the lined cookie sheet.

You should get 15 pieces of candy from this recipe.
Dust the tops with the coconut flakes.
Allow the candy to firm up before placing on a serving platter.

Recipe adapted from
This post belongs to My Recipe Journey food blog.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Holiday Treat!

Peppermint Balls
Peppermint Balls
This is a recipe I created for Christmas a few years ago! I was trying to come up with a treat for the kids. I often make Rum Balls for the now I needed something that the kiddies could enjoy. This turned out to be a big hit with the kids AND the adults! A perfect little goodie for holiday platters!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Unique Snacks

I love finding new and intertesting snacks to munch on! Well, I came across 2 fun ones this week and I'm hooked on them already! One of them is store bought and one is an easy homemade treat! This first one I found at Trader Joe's market...I love that store!
These are so crunchy! Kind of like a cheese doodle but with a snap pea flavor!  They're low in sodium and fat! They have lots of fiber! So, this is a much better choice than chips! Guilt free snacking...I love it!

This next snack is not as healthy! I found this recipe through a fellow foodie named Caroline Ann Savage. She posted this recipe on and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to try it! Its salty, spicy hot and sweet, all in one crunchy bite! I couldn't stop eating these! They're called Firecrackers!

 I made them using 'Andy Capp Hot Fries', you'll find them in the potato chip isle. I coated them in white chocolate! And then to make them even more spicy, I sprinkle them with cayenne pepper! Caroline's original recipe called for 'Flamin Hot Cheetos', but I couldn't find them, so I used the hot fries! Here's the link to the original recipe...Firecracker Recipe - click here

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