Wednesday, December 16, 2009

More Easy Candy Recipes

Works for Me Wednesday
More Easy Candy Recipes
It's time for another Works for Me Wednesday. (Go here to see what works for other people - Kristen has a beautiful idea for a monogrammed ornament that doesn't look difficult to make.)

Last week I made Cranberry Clusters because I thought that that's what Michelle had requested. When she came home from school, I was informed that I misunderstood. She didn't want "clusters," she was looking forward to "bark." Well, even though it's quick and easy, I've been busy with other things and haven't made it yet. But I found a picture for you!
For Chocolate Bark, all you have to do is melt chocolate (we usually use chocolate chips, whatever variety strikes our fancy), stir in whatever we feel like (in this picture it's dried cranberries and almonds), spread it out flat on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet and stick it in the fridge until it sets up. Then break it into pieces. One of our favorite combinations is white chocolate and candy cane pieces.
We did find time, however, to make Steven's request for an easy treat - Oreo Balls. We first had these at a ward "chocolate contest" where they were brought by the Cub Scouts. Yes, it's easy enough for 8 year old boys to make. Crush 25 Oreo cookies and mash in 8 ounces of cream cheese. Roll into balls and chill until firm. Then melt chocolate and dip them in it. (That step is kind of tedious.) You can drizzle a second color of chocolate over the balls if you want to get fancy. Don't they look delicious? (Actually, this is a great treat to have around our house because the adults - who are counting calories - don't like these - they're too rich - but the kids do!)
We're always on the look out for new easy treats to try. What are some of your favorites?

1 comment:

Dave and Julie said...

I couldn't claim Ohio as home for the past 5 yrs without having left the state with the Beloved Buckeye Recipe! I like this because I usually have all ingredients on hand without having to go to the store!

Looking forward to trying those OREO BALLS! The kids will love getting their hands covered in cookie!

Buckeyes
Julie White

1 lb. powdered sugar
1 stick butter
1 18 oz. jar peanut butter
1 TBSP vanilla (optional)
Blend together and roll into balls. Place on cookie sheet covered in waxed paper. Put in freezer. Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips or dipping chocolate in a double boiler. Take balls out of freezer, insert toothpick into a peanut butter ball and dip into chocolate leaving a small circle uncovered so it looks like the beloved buckeye. If using melted chocolate chips to dip it in, throw in some paraffin to give the chocolate a nice shine!