Monday, November 2, 2009

Monday's Menu

I like to make candy around Christmas to give to family and friends. I am always on the lookout for a good candy recipe. I have seen this candy on a couple of sites, but have never made it. So this week I will give Cracker Candy a try.

Last Monday's Menu recipe- Stacy's Chocolate Chip Cake. I still need to give this one a try. I promise I will. Really.


Lin said...

Oh, I make peppermint bark every year and we LOVE it! It also makes a nice hostess gift for all of those parties.

Merry said...

I would love to get that recipe from you.

Lin said...

Oh, I'll send it!

Lin said...

Here's my peppermint bark recipe--I couldn't find your email. You have to buy candy making chocolate, preferably at a candy making/cake decorating store. Avoid the dots sold at retail stores--there is a high wax content to keep it fresh on the shelves and it doesn't taste very good.

You'll need dark chocolate dots and white chocolate dots, peppermint oil (used in candy making) and crushed candy canes.

Divide equal parts of the white and dark chocolate. Melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler and add a few drops of peppermint oil to taste. Spread it out on a cookie sheet and let it cool either in the refrigerator or freezer for a short time. Don't let it get too cold or it won't adhere to the white chocolate. While that is chilling, melt down the white chocolate and spread on top of the hardened dark chocolate. Spread the crushed candy canes on top and let that harden for awhile. When it is completely hardened, I break apart the bark into large pieces and put into clear cellophane bags with a holiday ribbon.

Folks LOVE this stuff!! I typically pass this out with a gift card attached for teacher gifts or hostess gift.