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Chocolate Pumpkin Patties

Have you ever made homemade Peppermint Patties?  I did for the first time last year, and man are they easy.  And SO delicious.  Because of my great love for these delectable palate cleansers, I decided to give them a fun twist!   Have you ever made homemade Peppermint Patties? I did for the first time…

Red Velvet Fudge

I suddenly got this brilliant idea that I wanted to make Red Velvet fudge.  So I sat down and googled it, hoping for a great, no fail recipe. Those words are very important to a bad recipe follower like myself. No such luck. I couldnt even find a match for ‘red velvet fudge’. I was…

Original Fantasy Fudge Recipe

Original Fantasy Fudge doesn’t have to be just a fantasy! It’s a no-fail fudge that is loaded with chocolate chips and walnuts for a perfectly sweet treat. If you love fudge, try my Butter Pecan Fudge or Mint Chocolate Oreo Fudge! PIN IT HERE! Original Fantasy Fudge Fudge has been around for over 100 years,…


Most marshmallow recipes use gelatin. Gelatin needs to bloom before being added to a hot liquid. To bloom gelatin you place it in a bowl and add ice cold water for a few minutes. A candy thermometer is a valuable tool when working with sugar as the sugar does different things at different temperatures. Vanilla is the gold standard in marshmallows, but feel free to play around with different flavors (like peppermint!) and create delicious marshmallows all year long.


Traditional homemade fudge will require a few basic tools: candy thermometer, saucepan, wooden spoon, and a pan. When making fudge you will want to follow the recipe directions exactly, and little things like stirring can make a big difference in the final outcome of your recipe. The easy and quick version is often referred to as 3-Ingredient Fudge. It consists of chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, and butter heated in a microwave. Both versions are delicious!


Making and eating homemade caramels are a fond memory from my youth. I didn’t get to make the caramels when I was young, but I did get to roll them in wax paper and twist the ends. My grandma made sure I knew about hardball and softball stage so that you could get a perfect consistency. Nowadays we have candy thermometers and there is no need to burn any fingers! When you are making caramels don’t be afraid to substitute ingredients, alter amounts and proportions, or scale the recipe up or down. Experimentation can lead to better recipes!

If you are looking for some tried and true candy recipes, be sure to try my Brown Butter FudgeNeapolitan FudgePeppermint Patties, and White Chocolate Caramel Popcorn. I know you will love them!

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