Christmas Candies Recipes

Candy includes Peppermint Pretzel Canes, Buttermilk Pecan Pralines, Chocolatey Christmas Walnut Fudge, Christmas Coconut-Peanut Brittle, Iced Ambrosia Drops for Christmas, Microwave Christmas Pecan Brittle, and Christmas Pecan Meringues.

 

 

Peppermint Pretzel Canes (christmas candy)

      6 oz Vanilla flavor candy coating, cut into pieces
      2 tb Shortening
    2/3 c  Peppermint candy; finely crushed (24 pieces)
     12    Pretzel rods
 
  Line cookie sheet with waxed paper.

Melt candy coating and shortening in a medium saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally. Pour into 11x7" or other shallow baking pan; carefully set baking dish in hot water to keep   coating soft, careful not to get any water in coating.

Sprinkle crushed peppermint candy over separate sheet of waxed paper. Roll pretzels in   coating, allowing excess to drip off. Roll in crushed candy.

Place on lined cookie sheet; let stand until set.

 

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Buttermilk Pecan Pralines (Christmas candy)

      3 c  Sugar
      1 ts Baking Soda
      1    Pinch of Salt
      1 c  Buttermilk
    3/4 c  White Corn Syrup
      2 tb Butter
      2 c  Pecan Halves
 
  In a large saucepan, combine sugar, baking soda, salt, buttermilk and corn syrup. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  Reduce heat to medium-low, continue cooking until mixture becomes caramel-colored and reaches soft ball stage (238 degrees).

Remove from heat, add butter and pecan halves. Beat until thick enough to drop from a spoon onto waxed paper. If mixture becomes too hard, return to heat and add small amount of water. Stir until smooth.

Yield: 44 to 48 Pralines.

 

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Chocolatey Christmas Walnut Fudge

      2 c  Icing sugar
      1 c  Cocoa
  1 1/2    Butter or margarine
  1 1/2    Chopped walnuts
           Walnut halves
 
Sift together icing sugar and cocoa.  Melt butter in a saucepan. Continue cooking until buter is hot and bubbly.

Remove from heat. Blend hot butter into cocoa mixture. Stir in chopped nuts.

Spread in a greased 8 inch square cake pan. Garnish with walnut halves. Chill until set.

Store this candy in the refrigerator.

 

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Christmas Coconut-Peanut Brittle

    1/2 c  Water
      1 c  Corn syrup
      2 c  Sugar
      2 lb Spanish peanuts (raw)
      1 ts Salt
      1 ts Soda
    1/2 lb Coconut
 
  Combine water, corn syrup, sugar, peanuts and salt in a heavy 4-quart saucepan. Put in the candy thermometer and cook over high heat. Stir frequently until temperature reaches 290 degrees.

Remove from heat and add the soda. Stir thoroughly, then gradually stir in coconut.

Stretch with well buttered forks on a well buttered surface such as cookie sheets. To stretch, spoon out into piles and gently pull apart.

 

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Iced Ambrosia Drops for Christmas

    1/2 c  Butter Or Regular Margarine
    1/2 c  Brown Sugar; Firmly Packed
      2    Eggs; Lg
  1 1/4 c  Unbleached Flour; Sifted
    1/2 ts Baking Powder
    1/2 ts Salt
    1/2 ts Cinnamon; Ground
    1/2 ts Cloves; Ground
    1/2 c  Raisins
    1/2 c  Mixed Candied Fruits
    1/2 c  Dates; Chopped
    1/2 c  Walnuts; Coarsely Chopped
Vanilla Icing:
      1 c  Confectioners' Sugar
      1 tb Milk
    1/2 ts Vanilla
 
  Cream the butter and brown sugar together in a medium mixing bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cloves together. Gradually stir into the creamed   mixture.  Stir in the raisins, candied fruit, dates and walnuts.

Drop the mixture by teaspoonfuls, about 2-inches apart, on greased baking sheets.

Bake in a preheated 375 degree F. oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from the baking sheets and cool on wire racks.

Frost the candy with Vanilla Icing when completely cool.

  Makes 3 dozen.

  VANILLA ICING:
  Combine the sugar, milk, and vanilla in a small mixing bowl and beat until smooth.

 

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Microwave Christmas Pecan Brittle

      1 c  Pecan halves
      1 c  Sugar
    1/2 c  Light corn syrup
    1/8 ts Salt
      1 ts Butter
      1 ts Vanilla
      1 ts Baking soda
 
  Stir pecans, sugar, syrup, and salt together in a 1 1/2 quart glass bowl.

  Microwave on HIGH 7 to 8 minutes, stirring well after 4 minutes. At the end of 8 minutes, add butter and vanilla. Blend well. Return to microwave and cook on HIGH 1 to 2 minutes more.

Remove and add baking soda and gently stir until mixture is light and foamy. Pour onto lightly greased cookie sheet and let cool 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Break into pieces and store in airtight container.

 

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Chrismas Pecan Meringues

        2 c  pecans -- chopped
        1 TB flour
        1 TB corn starch
  :       pn salt
        2 lg egg whites
        1 c  light brown sugar -- packed
 
  Mix the pecans, flour, cornstarch, and salt in a small bowl. 

Beat the egg whites until stiff, adding sugar gradually. Fold in the flour/nut mixture.

Drop by spoonfulls onto parchment paper.

Bake in preheated 300 degree oven for about 18-20 minutes.

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