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Christmas Crafting 2 In My Kitchen @ ILikeBigButtons.com December 20 2018

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#3 Foolproof Fudge

Super quick and tastes amazing with almost no effort - my two favorite baking requirements!ย ๐Ÿ˜€

I make multiple batches of this recipe. This year I made Mint Chocolate Fudge and Milk Chocolate Fudge.

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#4 - Caramel Corn
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CLASSIC CARAMEL CORN
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INGREDIENTS:
โ€ข 2/3 cup of Popcorn popped and de-seeded (will make 24 cups)
โ€ข 9 Tablespoons of Corn Syrup
โ€ข 18 Tablespoons of Butter
โ€ข 2 ยผ cups of packed Brown Sugar
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Directions for Caramel Sauce:
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1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Put in a saucepan, stir together and bring to a boil.
3. Let boil for 5 minutes, keep an eye on it and continue to stir it.
4. When 5 minutes is up, pull it off the stove and add vanilla and baking soda and stir (it will double in size).
Add:
โ€ข ยพ teaspoons of Vanilla
โ€ข ยพ teaspoons of Baking Soda
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Directions for Caramel Corn:
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1. Put popcorn in a turkey broiler pan, pour caramel mixture over and stir.
2. Place in oven for 10 minutes, at 10-minute mark stir and put back in the oven for 5 minutes.
3. At 5 minute mark, pull out and stir**.
4. **If you want crisper Caramel Corn (I like it crunchier), return to oven for an additional 3-5 minutes, pull and stir one last time.
5. Then spread caramel corn on tin foil in a single layer and let cool.
6. When cooled, break it up and eat.
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Christmas Crafting In My Kitchen @ ILikeBigButtons.com December 18 2018

This week I am spending time crafting in my kitchen.ย ๐Ÿ˜Šย One of my kiddos favorite tradition is a few days before Christmas we visit all our neighbors with treats and wish them "Happy Jesus' Birthday!"

We spend upwards of 20-30 minutes at each house.ย ๐Ÿ˜‚ย Our cookie run often takes a few evenings to complete. Not the swiftest, but a wonderful time where we get to really talk with our neighbors and enjoy them in more than passing.

This year I thought I would share my favorite easy, but tasty Christmas treats.

#1 Peanut Butter Fudge

See Recipe here:ย https://pinterest.com/pin/201184308339934112/

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#2 English Toffee
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This is one of my Grandma's recipes and a favorite of my husband's. I have to admit I am quite fond of it too.
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ENGLISH TOFFEE CANDY
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Ingredients:
  • ยฝ cup chopped nuts (pecan or walnuts)
  • ยพ cup brown sugar
  • ยฝ cup butter
  • 6oz chocolate chips (semi or milk chocolate)

Directions:

  1. Place ยฝ cup of chopped nuts in bottom of tin foil lined cookie sheet. Cook ยพ cup of brown sugar (packed) and ยฝ cup butter to 270 degrees about 7 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour over nuts and smooth out.
  2. Sprinkle over toffee 6 oz of chocolate chips (or not).
  3. Cover at once with tin foil and wait for 2 minutes or until chips are soft. Then spread the chocolate out with a spatula.
  4. Let Cool. Break into pieces (turn over on wax paper and strike with a heavy spoon or break with hands)

Keep refrigerated. (May freeze)

Makes - 1 lb. candy


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