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Oat’n Toffee Grahams

I cannot decide if this sinful concoction should be tagged as candy or as a cookie.  Whatever the tag it is one bar that you are going to want to prepare when the chocolate bug bites!  It’s easy.  The hardest part is lining the baking sheet with parchment paper which has a mind of its own sometimes.  So you start with graham crackers to line your baking sheet.  I think I have said this before that manufactures are reducing  the size of the product or the container.  Have you noticed that your favorite cookie or cracker is somewhat smaller now?  What about a gallon of ice cream?  It is no longer a gallon.  I noticed when shopping for evaporated milk that the number of ounces in the can has been reduced.   In some cases it could wreck a recipe, but not it this case.  Anyway these bars are so good that you just have to try them.  It makes a bunch and they are quite rich, but freeze them for up to three months.  Then you’ll have a little chocolate hanging around in case of an emergency!  You know what I mean.

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Chocolate Toffee Bark

Here is another one of those recipes that I must have been buried under a rock for part of my lifetime.  It has been out there forever, but I’ve never had it.  Last weekend we got together for one of our family luncheons and Ken my sister-in-law brings in lots of goodies.  This being one of them and I just had to nibble before lunch and oh my!!!  This stuff is fabulous!  Then I was blown away when she told me the base was saltine crackers.  Unbelievable!  I knew right then and there that I would have to make it and I am not a candy lover, but this is really good.

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Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate that are over the Top

One of my favorite combinations is peanut butter and chocolate.  When I was pregnant (many years ago) and trying not to be a huge balloon.  I vividly remember going to CHMS’s musical and before finding a seat stopping by the snack bar and buying a Reese’s cup!  I relished every bite taking an hour or more to eat the three peanut butter cups.  Truthfully, that is the last time that I have purchased a triple cup of Reese’s.  But, I have eaten many of the miniature ones since that night. 

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Pralines

Making candy is not my favorite thing to do.  Too many things can go wrong that you have no control over.  Humidity is one of them. And here in the South you know we have plenty of humidity.  I was so happy to find this recipe in my mailbox at school.  It was just by chance that I can now share this with you.

Vickie B.  a great English teacher submitted this for a school  cookbook that never hit the press.  Somehow it was placed in my box.  I am so thrilled!!  Thanks to Vickie all of us can enjoy these pralines.  I promise you that they are pretty close to what you can get on River Street in Savannah!  In other words they are fabulousa!!

So here is what it takes for you to be the best candymaker ever.  No need for a thermometer or worry if it is raining. Enjoy every melt in your mouth bite!  Here ya go!

2 cups of Toasted pecans

1 stick of butter in saucepan

Add 2/3 cup of heavy cream

Add 2 cups of brown sugar

Brown sugar, cream and butter

Just warming up!

Bring to a boil

Boil for 1 minute

Stir in 2 cups of powdered sugar

Stir in 2 cups of pecans and 2 t. vanilla

Stirring

Drop on wax paper

Vickie B.’s Louisiana Pralines

  • 1/2 cup real butter
  • 2 c. brown sugar
  • 2/3 c. heavy cream
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 2 c. chopped, toasted pecans ( 200 Degrees for 15 min.)

Bring butter, brown sugar and cream to a boil, stir often.  Boil for 1 minute.  Remove and add vanilla, powdered sugar and pecans.  Drop on wax paper and cool.

Thank you Vickie for the great recipe.  Because of you I am a hit in Macon with this candy!!!

Happy Cooking,

The Teacher Cooks

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