Saturday, October 22, 2011

Homemade Candy!: Rolo Turtles and Butterfinger Bites

Who doesn't like homemade candy? Better yet...who doesn' t like really easy homemade candy? Here are two recipes that I have made for ages and everyone goes nuts over them. They could not be any simpler. The Rolo Turtles were my grandmother's favorite candy to make before she died and she brought them to every gathering we had! So Halloween is coming up and maybe you guys can make some of these candies for parties or office gatherings (not for passing out for Trick-or-Treat...I'm pretty sure the parents will just throw it away...LOL).

Rolo Turtles

Ingredients (use as many of each as you want candies):
Square pretzels
Pecan halves
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toast pecan halves in the oven for about 10 minutes or until fragrant. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Place pretzels on cookie sheet. Top each pretzel with an unwrapped rolo. Place in the oven for about 3 minutes, or until rolos are soft enough to smash down with a pecan half. Remove from oven and place a pecan half on top of each rolo and push down to form the candies. Allow to dry completely (can place in fridge to firm up more quickly if desired.)

Butterfinger Bites

Creamy Peanut Butter
Chocolate Alomond Bark (can use vanilla Almond Bark if desired)
Make mini sandwichs using two Cheez-its and peanut butter in between (make as many as desired). Melt chocolate almond bark in the microwave. Dip each Cheez-it sandwich into the melted chocolate until completely covered (I find using a fork works best so the excess chocolate can drip off) and place on wax paper to dry.

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