candy

marbled peppermint bark

Thumbnail image for marbled peppermint bark

What is Christmas without a little peppermint bark? Or in this case, marbled bark… sounds fancy, but isn’t really. Like with the cranberry bliss bar, I’m kind of stretching the meaning of “cookie” again. But I’m still in the easy-does-it mode in the kitchen. So easy in fact, I didn’t turn on a stove or […]

[Continue reading…]

marshmallow madness

Homemade marshmallows drizzled with chocolate and sprinkled with toasted almonds and toffee bits. Yum.

[Continue reading…]

Caramel update

So round 2 is delicious, but I think I overcompensated for the burning of the first batch and undercooked it slightly. It is definitely a soft caramelly texture, but if left to sit for a while it spreads out (I cut the batch into squares and set them on parchment paper last night, about an […]

[Continue reading…]

Caramel rescue and vindication

D. helped me save the round 1. He suggested dipping them in chocolate. I was skeptical, but melted some semi-sweet chocolate chips and dipped the slightly bitter, slightly burnt caramels in it. I also sprinkled them with some of the chocolate salt I made earlier. Wow. The result is great. The second round of caramels […]

[Continue reading…]

Apple cider caramels, round 2 – looks promising

The 2nd batch of caramels are actually CARAMEL colored! And the lingering bit left on the spatula was delicious…

[Continue reading…]

Apple cider caramels, round 1 – The sugar wins

I stepped away for a second… a second!… and the sugar burned a little. It didn’t come out caramel colored. Instead it is a deep, dark brown. I made the dark (burned) sugar into caramels anyway. Not bad, just a little savory. haha. But not a candidate for Christmas gifting. On to round 2. Wish […]

[Continue reading…]

Sunday

Today has been good. A little lazy this morning, a little shopping at the farmer’s market, sewing store and Target. And now I am trying to make my first caramels. I saw these a few weeks ago on Salt and Chocolate and I have not been able to get them out of my head. So […]

[Continue reading…]