Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Cooking Thursday

This time of year, I often need to make goodies to bring to different gatherings.  I thought I would share a few easy, but good recipes with you.

The first is this fudge.  When I saw this recipe, it seemed too easy to be good, but I thought I might as well try it.  It worked, and is very good!

Microwave Fudge
3 cups chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt

Place chocolate chips, condensed milk and butter into bowl and melt in microwave for about 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute.  Do not overheat.
Once chocolate is smooth and melted, stir in vanilla and salt.  Pour into foil lined 9x9 pan and refrigerate.  Allow to harden, then turn out of pan, remove foil and cut.

This is another one that is very easy, makes quite a bit and is very good.

Cracker Toffee
1 cup brown sugar
2 sticks butter
Ritz crackers
12 ounces chocolate chips
 Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lay crackers out next to each other in a well greased, rimmed cookie sheet.
Place butter and brown sugar into saucepan and bring to boil.  Boil for 3 minutes, then pour over crackers in pan. 
Place in oven for 6 minutes.  Remove, then pour chocolate chips over top.  Allow to soften and spread.
Place pan in refrigerator, once cooled you can break into pieces.

 Chewy Peanut Butter Bites
1 cup sugar
1 cup corn syrup
18 ounces peanut butter
6 cups corn flakes
3 ounces chocolate
Combine sugar and corn syrup in medium size saucepan and bring to full boil.  Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter.
Place corn flakes in large bowl and pour peanut butter mix over top.  Stir to mix, making sure corn flakes are coated.
Scoop out onto wax paper, forming 1"-2" balls.  
Melt chocolate and drizzle over the peanut butter bites.
Allow to cool and enjoy!


Terri D said...

Oh my!! Sugar high just reading the recipes and seeing the photos!! It's that most wonderful time of year....when calories don't count! (right!)

Bethany Carson said...

Mmm! Those look good, and the recipes are simple enough I might actually try them one of these days! Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

You are making my mouth water, Mari! My husband loves fudge and you have reminded me that I need to make it before Christmas :)

The cracker toffee looks and sounds wonderful - I have never made anything like that before. And the chewy peanut butter bites....oh my! I would love to pop one of those into my mouth right now!

Thanks for sharing these delicious recipes. Hugs!

Terra said...


Amy at love made my home said...

They all sound delicious!! xx

Anonymous said...

I will have one of each!

Sola Scriptura said...

Oh these look delicious! I really like American fudge... I need to make some!

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing those recipes. We must have been on the same 'wave length', because I went out before church last night and bought the chocolate chips; I had the condensed milk, and intend to make the fudge today. Now that I know it turned out good.

Betsy Brock said...

Yum! I want a taste of each with my morning coffee! haha. I haven't heard of that last one....Lauren would love that.

Jenny said...

Cracker toffee :: Crack. End of. Get thee behind me, Satan! xoxo

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

OOoohhhh!!! These all sound DEEE-lightful Mari! Yummy!

And then they're easy too - it doesn't get better than that darling Gal.

Thanks for sharing. ;)

Brooke said...

i'll be over for coffee and Christmas candy soon!!

Cherdecor said...

Alan would call these "sugar bombs." They all look good.

Linda said...

Yummy! Yummy! Yummy!!!! Blessings

Sally said...

Awesome. I'm gonna have to try those as the time is drawing near for baking. Thank you, Mari

Kerin said...

All your recipes look delish!
I've made the microwave fudge before, and the cracker toffee.. but I've not made the peanut butter treats.
Must give those a try :)

Sandi said...

Microwave fudge, who would have thought!!!

Unknown said...

My mom used to make the cracker toffee for us kids a long while ago. But some how forgot to read the recipe down! Thank you!!