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Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge

4 cups white sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme
1 (16 ounce) jar peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, brown sugar, butter and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and boil for 7 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in marshmallow creme until well incorporated and melted.
  4. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth; spread in prepared pan.
  5. Let cool before cutting into squares.
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Pretzel Rolos Pecan Turtles

I got this pretzel turtles recipe from a co-worker’s wife.  These turtle pretzels are simple to make and fun for the kids.  My kids were able to do everything, I just slid the parchment off the hot pan to a cold pan so I didn’t have to worry about them burning themselves.  They enjoyed making and eating them, of course 🙂

Pretzel Turtles Recipe

– Small mini pretzels
– Chocolate covered caramel candies (Rolos)
– Pecan halves

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Arrange the pretzels in a single layer on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place one chocolate covered caramel candy on each pretzel.
  3. Bake for 4 minutes. While the candy is warm, press a pecan half onto each candy covered pretzel. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.


Chocolate covered caramel candies


Pecan Halves

Pretzel turtles recipe before they are placed in the oven

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Easter Egg Nests

1/4 C. margarine
4 1/2 C. marshmallows
1/4 C. creamy peanut butter
1/4 C. mini chocolate chips
4 C. chow mein noodles
Jelly beans

Melt margarine; add marshmallows and stir until melted. Add peanut butter and chocolate chips; stir until melted and combined. Pour over noodles. Place mounds of mixture on waxed paper and form into nests. Put jelly beans in nest.

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Grandma B’s Popcorn Balls

1 C. corn syrup
1/2 C. sugar
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 T. butter
1/4 tsp. soda
4 qts. popped corn

Boil syrup, sugar and cream of tartar to a soft ball stage. Remove from heat; add butter and soda while stirring. Pour over freshly popped corn. Cool and form into balls.

Makes 15 popcorn balls.

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Christmas Candy Kiss Treat

1 bag round pretzels (small knot pretzels work also)
1 bag Hershey’s Almond Kisses
1 bag red and green M & M’s

Take a cookie sheet and cover with wax paper or parchment paper, Put pretzels on paper in single layer. Top with an unwrapped candy kiss. Bake in 250° oven approximately 5 minutes. Remove from oven; press tip of candy kiss down with an M & M or your finger. Clean fingers would be nice and Aunt Dee said not to use the naughty finger.

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Chocolate Caramel Candy

1 C. (6 oz.) milk chocolate chips
1/4 C. butterscotch chips
1/4 C. creamy peanut butter

1/4 C. butter or margarine
1 C. sugar
1/4 C. evaporated milk
1 1/2 C. marshmallow créme
1/4 C. creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 C. salted peanuts, chopped

1 – 14 oz. pkg. caramels
1/4 C. whipping cream

1 C. (6 oz.) milk chocolate chips
1/4 C. butterscotch chips
1/4 C. creamy peanut butter

BASE: Combine the ingredients in a small saucepan and stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Spread onto the bottom of a lightly-greased 13x9x2″ pan. Refrigerate until set.

FILLING: Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Add sugar and milk. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in the marshmallow creme, peanut butter and vanilla. Add peanuts. Spread over first layer. Refrigerate until set.

CARAMEL LAYER: Combine the caramels and cream in a saucepan; stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Spread over the filling. Refrigerate until set.

ICING: In another saucepan, combine chips and peanut butter; stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Pour over caramel layer. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Cut into 1″ squares. Store in the refrigerator.

Yield: About 8 dozen.

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Peanut Clusters

This is Liz Waskow’s mother’s recipe. I have a lot of recipes from them – Leta always joked, “Well of course it will be good, it’s from the Wheelers! ”

2 C. sugar
1 C. evaporated milk
24 caramels
1 1/2 C. milk chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla
1 lb. salted peanuts

Heat sugar and milk. Add caramels. Stir constantly. After caramels melt, boil 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Add vanilla, chocolate chips and peanuts. Drop onto waxed paper.

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Aunt Sal’s Caramels

2 C. light corn syrup
1/4 tsp. salt
2 C. whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 C. butter or margarine

Cook sugar, corn syrup and salt to 425º. Cut margarine and add a bit at a time so mixture does not stop boiling. Stir vanilla into cream and add gradually so mixture does not stop boiling. Cook, stirring constantly, to 240º, or firm ball stage, and pour immediately into a buttered 9×13″ cake pan. When cool, cut into squares and wrap each piece in waxed paper.

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Debbie’s Microwave Peanut Brittle

1 C. sugar
1/2 C. light corn syrup
1 C. raw peanuts
Dash of salt
1 T. margarine
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda

Put the sugar, corn syrup, raw peanuts and salt into all 1 1/2 – to 2-quart dish. Stir so the sugar is moist. Cook 4 minutes; stir. Cook 3 minutes. Add the margarine and vanilla and cook for 1 minute. Add the baking soda and stir to froth. Pour onto buttered surface.

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Wedding Mints

Made by the thousands by the Riordan family.

1 – 2 lb. pkg. powdered sugar
1 – 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
Food coloring
Peppermint, vanilla or wintergreen flavoring

Add flavoring, drop-by-drop, to taste, and coloring to the cream cheese. Mix in the powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time.

Makes 100. Doubled batch makes 330 roses.