Category Archives: candy

date balls

One of my favorite Christmas not-a-cookie treats are Date Balls. They are delicious. Thanks, again, to my friend Mellanie who shared this recipe with me. Date Balls (Makes about 90 pieces.) 1/2 pound butter (2 sticks) 1 pound dates, diced or chopped 2 c. sugar Cook over medium heat 10 minutes, stirring constantly. DO NOT […]

butterfly babies

It seems every time we pick more parsley for the caterpillars, we also bring in a caterpillar or two. Or three. We’re up to 15 or 16. So some of the cats in the fish tank are very small and some are getting very large! I think we have every instar represented in the tank. […]

Candy Jumble

Several people who saw a picture of this candy on my flickr site asked if I would share the recipe. I am always happy to share, so here you are. 🙂 The ingredients list is short and it is very easy to make. Candy Jumble 24 oz. pkg. vanilla almond bark 2 c. mini marshmallows, […]

Oreo Truffles

18 oz. package Oreo Cookies, crushed (reserve 2 T.) 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened Crush the Oreo cookies. I put them in a zippered storage bag and hit them with the rolling pin. 🙂 Stir together the cookie crumbs and the softened cream cheese until well blended. Form into small balls. Cool them in […]

Raspberry Truffles

Raspberry Truffles 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 T heavy cream 1 T butter 2 T seedless raspberry jam In a heavy saucepan, combine chips, heavy cream and butter. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Stir in raspberry jam. Cover with plastic wrap; freeze 20 minutes. Drop mixture by teaspoons onto foil lined […]

Christmas Mice

Each year, for our annual Christmas open house, we make these very cute Christmas mice. They are a great addition to a cookie tray. I think more of them are taken home wrapped in napkins than are actually eaten at the party. 🙂 The bodies of the mice are made from maraschino cherries dipped in […]