Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Crack ( Saltine Toffee Candy)

Saltine Toffee Candy

Recipe found at Mommy's Kitchen

1 1/2 sleeves saltine crackers
1 - cup butter, not margarine
1 - cup light brown sugar
1 - 12 oz package chocolate chips
1 - cup chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts or almonds)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Lay crackers out on sheet in one layer. In a medium sized saucepan melt the butter and the brown sugar. Stir often and bring to a full rolling boil and boil for exactly 3 minutes.

Pour over the saltines and bake for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and wait until they are almost melted then spread evenly all over all the saltines. Sprinkle on the nuts all over the top as evenly as possible. Refrigerate until cool and then break up into pieces and store in a air tight container.

Grandma's Gingersnaps

Grandma's Gingersnaps

Recipe found here at Allrecipes


  • 3/4 cup margarine
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar for decoration


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and molasses until well blended. Combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; stir into the molasses mixture to form a dough. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and roll the balls in the remaining sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Quick and Easy Microwave Peanut Brittle

1 1/2 c peanuts, salted and without skins
1 c white sugar
1/2 c light corn syrup
1 pinch of salt
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda

grease Teflon cookie sheet with butter.
In glass microwavable bowl combine peanuts. sugar.corn syrup and salt
microwave on hi for 6-7 minutes, I microwave for 3 then give it a quick stir and then microwave for another 3 minutes
stir in butter and vanilla, and return to microwave for another 2 minutes,
Remove from micro wave and quickly stir in baking soda, mixture will look slightly foamy. Pour on to prepared cookie sheet and spread quickly with the back of the spoon. cool and break into pieces.