Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Holiday Candy Making & No Bake Peanut Corn Crunch

In preparation for Christmas, I felt it was only appropriate to do some holiday baking!

One of my best friends came home for the holidays and we decided it was time to get our bake on.

Kaitlyn and Me


We definitely did it right, making all kinds of tasty, holiday treats.

We made some great candy including Oreo balls (if you haven't had these, you are missing out. Oreo cookies, cream cheese and white chocolate)

We also tried some nutter butter balls. You just grind a package of nutter butter cookies in a food processor, mix with cream cheese and dip in milk chocolate. They were great and super easy. 

Another new recipe we tried were Reese cookies. We put pre-made chocolate chip cookie dough in mini muffin tins and baked them. After they came out of the oven, we put a mini reese cup in each one. We had a few issues with getting these out of the tin though (I recommend greasing the sheet :) ).

Our Oreo candy in progress




Just a little of our baking mess


I HAVE to share our last recipe with you. It was GREAT and will be added to the list of "must bake" for holidays to come. It's the perfect combination of salty and sweet.

Kaitlyn found this recipe on pinterest here. I decided to call it:

No Bake Peanut Corn Crunch

Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup peanut butter
1 bag of Frito Lay Corn Chips
Milk Chocolate baking chips (optional)


Simple enough, just dump the peanut butter, corn syrup, and sugar into a pot.


Heat and mix these ingredients until they are creamy smooth as pictured below


Spread the corn chips out onto a baking sheet and pour the mixture evenly over the chips



You can drizzle chocolate over the final product if you choose. It doesn't seem to make a difference in taste, but it looks nice :)


Pull apart and share. So delicious!

I love some quality friend time and finding great new recipes. You should try it!









12 comments:

  1. I would never have thought that Fritos and peanut butter would be tasty together! I might just have to try this.

    Fizz and Frosting

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    1. I know, it is such an unlikely combination. It is great though, salty and sweet. Give it a try! There are only a few ingredients and probably took us 10 minutes to make. I think it was eaten in about 5!

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  2. Yum! That look so tasty!

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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  3. Oreo balls are the best!! And that peanut corn crunch looks amazing!

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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    1. It is amazing, you should try! Oreo balls are definitely a new classic too.

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  4. that does look delicious! so glad you stopped by my blog :)

    -Emma
    chasingtexas.blogspot.com

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  5. This all looks incredible. Especially the Oreo concoction! I am gaining weight just staring at it haha

    ablondenaturally.blogspot.com

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    1. I know! I'm going to have to quit with the candy!!

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