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  • Family Holiday Goodies

    2 posts, 2 voices, 593 views, started Nov 5, 2008

    Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 by Maura Jones


    • Amethyst

      These recipes have been in my family for many generations.  I thought I’d share them with everyone here on fab 40.  Hope you try them and enjoy!

      Before attempting any of these recipes...*Buy a candy thermometer!*

      Date Candy
      1 1/2 C. Sugar
      1 C. Canned Milk
      1 C. Pitted Dates
      1/2 C. Pecans
      2 TB. Butter
      Powdered Sugar

      Bring sugar, dates & milk to a boil until it forms a soft ball in cold water.
      Cool until lukewarm, add nuts & butter. Beat until cold & thick.
      Turn on to a board and knead until it will mold using a damp cloth or powdered sugar.

      Buttermilk Pralines
      2 C. Sugar
      1 C. Buttermilk
      1tsp. Baking Soda
      2 TB. Light Corn Syrup

      Combine in LARGE saucepan (it foams at first until it boils down)
      Cook to soft ball stage

      Remove from heat & add:
      2 TB. Butter
      1 tsp. Vanilla
      1 1/2 C. broken pecans
      Stir until it takes on a slightly creamy tinge.
      Drop from spoon on foil which has been slightly salted.

      Chocolate-Peanut Butter Fudge (4 Lbs.)
      4 C. Sugar
      1 stick margarine
      2 tsp. vanilla
      4 tsp. cocoa
      1 can evap milk
      24 large marshmallows
      2 C. creamy peanut butter (can use crunchy if desired)
      Mix sugar, margarine milk and cocoa.
      Cook for 7 minutes after mixture comes to a rolling boil.
      Remove from heat.
      Add peanut butter, marshmallows & vanilla. Stir until mixed and beginning to cool.
      Pour into lightly buttered dish.
      Sprinkle chopped nuts on top or
      For variety, add chopped nuts to mixture with the peanutbutter and marshmallows.


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