Thursday, December 11, 2008

Making Candy With Nuts

I should start by saying that I'm all for making things simple. My mantra is "need to do, nice to do, nuts to do" and most of the time I'm very sensible about maintaining that. I try to stick with the "need to" and occasionally will throw in a "nice to." But the "nuts to" is right out!

So, call it what you will--temporary insanity or a Christmas miracle--but I'm going to go a little nuts for Christmas.

I've decided to make an assortment of 8 different kinds of candy for holiday goody giving. I'm going to start with home made caramels because I tried some at a friends house last year and they were delicious. She said they were easy to make, but very time consuming.

Sign me up!

Here is the full list of what I will be attempting in the coming weeks.

Divinity (is everyone giving a collective "ewww?")
English toffee
Peanut butter fudge
Pretzel treats (you will just have to wait and see.)
Oreo cookie bark
Georgia pralines

I will blog about my successes and failures (I'm not an idiot...I fully anticipate a few flops) and include pictures so you can admire my skill or laugh at my folly.

(There doesn't seem to be enough chocolate on the list.)


Senia said...

Ooh! I can't wait for the blog updates and hopefully a little sampling at our Christmas festivities... hint, hint.

Afton said...

You will get more than a sample, but not at the Christmas party. I'm making something new and exciting and very difficult for the Christmas party.

just kidding...I'm making something easy that I've made a million times.

Debbie said...

MMMMMMMM! Are you trying to convince me to fly home for Christmas??? It's making me want to! :)

Anonymous said...

what happened to peppermint popcorn???I was banking on that for a treat this year.....but I love nuts-so good luck with your list...jillyn

Erika and Ryan said...

Good luck Afton! You're a better woman than I am! I made my chocolate/marshmallow cookies yesterday and we delivered them last night and I am so relieved to have that DONE! I don't care to make any more goodies!!!! I can't wait to get tips and hints from you though on your candies since I have never made most of them.

By the way, Son of the Shadows rocked. Bran rocked. I'm now on to Child of the Prophecy!

Betty Grace said...

Are you also mailing samples to out of state friends?