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Yummy Gift Baskets
Posted on 03.01.12 by itscrazydelicious @

Who would not love to get that fabulous gourmet gift basket delivered to oyou.  It makes for a great gift to give someone year round and for no occation at all even.  They are great for the holidays too like Mother’s Day and Easter.  Great gifts, like a cheesecake, to give to someone that has it all.  And they  have such yummy treats and selections.  My husband likes the cheese and wine baskets but I prefer the chocolate and cheesecake ones.  

Although last year I did get a fruit one that was actually quite delicious. I guess it all depends on the person that you are sending it to.  It is a nice time of year too…no one would be especting anything like this.  Personally, I think that the best gifts to get and give are the ones that you don’t expect and are for no reason at all other than the fact that you care. And a nice cheesecake does say that you care 🙂


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Cheesecake
Posted on 03.01.12 by itscrazydelicious @
Who does not love cheesecake! And this is the time of the year that I am always making it.  From Thanksgiving to Easter is when I make all my cheesecake desserts.  My personal favorite is chocolate chip cheesecake.  And this year I make little chocolate cheesecake bite squares so that I could bring them in for my co-workers.  They just loved them!  And it was the perfect size so that you could enjoy it but you don’t feel guilty for eating it.
But there are many people out there like my sister, that love to eat it but do not really care to make their own. But with all the great sites out there you can get a fresh cheesecake delivered right to your door for any occation you like.  I have order cheesecake online before and they taste fabulous.

 


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Oreo Recipes
Posted on 12.18.11 by itscrazydelicious @

If you like oreos and oreo recipes then this is the site for you!! I was looking for An Oreo recipe and I just happen to stumble upon this gem of a recipe site called Techno Spud Projects. This site also has fun Oreo trivia is you want to veiw that also. The Chocolate Oreo delight is just so simple and it is really delicious. I had some the other day because my sister made it and it was fabulous..you just can not have just one piece 🙂


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Easy Dessert
Posted on 07.19.09 by itscrazydelicious @

I love this time of year…I just had the best dessert and it is so easy and healthy to make! Just a bunch of blueberries and put it on the bottom of a very tall dessert glass and then a layer of whipped cream and then a lay or strawberries followed by whipped cream and sprinkled with either yellow sprinkles or lemon peel shavings…a perfectly healthy and patriotic dessert!


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Cheerios Necklace
Posted on 02.24.09 by itscrazydelicious @

I know it sounds so simple but sometimes it is the simple things you never actually think of! My daughter and I made a Cherrios necklace the other day. Her friend had one of those candy necklaces and this is just so much more healthier than the candy ones and she loves Cheerios anyway. We got the frosted Cheerios and just strung them together to make her a necklace that she snacked on. It was a lot of fun and it was something that she could do by herself so she liked that too!


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Rainbow Swirl Cake
Posted on 12.02.08 by itscrazydelicious @

This is so easy!! Just follow the directions on the boxes. Put in the cake pan of your choice. Pour in the vanilla cake mix and gently swirl the other to cake mixes in to get the rainbow effect.
Top with vanilla, strawberry and chocolate frostings!

1 box vanilly cake mix
1 box strawberry cake mix
1 box chocolate cake mix


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Boxed Sugar Cookies
Posted on 10.19.08 by itscrazydelicious @

Do not ever buy boxed sugar cookie mixes….I have yet to find one that I like ever. I just made the most absolutely worst sugar cookies I have ever had in my life. You take a bit and they like crumble…it is just really gross. And I was going to this week get the ones that are the refrigerated kind but they didn’t have the cookie roll and the ones they had were the break apart kind and they were like $4 – forget that!


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M and M’s
Posted on 07.31.08 by itscrazydelicious @

I love candy in my foods…I mean really…who does not like candy in their foods. And one of my favorite candy’s that I like to throw in my ice cream or my dessert especially chocolately desserts is M and M’s. And if you go to the official m and m site you will find a lot of great baking recipes that are just delicious. Not just cookies and brownies but other great goodies you and your family are sure to enjoy!


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Chocolate
Posted on 06.13.08 by itscrazydelicious @

Who does not love chocolate and who does not love getting chocolate. Gertrude Hawk Chocolates has gourmet chocolates that are absolutely delicious. They also have sugar free candy, fresh fudge, chocolate covered cherries and caramel dipped apples to just name a few of what they offer. And they use only the freshest ingredients in all of their recipes that have been tested by Gertrude herself. They have pre made gift baskets that are lovely for any and all occasions because chocolate is a cure all for all in my opinion. From holidays to birthdays to fundraising and corporate events they have exactly what you are looking for and what you need.


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Bake Sale
Posted on 06.12.08 by itscrazydelicious @

Have you ever thought of having that bake sale? I know that my daughters school has them all the time for fund raisers but I don’t think they do all that well. I remember when I was in school that they really didn’t sell all that great because you would have not the best of items to sell. No one wants to buy yucky over priced cookies!
Here is a great site I found with a lot of info on bake sales. http://www.dosomething.org/tipsheet/healthy_bake_sale – I feel the more tips you can get on a successful bake sale…the better off you will be!


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Chocolate Baseball Cookies
Posted on 05.21.08 by itscrazydelicious @

I just love to make cookies..and my family just loves it when I make cookies for them. Here is a great recipe that I just found and I can not wait to make. I may even make them for Father’s Day. They also would make for a great dish and dessert to bring to that cookout that you may be going to this weekend. This would have been great for the opening day of baseball too…something to remember for next year. This was from www.garvick.com.

Chocolate Baseball Cookies

1 c Sugar
1/2 c Packed brown sugar
1/2 c Unsweetened cocoa powder
2 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts Cinnamon
2 Eggs
1/2 c Cooking oil
1 ts Vanilla
1 3/4 c Flour
1/2 c Chopped walnuts
1/2 c Sugar
Preheat oven to 375F.

In a large mixing bowl stir together the sugar, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and cinnamon. Add the eggs, cooking oil and vanilla.

Beat with a rotary beater or wire whip until the mixture is smooth. Add the flour. Stir with a large spoon until the mixture is smooth. Stir in the walnuts.

Place the sugar in a pie plate.

Spoon chocolate mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Roll each mound around in your hands to form a ball. Roll the balls in the sugar to coat generously.

Place the balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.

Bake at 375F for 12 to 14 minutes or until the cookies are firm around the edges and the tops are cracked.

Cool on a wire rack. Makes 24 cookies.


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Cheesecake!
Posted on 05.06.08 by itscrazydelicious @

I just love cheesecake. And lately I have been making it alot for my family because it really is just so easy to make and it is just so yummy. And it is not that expensive to make either which is even better with this economy that we have – everything just seems to be skyrocketing no matter what it is. But this cheesecake is just fabulous! It is from cheesecake recipes

graham crust (make it yourself or premade is fine.)
16oz cream cheese
6oz can of frozen orange juice
1 can sweetened condensed milk
10oz of whipped cream (cool whip)
Instructions:
Mix softened cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk and orange juice with mixer. Fold in whipped cream. Pour into crust. Chill one hour.


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Making Cookies
Posted on 04.20.08 by itscrazydelicious @

I just love to make sookie and making cookies from scratch are just so incredibly good! Just be sure that you cream the sugar and the shortening as well – it is the most important part of getting that great tasting cookies. And after you are done and they have baked leave them on the baking sheet just a little longer because they are actually still cooking.


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Fudge
Posted on 01.04.08 by itscrazydelicious @

The site Moms Who Think has a great fudge recipe site and links as well as great recipes from everything like white chocolate fudge to apple peanut butter fudge. And personally i think that this time of year is just a super time if not the best time to be making that delicious as well as delectable fudge. Definately check it out because it is not too late to think about getting these recipes and ingredients for your Christmas and New Years Desserts.


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Tasty Turkey Cupcakes
Posted on 11.03.07 by itscrazydelicious @

Here is a great treat I found at Bright Ideas. This treat is adorable also…great for you to bring in to your child’s class for a Thanksgiving treat and it is just so incredibly easy to make too. You can even have your child help to make and decorate them…it is great fun and I think cooking is just nice quality time to spend with your daughter or your son!

It is called Tasty Turkey Cupcakes and is guaranteed to be a huge hit at your Thanksgiving gatherings!!

1 bag STARBURST® Brand Original Fruit Chews FUN SIZE®
1 bag TWIX® Brand Miniatures
1 bag M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Mini Baking Bits
1 (18.25 oz.) box yellow cake mix
2 (16. oz) cans chocolate frosting
24 thin chocolate wafers
1 box thin pretzel sticks
Fall-colored paper cupcake liners
Small rolling pin
Scissors
Printable template
Resealable plastic bag
What to do:
Prepare cake batter according to instructions on box. Divide batter evenly into paper-lined cupcake cups.
Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for approximately 18-20 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.
Meanwhile, soften 24 STARBURST® Brand Original Fruit Chews FUN SIZE® (about 6 at a time) in the microwave for 2 to 3 seconds. Flatten them with a rolling pin and immediately cut into feathers using printable template and scissors. Use any red STARBURST® Brand Original Fruit Chews FUN SIZE® scraps to make the waddle.
Frost the top of each cupcake. Using the scissors, snip a corner off of the resealable plastic bag and spoon 1 cup of chocolate frosting into the bag. For the tail: Pipe a line of frosting across the chocolate wafers and arrange three feathers on each one. Press pretzel stick to support wafer and press wafer ?tail? into the cupcake. For the head: Pipe 4 dots on the short end of a TWIX® Brand Miniatures candy to stick on the M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Mini Baking Bits eyes, nose and STARBURST® Brand Original Fruit Chews FUN SIZE® waddle.
Makes 24 Cupcakes.


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Monster Chocolate Cashew Turtles
Posted on 10.31.07 by itscrazydelicious @

Well, today is Halloween and it is not to late to make those great treats for that Halloween party you will be going to tonight. These are not to difficult to make however you really want to get started on them as soon as you can today..or depending on what time the party will start. And the adults as well as the kids will be just loving these great treats! If you love chocolate and cashews then this is the candy for you!!!

I got this recipe from Recipe Zaar

8 ounces dark semi-sweet chocolate chips
12 ounces heavy whipping cream
8 ounces sugar
2 ounces water
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
4 ounces heavy whipping cream
6 ounces cashews, dry roasted, salted
16 ounces dark semisweet chocolate

Not the one? See other Monster Chocolate Cashew Turtles Recipes
< 60 mins Candy Low Sodium Candy Heat the first heavy cream in a small sauce pan. Bring to a simmer and remove from heat. Place chocolate chips in a stainless steel bowl. Pour hot cream over chocolate and stir with a rubber spatula. Place paper muffin cups into a muffin pan. Pour ganache into paper cups ¼ inch thick. Top with toasted cashews and cool in freezer. For the caramel:. Heat the second cream in a small pan up to the boil. Shut off heat and keep warm. In a large sauce pan, combine sugar water and lemon juice and cook to a medium caramel color. Be extremely careful -- this will be 'very hot'. Remove from heat and carefully add the hot heavy cream. Stir until a smooth caramel. Caution, use a cooking vessel much larger than necessary because the hot caramel will boil up and could splatter. Allow to cool to a honey like thickness. Spoon the caramel on top of the cashews. Place back in freezer for 15 minutes. Remove paper cups and place turtles on a wire rack. Melt dark chocolate and spoon over turtles.


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Dr. Pepper Pralines
Posted on 10.31.07 by itscrazydelicious @

I just love Dr. Pepper. That is definately my soda of choice by all means. So here is a great recipe that I will be trying tonight…it is called Dr. Pepper Pralines. These look so easy to make so I am really hoping that I am right! Because if these come out good I have a anniversary party that I have to go to and I think these would go over really great as candies to munch on before the dinner. I am in charge of the little things before dinner…so this should be easy 🙂

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup Dr. Pepper
4 large marshmallows
2 to 3 cups pecan or walnut halves

In heavy saucepan mix together sugars and Dr. Pepper. Cook over low heat. stirring constantly until all sugar is dissolved, then cook stirring occasionally until soft ball stage (238 degrees F) is reached. Remove from heat, add marshmallows and nut meats together. Beat hard for 1 to 2 minutes until mixture starts to cream. Drop on wax paper in small balls, about 1 tablespoon at a time. They should flatten out around the edges leaving mound of nut meats in the center.

I got this from Recipe Gold Mine


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Spooky Pudding Cups
Posted on 10.19.07 by itscrazydelicious @

This is a just an super easy recipe that your children would have a lot of fun helping out. It is called Spooky Pudding Cups and I found this recipe at Spookmaster.com. There are alot of great Halloween recipes there that are really easy to make too. And this is a something that is quick to make to that the kids are sure to enjoy and love to eat at their halloween parties this year.

4 cups – Cold milk
1 package (4 serving size) – Chocolate fudge instant pudding mix
10 to 12 – Plastic cups (7-ounce size)
1 package (4 serving size) – Vanilla instant pudding mix
12 – Chocolate sandwich cookies
Red and yellow food coloring
Halloween sprinkles

Preparation

Pour 2 cups of the milk into a large bowl. Add chocolate fudge flavor pudding, beat with wire whisk for 2 minutes. Fill glasses about ½ full with pudding mixture.

Pour remaining 2 cups of milk into another large bowl. Add vanilla pudding mix, beat with wire whisk for 2 minutes. Stir in a few drops of red and yellow food color to make orange. Spoon mixture evenly over chocolate mixture. Top with crushed cookies.

Refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish with Halloween sprinkles.


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Edible Chocolate Bowls
Posted on 10.19.07 by itscrazydelicious @

I found this on the internet and I had to try it…I messed up the first time but I got it right the second time and the kids love this!! Great Recipes online have so many super recipes and they are just so easy to make some of them. I am all for a challange sometimes but the simple recipes are obviously easier and sometimes cost less. Not to mention that they are really just as good as the fancy dishes or desserts. Try this one though..it is good!

Ingredients:
FOR THE BOWLS
1 bag chocolate chips
a small balloon for each bowl sprinkles
Tin foil

FOR THE MILKSHAKES
2 scoops of chocolate ice cream for each milkshake
chocolate syrup
1 cup of milk
oreo cookie *optional

Preparation:
Needed: a blender, a freezer, a microwave

Edible Chocolate Bowls
1. Fill up a tall bowl with a good amout of the chocolate chips.
2. Microwave the chips for 2-3 minutes on MED, or until fully melted. Let cool at room temperature until it is luke warm to the touch.
3. Blow up 2 small balloons, until they are the size that you want to bowl to be, we suggest 3-4 inches across, and about 3 inches tall.
4. Get out a layer of tin foil, lay on a table.
5. Slowly but thouroughly dip the balloons into the luke warm chips, and make sure there is a thick layer of chocolate around the lower half of the inflated balloon, and if needed,use a butter knife to layer it evenly.
6. Lay the ballons chocolate side down on the tin foil. place in the freezer for 5-10 minutes, until the bowl has frozen over the first level. Then remove and let sit
7. Apply yet another layer of chocolate, this time shaping your bowl to be completely even around the side!
8. Re freeze this layer. You may need up to 3 or 4 layers. This can be judged as you like, as thick as you would like the bowl to be.
9. While the last layer is hardening, apply splinkles around the entire bowl.
10. This will complete your bowl. Just set in the freezer to let it completely harden while you prepare to make your chocolate milkshake.

Choco-Power Milkshake
1. Pour 2 scoops ice cream, a cup of milk, oreo bits, chocolate syrup, and any other ingredients you desire.
2. Blend on high until milkshake density.
3. Remove and pour into the bowl when ready to serve, until then, keep milkshake in fridge.
4 Serve on a platter, possibly with come more chocolate syrup splattered on the plate. This shouls serve 4-6 people, depending on the size of the bowl.
CAUTION: very rich, very sweet, do not overeat!

Submited by Ben Hogan and Brooks Henneman
Great Recipes Online


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Royal Icing
Posted on 10.19.07 by itscrazydelicious @

Here is a great halloween recipe called Royal Icing that I found at Britta.com. This one seems to be very easy to make and just dsounds delicious. But personally, anything with the word icing in it just sounds so sweet and yummy to me. This is the hard icing that can clue gingerbread houses together or create that hard icing looking on cookies or cakes.

Makes enough to ice 5-6 dozen sugar cookies.

16 oz powdered sugar (icing sugar)
3 egg whites
1/2 tsp cream of tartar

Beat until peaks firmly hold their shape, and the more you beat it, the firmer it gets. This hardens when exposed to air, but dissolves in water, so keep a moist towel over the bowl while working with it. Use a tight-fitting plastic container to store in the refrigerator for a couple weeks, but the egg whites begin to separate from the sugar any longer than that.


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Bat Cookies
Posted on 10.05.07 by itscrazydelicious @

Here is a great recipe that I found at Mountain Breeze. They are Bat Cookies and they just look so good. I had a request to make bat cookies and I didn’t even know that they existed but apparently they do. So, if you are also on the lookout for bat cookies then here is the perfect recipe for you. And they look rather easy to make and also quite delicious…but I think that all cookies are pretty delicious actually 🙂

9 oz Chocolate wafer cookies
4 oz Milk chocolate candy melts

Use a serrated knife to carefully cut 18 of the cookies into quarters.
Save remaining cookies for another use.
For each bat, place 2 cookie quarters 1/4″ apart on waxed paper.
Repeat with remaining quarters.
Melt candy melts.
Drop about 1/2 teaspoon of melted candy at center of each bat, connecting cookies.
Use a toothpick to smooth melted candy into a uniform circle.
Cool completely before removing from waxed paper.


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Pumpkin Donuts
Posted on 09.27.07 by itscrazydelicious @

I just really felt like something pumpkinny yesterday. And I had thought…I wonder if there was a recipe out there for pumpkin donuts…wouldn’t that just taste so incredible? At least I thought so. And I actually did indeed find a recipe that was pumpkin donuts. I am so excited! So, I will be making that either tomorow or this weekend sometime. Here is what I found from Epicurious.

Spiced sugar
1 cup sugar
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
Doughnuts
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large egg
2 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk
1 cup canned pure pumpkin
Canola oil (for deep-frying)

Powdered Sugar Glaze
2 cups powdered sugar
Whipping cream

preparationFor spiced sugar:
Whisk all ingredients in medium bowl to blend.
For doughnuts:
Whisk first 8 ingredients in medium bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat sugar and butter in large bowl until blended (mixture will be grainy). Beat in egg, then yolks and vanilla. Gradually beat in buttermilk; beat in pumpkin in 4 additions. Using rubber spatula, fold in dry ingredients in 4 additions, blending gently after each addition. Cover with plastic; chill 3 hours.

Sprinkle 2 rimmed baking sheets lightly with flour. Press out 1/3 of dough on floured surface to 1/2- to 2/3-inch thickness. Using 2 1/2-inch-diameter round cutter, cut out dough rounds. Arrange on sheets. Repeat with remaining dough in 2 more batches. Gather dough scraps. Press out dough and cut out more dough rounds until all dough is used.

Using 1-inch-diameter round cutter, cut out center of each dough round to make doughnuts and doughnut holes.

Line 2 baking sheets with several layers of paper towels. Pour oil into large deep skillet to depth of 1 1/2 inches. Attach deep-fry thermometer and heat oil to 365°F to 370°F. Fry doughnut holes in 2 batches until golden brown, turning occasionally, about 2 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain. Fry doughnuts, 3 or 4 at a time, until golden brown, adjusting heat to maintain temperature, about 1 minute per side. Using slotted spoon, transfer doughnuts to paper towels to drain. Cool completely.

For powdered sugar glaze:
Whisk powdered sugar and 4 tablespoons whipping cream to blend. Whisk in additional cream, 1 teaspoon at a time, to form medium thick glaze. Can be made up to 3 hours ahead. Add doughnut holes to bowl of spiced sugar and toss to coat. Spread doughnuts on 1 side with Powdered Sugar Glaze. Arrange doughnuts, glazed side up, on racks. Let stand until glaze sets, at least 30 minutes.

Makes about 24 doughnuts and 24 doughnut holes.


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Pumpkin Cookies
Posted on 09.24.07 by itscrazydelicious @

Here is a great recipe site with a lot of great Halloween recipes. My favorite so far is the Pumpkin Cookies. This would make for a great fall treat or something that you child could bring into school for their Halloween party. This would actually be a fun recipe that you child could help you out with also. I made them this weekend and they were delicious and a big hit with the family and really easy to make too. Try it!

MAKE-A-FACE PUMPKIN COOKIES

1 1/2 cups Bisquick® baking mix
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 egg
Assorted candies (licorice candy,
candy-coated peanut butter candies, candy
coated chocolate candies)
Preparation :
Place waxed paper on microwavable plate. Mix all ingredients except candies until very soft dough forms.

Drop dough by 2 rounded tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper; spread to make 3-inch circles. Makes 3 cookies at a time. Decorate with candies to make monster faces.

Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute. Turn plate 1/2 turn. Microwave 30 seconds to 1 minute longer, checking once or twice until cookies are puffed and dry.

Slide waxed paper with cookies onto wire rack. Cool 5 minutes; remove cookies waxed paper to wire rack. Repeat with remaining dough. 9 or 10 cookies.


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Orange Worms
Posted on 09.19.07 by itscrazydelicious @

I found this at Razzle Dazzle Recipes – it looks really great and I will be doing my shopping on Thursday so I will be sure to get the ingrediants need for this recipe. It is called Orange Worms and just sounded really cool…something that the kids would just love to have as a treat this halloween season! And it is not that unhealthy 🙂

2 cans Apricot halves packed in light syrup
4 Envelopes unflavored gelatin
2 c Orange juice

Wiggle these worms any way you want on your plate. If you like, give them ‘eyes’ made from licorice bits.

Place apricots in colander and let drain. Place drained apricots in food processor, cover, and whirl until well blended.

Place gelatin in 3 quart pan, add orange juice, and let5 stand for 5 minutes to soften gelatin. Place pan on burner and bring to a boil over med/high heat, stirring with whisk. Turn off burner and remove pan to rack.

Add apricots and mix with whisk until well blended. Pour into baking pan, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for about 4 hours, until set.

Use butter knife to cut gelatin crosswise into 9 inch long, 1 inch wide strips. (you should have about 13 strips)

Use pancake turner to remove strips to serving plate. Use your hands to twist strips into worm shapes.


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Candy Apples
Posted on 09.18.07 by itscrazydelicious @

Personally, I like my candy apples to be with MacEntoch Apples but Red Delicious is also very good too. I like caramel apples but the candy apples are just very seasonable right now. Here is a great recipe that I have used and I goofed it up the first time but hte second time I did it it came out really great. If yoiu goof up just try again…just like with anything! I got this from Home Cooking

12 red delicious apples
12 wooden ice-cream sticks
4-1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon red food coloring
1-1/2 cups water
1 cup chopped peanuts

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpats. Set aside. Wash and dry the apples. Insert a stick through the stem of each, leaving about 2 inches of the stick for gripping. Place the chopped peanuts in a deep bowl large enough to roll apples in.

Place the sugar, corn syrup, food coloring, and water in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Bring slowly to a boil while stirring constantly and cook until the ingredients are dissolved.

Insert a candy thermometer into the liquid and continuing cooking, without stirring, until the temperature reaches 290 degrees F. This should take about 20 minutes.

Remove the syrup from the heat and dip the apples, one by one, coating each evenly. Work quickly so the sauce doesn’t harden. As you finish dipping an apple, roll it in the peanuts to coat evenly. Place each apple standing on the prepared cookie sheet. Let the apples cool for at least 1 hour before servinig.


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