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Gale Gand’s Marshmallows

MAKES 40 Marshmallows ¼ cup water ¼ cup light corn syrup ¾ cup sugar 2 egg whites 1 tablespoon powdered gelatin 3 tablespoons cold water ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract Food coloring of your choice Sugar for sprinkling the pan Combine ¼ cup water, corn …

RECIPE: Caramel Bacon Peanut Bark

MAKES 24 SERVINGS 12 ounces maple or brown sugar bacon2 (12-ounce) packages milk chocolate bits 1 1/2 cups chopped peanuts (salted or not)1 (10-ounce) bag soft candy caramels Large flake sea salt Line baking sheet with waxed paper. Heat large saute pan over medium-high. Working …

RECIPE: Maple Bourbon Candy Bars

MAKES ABOUT 32  (3-INCH) BARS CRUST2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar1 egg 3/4 cup bread flour 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons rice flour¼ teaspoon salt MAPLE FILLING 2 tablespoons corn syrup 2 cups heavy whipping cream 3 cups granulated …

RECIPE: Pumpkin Marshmallow Caramel Bars

MAKES 16 (3-INCH) BARS 20 ounces dark chocolate (at least 64 percent cocoa), or meltable chocolate (at craft stores) SPICED CARAMEL 11/2 cups heavy cream 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons corn syrup 3 tablespoons butter PUMPKIN MARSHMALLOWS 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 cup cold …

Truffle Truffle’s Wasabi Truffle

MAKES ABOUT 45 TRUFFLES 3/4 cup heavy cream 1 pound high-quality white chocolate, broken into small pieces 1½ teaspoons wasabi powder, combined with just enough water to form a thick paste “Candy melts” or white chocolate couverture, for coating (see Note) Make ganache: Bring heavy cream just …

Apple popcorn brittle

MAKES 6 SERVINGS (7 CUPS) 1 quart popped popcorn2 cups apple-and-cinnamon- flavored cereal 1 cup cocktail peanuts Butter, for lining pans 3/4 cup apple juice1 cup sugar 1/4 cup light corn syrup 1/2 teaspoon vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt In bowl, toss together popped popcorn, cereal and peanuts; set aside. Butter …

Marshmallow haystacks

MAKES 52 PIECES 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature 2 tablespoons milk 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar 3 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Pinch of salt 3 cups mini-marshmallows 3 cups flaked coconut, lightly toasted In a large bowl …

Jack's party pecans

MAKES 3-4 SERVINGS 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup pecan halves 2 tablespoons Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 2 teaspoons soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 drops Tabasco sauce Melt butter in frying pan. Spread pecan halves in pan. Saute very slowly, stirring often until pecans …

Chinese chews

MAKES 16 SERVINGS 2/3 cup sifted flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup pitted dates, finely chopped 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 2 eggs, well-beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Confectioners' sugar Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease …