Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Just a little chocolate topping…

I used this Hot Fudge recipe as one layer in the Peppermint Torte I made today.  So, here’s the recipe.  It would be great over ice cream, too.

Hot Fudge

Yield: approx. 1.5 cups


14 oz. Sweetened Condensed Milk

4 (1oz.) squares semi-sweet chocolate

2 Tbs. butter

1 tsp. vanilla

DIRECTIONS: Mix the first three ingredients together in a small saucepan.  Heat over medium heat until the chocolate is melted.  Remove from heat, add vanilla and stir until thoroughly blended.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sweet (irresistible) snack


Nutty Cereal Mix

(I have no idea what it’s truly called because I didn’t ask for the recipe name!)

Yield: A LOT – Believe it or not, this was doubled in many of the recipes I researched.


1 cup butter

1 cup white sugar

1 cup light corn syrup

1/2 cup flaked coconut

20 oz. cereal – Crispix, Rice Chex, Corn Chex, Honey Nut Chex

3/4 cup sliced almonds (toasted under a broiler until nicely browned)

DIRECTIONS: Boil butter, sugar, and corn syrup for 3 minutes. 

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Measure cereal, coconut, and almonds into a large bowl. 

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Pour syrup over the mixture and stir until coated. 

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Spread the mixture out on waxed paper to cool.  Store in an airtight container.

Note:  The almonds can be omitted or reduced, and the coconut can be reduced, as well, to suit individual tastes.  Either way, it won’t last long!