Friday, December 05, 2008

Christmas Baking Time

It's time for some yummy Christmas treats to be around the house. Today I got busy and made sugared almonds, Chocolate Caramel candy and chocolate almond truffles.

Here are the sugared almonds cooking away. Mari posted this recipe on her blog so I decided to try it. They have a bit too much ginger flavor for me so I would exclude that next time- still pretty good though:


Here are the steps for the chocolate caramel candy:
1st layer chocolate, butterscotch:


Then a marshmallow cream layer:


Next a caramel layer:


Last another chocolate layer:


I've posted this recipe here if you want to make these yourself!

The other thing I made today is chocolate almond truffles:


These are really yummy and easy:
1/2 c. cocoa
1 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. cream cheese
1/2 tsp. almond flavoring

Mix all together and form balls. Roll in a combination of equal parts powdered sugar and cocoa. Refrigerate 1-2 hours.



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10 comments:

Rachel Slagle said...

wow! those all sound super delish. i may have to try them out when i do my baking next week :)

Diane said...

YUMMY! I've tried those chocolate caramel bars before and they are amazing although I had a hard time cutting them - I must be weak! :)

Jodi said...

You just shouldn't post that sort of thing at 10:00 in the morning! :) Both recipes look so delicious!!!

Mari said...

Quit making me hungry! I could eat one of your caramel bars right now!

Melissa said...

I tried making truffles the other week and they ended up looking like cooked ground beef. ewww... I think I will have to give your recipe a shot :)

Nancy said...

Wow! I'm coming over right now!!!

Cherdecor said...

Those caramel bars look so good! You really have been busy today! I am pretty slow at getting my baking done this year.

Terri said...

I want one of those caramel bars!

LeslieW. said...

YUUUUUUUUM!

Laura said...

HMMMMM.......... those chocolate, caramel marshmallow bars. I want those right now.... :)