Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Do these pants make me look fat?

The chocolates are dipped.
Amen.
Let's see how they turned out.
Buttercream center, dipped in chocolate, rolled in toasted coconut. My personal favorite.

Mmmmm, very creamy texture.
Next we have an orange cream. My personal favorite.

Yum, when they are cold the chocolate kinda crunches and the orange center is just unbelievably orangy.
Next is the ever popular caramel.

The caramel was cooked to perfection this time. Very soft. This one is my personal favorite.
Now we have the pretzel rod. Dipped in caramel and then dipped in chocolate.

It's a bit unusual sounding....but it's my personal favorite.
There are also nut clusters and haystacks.
They are my personal favorites.
I need to emphatically state here that by the time I have cooked the centers and caramel and dipped the chocolates I NEVER feel like eating the chocolates. It's just too much sweetness. I'm tired of the whole mess.
It does take willpower and discipline to resist eating the chocolates but after so many years of doing this I have really obtained near perfection in my ability to withstand temptation.
The question I have for all of you is WHY are my clothes shrinking?

Seriously it's such a mystery.

you have no idea how disgusting it was to smear chocolate on my face just for the sake of blogging

27 comments:

Julie Harward said...

This was so funny!!! I could come ans help you eat these, that way some of the cloths shrinking would be mine?! They all sound so good...you are a wonder! Come say hi :D

Nikia, May and da kids said...

Yummy and disgusting but I bet really just mostly yummy.

Yeah, what's up with that?? My clothes are shrinking these past few weeks too. Dang dryer. I better check the temperature on it ; P

May

linda said...

Oh.my.word! You are too much girl...and all for the sake of blogging! There's no telling what levels we'll stoop to in order to write a good post. Very cute!

My pants have shrunk considerably, especially since I can't walk or exercise for another month! I'm gonna be 2 ton Hanna by the time my ankle heals!

Yvonne said...

You are so cute ; )

Everything sounds delicious.

gigi said...

I know we have no idea but we are so glad you love us enough to do such things for our entertainment! Yay, you ROCK!!!!!!!!!

Laura Lynn said...

You did it for the blog, ha ha. It all sounds so good but I would OD on the sweets.

kado! said...

OH my..I loved that! I was Not expecting that last picture...but it totally completed the post! love it!

I will be a baking machine this weekend...MMMmmm!

Lisa said...

Yum! The last picture is classic.

Kristina P. said...

I'll send you my address. You can address it to Mrs. Hoff.

Nezzy said...

Ya are crackin' this farm chick up. Heeheehed! I finished truffles yesterday. Creamy dark chocolate ganash dipped in milk chocolate. It's a two day process but my DIL would disown me if I didn't make them. I had chocolate up to my elbows when the UPS guy came.

Have a super day filled with sweet treats!!!

Ann Marie said...

LOL!
The last picture should be your new profile pict.. For the sake of the blog.. you crack me up.

Chocolate + Pretzels..Yummy!

Hey.. I'm going to enjoy my holiday foods.. and then work like CRAZY in January...

The Karrens said...

Can I stop in for a visit and do some test tasting?

Just Breathe said...

Oh that is so funny. Love your face. Wow, candy making ~ YUM!

Tara said...

You're hilarious! I can't wait to have some... wait, you are saving some right?!?! Jess saw a chocolate pretzel the other day at the store and wanted me to buy it. But I told her we had to wait because Grandma would have some next time we visit! :)

Kimmie said...

My mouth is watering!! I can see why Howie commented about you getting around to making chocolates this year. AMAZING TREATS!

Tracy and I were just discussing the other night the whole process of "Hand dipping" chocolates and how amazing Florence's candy shop and chocolate making skills are.

I need to come and learn how to "hand dip chocolates"! It seems too hard and I wouldn't even know where to begin. I LOVE orange and chocolate and the butter cream/coconut sounds amazing!

I am all over your comment about how you aren't in the mood to eat the treats after you have spent so many hours making them. I am like that about ALOT of things. Give it a day or two after making something and if I try it, it is amazing how good it tastes! It just doesn't taste good right after making it.

My most gourmet thing I make with chocolate is nut clusters. I buy the "bulk chocolate for dipping" at Broulim's that you purchase on the foam trays that are shrink wrapped. Buy a jar of roasted nuts...melt the chocolate, mix in the nuts and drop them onto waxed paper.

So, where do you purchase your yummy chocolate for dipping?

Happy Holidays!! SUCH a fun post. I love seeing other peoples holiday traditions and treats!

Lisa Olson said...

Oh my gosh I just had a Pretty Woman moment when Julia Roberts says she foud it so good she almost ... herself and Richard Gere says she liked it Better than The Pirates of Penzance!! LOL I haven't laughed this much in ages... I love your blog and your sense of humour, honestly the sacrifices one must make for bloging's sake!! LOL. Thanks for visitng my blog and my You Tube chanel.

Looking forward to the next good read!!!

Lisa

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

In my opinion, if you have any left, then I think you are doing great! I wanna come dip some too! laurie

Chandy said...

Ok that made want more chocolate! You know that saying right, variety is the spice of life, so that selection, you are hot baby! lol

Brenda said...

OOOOOOHHHH! I am NOT eating sugar! I am NOT eating sugar! I keep trying to tell myself I don't want it...BUT I don't believe it!...CHOCOLATE is calling me!
AND I ALWAYS want to eat what I make!! (can you tell I'm HUNGRY!)

Beth at Aunties said...

How did my picture get mistaken for yours??? Those are my pants!!!
These are ALL my personal favorites!:D
My sister used to manage one of Florence's stores and she hasn't got anything on you! So good!

I'll take some soft carmel cooked to perfection, please??? :-)
~♥

RatalieNose said...

Thank you for the sacrifie!
I LOVE chocolate pretzel rods!!!

Victoria said...

Looks like you took one for the team:) It is my personal favorite as well...

Sherrie said...

LOL that last picture is classic! You are so funny! I was wondering why all my clothes seem like they have shrunk! Guess that once all this Holiday food and candy frenzy is over it will be time to hit the gym and diet. Thanks for making my day. Very Funny!

Lisa Loo said...

The sacrifices that we make...I worship at your feet!

So, I am already drooling at the baby pics and then this is next??!! I give up--I just can't go on....

Mary Z said...

That picture of you decked in chocolate is a classic. I don't dip chocolates. Dang it.

Adam & Leesha Wickern said...

honestly...can't really think of anything to say. My innards are giggling too much, so we'll just leave it at that. I am curious how you got that picture of me in the tight pants though?

The American Homemaker said...

Mmmmm.... I'll take one of each, thanks :)