Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sa-WEET!

Let the dipping begin continue!
Caramel
Before dipping...
After dipping.
Butter Toffee
Any recipe that requires 4 cubes of butter....'nuff said!
Orange Cream
Butter Cream
Dipped Cinnamon Santas...
be careful when spelling Santa...or you'll get Satan.
Caramel-dipped-chocolate-dipped pretzel rods...

I hope to finish on Friday.
Then I really should put up a tree and decorate the house.

Butter Toffee

1 C water
2 C sugar
4 cubes of butter

Stir and bring to boil. Once it starts to boil DO NOT STIR.
Cook until it reaches 290-300 degrees with a candy thermometer.

Pour over parchment paper.
Let cool.
Spread with melted chocolate and let cool again.
Turn over and spread the other side.
Let cool.
Then drop it to break it into pieces. (fun part!)

44 comments:

Kerin said...

Oh my.
You've been up to your eyes in sweet stuff :)
I love home-made chocolates...nothing better!
And, it's ok if you goof up spelling Santa, and get satan....cause those chocolates look naughty!

Thanks for sharing the butter toffee recipe. Looks like a yummy and better yet, simple recipe.
Just my style..on both counts :)

Valerie said...

You're killing me Tauna! I don't even really like chocolate...but oh my gosh...your yummy treats always look so good!!! I am going to try making some cinnamon santas/bears/whatever I can find...:)

Furry Bottoms said...

Butter Toffee is one of my absolute favorites!!! And I didn't realize it was that easy to make?!

Mumsy and Furkids said...

Oh, my goodness sweet Tauna that candy looks like it came from a candy factory...but I bet it tastes better than any candy made at a factory. That is just beautiful and looks so yummy. Is there anything you can't or don't do? Hugs

Barbaloot said...

I really wish I was your next door neighbor and on your list of people to whom you deliver gifts. Just looking at your pictures ruins my self-control.

Kristen said...

Tauna, as someone who has had the privilege of sampling the goods, I must say you are so talented. It is a skill I envy... Big time!

Kristina P. said...

You probably need my new address, right?

Connie said...

Oh my goodness!!!
I am wiping the drool off my chin and dang it anyway it got on my keyboard too.

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

All this candy is dandy for sure. You are truly a pro, Tauna! Will you make some for me in the next life? I'll put up your tree and get your place glowing in exchange...promise!

Emmy said...

Mouth officially watering now!

Ginger said...

Man, I wish I was YOUR neighbor! mmmmmm!!!!! Those look amazing. :)

gigi said...

You are the Chocolate Queen and you Rock!!!!!!!!!

Are you sure if I use that recipe down here in Georgia it will taste like it was made in your kitchen in Idaho??? Probably not since it is 80* outside today and the chocolate would just melt in my hot hands! Sad that I am wearing shorts and flip flops today. No baking here and no tree up either. It just doesn't feel like Christmas :((

Good luck with your efforts of love!

Cherie said...

My mouth is watering - looks sooooo good! They are all my favorite. I really want to do this with you sometime.
I got some clues that Kimmie is going to get to do this with you and I am jealous.
OK enough of my pity party.
You are the Queen of Dip!! LoL

jen said...

I wish I lived closer--those caramel and chocolate pretzels are my favorite!

Life is good! said...

oh my gosh i just gained 14 lbs reading your blog. i'm gonna make that toffee and gain another 14! thanks for the recipe.

blueviolet said...

Are you kidding me? SEND!

wendy said...

I would never try making those. My grandma always did.....and WAAAAY back I lived in a ward where we always did homemade chocolates (well, I should say THEY did, not me, I watched and boxed)

You must be a pro at it by now. I guess if your husband ever brought you a box of chocolates for a gift, that would kind of be a bummer eh???

StitchinByTheLake said...

I am so tempted! I started back on Weight Watchers yesterday so I don't dare make any. :( blessings, marlene

just call me jo said...

You are just torturing me...I am in awe of people who can do that stuff. I can eat the treasures.

~Wyatt~Brittney~Brecken~Oliver~ said...

I want to be on your goodies list!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I think I just gained 10 pound looking..and drooling! Wow..I wanna be on your "Good" list this year! How do you manage to stay so trim when you do that??Love it!

Sherrie said...

Oh my goodness that is to die for! My mouth is watering! I don't think I will get to make any of my traditional candy this year, but maybe I should change my mind.

Queenie Jeannie said...

So when should I be expecting my package of goodies???? Everything looks scrumptious!!!

Connie said...

You've got a talent using that delicious chocolate! Have I mentioned before that the cinnamon/chocolate is my new favorite sweet? Yum! Your neighbors and family are lucky!

Good luck getting done by Friday.

lesa said...

That big block of chocolate is n e v e r ending. Now you've made me want to make candy. Yum!

Lisa @ Pulsipher Page said...

YUM!!!!!!!

Ann Marie said...

I almost didn't click on this post because it makes me sad..

It kills me.

And it kills me to think that you and Kimmie were playing in the kitchen together.

Boo-hoo. I need to find some mediocre chocolate to drown my sorrows....

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I want some, are you mailing boxes to all your blog friends :) Hopefully I will get some treats done the week before Christmas. I can't seem to pull myself away from this computer. OCD here!!!

tammy said...

I wish I were your neighbor!

Mikki said...

yummmm!!
Just been catching up on your last seven or so posts, and....
You're so awesome!
Just sayin'.

Mel Eppich said...

I have to admit that when I'm around my parents near chirstmas time, I always secretly rumage through the neighor goody stash searching for the one with a label including the words "from" and "egans" and and claim as many of the goods as I can before I get caught- your carmel is to die for!

Yvonne said...

Yummy. I would love to know how to make home-made chocolates. But then again, I would eat WAY, WAY, WAY too much, so it's probably a good thing.

I'm sure you will get it all done.

Laura said...

At least you have your priorities straight... Sweets first, then the tree and shopping!

mCat said...

DUDE! You seriously amaze me. I can't even imagine an undertaking let alone, drag my sorry butt to the kitchen to attempt it.

Good on ya girl!

Julia said...

Oh my, you have me drooling over your chocolates candies. you are so productive. You make it looks so easy. I have lots of chocolate candies recipes but never tried them.

Sorry I haven't been around because I didn't realized that I I was not following you. My life has been busy too.

Hopefully I'll see your post the next time around. Now I have some catching up to do on your blog when I get back from the farm. JB

Marydon said...

I needed that recipe like I need a bigger size jeans! Oh, mercy ... YUM!
Merry Christmas
TTFN ~
Hugs & love,
Marydon

Vern said...

I just made caramel today. I told myself I wasn't going to eat any of it. Why do I lie so much?

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

OMGosh girlfriend everytime I think of Chocolate I think of you. You know your chocolate and wow does this candy look delicious. Yummy!
I can't believe you work so hard and then come home and do all that you do. Amazing.
Don't give up on my giveaways...I have another one coming soon.
Love ya
Maggie

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Wow--really!?! You need to start a candy shop. Your creations look sooo good!

I have such a hard time staying out of anything with chocolate when it's around. It calls to me.

" Hit It......." said...

Thank you for posting this. It is time to start the holiday baking! We are doing XMAS cookies today.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Honey I hope you are off today and able to do something for yourself. I know after those 12 hour shifts how tired you are. They kicked my butt.
Anyway I am leaving today for Iowa but wanted to tell you that I posted the other giveaway so when you get a chance please come by and put your name in the hat. You never know one of these days that generator thing is going to fall on your number.
I love you and have a great weekend
Maggie

Valerie said...

Did you learn how to do all that fancy candy making at the foot of Florence? My word! You are a pro! One day I hope to be able to create chocolatey confections that look this beautiful!
(Do you need anyone to sample your wares?)

Teachinfourth said...

Homemade candy is truly the best...

lifeinredshoes said...

Any homes for sale in your neighborhood?