Posts Tagged ‘candy’

When a holiday or other special event comes around, it’s always good to have a recipe or two that tastes great and takes little time and effort to prepare.  Here are two I’ve been making for years. My dark chocolate of choice is Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Pound Plus Bar, which will make two batches of bark or one of peanut-raisin clusters.

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Remember these?  We discovered some last year in a Philadelphia candy shop.  Some great oddball memories of pretending to smoke, something that for me has always remained pretend, no matter what’s in the cigarette.  🙂

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The only thing better than a great candy recipe is a great candy recipe with only three ingredients, filled with things that are good for you and that is completely simple.  So, without further ado, I present to you…Sea-Salted Smoky Almond Chocolate Bark, the new star in your homemade candy firmament.  It has a place every year, along with my Peanut Butter Fudge and biscotti, on the plates I take to the librarians and people who work at other places I frequent, and is always a big hit.  Put that star power to work for you this year and just smile deprecatingly when people rave about how good it is.  (I gave out recipes to two of the painters just today.)  🙂 (more…)