Toffee Macaroon Matzo Bars

    Ingredients 2-3 sheets plain matzo 10 oz semi or bittersweet chocolate chips 1 cup sweetened finely flaked coconut 1/2 cup slivered almonds 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk* 3/4 cup toffee chunks** Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Thoroughly butter a 9×13 inch baking pan. Set aside. Place […]

Basic Toffee

Ingredients: 1 cup butter, cubed 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, rum flavoring or dark rum Directions: Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper. Set aside. Combine butter, sugar, water, and salt in a small pot over medium heat. Stir ingredients frequently over […]

Peanut Butter Irish Potato Candy

Ingredients: 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 3 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 2 cups confectioner’s sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/3 cup cocoa 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon Directions: In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, butter, vanilla and confectioner’s sugar, until a thick dough forms. Set aside. Whisk together […]

Double Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1/3 cup cocoa 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup crushed candy canes Directions: Preheat the oven to 350. Line 2 […]

Sweet Chocolate Halloween Chex Mix

Ingredients 5 cups Chocolate Chex cereal 1/2 cup honey roasted peanuts 1 1/2 cup broken vanilla pizzelles 1/2 cup chocolate-ginger pumpkin seeds* or plain pepitas 1 cup Halloween mix (like Brach’s Mellowcreme Autumn Mix) 3 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon Ingredients: Pre-heat […]

Goo Goo Cookies

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup light brown sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/3 cup salted dry roasted peanuts 10 soft caramels, cut into 1/4 inch pieces* 3/4 cup mini marshmallows 1 cup semisweet […]

Candy Cane Peppermint Pattie Brownies

Ingredients: 12 oz semisweet baking chocolate squares 8 tablespoons (aka 1 stick, 1/4 lb) butter 3 eggs 1/2 cup cocoa 1 1/2 cup  sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 9 Peppermint Pattie miniatures (.6 oz each), quartered 1/2 cup crushed candy […]

Irish Potato Candy

Ingredients: 2 cups unsweetened, finely shredded coconut (sometimes labeled as “desiccated coconut”) 2 cups confectioner’s sugar pinch salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste 1/4 cup PLUS 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup ground cinnamon (I used Saigon cinnamon*) 1/4 cup cocoa powder Directions: In a large bowl, mix together the […]