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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Something Yummy for Saturday

Date Rice Crispy Candy

1   pkg.  Dates, chopped
1   Cup   Brown sugar
½  Cup   Butter
1            Egg, well beaten
1  tsp.    Vanilla
3  Cups  Rice Crispy cereal
1  Cup    Nuts, finely chopped, optional
             Flaked coconut
1   Put chopped dates, brown sugar, and butter into medium heavy saucepan and heat over low heat until butter is melted.
2   Remove from heat and stir in beaten egg and vanilla.
3   Return to heat.
4   Cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
5   Remove from heat.
6   Stir in Rice Crispy
7   Add chopped nuts.
8   Blend all ingredients,
9   Grease hands.
10 Shape into balls, using about 1 tablespoon for each.
11 Roll balls in coconut.
12 Store in air-tight container.

Source: Ruth Cole Jackson

Chocolate Fudge

"Mom didn't really like to cook but she loved making candy. She was a wizard making candy annually for Christmas ." Ginny May also be kneaded into logs and sliced into rounds.
2   1 oz. squares   Unsweetened chocolate chips
¾  Cup              Milk, scalded
1   tsp.               Light corn syrup
2  T.     Butter
1  tsp.   Vanilla
1  Cup  Nuts, chopped
1   Grease pan.
2   Melt chocolate in milk.
3   Remove from heat.
4   Add sugar and corn syrup.
5   Cook slowly until sugar dissolves.
6   Cook until mixture reaches "soft ball" stage.
7   Remove from heat.
8   Beat until mixture loses it's gloss.
9   Stir in nuts.
10 Pour quickly into pan.
Yield: 9" x 9"
Recipe Tips
1/3 C, cocoa powder can be substituted for the unsweetened squares; increase butter to 3 T.

Source: Ruth Cole Jackson

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