Saturday, December 22, 2012

Chocolate Candies

Terri G.
Terri introduced me these candies back in the early days of working at Susquehanna Family Health Center.  I went “gung ho” the first time I tried my hand at it, dipping and coating everything I could think of.  They are yummy, and always make great gifts at Christmas when placed in tins or candy boxes.  Beware - it is a tedious, mindless process, so be sure to turn on the Christmas music or plan to spend a chunk of time with a friend or family member to make the project more enjoyable!

1½ lbs. coating chocolate
1 c. peanut butter
For dipping:  small pretzels, animal crackers, mini Ritz cracker sandwiches
For mixing:  peanuts (dry-roasted, unsalted), Rice Krispie cereal 

Melt chocolate and peanut butter in double boiler.  Using a fork, dip pretzels, etc. one at a time into mixture, shaking off excess chocolate.  Cool on waxed paper.  When amount of coating mixture dwindles, stir in peanuts or Rice Krispies, then drop onto waxed paper or into small paper candy cups. 

Note:  The sky is the limit on what you can dip, etc.  Use your imagination, and be creative in your packaging!


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