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Turtle Candy

Date sent:      	Thu, 20 Jan 2000 11:23:00 -0500
From:           	Laura 
To:             	phaedrus
Subject:        	turtle candy

> Hi,
>  I used to have a good recipe for making turtle candy with caramels and
> pecans and chocolate, could you please help me find a recipe as I lost
> mine, and I cannot find one
>              Thank You
>              Laura

Hi Laura,

Here are two.


Turtle Candy

1 bag caramels (wrappers removed) 
1 can condensed milk 
1 pound pecan halves 
milk chocolate for candy dipping 

Melt candies and milk in double boiler(can use microwave, but
burns easily). Add pecans, mix well. Drop by spoonful onto a wax
paper lined cookie sheet. Freeze. Dip into melted chocolate. Drop
onto wax paper. (a skewer is good for dipping) 
Betty Crocker Easy Turtle Candy 

   4 .oz  pecan halves (about 72) 
  24  caramel candies 
   1 t. shortening 
   6 oz.  semi-sweet chocolate chips 

Heat oven to 300. Cover cookie sheet with aluminum  foil, shiny 
side up; lightly grease. For each candy, place 3 pecan halves in a 
"Y" shape on foil. Place 1 caramel candy in center of each "Y". 
Bake just until caramel is melted, about 9 - 10 minutes. Heat 
shortening and chocolate chips over low heat just until chocolate is
melted. Spread over candies and refrigerate 30 minutes. 

Coconut Cream Easter Eggs

----- Original Message -----
From: Linda
To: phaedrus
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2000 21:44
Subject: No Subject

> I am looking for a recipe for Molasses Coconut Eggs.
> Linda

Hi Linda,

I did what would normally be a very thorough search, and I could not find a coconut egg recipe that contained molasses. Below are some coconut egg recipes that I did find.


Title: Coconut Cream Eggs
 Categories: Chocolate, Candies
      Yield: 1 servings

      6 tb Butter; melted
    1/3 c  Light corn syrup
      2 ts Vanilla extract
    1/2 ts Salt
      1 lb Powdered sugar
  3 1/4 c  Mounds sweetened coconut
           =(10-oz. pkg.)
           Additional powdered sugar
           Simple chocolate coating
           = (recipe follows)

  Recipe by:
  1. In large bowl, stir together butter, corn syrup, vanilla
  and salt. Gradually add powdered sugar and coconut, beating
  until blended.
  2. Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon additional powdered sugar on
  flat surface. Spoon coconut mixture onto prepared surface;
  knead about 5 minutes. Using 1-1/2 teaspoons mixture for
  each candy, shape into egg shape. Place on wax
  paper-covered tray.
  3. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours before dipping into Simple
  Chocolate Coating. Place coated eggs on wax paper-covered
  tray. Store in cool, dry place. About 40 candies.

  Simple Chocolate Coating
  2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Hershey's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  or Hershey's Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate2 tablespoons
  plus 2 teaspoons shortening (do not use butter, margarine
  or oil)
  (1)  In medium heat-proof bowl, place chocolate
  chips and shortening. In separate large heat-proof bowl,
  put very warm water (100 F. to 110 F.) to 1-inch depth.
  Carefully place bowl with chocolate into bowl with water;
  water should come halfway up side of chocolate bowl.
  (2)  With dry rubber scraper, stir chocolate and shortening
  constantly, until chocolate and shortening are melted and
  mixture is smooth. Do NOT get water in bowl with
  chocolate.* If water cools, replace it with very warm water
  as directed above. Remove chocolate bowl from inside water
  (3)  With fork, one at a time, dip chilled centers into
  chocolate mixture; gently tap fork on edge of bowl to
  remove excess chocolate.** Invert coated center on prepared
  tray; swirl small amount of melted chocolate on top to
  cover fork marks; let stand until firm. Store candies
  loosely covered in cool, dry place. Coating for 3 to 4
  dozen centers.
   * If water or moisture gets into chocolate, it can seize
  and tighten. As an emergency measure, ONLY, stir in
  additional shortening, 1/2 teaspoonful at a time, just
  until chocolate is fluid again.
   ** If chocolate mixture cools below 84 F, return bowl with
  chocolate into bowl with warm water. Chocolate is best for
  coating between 84 F. and 88 F. JMHershey's is a registered
  trademark of Hershey Foods Corporation. Recipe may be
  reprinted courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens.
Pennsylvania Dutch Coconut Easter Eggs
Irwin E.Solomon

Yield: 60 Servings

    3/4 c  Mashed potatoes; unsalted
      2 c  Flaked coconut; fresh or
    1/2 ts Salt
      1 ts Vanilla extract
  3 1/2 c  Confectioner's sugar
      8 oz Semisweet chocolate
      1 tb Vegetable oil

In mixing bowl, mix potato,coconut,salt and vanilla.Gradually mix in
sugar.Cover; refrigerate overnight.Shape into 1/2 tbs.size eggs.Heat
chocolate and oil until chocolate melts.Dip eggs into chocolate oil
mixture.Set aside on wax paper in refrigerater to harden.Makes about
Easter Eggs - Coconut Cream

3 lb. confectioners sugar
7 oz. flakes coconut
1/8 lb. melted butter
6 oz. evaporated milk
2 lb. melted semi-sweet chocolate
1/2 block paraffin wax
Wax paper

Cream sugar, coconut, butter and milk together. Shape into candy egg shape
and chill. Add chilled, melted chocolate and paraffin wax in double boiler.
Dip chilled eggs into chocolate and cool on wax paper. HAPPY EASTER!! NOTE:
Chocolate is VERY hot - not suggested for preparing by young children.

No-Cook Peanut Butter Balls

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mrs. Smith" 
To:   phaedrus
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2000 18:23
Subject: Peanut butter treats

> I am looking for a recipe for a no-bake snack.  I remember it from my
> childhood.  It seems like it had peanut butter and coconut and was
> rolled into a ball, and just melts in your mouth.  I'd love to make it
> for my son.
> Thanks.

Hi Mrs. Smith,

Below are all of the recipes that I could find that sound like what you remember. Hope one of them is what you seek.


 No  Cook  Candy  Balls

 Ingredients :
 1 c. creamy peanut butter
 1 c. sifted powdered sugar
 1/2 c. chopped walnuts
 2 tbsp. butter or margarine, softened
 1 c. flaked coconut

 Preparation :
    Combine first 4 ingredients in medium mixing bowl; mix well.
 Shape into 1/2 inch balls.  Roll balls in coconut and chill.  yield
 about 3 dozen.
 No  Bake  Candy

 Ingredients :
 1 stick butter, melted
 2 c. sugar
 1/2 c. milk1/2 c. peanut butter
 1/4 pkg. marshmallows
 2 1/4 c. oatmeal
 1/4 c. coconut

 Preparation :
    Boil 1 1/2 minutes.  Remove and add:  Mix and drop by
 teaspoonfuls on waxed paper.
No  Cook  Candy

 Ingredients :
 1/2 c. peanut butter
 1/4 c. honey
 1 c. non fat dry milk
 Nuts, crushed

 Preparation :
    Combine first 3 ingredients in bowl; mix well.  Drop by spoonfuls
 on waxed paper.  Cover with nuts and coconut.  Chill and serve.
 No  Cook  Candy

 Ingredients :
 1 c. peanut butter
 1 c. powdered sugar
 1/2 c. chopped walnuts
 2 tbsp. butter, softened
 1 c. flaked coconut

 Preparation :
    Combine first 4 ingredients and mix well.  Shape into 1/2" balls.
  Roll each ball in coconut.  Chill until firm.
 No  Cook  Candy

 Ingredients :
 2 sticks melted butter or margarine
 1 box powdered sugar
 1 c. peanut butter
 1/2 tsp. vanilla
 3 tbsp. cocoa
 Coconut or ground nuts

 Preparation :
    Combine all ingredients and mix well.  Roll into 1/2" or 1" balls
 then roll in coconut or nuts.

Peanut Patties

----- Original Message -----
From: Joan
To: phaedrus
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2000 11:09
Subject: Candy

> I am trying to find where I can buy candy called Peanut Patties. They
> are about 4in. rund and about 1/2 in thick.They are mostly peanuts and
> sugar.Thank You

Hi Joan,

Well, you can buy them here:

Fere's Candy

I am also including a recipe so that you can make your own, if you like.


Peanut Patties

3 cups sugar
2 cups Spanish peanuts
1 cup white corn syrup
1 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup butter

Combine sugar, peanuts, syrup and water in a saucepan.
Bring to a boil, cook to hard ball stage (260).
Remove from heat; add butter and vanilla.
Beat until candy begins to get creamy.
Drop by Tbls onto waxed paper, forming into patties.
Makes about 3 lbs

Candied Orange Slices

----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Dana 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2000 23:22
  Subject: orange slice candy recipe

  I need a recipe for orange slice candy. The kind you see, made with real 
  oranges that you dip in chocolate.

Hi Dana,

Let's see . Perhaps what you are asking for is a recipe for making "candied orange slices"? You see, in the cooking parlance that I have always known, "Orange Slice Candy" and "Candied Orange Slices" are not the same thing. "Orange Slice Candy" is candy that's made to look like orange slices, while "Candied Orange Slices" are real orange slices that are candied with sugar.


Here's a recipe for making candied orange slices:

  Candied  Orange  Slices

    a.. 2 large, thin skinned oranges 
    b.. 1 cup sugar 
    c.. 3/4 cup water 
  Method of Preparation
  Wash and dry oranges and slice as thinly as you can, about 1/16th of an 
  inch thick. Use a mandoline if you have one or a very sharp knife. In a 
  medium pot, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar
  dissolves. Remove from heat and cool ten minutes. Add oranges to pot. 
  Cover and let stand 2 hours. Preheat oven to 225. Line two baking sheets 
  with parchment paper. Arrange orange slices on baking sheet and press flat. 
  Bake two hours or until golden. Cool completely. Store in an air tight 
  container in single layers or between layers of parchment.

  Then, Dana, to coat them with chocolate, just use the second recipe that I 
  sent you before:

  Chocolate  Orange  Slices

   Ingredients : 
   candied orange slices
   1/3 bar paraffin
   1 (6 oz.) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate

   Preparation : 
      Melt chocolate chips and paraffin in double boiler.  Keep hot,
   cut orange slices in half.  Using a toothpick, dip slices in hot
   chocolate.  Cool on wax paper.


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