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Chicken Bones Candy

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michelle" 
To: "phaedrus" 
Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2011 5:05 AM
Subject: Chicken Bones Candy

> Phaedrus,
> My Mom mentioned a candy to me called Chicken Bones.  She said the middle 
> was sort of like a Clark Bar or Butterfinger and then it was covered with a 
> finely toasted coconut.  The candy was about 2" long by about 1/2" wide. She 
> said she thought they were made by Sanders in Detroit, MI.
> I'd like to surprise her with some homemade Chicken Bones but I can't seem 
> to find a recipe.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks.
> Sincerely,
> Michelle

Hi Michelle,

No luck with a recipe to make this commercial product at home. You can still buy them, though.

Miles Kimball


Candy Crate


In Feb I contacted you asking about a recipe for Chicken Bones candy.

Well I figured out the recipe and I made it for my Mom for Easter and she was 
thrilled. She said the Chicken Bones tasted better then she remembered and much 
better then the current Chicken Bones Candy that you can buy.

It was quite a complicated recipe with the hard candy center and coating and 
then I had to make my own candy mold. But it was all worth it for my Mom.

Here's my blog with photos and my recipe:

Big Black Dogs


Bill Knapp's Orange Chicken

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jessi 
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 3:58 PM
Subject: Bill knapp's recipe


I might be totally mistaken, but I can't seem to find a recipe of Bill Knapps 
for what I call orange chicken.

It's grilled chicken that is covered in an orange sauce. (I.LOVE.THIS.SAUCE.)

I've tried looking up pictures of the ginger marinade sauce but I don't think 
that is this sauce. because the recipe calls for letting the marinade drip off 
then cook it. and it looks a lot like Italian dressing on grilled chicken.
( ) they have a 
picture here and it is not what I remember!

The stuff I'm thinking about is ORANGE, and it's sweet but a tiny bit tangy and 
they smothered there chicken in this stuff!!!

Please help. I hate thinking that I'm crazy!!

hank you for your time in this matter!


Hi Jessica,

I'm not having any success with this. Not even a mention.... I'm seeing their fried chicken, their honey-ginger marinated chicken, and their chicken fricassee (aka chicken & biscuits), but no grilled chicken and no orange chicken. Sorry. I'll post this on my site. Maybe a reader will remember it.


Canned Tortillas

----- Original Message ----- 
From: josie 
Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2011 5:20 PM
Subject: help

Dear Uncle Phaedrus,
You have helped me in the past with several answers to my question regarding 
things other than recipes, and I am hoping you can help me this time.
In the past,several years ago, I was able to purchase canned tortillas, and 
they were delicious. Since then, after looking forever on the grocery shelves 
and elsewhere I have been unable to find them again.  Do you happen to know 
where I might order canned corn tortillas online?  I sure would appreciate 
your help.  All I have been able to find online are tortilla factories that 
apparently ship in large quantities to institutions, etc.
Thank you once more.  This is the first time in a few years I have been able 
to ask for your help.

Hi Patricia,

Sorry, I also had no success with this. El Paso apparently no longer makes them, and no one else seems to sell them retail. If there is a Mexican grocery in your area, you might look there.


English Cinder Toffee

----- Original Message ----- 
From: georga 
To: Old Recipes Uncle Phaedrus 
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 9:33 PM
Subject: English Cinder Toffee

When I lived in England there was a delicious candy called "Cinder Toffee." 

Do you have an original British Cinder Toffee recipe?

Thanks for your help,


Hello Georga,

I looked again and found these:

Cream Until Fluffy




Hokey-Pokey Ice Cream


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