Have you noticed I’ve been just a little candy obsessed recently? It amazes me sometimes just how versatile sugar can be. With a little sugar, water and a couple of little additions you can have so many different types of candy. Boil it and you get toffee, add bi-carb soda and you get Honeycomb also known as Sponge Candy in the US, whip it to death and you get Marshmallow and then there’s fairy floss and caramel just to name a few. It is a real art this candy making sugar stuff….. how did all those talented people find all these diverse
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The Raffaello: Ferrero Rocher’s younger, less attractive sister. I shouldn’t be quite so harsh these white chocolate coconut balls actually have quite a following. I won a box of Raffaello’s the other day and after the tenth one they did start to grow on me however my heart still lies with the original golden Rocher.
My ‘clone’ attempt worked out fabulously well. They looked extremely authentic with the desiccated coconut on the outside and all the right flavours where there: coconut, almonds, white chocolate and the crunch of wafers. My centres could be tweaked a little to achieve a texture closer to the original.
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Aren’t these one of the best store bought chocolates? The idea of the ‘Homemade Ferrero Rocher’ has been on my mind for a while, so when my husband bought me an assorted box of Ferrero Chocolates I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to compare my homemade version with the real thing.
They turned out fabulously and are more then worthy of the title ‘Ferrero Rocher Clone’! I made this batch with the idea of including them as part of my ‘Christmas Goodies’ but unfortunately they barely survived a day – 35 little balls of Rocher Clone goodness all gone
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An oldie but a goodie! I love slices, bars and cookies made form candy bars and with Christmas around the corner these are the perfect addition to your edible Christmas gifts. I’m looking forward to having a crack at some Malteaser cupcakes in the future and I have an absolutely awesome recipes for Snickers Cookies that I must, must share with you all. You’ll hate me they are soooooo good! You can’t stop until they are all gone but unfortunately, like most cookies they are rather bad for the waist line :S
Mars Bar Slice Ingredients 6 x 60g (2 oz)
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Under normal circumstances, I’m not a huge popcorn fan but while walking around a ‘Duane Reade’ drug store in Manhattan I came across a big barrel of ‘Delish Double Chocolate Popcorn’ which tickled my fancy. I admit is was the double chocolate part which caught my eye but who could not love popcorn drizzled with white and dark chocolate! Mmmmm…. I’m drooling at the thought.
Then, while on a quick stop over in the UK I came across a packet of ‘Marks and Spencer’s Belgian Milk Chocolate Coated Butter Toffee Popcorn’ – no it isn’t as good as it sounds, it’s better! The
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Every single day Christmas gets closer and closer and I get more and more excited! Throughout the year I put aside ideas and recipes to consider as part of my ‘Day of Christmas Cooking Madness’. I set aside one day early to mid December and go nuts in the kitchen making 5…. 6…. 7…. finger sized treats to see me, family and friends through the Christmas season. I like to make them a few weeks before Christmas and enjoy them during the lead up rather then on the day because there is always SOOOOO much food on Xmas day that
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Confectionery / Candy Bar / Chocolate Bar… whatever you choose to say, I love them all!! One of the first things I do when visiting a new country is pop down to a corner store and check out the chocolate bar selection. I must say, we have a pretty good selection here is Australia but I am always fascinated by the range in the USA and how you can find different bars on the east coast to the west coast. (Although I do think there is an excessive amount of peanut butter and chocolate combinations.)
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Little balls of Nougat – what a treat! A slight twist on a traditional favourite, these make a great party snack, gift or Christmas treat.
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