Thursday, November 28, 2013

Rudolph Lollipops!

 Christmas Rudolph Lollipops!
We're so cute..we're going down in history! *wink*
Yesterday, I was having so much fun making these Turkey Lollipops 
that I went ahead and made them some friends.
Plus, I'm super excited as these treats mark my 100th post!
So, say hello to Rudolph and let the Christmas season begin!
 If you'll be wanting some antlers on those there reindeer, 
get you some of those sweet little mini twists pretzels. 
(yes, i forgot to put them in the photo above!)

 Bake @ 350 for 6 minutes.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Turkey Lollipops!

We got the tiniest bit of snow here this morning, and boy was it a cold and windy day, 
but once again we're melting here at Sugartown Sweets!
Remember back in September when I made these? 
I thought we could add a couple of doodads and create these super cute Turkey Lollipops. 
 God has blessed my family this year. My prayer is the same for yours.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Bake candies @ 300 for 6 minutes.
 Remove from oven and place candies on lollipop. Insert lollipop stick.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Hot Chocolate Marshmallows!

For a truly decadent cup of hot chocolate, how about adding the hot chocolate to the marshmallows instead of the marshmallows to the hot chocolate! Confused? Don't be..these are easy & delicious. 
The perfect pick-me-up while you're cooking that Thanksgiving dinner.   :o) 
Can you stand it!! Hot Chocolate Flavored Marshmallows..
Of course use any flavor hot chocolate you wish..but this dark chocolate is wonderful!
For the bloom. 
Mmm..stirring the slurry base..
I couldn't stop myself. Had a couple of spoonfuls right from the bowl. Yummm!

Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Recipe
 Prepare the bloom
1/2 cold water
2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
1 packet hot chocolate mix
Stir the gelatin and hot chocolate mix together. Add water and stir to combine. Set aside.

Prepare the base
2 cups sugar
pinch salt
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water 
2 packets hot chocolate mix
Combine ingredients in a heavy bottomed, straight sided saucepan. Stir over medium heat till sugar dissolves. Attach a candy thermometer and continue cooking without stirring till candy reaches soft ball stage (235 degrees). Remove from heat, add bloom and set aside.

Prepare egg whites
In mixer, with whisk attachment, beat two egg whites until stiff peaks form.

Making the Mallows
With mixer on low speed, slowly pour in hot mixture. Switch mixer to high and beat for 10 minutes, adding vanilla half way through. Poor mixture into pan prepared with non-stick spray. Let sit overnight.

When marshmallows are set, turn them out onto a surface prepared with equal parts 10x sugar and cocoa powder.
Lightly spray a knife or pizza wheel  or cookie cutter with non-stick spray and cut mallows. I used a round cookie cutter to get a nice shape for my cocoa mug.
You Will Enjoy These!

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Melted Peppermint Ornaments~Mittens!

 Melted Peppermint Ornaments!
Remember the Peppermint Stocking Ornaments I made last year..well you just gotta have some mittens to go with! So here they are..sweet and easy of course. The Christmas season is my favorite and I'm so excited that we are getting our tree next weekend..earlier than ever before. Whoo hoo! I'll wait to say Merry Christmas until we've had my next favorite holiday..Thanksgiving. *wink*
Pretty Red Starlight Mints..I had to go to five stores to find these. It's that crafty peppermint time of year! 

I found these at the Dollar Tree. They melted up perfectly!
It should be fairly easy to find a mitten cookie cutter..I bought mine in a set last year at Michael's craft store. I also used a Wilton #10 decorator tip.
Using your cookie cutter as a guide will help you determine how many, and where to position your candies. Parchment paper is my liner of choice. 
Place pan in your pre-heated oven.
At the 10 minute mark (or when they look like the candy in the photo) remove from oven and firmly press cutters into melted candies. 

Around the 3-4 minute mark, (though still fairly warm) you should be able to remove candy from cutters. Gently press and twist tip through and remove. Now pick up the candy piece and gently press cutter completely through. Lay the piece back on pan to finish cooling.
Unless you have left and right mitten cutters, you can try my method. I used the dull side of cutter to cut candy. I then used one hand to hold it down on pan while using my other hand to lift up and break candy from the outside. Does that make sense? I hope so!

You'll need these...
..a fondant roller and candy sprinkles to decorate your mittens.

Follow photo below to get that nice finished edge on cuff.
Follow photo instructions below. While the peppermints aren't necessarily sticky, the natural tack of the candy and fondant stick together nicely on their own.
**Warm Candy Mittens**
I used these yummy Twizzlers for the mitten "strings". Just pull off a string and tie onto ornament.
Attach candy sprinkles with a dab of corn syrup.
 Thanks for stopping by on this super cool day: 11.12.13!
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