Thursday, December 31, 2020
Thursday, December 24, 2020
I used: marshmallows, chocolate coating, holly and berry sprinkles, lollipop sticks, and a dinner fork to make the "bark"
Insert lollipop stick into two marshmallows. Cut tip off another marshmallow and attach the sticky side to the top marshmallow.
Dip in melted chocolate and place on parchment. Let sit just until chocolate begins to set and then drag the tines of the fork through it to resemble tree bark.
Attach holly and berry sprinkles and sit back and sing a few Christmas carols..'cause now you're done!
Go ahead and make some! "Yule" be glad you did!
These little Christmas cuties would make for some sweet little table favors at your holiday meal!
Way down here in Atlanta, we may get a few snow flurries on Christmas morning! That is a very rare occurrence around here and it would sure help our chances of burning a real yule log!
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
Thanks for stopping by.
'til we sweet again, Karen 💗
Thursday, December 10, 2020
We went to Disney and ate the World!
Christmas is my favorite time of the year! And y'all know I love some Disney and of course all things sugary! So won't you join me on our sweet adventure?!
Y'all! Disney bakers! They create some of the most fun snacks and treats you ever did see and I couldn't wait to get my hands on a few. Here is just a small sampling of their many offerings! Eight to be exact!
We begin with the very festive Mickey's Holiday Cookie.
I found this one in Disney's Hollywood Studios at Rosie's All-American Cafe for $4.99.
It's a vanilla butter cookie covered in a red tinted white chocolate with sugar snowflakes.
It was okay. Kind of bland really. In fact, I ate only one ear and ending up tossing the rest. I would have saved it for the grandkiddos to try, but they were all on the Tower of Terror ride with Pawpaw, my hands were freezing (yes it can get cold in Florida), and I had no container for it.
But it is a lovely cookie and super Christmassy!
This little-it's actually huge-beauty can be yours by visiting Karamell-Kuche in the Germany pavilion in EPCOT.
This Gingerbread Salted Caramel Buttercream Cookie Sandwich sells for $5.99.
If I liked gingerbread I would have loved this cookie! It had the perfect moist and chewy texture with a delicious caramel frosting filling. If you like gingerbread, this one is for you!
Well, that's all there is and there ain't no more!
Until we return to Disney, that is!
Hope you all enjoyed our trip down Sweet Street, USA! See ya real soon!
'til we sweet again, Karen💗
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Do y'all love you some caramel apples?? Woohoo! Me too!
So we have an awesome Kilwin's over in Atlantic Station and several years ago on our first visit we spotted some crazy amazing chocolate covered candy loaded caramel apples! I mean these things really were works of edible art! They were absolutely jam-packed with candy bars, cookies, and nuts..oh my!
I know my candy loving peeps will get the fascination I had/have with these sweet candy covered fruity orbs!
I made these to celebrate -as of today- 9 years of creating sweets treats here at Sugartown Sweets! Yay! 🥳
First, you will need some caramel apples, and I can help you with that!
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
My grandson called me the other day and wanted to know why he couldn't find my caramel apple recipe on the blog! Well I was flabbbergasted as I realized that I had never posted it! And seeing how we are already a third of the way through fall, I thought now is the perfect time. Thanks, Isaac!
There are tons of beautiful caramel apples on the web. Today I am sharing with you how I make mine!
Five simple ingredients of, butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla are all you need to cook up this sweet confectionery treat.
12 medium Granny Smith apples
2 sticks (1 cup) butter
2 1/4 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup light corn syrup
1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a heavy saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in brown sugar, then add corn syrup and condensed milk, mixing well.
Clip on your candy thermometer while making sure the tip does not touch bottom of pan.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until temperature reaches 246 degrees F. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
Set aside for 15-20 minutes to cool slightly.
While caramel is cooling, wash apples and dry thoroughly. I use a dab of dish soap to wash mine.
Insert sticks into apples.
Line a pan with parchment paper.
By now, caramel should be ready for dipping. Test an apple to see if caramel adheres without sliding off.
Dip apples and place on parchment paper.
I made 6 caramel apples and poured up the other half so my sweet hubby could have his favorite caramels! 😋
Happy Fall Y'all!