Want to know what is yummy?
I'm not really sure this qualifies as a candy though. Or a fudge. But it tastes like both.
Candy thermometers scare me a little bit.
So I try to avoid recipes that use them.
My twin sister and I have tried making fudge and mine has always turned out like giant pieces of...well, you get the picture.
Same for Peanut Patties.
Because of how terrible they turned out, we forever call them Peanut Gross-ies.
My good friend Desta sent me this delicious concoction a few years ago.
It is called "Ritz Coconut Crackle".
I love making it. I love eating it. I love taking it to people and they think I worked really really hard at impressing them.
Don't you love recipes like that?
I made some today for our neighbors and coworkers.
Hope you try it out and like it!
It's a good (and easy) one folks.
Recipe for Ritz Coconut Crackle:
35 RITZ CRACKERS
1 STICK of BUTTER OR MARGARINE
3/4 CUP FIRMLY PACKED LIGHT BROWN SUGAR
1 CUP CHOCOLATE CHUNKS (I used the Dark Chocolate ones today....mmmmm)
3/4 CUP BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE COCONUT, TOASTED*
*To toast coconut, spread evenly on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for about 8-10 minutes, watching closely at the end so it doesn't burn. Then cool.
Leave the oven at 350.
(One time my twin sister called as I was doing this. I was sitting on the couch gabbing on the phone when I smelled something awful. I had blackened coconut. So I highly advise you not to talk to your sister on the phone, or anyone for that matter, while making this simple recipe.)
Arrange crackers in greased 15x10x1 inch pan. (You can be neat or messy. Doesn't matter). Bring butter & sugar to boil in medium saucepan on medium heat. Boil for 2 minutes. (Exact here people. The two minutes allows the sugar to caramelize. Or something like that). Pour over crackers in pan, almost completely covering crackers.
Bake this for 6-8 minutes or until it becomes bubbly and light brown. Sprinkle with chocolate chunks, bake another 1-2 minutes. Using a spatula, then spread chocolate over crackers. Sprinkle with toasted coconut, pressing into chocolate lightly with a spoon.
Later, after you have licked the spoons and tried little pieces here and there, it should harden.
Then you can have some fun breaking it like ice. Arrange on plates and take to parties. Or make best friends with your neighbors. Or eat it all yourself. Er. Never mind. I wouldn't do that.
Oh. And P.S.
I took the girls to visit Santa last weekend at our little church by our house.
Evie came out to the van wearing fishnet hose - out of our Halloween box - to go with her Christmas dress.
Thank goodness Santa was a gentleman and didn't say a word about it.