This is the eighth post in an ongoing series Christmas Craze. We, Vagabonds is partnering with Almost There to bring you 12 Days of Christmas DIY gifts, decorations and more. The seventh day’s article can be found here.
I’m going to go ahead and admit that I’m pretty crazy about candy ALL year round, not just at Christmas time. But, my mom taught me about some pretty special candy that I associate with Christmas presents: Rocky Road Fudge and Peanut Brittle.
Not only are these candies super easy to make (they are microwavable), but they make people really happy. So if you are looking for that cost-effective or just plain effective party treat or gift, these recipes might help you out.
Rocky Road Fudge
1 lb. of chocolate almond bark
22 large marshmallows
1 cup chopped pecans
So you just melt the chocolate, however you like. Cut the marshmallows in half and add them and pecans to the chocolate mix. It looks gooey and messy.
Spread the mixture into a 9×13 pan lined with foil, allow to set and cut into squares.
Microwave Peanut Brittle
1 cup raw or unsalted dry roasted peanuts
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light karo syrup
Pinch of salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. butter
1 tsp. soda
Mix sugar, syrup and salt in casserole dish. Cook on high for 7-8 minutes in the microwave. Stop and stir after 4 minutes.
Take out, add butter and vanilla and blend for 1-2 minutes. Then put back in the microwave and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Take out, add soda and peanuts. Stir until foams and pour into a greased cookie sheet.
After it dries, break into pieces and eat away!