DARK CHOCOLATE PUMPKIN TRUFFLES WITH SPICED PUMPKIN SEEDS

Makes about 30 truffles Ingredients ½ cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoon ground spiced pumpkin seeds ¼ cup pumpkin puree½ teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground nut meg ½ teaspoon ground white pepper 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet  dark chocolate, chopped cocoa powder mixed with a little pumpkin […]

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Homemade Kit Kat Bars

Ingredients 75 club crackers ½ pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar ½ cup milk 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar 2⁄3 cup creamy peanut butter ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips ½ cup butterscotch chips Directions Line 9-by-13-inch rectangular baking pan with one later of Club crackers […]

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Homemade Peanut Butter & S’mores Cups

Yields about 2 dozen mini peanut butter cups and 4-6 large s’mores. Ingredients For the candy shells Chocolate For the peanut butter filling 1 cup peanut butter ½ cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract For the s’mores filling 1 cup marshmallow fluff 2 graham crackers, broken in pieces Directions Temper the chocolate and pour […]

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Maple Pecan Popcorn

Makes about 10 cups Ingredients About 8 cups plain popcorn 1 cup pecans or any nuts on hand, coarsely chopped and toasted ¾ stick unsalted butter 1½ cups pure maple syrup ½ teaspoon salt Directions Toss popcorn and pecans in a large bowl. Line bottom of a 17-by-11-inch 4-sided sheet pan with foil, then lightly […]

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Old Fashion Candy Apples

Ingredients 15 apples 2 cups white sugar 1 cup light corn syrup 1½ cups water 8 drops red food coloring Directions Lightly grease cookie sheets. Insert craft sticks into whole, stemmed apples. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugar, corn syrup and water. Heat to 300 to 310 degrees F (149 to 154 […]

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Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Ingredients 1 cup sugar ½ cup water 1⁄8 teaspoon fine sea salt ¾ cup raw green (hulled) pumpkin seeds (not toasted; 4 ounces) Directions Put a 24-by-12-inch sheet of parchment on a work surface and anchor corners with pieces of tape. Bring sugar, water, and sea salt to a boil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan […]

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