Pecan-Topped Toffee

Pecan-Topped Toffee

I was positive that I had already posted a recipe for this toffee but it turns out I had imagined the whole thing!

I was so certain because this is my absolute favorite sweet treat to make during the holidays. After getting over an initial fear of boiling hot sugar and butter to the hard crack stage, it is actually very, very simple and very, very rewarding.

I have very fond memories of making this toffee around Christmas with Popo over every school break for as long as I can remember. The process was always the same and the taste of it always takes me back to those happy childhood moments. As a result, I have become a toffee snob and will always hold this recipe in the highest regard even though it is literally four simple ingredients.

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Halloween Cookies Part 2: Chocolate Caramel Witch's Hats + a Video

Halloween Cookies Part 2: Chocolate Caramel Witch's Hats + a Video

I'm continuing with the Harry Potter theme from last week's post on Peanut Butter Spidie Cookies.

These are a looser interpretation of Harry Potter related baked goods but the world could always use a little bit more imagination. That's what I learned from Disney this past weekend anyways.

If you are pro Harry Potter books over Harry Potter movies, you may share my frustrations as to the characters gradual transition to mostly Muggle clothing. The seventh book/movie is an exception as the trio are supposed to be blending into the Muggle world but for the rest of the time, they should be in robes and pointed hats. Sadly, only the first movie follows along with this dress code when all the Hogwarts students cheer at the end.

Side Note: How do they find their hat afterwards? Actually, that's quite a silly question as the answer is obviously magic.

The supply list in Book One has "one pointed black hat (black) for day wear" as one of the items. Wouldn't the movies (and parts of the books) be much more amusing if all characters were wearing hats?

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Halloween Cookies Part 1: Peanut Butter Spidie Cookies + a Video

Halloween Cookies Part 1: Peanut Butter Spidie Cookies + a Video

I have two Halloween-themed cookies for you guys. And two separate videos!

Both cookies have similar processes but there are two different flavors and characters.

First up,  we have these Peanut Butter Spidie Cookies. This is a spin on Peanut Butter Blossom cookies. You know, the peanut butter cookies with the Hershey's chocolate kiss in the middle? This time, they're made extra peanut buttery with a mini Reese's peanut butter cup instead. 

 

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