Chocolate Covered Bourbon Caramels

I know you are looking at this picture and thinking…I must have one of these caramels. I must. But first, you need to know the backstory.  I like a good backstory, don’t you? So let’s just dive right in, shall we? Chocolate Covered Caramels are waiting. Several years ago (well, about SEVEN years ago), I […]

Chocolate Covered Candied Bacon Caramels

Guess what this recipe is NOT? Healthy. Nope, not even a little. Chocolate Covered Candied Bacon Caramels aren’t remotely healthy, but they are entirely delicious.  soft. Creamy. Chewy and gooey and salty and sweet.  They are the perfect holiday indulgence…or weekday treat.  Or breakfast, because hello? Bacon? It counts.  Whatever you wish, they are.  They […]

St. Patrick’s Day Potato Candy with Salted Caramel and Chocolate Filling

Who’s ready to get their leprechaun on? Strange, isn’t it?  The way we jump on holidays from other countries, like Ireland, Mexico, China.  I think we just love a good holiday, and a reason to eat and drink crazy concoctions.  On Monday, you’ll see green beer, Irish Car Bombs, Irish Crème will ooze from your […]

Malted Kit Kat Cookies

You know what’s good? Putting cut up candy bars in your cookies. You know what’s better?  Adding malt to anything chocolaty. Malt is incredible.  I don’t know why it’s not more popular…but I have a theory.  I think people today consider it old-fashioned, like, if their parents drank it at soda fountains back in the […]

Dark Chocolate and Salted Caramel Topped Shortbread

There are few things more rewarding than being able to successfully prepare a chewy, buttery caramel.  It’s a scary process for many, but, well, I don’t get scared too easily. Let’s determine why NOT to be scared. Butter. Sugar. A little Cream. What have you got wrapped up in it? 15 minutes and $2? I […]

Holiday Candy

Parties this weekend.  Got some.  You? Every year we head over to my aunts house for a lot of finger foods, silliness, present swapping, and ridiculous sweets. Gotta love the sweets…but the silliness is a lot of fun, too.  I’d go even if there wasn’t a pile of food.  Luckily, I don’t have to face […]

White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Bark…and a Giveaway!

Brandi came up earlier this week and we had a little candyfest.  We did.  There was caramel and pumpkin and chocolate as far as the eye could see.  We made bark, we made cake, we made truffles.  Like I said, candyfest. Candyfest should be a word, though my spell checker is having a fit with […]