Thursday, October 11, 2018

Tasty Treats

It's that time of the year that we think about special treats for the holidays and for fall/winter.
There are so many to choose from!
Goodies can be made for your own pleasure or to use as gifts.

Here is a recipe for those that embrace their 'inner pumpkin'!!!!!

2 C sugar
1  C brown sugar, packed
3/4 C butter
2/3 C evaporated milk
1/2 C canned pumpkin
1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
12 oz. pkg. white chocolate chips
7 oz. jar marshmallow crème
1 C chopped pecans
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Combine the first 6 ingredients in a heavy pan, heat over medium heat till sugar dissolves..  Continue to heat until it begins to boil, stir constantly - boil until candy thermometer reaches 234* - 243* or soft ball stage.
Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips until melted.  Add remaining ingredients, and mix well.  Pour into a buttered 13 x 9 pan - cool at room temperature.  Cut into squares, store in frig in airtight container.

                                                 Yep, it happened today in my town!

1 1/2 C chow mein noodles
1 C butterscotch chips
1/2 C peanut butter chips
1 Tbsp. shortening

Place noodles in a large bowl, set aside.  Melt chips and shortening together in a double boiler, until smooth.  Pour over noodles and stir to coat.  Drop by tablespoon onto wax paper - set aside till firm.  Store in an airtight container in the frig.  Makes about 18.
These are so good and so easy to make - I remember making them as a kid.  It was a very special treat!!!!

Just a couple fun and yummy treats to make for fall or the holidays.
I hope you enjoy!!


  1. Alas I am on a diet, as I was force fed donuts and lobster by sluggy for 10 days.

  2. I will for sure be trying that pumpkin fudge.

  3. Fall happened here this morning, too. It feels so nice and cool this morning. Yummy on the treats.

    1. It does feel nice out today - I got a lot done outside and didn't sweat!!!! It was in the 30' this morning.

  4. I have never eaten pumpkin as a sweet. We eat it regularly but as a veg on a meal plate. I have never seen tinned pumpkin that you could use for such treats. Isnt it wonderful to have such differences.

    1. Oh my goodness. That is just amazing. Sweet pumpkin is the only way I have eaten it - never as a veggie. No tinned pumpkin in your area? WOW

      I find it totally amazing how different our ways are - yet how similar we all seem to be. It is just too neat.

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