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Bath County News - Outlook
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The Bath County News-Outlook Thursday, December 11, 2003 STRAWBERRY DIVINITY 3 c. sugar 3/4 c. light corn syrup 3/4 c. water 2 egg whites, stiffly beaten 1 (3 oz.) pkg. strawberry jello 1 c. chopped nuts (optional) 1/2 c. flaked coconut (optional) Combine sugar, syrup and water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Then cook without stirring to 260 degrees on candy ther- mometer. Combine beaten egg whites and jello. Beat until mixture forms peaks. Pour hot syrup in a thin stream into egg whites, beating constantly. Beat until candy loses its gloss and holds its shape. Fold in nuts and coconut. Drop by spoonful onto wax paper. PEANUT BUFFER BON BONS 1 c. peanut butter 1 box confectioners' sugar 3 tsp. milk 1 stick butter, melted Chocolate wax wafers Mix above ingredients (except wax wafers) until smooth and roll into small balls. Melt a small amount of chocolate wax wafers in microwave or double boiler. Roll small formed balls into the wax and place on waxed paper to dry. TRADITONAL CHRISTMAS FUDGE 3 c. sugar 3/4 c. butter 1/2 can evaporated milk 2 c. chocolate chips I jar marshmallow creme 1 c. chopped nuts (optional) 1 tsp. vanilla Combine sugar, butter, and milk. Bring to a boil. Stir often. Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate chips until melted. Add marsh- mallow creme, nuts, and vanilla. Beat until blended. Pour into 13 x 9 inch greased pan. Cool and cut. ROCKY ROAD BONBONS 1 (6 oz.) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate pieces (1 c.) 30 lg. marshmallows 1/2 c. toasted, chopped nuts Place chocolate pieces in custard cup. Cook in microwave on (7) roast for 1 1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth. Dip half of marshmallow into choco- late, then into nuts. Place on wax paper to cool and set. MASHED POTATO CHRISTMAS CANDY 1 3/4 c. mashed potatoes, cold or 3/4 c. instant potatoes made with salt,water, milk, but not butter. Mix as package states. 1 lb. pkg. powdered sugar 1 lb. flaked coconut Mix together and chill. Roll in balls walnut size. Insert a toothpick in each ball. Chill one hour. Melt together over a double boil- er: 4 oz. (4 sq. or 1/2 bar) of a semi-sweet chocolate bar 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate -"-'cl " .......... 1/3 bar (or less) paraffin wax Dip cold ball in chocolate, drain, remove toothpick. Chill again. CINNAMON CHRISTMAS CANDY 4 c. sugar 1 c. water 1 c. Karo syrup (white) Dash of salt longer, in refrigerator. CHURCH WINDOWS 1 lg. pkg. chocolate chips I 1 pkg. colored miniature marshmallows 1 stick butter 1 pkg. shredded coconut Melt chocolate, butter in double boiler. Add marsh- mallows but do not cook. Remove from heat. Roll in wax paper covered with coconut to make a 12 pound roll. Chill in refrigerator. Slice when cold 1/4 to 1/2 inch slices. May be frozen. CHRISTMAS PEPPER- MINT STICK CANDY CANE 1 box white cake mix 1 lg. peppermint stick (crushed fine) 1 can vanilla frosting, your favorite vanilla icing Cook cake as directions on box. Cool. Frost with vanilla on first layer. Sprinkle with candy. Add next layer and frost, then sprinkle with rest of candy and on sides WALNUT CHRISTMAS CANDY 1 c. butter 1 c. sugar 1 tbsp. white corn syrup 3 tbsp. water 1 1/2 c. chopped walnuts 1 (6 oz.) chocolate bits Kitchen- Butter 9-inch square pan. Melt 1 cup butter in 2-quart saucepan, slowly stir in sugar. Add syrup and water. Stir. Cook over medi- um heat (290 degrees on candy thermometer) or until a little mix dropped in cold water becomes brittle. Add 1 cup walnuts, cook 3 minutes more, stir. Pour into pan. Remove when cold. Place on wax paper. Melt chocolate bits. Coat toffee with chocolate. Sprinkle with nuts, allow to set about 1 minute, turn over and repeat coating. Break into bite-size pieces. CHRISTMAS HARD CANDY 4 c. sugar 1 c. Karo syrup 1 c. water 2 tsp. oil of cinnamon Red or green food coloring Powdered sugar Mix first 3 ingredients and boil to hard cracker stage, 300 degrees. Add oil of cinnamon and food color- ing. Pour into foiled lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle pow- dered sugar over the candy while its still warm. Break candy in small pieces when it is cool enough to handle. CHRISTMAS SUGARED How to Make a T You can plant just about any kind of seed in this rarium. Children love to see the plants growing. Parental supervision is recommended. This project is rated EASY to do. What You Need * Plastic 2 liter soda pop bottle with cap * Very sharp scissors or craft knife * Dirt or potting soil * Seeds * Water * Permanent black marker How To Make It 1. Remove the label from the bottle. Discard Save cap! 2. Wash and rinse out the bottle and cap. 3. Cut the bottle close to the bottom. I found a about at the end of the label and cut there. You can cut'. higher if you wish. 4. Lightly place dirt or potting soil in the base. 5. Plant a few seeds in the dirt. 6. Lightly water. 7. Put the cap on the bottle. 8. Cover the base with the top of the bottle. You have to fiddle with it a bit to fit back inside the base. 9. Place in a sunny spot and watch for your seeds t grow. 10. When the plants are ready, repot them or them in your garden. 11. Enjoy! Tips If you can find any brand of 2 liter pop that has black plastic removable bottom, then the project is simpler. Pry the black bottom off the 2 liter bottle. black electrical tape over any holes it may have in it. the top off the 2 liter bottle down to where the sides straight. Fill the black base with dirt, seeds, then the bottle over the base. flflO 00 ]amie Hi00hley is now working Expressions on Main Street in Morehead Monday-Wednesday-Friday-Saturday ....... Walk-Ins Welcome or Call 780.HAIR Hwy. 36, Sharpsburg Hair Cuts Perms Hi Lites Been Looking for a Gift for that Special Someone? Pick up a Gift Certificate at Helen's Beauty Shop! Call 606-247-3400 ,Personal Free Checking with Courtesy Coverage from Salt Lick Deposit Bank. Most people put their hard-earned money in the bank, and then pay someone else to access it. 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