Hand-Molded Chocolate Houses for Christmas

Chocolate house making at Christmas has been a tradition that I started about 30 years ago and have since shared with my children. Well, technically they are ‘chocolate candy coating’ by Merckens or Ghiradelli… but I’ll get to that soon!

They’ve gotten plainer (believe it or not!) over the years. I used to make them to sell and then after I started having kids, I only made them for friends and neighbors who were


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Caramel candies…


2015-01-04 15.33.50Yes, it’s that time of year again!

We made our own caramel this year and the first batch came out AMAZING! Tricky thing caramel… the wrong temp and it is either hard as a rock or it is way too soft and doesn’t have any tooth! You have to leave it overnight to come to room temperature. (more…)

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Buttercrunch recipe

I've been asked for my candy recipes so I decided to work it into Valentine's day!  I hand stamped/crafted the topper using Stampin' Up! supplies (see my online store here).…

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