Thursday, December 20, 2012

Two delicious Christmas recipes you don't want to miss out on!

Roasted Cinnamon Almonds

I found this recipe on Pinterest (where else?) and boy oh boy is it delicious!!! Super duper easy to make and so yummy. Plus it kind of feels like somewhat of a healthy snack. Mmmm. They are good to make at night because they taste sooo good the next day after they cool down. Crunchy and perfect!!

You can find the recipe here! Believe me, you won't be disappointed with this one!

The second recipe is my all time easy favorite Christmas Caramels. Thanks to my dear friend Kristen Walton who shared with me this recipe.

Now I know you're thinking....caramels? Candy thermometer? Craziness! But wait!! There is no candy thermometer involved. It's simply that easy!!

Microwave Caramels

2 cubes butter - softened
1 cup brown sugar - not packed
1 cup white sugar
1 cup light Karo syrup
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Combine all ingredients in glass (or microwavable) bowl until mixture is smooth.
Cook in microwave 14 min at highest temp.
Remove and beat with mixer 2 minutes.
Pour into 9  x 13 pan that has parchment paper in bottom and sides buttered.
Freeze for about 15-25 minutes.
Take out of pan and cut with pizza cutter into strips, then into pieces. Wrap in wax paper.

Delicious and easy!!! These make a quite a lot, nice for sharing with co-workers, neighbors, or just keeping them around for the family on game / movie night!!

Merry Christmas!!!!


T.I.D.S.A.H. said...

I am so excited to try your caramel recipe. Our cousins own "Totally Nuts" at the mall that make the cinnamon almonds, so we prefer not to try and make those and just eat their's, saves me time in the kitchen. Thanks Amy

Amy said...

My friend in Oregon made the caramels yesterday and her's didn't turn out!! Yikes!! They got over cooked and were crunchy like Werther's Caramels - the hard candy kind. So I guess watch your microwave, or make sure you don't have the super duper powerful microwave! Ours is a 1.48KW microwave and 120/60 VAC/HZ...have no idea what that means, but this recipe turns out PERFECT every single time, (provided no one messes with your timer!!). So if your microwave is similar to the power of mine (and mine's pretty old....15 years??), then your recipe should turn out amazing!! Good luck!!