Tuesday, December 9, 2008
This evening I drove up to Wausau to make Christmas candy at my Aunt Phyllis' house. Ruth, Michelle and Mom were there, as well as Mark, Philip and Joseph (but only because it was their house). Us girls had a fun time making WheatThin candy (peanut butter sandwiched between 2 WheatThins, dipped in a mixture of semi-sweet & white chocolate), White Clusters (melted white chocolate mixed with peanut butter, Rice Krispies, mini marshmallows, and peanuts), Peanut Butter Balls (peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar and graham cracker crumbs formed into balls and then dipped in semi-sweet chocolate), Angel Food candy (sugar heated to soft-crack stage, then baking soda is added to "puff" it up, then once it hardens it is dipped in chocolate), and Peppermint Candy (melted white chocolate mixed with crushed peppermint sticks). Lots of stories shared and plenty of laughing, all the while making fantastic candy to share and take to holiday festivities.