Friday, December 23, 2011

No Bake Corn Chip & Peanut Butter Toffee

Yet an other Gluten Free Goody! and super easy to make and eat :D  what you need:
1 package (9.75 to 10.5 ounces) Fritos corn chips
1 cup Karo light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter

Spread Fritos on a greased 15x10 baking pan (i used wax paper not a good idea at all!) In a saucepan over medium heat, bring corn syrup and sugar to a boil, stirring frequently to help dissolve the sugar boil for approx. 1 minute. turn heat to low stir in peanut butter until smooth. Pour over Fritos. it's really sticky so be careful but it is really good! taste almost like a payday candy bar.

Crock-Pot chocolate candy

I wanted to find a candy that i can make in the crock pot and i came across one from Trisha Yearwood's cook book (i love country music and her music at that. so i had to try it) and this too is Gluten Free! here is what you need:  

2 lbs (36 oz) salted dry-roasted peanuts
4 oz (4 squares) German's sweet chocolate
1 12-oz package semisweet chocolate chips (about 2 cups)
2½ lbs white almond bark

I had my daughter do all of step 1 and then she lined the cupcake tray we did the small ones not regular size liners and were able to make 101 (she counted them all) i also used 1lb almond bark and 1lb white chocolate chips.

1. Put the peanuts in the bottom of a 4-quart slow-cooker. Layer the chocolate over the peanuts, beginning with the sweet chocolate, followed by the chocolate chips, and then the almond bark. Set the temperature on low and cook for 3 hours. Do not stir the mixture. 
2. After 3 hours, stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until smooth. Drop the candy into cupcake pan liners, using about 2 tablespoons per liner. Allow the candy to cool completely before removing the cupcake liners. Makes 30 to 40 pieces.

Old Fashion Potato Candy

So one of my friends that i met in Hawaii posted something about potato candy something i have never heard of. so i decided to find out what it was. I found a recipe and decided to make it. The best part is that Potato candy is Gluten Free :D I found how to make it on The Merry Gourmet

here is what you need and how to make it: 

1 cup mashed potatoes, room temperature or cold
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 pounds confectioners sugar
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter, divided

Okay so in a large mixing bowl, stir together mashed potatoes, butter, and vanilla. Add confectioners sugar, one pound at a time, and stir together well. Once the dough is thoroughly mixed, divide it into two halves. On a sheet of wax paper, and using your hands, flatten out the dough into rectangle, roughly 12-14 inches long. (my daughter loved doing this part!) Spread 1/4 cup of peanut butter onto one half of the dough (i think it needed more peanut butter my self after i tasted it but the little one said she liked it as is). Carefully roll into a log and wrap well in wax paper. Repeat with other half of dough. Chill the logs for at least 2 hours before slicing. Once chilled, slice into 1/4-inch pieces and serve.
Make ahead: Store prepared potato candy, layered between sheets of wax paper, in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to 2 weeks.
Here is what mine came out to looking like:

Chocolate Covered Potato Chips

Made Chocolate covered potato chips today! The sweet and salty is so good. and super easy. all you need is Ruffles and a bag of  Nestle semi-sweet chocolate chips, use a double boiler to melt the chocolate dip chips in half way let cool completely then enjoy or store in a air tight container. My 6 year old helped with these she love them! 
Totally Gluten Free!!!