We had a fun tea party last Monday with my mom, Corrie, and grandmother. I’m sharing a recipe, idea, and picture! By the way, it was a delightful tea party. =)
1/2 cup pecans, crushed
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup butter
1 cup honey
Melt honey and butter together in a saucepan. Attach a candy thermometer to saucepan but do not let it touch the bottom. Bring to a boil over moderate heat, watching carefully so it does not boil over. Keep boiling steadily, but moderately, until temperature reaches 270 (soft crack). This takes about 20-25 minutes. Do not stir during this time.
As soon as the thermometer hits 270, immediately remove sauecpan from heat, add crushed pecans and whisk to thoroughly reblend honey and butter until mixture turns creamy and amber in color.
Pour candy into a well-greased pan, tilting it to spread candy as far as it will go. Cool.
Melt the chocolate or carob chips in glass measuring cup set in a pan of hot water over moderately low heat.
Spread melted chocolate chips over the top of candy; sprinkle chopped pecans evenly over top of chocolate, pressing them into it.
Store in freezer. Break off pieces to eat like peaut brittle or use a chef knife.
Yield: about 1 3/4 lbs (about 28-1 oz. pieces)
This is delicious! I’d never guess it didn’t have any sugar. The original recipe is from Sue Gregg’s Desserts cookbook, and it’s actually Almond Roca. That’d be good too!
Peanut Butter Babies
These is one of Corrie’s specialties! And nobody complains, would you believe it? =)
Just throw some peanut butter in a bowl, drizzle a little honey and vanilla over it; blend. Then mix in some chocolate chips, raisins, or coconut. Add enough dry milk to make a thick dough; roll into balls…big balls are better!
No need for explanation. These are the bomb.
Crunchy little sugar cookies that Corrie made. Very good tea party cookie. I’d post the recipe, but I’m not sure what or where it is!
Mom, Corrie, and I couldn’t decide what to make for the tea party, so we had a potluck – everybody made something for it! It was very fun! If you’re planning a tea party, even with just your family, a potluck tea party is worth a try! Sounds weird, huh? =)