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Mock Pay Day Candy And Mock Turtle Candy
Have you ever taken a bite of something, stopped and looked to see what you were really eating because it didn't look or taste at all like what you expected? Well these candy recipes are those kinds of treats. They are quick and simple! They will quickly become family favorites! They are also great recipes to make with the kids in your life!
Mock Pay Day Candy
This sweet and salty snack is the perfect example of a throw together treat that will knock your socks off with its taste! It has two ingredients and takes less than a minute to whip up! It will go just as quickly, so be prepared to make more. Halloween is the perfect time to make this treat as it is easier to locate the candy corn needed. Enough of this, let's get mixing!
In a large container, mix:
- 1 - 20 oz. container of salted, dry roasted peanuts
- 1 - 22 oz. container of candy corn candies
Stir together and serve by the handfuls!
This is a great tasting treat that mimics the flavor of the Pay Day candy bar. It is a great item to toss into snack size zipper lock bags and take along on a hay ride! It works for children of all ages!
Mock Turtle Candies
On the same track are these simple little treats! They take mere minutes to whip up and are gone just as quickly! Lets get on with it!
- On a cookie sheet, lay flat approximately 48 mini twist pretzels.
- Place one unwrapped rolo chewy carmel candy, centered, on top of each of the pretzels.
- Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 3-5 minutes. Remove from oven when rolo is softened, being careful to avoid complete melting.
- On top of each rolo, gently press a half of a pecan into the rolo causing it to overlap the pretzel.
Allow to cool and serve. They are delicious turtle-tasting candies which everyone will love! They are also simple little treats to make with the children. Be sure to use kitchen safety with the oven.
Cooking With Kids
While these are wonderfully simple treats to offer, they are also excellent recipes to whip up with the children in your life! Kids love to cook and cooking is an educational opportunity! Measuring and counting is a math skill hidden within every recipe! It is also filled with scientific experiments which are chemical reactions. In most recipes, adding heat changes the make up of the ingredients. It is a social studies lesson when you cook foods from different cultures and countries! It takes reading skills to read the steps, and more math required when you follow the steps needed to accomplish each and every recipe. Get the kids into the kitchen and build a great relationship with them behind the counter. Teach them how to connect their educational skills they are learning in the classroom with the kitchen and you will help them develop not only cooking skills, but the confidence that comes from a job well done creating a treat to share with others. Give it a try and you will be surprised how much fun everyone will have together!
Photo and text copyright 2011 Deborah M. Carey