Harry Potter Moment – Butterbeer fudge

It’s that time of year, Halloween is almost here!

I have been playing around with a few new recipes and came across this posting on facebook for Butterbeer fudge that caught my eye and I decided to give it a go.

Of course I had to put the “Andy’s Kandy” twist on it, but then again, that’s just me in a nutshell ūüôā

I found the recipe to be fool proof and easy to follow:

Butterscotch Layer

  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 3 cups of butterscotch chips

Place all 3 ingredients in a casserole on medium heat and stir until nicely blended and butterscotch chips are totally melted. Mixture should be nice and smooth. Poor into a lined ¬†8×8″ pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

Vanilla swirl

  • 1/3 cup of condensed milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips

Place all 3 ingredients in a casserole on medium heat and stir until nicely blended. Then dot all over with a large spoon and use a knife to swirl it around.

You can finish it off by topping it with 1 cup of mini marshmallows, I added a dusting of cinnamon on top of the marshmallows and then blasted them with my cooking torch to give them a nice roasted look and flavor!

Place in fridge for a minimum of 4 hours, slice into desired size and enjoy!

The Mysterious Cookie Butter……..

A few months ago I discovered this wonderful stuff called Cookie Butter or Speculoos Cookie Butter!

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To date I have only found 2 kinds, the one made by Trader Joe’s which you can obviously only get at Trader Joe’s stores or the one called Biscoff which can be found in Publix, Target, Walmart, etc….

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I have found out you can eat it with a spoon ( a very dangerous calorie indulging sport!), have it with bananas, use it in cupcake icings, spread it on bread or crackers and use in cupcake and cake fillings.

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But you know me, always after that very special bite with that very special ingredient.

Once again, thanks to my bad influential friend in Mount Dora, Ms. Ann Kaar, I have now been introduced to a recipe for Butterscotch Cookie Butter Fudge!

So here it is, quick simple and easy.

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Mix 12 oz of butterscotch chips with 1/2 cup of cookie butter and 1 can of condensed milk.

Cook on low heat unit its all nicely melted.

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Add 1 tsp vanilla and refrigerate!

I am already thinking of a few changes I would make to it but the hubby gave it the seal of approval ‚̧

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Adding a Little bit of Spain to my Christmas Season

There are some traditions that we all look forward to during the Christmas Season.

For me its the fond memories of wishing that we would have Turron in the house for that special occasion, play hide and seek in our huge yard with the neighbours and of course opening gifts. I guess it sound kind of silly as nowadays you can get Turron everywhere! But there was something special about eating that wafer thin top layer followed by the gooey nougaty and chewy texture mixed with the crunchy nuts.

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A few months¬†ago I came across this funky bottle decorated with a cow pattern and a hanging bell called “Licor de Leche Merengada”.

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Leche Merengada is another traditional spanish kids drink that I grew up singing a song about, but never got to taste it till my early twenties when I went to Spain and totally fell head over heels with it.

So on this note, with all the above memories swimming through my crazy brain, I decided to add a touch of Spanish into my Christmas spiked fudge.

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Tonight I made a lovely batch of Rich Chocolate Fudge laced with quite a bit of Leche Merengada Liquor, and Ole Ole it fits in perfectly with the Christmas Spirit!

For the love of Pumpkin…….yes Pumpkin Season is here!

A lot of us, self included are obsessed with any kind of food that involves Pumpkin Spiced something!

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Let me think, we have¬†Pumpkin Spice coffee creamer, Pumpkin Spice Coffee & Latte’s, Pumpkin Spice Yoghurt, Pumpkin Spice Oreos,¬†Pumpkin Spice Milano Cookies, Pumpkin Spice Fudge, Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream,¬†Pumpkin Spice Chocolate, Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake, Pumpkin Spice Biscotti, Pumpkin Spice Cookies, Pumpkin Pies and the list goes on and on!

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So with that said pictured today we have a smorgasbord of a few of the afore mentioned Pumpkin treats that will be baked in the upcoming months.

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As the Pumpkin Season goes into full swing I will be posting some recipes, so make sure to check my blog for updates!

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