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Second Day Cookies/Candy Marathon

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“No baking this day. I've found that if you prepare the Crystal Candy first, then make the Bourbon Balls and Rum Balls and finish up by making the Peanut Butter Balls, it seems less labor intensive. Again, prep time, cooking time and quantities are nothing but estimates.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Crystal Candy: Combine sugar, water and corn syrup.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Add food coloring.
  4. Continue cooking, without stirring, to hard crack stage (300 degrees).
  5. Remove fromheat and add oil of cinnamon.
  6. Working rapidly, spread mixture onto an oiled 15x10x1-inch baking sheet.
  7. Let cool completely then break into pieces.
  8. A little powdered sugar sprinkled over the candy pieces keep them from sticking together.
  9. Bourbon Balls: Mix all ingredients together.
  10. Roll into marble-sized balls then roll in powdered sugar.
  11. Rum Balls: Mix all ingredients together.
  12. Roll into marble-sized balls then roll in powdered sugar Peanut Butter Balls: (Use your hands to mix these as the mixture is thick) Mix powdered sugar, butter, peanut butter and vanilla together.
  13. Roll into 1-inch balls.
  14. In a double boiler, melt parafin and chocolate chips.
  15. Dip peanut butter balls into chocolate mixture then place on waxed paper to harden.

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