Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Four Foods on Friday: Candy

Here are this week’s four questions. This week they’re about candy. Hungry now? Check out what others are drooling over here

#1. Candy. Do you prefer sweet or sour candy?
Sweet (all dentists cringe now!)

#2. Gum. Love it? Hate it? What kind is your favorite?
Love it. Peppermint or Sweetmint 0rbit

#3. What is your favorite candy?
Peanut M & M's. Mix of salty sweet

#4. Share a recipe for anything that you can include a piece of candy in.
These are my "Kitchen Sink Cookies". I was trying to clean out my cabinets after holiday entertaining and here is what happened:

1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
1/2 c. white sugar
1 cup flour
1/4 c. instant vanilla pudding mix
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1/2 c margarine, softened @ room temp (NOT melted!)
1 c. broken pretzel pieces
1 c. chocolate chips
1 c. peanut M&M's
1/2 c old fashioned oats
(can also use 3/4 cup of rice krispies)

Preheat oven to 350
-cream sugars and margerine together, mix in the egg
-combine flour, salt, baking pwdr, pudding mix, and oats- gradually mix into egg mixture. Hand mixing works best with wooden spoon
-add pretzel pieces, choc chips, M&M's
-combine until add-ins are evenly spread throughout dough
-spray a cookie sheet with baking spray: drop 1 TB balls onto cookie sheet, about 12 per sheet: bake for 10-12 minutes, or until dough is starting to "tan"

*it's okay if they aren't perfect balls. The little pretzel bits sticking out the sides, are a perfect sneak peak at what's inside.


chili queen said...

Peanut M&M's are cool, I like nuts in my chocolate.

melanie said...

Those cookies sounds fabulous!

corrin said...

I agree that the salty/sweet combination is the way to go.

Karen said...

I forgot about M&M's. I cannot stop eating them once I get started.