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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Say a kind word

One kind word can warm three winter months.

Snowman sayings
Star light, star bright, please don’t let me melt tonight.
Snowflakes are kisses from heaven.
In the meadow we can build a snowman!
Cold Nose Warm Heart! All flakes welcome!

The penny
The campaign worked. All U.S. pennies minted in 1944 and 1945 were made from World War II shell casings. Yet, the new coins presented their own problems. Sometimes, the brass shell cases and fresh copper weren’t mixed completely, giving some of the coins noticeable brass streaks. Also, the explosive residue in the shell casings often stained or discolored the pennies.

Caramel Coconut Sticks
Makes 24
1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
1 (4.5-ounce) can (1 cup) honey roasted macadamia nuts, finely chopped*
1 (14-ounce) bag (about 50) caramels, unwrapped
2 tablespoons Butter
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon rum flavoring
24 (7-inch) pretzel rods

Heat oven to 350°F. Spread coconut in even layer on large ungreased 15x10x1-inch jelly-roll pan. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until very lightly toasted. Cool completely in pan. Add chopped macadamia nuts to toasted coconut; stir. Set aside.Place caramels, butter and water in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth. Stir in rum flavoring. working quickly, dip 1 pretzel rod into caramel mixture, using rubber spatula or spoon to coat three-fourths of pretzel. Shake off excess; immediately place into coconut mixture. Use hands to press coconut mixture firmly onto caramel. Place covered pretzel onto waxed paper. Cool completely.

Store between sheets of waxed paper in container with tight-fitting lid.

*Substitute 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts or peanuts.

Recipe Tip If caramel mixture becomes too thick, place over low heat while dipping pretzels.

Recipe TipFor gift giving, place pretzels in cellophane bags and tie with ribbon.
Have a wonderful day!


Aunt Pitty Pat's said...

Thank you for sharing so many wonderful holiday ideas with us. Your the best.
Happy Holidays to you and yours,

Sandra Evertson said...

Sending Season's Greetings and Holiday Cheer! And Thanks so much for sharing your recipes!
Sandra Evertson