I usually make toffee and fudge . . . so why not fudge on top of the toffee? It is YUM! You won't be able to stop eating it until it has disappeared ;)
2 cups butter
2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
Line a jelly roll pan with aluminum foil and then add 1/2 cup chopped almonds (I roast mine for about 10 minutes in the oven)
Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil over med-high heat stirring constantly. Once it's boiling, cook it for about 10 minutes, testing it by strewing a tiny bit onto a plate and then giving it the bite 'test'. If it's crunchy, it's ready - LoL Can you tell I don't use a candy thermometer? I use my pressure cooker pan when making candy - it's the best method.
Pour hot candy onto aluminum foil and spread as evenly as you can.
I use the recipe on the back of a marshmallow creme jar - the best!
So then I just pour the fudge on top of the toffee and let it set for 2 hours or put it in the freezer to set up quicker. Break apart - don't forget to look on the bottom of the toffee for foil that needs to be removed - sometimes it sticks!
I added more chopped almonds on top of the fudge - last month I used macadamia nuts - oh my yumminess!
I do like a good cookie and holiday treats . . . but if you're supposed to make 3 dozen for a cookie exchange I'm thinking dog lovers will appreciate this instead of just another sweet?
I designed a label for the top of a baby food jar to identify the contents:
The collar graphic I made myself and the recipe for the dog cookie is on the back! The dangling jingle bell I was hoping would act as a charm on a collar . . . but I don't like it - maybe it's just the wrong placement of it . . . maybe the jute is just too thick?
2 Peanut Butter Dog Treats inside:
I think I'll omit the ribbon - it doesn't stay on when you go to open the jar (unless I mod podged it?) . . . so that sounds like a lot of extra work anyway ;)
Maybe just tie jute around the lid and adhere the jingle bell to that? Any suggestions? =)
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Roll a teaspoon or so of your leftover cheesecake and then roll cookie dough (1 box white cake mix, 1 dry sm pk cheesecake jello, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup oil, 1 tsp vanilla bean paste) around that and bake for 8 minutes on 350 degrees. I dyed the cookie dough red for a Christmas look.