Friday, December 25, 2015

Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans
Recipe submitted by  Kristin Gaimari-Varner.  Original recipe by


1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg white
1 tablespoon water
1 pound pecan halves


Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Mix sugar, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl.

Whisk egg white and water together in a separate bowl until frothy. Toss pecans in the egg white mixture. Mix sugar mixture into pecan mixture until pecans are evenly coated. Spread coated pecans onto a baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, until pecans are evenly browned, 1 hour.

Kristin Gaimari-Varner

Monday, December 21, 2015

Goofy Balls

Goofy Balls
Recipe submitted by Katie Hagara

This is a marshmallow treat covered with caramel and Chocolate Rice Krispies.


1 cup butter
1 (14 oz)  can of sweetened condensed milk
1 bag Kraft caramels
1 box Chocolate Rice Krispies
1 half bag sweetened coconut flakes
2 bags large marshmallows

Parchment paper
Chop sticks or stick


Unwrap caramels.

Melt butter in sauce pan.

Add sweetened condensed milk and caramels to melted butter. Stir continuously until smooth. Remove from heat.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, pour a generous amount of Chocolate Krispies and coconut flakes. Mix with hands until combined. Refill as needed.

Spear a marshmallow with the chopstick and dip in caramel mixture.  Then place in Chocolate Krispies and coconut flakes. Cover completely then slide marshmallow off chopstick. It is helpful to pick up marshmallow and pat Chocolate Krispies on marshmallow like a meatball.

Place on parchment paper until Goofy Ball sets up.