Throughout my life there have been many popular candies like peanut brittle, salt water taffy and butter toffee. One of these that I remember is the Mamie Eisenhower fudge known as the “Million Dollar Fudge” or White House Fudge”. Mrs. Eisenhower was the wife of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States. Serving as America’s first lady from 1953 to 1961, she was known as having a gracious outgoing personality and being a wonderful hostess. One of her gifts left to the American people is this delicious recipe for her fudge, which still remains very popular among people who love making fudge.
MAMIE EISENHOWER FUDGE RECIPE
Melt chocolate and butter together over hot water.
Combine egg, vanilla, cream and sugar; add to chocolate mixture.
Knead in the nuts; turn onto a buttered platter and chill at least several hours in refrigerator before cutting.
SCOTTISH CANDY RECIPE
At one time this Scottish Candy recipe was very popular among my friends. Although it is called Scottish Taiblet candy most only called it creamy fudge.
Combine and mix sugar, half and half and corn syrup in a large heavy pan.
Bring to a boil and cook to a soft ball stage; set in cold water in sink to cool quickly.
Add flavoring and nuts; beat rapidly with a wooden spoon scraping mixture from the sides as it thickens.
When candy gets quite thick but before it stiffens, spread out in a buttered pan.
Cool and cut into squares.
CHOW MEIN NOODLE CANDY
You might know this Chow Mein Noodle Candy as Haystack Candy Recipe. At one time I remember all the no cook candy recipes becoming so popular. I believe it was the time when the house wife was known to do all the cooking in the home; she then left the home for jobs outside. Because of the limited time left for cooking, these no cook candies were well received and remain as popular candies today.
Melt chips over hot water; add noodles and marshmallows.Blend mixture well and drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper.Refrigerate until set; keep refrigerated.
ALMOND JOY RECIPE
If you have ever eaten Almond Joy Candy Bars, you will know why this recipe became one of the popular candies. Although this is a copy it has much of the same delicious flavor.
Combine milk, almonds, coconut and powdered sugar; blend and refrigerate.
Shape mixture into 1 inch balls; refrigerate again until firm,
Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler; dip balls in chocolate and place on wax paper to harden.
OATMEAL CANDY RECIPE
Combine butter, sugar, milk and cocoa powder; bring to a boil and boil 2 ½ minutes.
Add vanilla, peanut butter and oatmeal; put in a lightly buttered 9 inch pan.
Cool in refrigerator for a couple of hours before cutting in squares.
CORN FLAKE CANDY RECIPE
This corn flake candy recipe makes cute little holiday wreaths being one of the popular recipes for Christmas. They are so quick and easy to make.
Combine all ingredients except for the cornflakes in a saucepan.
Cook and stir mixture over low heat until butter and marshmallows are melted.
Gradually stir in cornflakes; drop by teaspoonfuls (or tablespoon) onto waxed paper.
Butter hands and shape into wreaths; decorate with cinnamon drop candies. (Might know as red hots)
HOW TO MAKE PRALINES
Pralines have always been popular candies as long as I can remember; not just for holidays but anytime of the year. Look for these at any parties that you attend; you might see small dishes setting around in different places where guests can snack on them.
Bring sugar and milk to a foaming boil stirring constantly; boil for 10 minutes over medium heat.
Remove from heat and beat slightly; add salt, vanilla and nuts; let cool until chalky appears on sides of pan.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper.