{Guest Post} Christmas Candy Clump Recipe

I have a guest post for you today from Veronica from Adventures of D and V, and she has a great recipe to share with you!  Thanks for guest posting for me while we adjust to having another baby around here, Veronica!

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Hi there! I hope you are having a wonderful winter day! While Callie is snuggling her new little girl, I get to share a special (and super easy) recipe with you! But first, let me introduce myself. My name is Veronica. And I am the "V" in the Adventures of D and V. "D" is my best friend and husband Daniel.


About 3 years ago we embarked on a great adventures ~ married life! 
We started our little bog to document our every day adventures that we have together.

We have adventures in
and LOTS of 
Just to name a few.

Many of our adventures revolve around our little fixer upper house. 
We are currently in the middle of "Operation: Finish Basement".
Click {here} to find out more about that!

My favorite room in our whole house is the kitchen! 


I have so many good memories in kitchens. I loved watching my mom, grandmas, and great-grandmas cook. I loved when they would let me "help" when I was little. And when I got older they would teach me how they made the most delicious treats for me and my family to enjoy. Now that I have a kitchen of my own, I love making meals for friends and family. You could say that cooking is one of my love languages! Many of the recipes I make have special memories attached to them, which makes the treat all the more special. 

Every Christmas my Grandma Seger would make a smorgasbord of different Christmas candies. Special treats that she would only make at Christmas time. Chocolate covered cherries, peanut brittle, and turtles to name a few. All home made. She would package the treats in little boxes. And she took requests to make each box special. My special order was peanut brittle with out the peanuts. (yep, I'm a little weird like that!) Anyway, EVERYONE who knew my Grandma Seger (and even people who didn't know her) hoped each year that they would get a box of this special candy. Sadly, my Grandma Seger passed away this summer {You can read my 10 favorite memories of here HERE}.  Now she is in heaven with Jesus, but while she was still here, I got to learn how to make some of her special candies! And today I am going to teach you how to make a family favorite. 


All you need is 5 ingredients: 2 c. Rice Krispies, 1 1/2 c. Peanut Butter Captain Crunch, 1/2 can of mixed nuts, 2 c. mini marshmallows, and l package (24 oz.) Vanilla Almond Bark (normally found by the chocolate chips in the baking section of the grocery store).



Step 1: Melt Vanilla Almond Bark.

You can follow the directions on the package. It can be melted in the microwave, on the stove top, or in the oven. My Grandma melted hers in the oven, in a glass baking dish, so I do too. I set the oven to 250 degrees and stir evey 3 minutes or so....



Until it is melted like this


Step 2: Carefully mix in all the other ingredients. 

Tip #1 - You kind of need to work fast because as the almond bark cools, it hardens.

Tip #2 - Mix the cereal and nuts in first, add marshmallows last, it helps so the keep their form, you don't want them to melt too much. 



 Step 3: Use a spoon to scoop golf ball sized clumps of the mixture on to a wax paper lined cookie sheet.


 Step 4: Let the clumps cool completely. It should only take 20 minutes of so. 


Step 5: Peel off and enjoy! 


They are a little salty, a little sweet, a little crunchy, and a little squishy. 
Something for everyone! 

Do you have any special memories attached to special recipes? 



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Melanie said...

Nice!! Definately going to try this out! Thanks for sharing! Love the layout of your kitchen too..very functional and pretty!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those sound yummy and thank you for sharing them with us Veronica.
Also congratulations Callie on the birth of your daughter.

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