I am enjoying some Winter Solstice tea from Peet's Tea along with some yummy chocolate candy, for my angelic tea today.
This Lenox teacup was one that I was gifted in the very first teacup exchange that I participated in and it goes with anything, especially my angelic tea for today.
Angels seem to be an important part of my decorating these days. The darling Goebel one with the baby Jesus was given to me from my Dad, back in 1979.
This angel was given to me from a dear friend that passed away almost a year ago. I love her skirt which is made from strips of cloth. Isn't her face sweet? I look at her and think of my friend.
I have a signed copy of Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood and I have been wanting to make this recipe for awhile now. Trisha has such a relaxed easy style on her TV show and her recipes are really good! If you need some gifts to give to neighbors or friends, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this fabulous recipe. I'll be making this recipe every year from now on! The Merry Christmas plate came in a set with four different designs that a sweet friend gave me last year.
Here's my adapted recipe of Crockpot Chocolate Candy:
2 pounds salted dry-roasted peanuts
A couple of handfuls of cup dried cranberries (my addition and everyone seems to like it), optional
4 ounces German's sweet chocolate (about 4 squares)
One 12-ounce package semisweet chocolate chips (about 2 cups)
2 1/2 pounds white almond bark
Put the peanuts in the bottom of a 4-quart slow cooker. Add the dried cranberries, if desired. Layer the chocolate over the peanuts and dried cranberries, beginning with the sweet chocolate, followed by the chocolate chips and then the almond bark. Set the temperature on low and cook for 3 hours. (I put a piece of paper towel under the lid to catch any condensation). Do not stir the mixture.
After 3 hours, stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until smooth. Drop the candy into cupcake pan liners using about 2 tablespoons per liner. Allow the candy to cool completely before removing the cupcake liners. (I will just drop the candy onto waxed paper the next time I make this).
My kids gave me the Willow Tree nativity set quite a few years back. I've surrounded it with some large iron angels and I have battery operated lights to add a special glow.
Merry Christmas Blessings to you!
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