Christmas Peppermint Hard Candy

You will need

1/2 cup of water

2 cups of sugar

3/4 cups of Karo

Powdered sugar

Pan (I used a square  ” by  ”

peppermint extract and green food dye

Put a layer of powdered sugar in the pan and put the pan to the side

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Combine water, sugar and karo in a sauce pan over high heat until boiling. Let boil a few minutes until it reaches 300 degrees (use a candy thermometer

Once it reaches 300, continue to cook for a couple minutes but not too long- it will burn fast.

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Once you get it dissolved and to the right temperature, take it off the heat and add the flavoring and dye then pour it into the pan20181207_1655455680385581792049801.jpg

Dairy and Gluten Free Chocolate Walnut Biscotti

I originally found this recipe on another blog but made so many substitutions it ended up being it’s own recipe. My kids love it and I think it turned out great

1/4th cup nut milk (I used cashew), unsweetened and unflavored

1/2 cup oil (I used regular vegatable oil)

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup cocoa

1 1/2 cups gluten free all purpose baking flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla

Blend all ingredients together

fold in

1/2 cup enjoy life allergy free chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped/crushed walnuts

Mold into several logs in whatever thickness you want and put on a greased cookie sheet

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes and take out of oven

Let sit for 30 minutes while oven cools down

Reheat oven to 325 and bake again for another 20-30 minutes then let cool.