Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My Secret Weapon.

My Christmas gift to you--a recipe that I very rarely share, because I'm stubborn and like to keep all the good ones for myself. But not this year, as I'm feeling very generous and of much good cheer. And because I love y'all a whole lot.

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(This one's from my "aunt who's not my aunt," Pat Smith, of Meridian, Mississippi. She's not only one of the finest ladies God ever created, but also the best cook in the wide world. I love you, Pat...thanks for being my family!)

42 comments:

Natalie and Quin said...

So I stumbled onto your blog from Elena Manwaring's (my sister). I just thought it was very funny how when I clicked the crockpot candy recipe, the smilebox add said "Control Diabetes the natural way". It made me laugh so I had to share. -- Quin

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Thanks for the recipe!!

Amy said...

Okay, I think even I can make this. I am going to go get a pen and write it down. Thank you!!
It's like I'm baking. My kids are going to be soooo impressed.

Shelley said...

Thanks Lula for sharing this recipe. You know I'm gonna make it for my family get together cause it can be cooking while I'm screaming around here with the vacuum trying to look like we are neat people for that one day when the family comes.

heathersister said...

Yum.Yum. Sounds like some candy I can make.

Rhea said...

You are so sweet to share. I love the background for the recipe and the girls' photo. Those dresses are way too cute.

I'm sitting on a secret weapon as well. The 100 year old recipe for caramel cake handed down in my family. It's amazing. My sweet, old grandmother would hunt me down and kill me if I shared it.

Caroline said...

I've never made candy before. I always thought of it as too "hard" (no pun intended), but since you said "crock pot", I might have to try it.

Maybe you should make some for Rob and ship it to London. I'm sure he'd call you for a smoke then.

Heather said...

Another new recipe to add to the list!! I have almost all of the ingredients already too. Woo hooooooo... And WHERE did you get those monogrammed jumpers???? The girls look too cute!

Heather said...

Another new recipe to add to the list!! I have almost all of the ingredients already too. Woo hooooooo... And WHERE did you get those monogrammed jumpers???? The girls look too cute!

Kim said...

This stuff is great! And the best part of it...EASY!

Julie said...

your girls are so cute!

Easy recipe...wish I had the ingredients.... ugh. And I have never heard of German Choc. bars....

Heather said...

Heather and I are totally on the same wavelength: the monogrammed jumpers are the first thing I noticed!

I'm surprised Scotty isn't monogrammed. I'm surprised that's not the tattoo you chose. I know how you love you some monograms!

So, does this candy harden when it cools? And then you just chop it up? I'm a little clueless here; help a girl out. It sounds heavenly!

April said...

That's too funny about the monogram tattoo...it's soooo you...maybe for the next one! Thanks for sharing!!!

Divine Chaos said...

ooo that sounds so yummy. Pookie is looking forward to trying it out for Christmas :) Thanks for sharing!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Oh wow, when you share, you share big!! Thank you! I love Smilebox and the little ladies look gorgeous!!!!!

Amy said...

I love things cooked in my crockpot. I absolutely love it.

Thanks :D

Denise said...

This sounds good and easy! I have an awesome recipe for toffee that's so easy its ridiculous. No candy thermometer or anything!

Elena said...

Don't these little diddy's sound good?! And I about died laughing to see a comment from my brother on your blog! He hardly comments on my own blog, lucky you.

Brandy said...

Sounds num yummy! I have most of the ingredients at home, but who buys unsalted peanuts? Eww yuck.

scargosun said...

That looks really good and REALLY doable for this weekend! Thanks!

Carrie said...

Oooooo that sounds delicious, but I think that might make all my hard work on Weight Watchers the last 3 weeks disappear. So for now I will just imagine what it tastes likeand be jealous of those skinnier than me...

Carrie said...

And the jumpers--ADORABLE!

Tracey said...

YUMM!

Thanks for sharing!

Hugs!
Tracey

Ashley said...

Yummm! This sounds delicious!!! Thanks for sharing!!

mine, by magpie said...

mmmmm- smacktastic!

Kat said...

Yum. I love things with chocolate. And peanuts. And easy. What more could I ask for? Well...except for you to come and visit and make them for me...

KimmyJ said...

Thanks for sharing, can't wait to try this. I know this recipe will be good if it is from a Mississippi Girl! The girls are precious!

Nicole said...

sounds good, too bad we are a nut free family! I the literal sense! We are all nuts, just can't eat them.

dancinginthemargins said...

I'm officially lusting after this crock pot candy. It probably doesn't help that I'm PMSing. lol.

Of course, I can't eat chocolate or peanuts so...I may have to find a way to substitute this!!

Awesome.

Pinky Roth said...

I love this also, and the pictures of the girls are so cute! Did you make the pictures?

Momn

Vicki said...

Oh yeah! I remember this one! I'm going to go find it in my personal cookbook where I keep all the recipes I've tried and love :)

Becky said...

Absolutely Freakin YUMMY!!!!

Kristin said...

I am totaly making that.

sassy stephanie said...

Cha-ching. I needed a big batch gift giving recipe! Whoo hoo!!

ParentingPink said...

Oh, you are too kind to share this family "secret" with us. It looks really cool and I know my girls will love it! Thanks for sharing!

Marrdy said...

Have to try this. Candy....hmmmmm!

Jen said...

YUM! You are holding back on me. If you have more recipes like that you totally must share!

Mariah said...

I love making things with smilebox and I must try that recipe.

angie said...

I'm so glad you shared this. I think I'm going to make it tomorrow!

Kimberly said...

Hi Lula - I'm making this recipe. I just have a few questions. The chocolate chips, is that the 24 ounce size? Also, the German chocolate bar, is that the 4 ounce size? And, the almond bark... I have a 20 ounce package which is pretty huge, is that all I need or do I need two of those?

Kelly said...

don't think i won't use this. tomorrow.

Sara said...

Totally making this tonight--how long will the little yumnuggets keep?