So I decided to test out my candy thermometer on a recipe from Better Homes & Gardens, and I remember that I really wanted to try out a recipe for rocky road. However, once I looked at the recipe, I realized I wouldn't need a candy thermometer - I only needed to melt the chocolate. Whatever.
It was really easy - just mix marshmallows and nuts, then pour melted chocolate and mix. The recipe didn't specify a type of nut, so I did a mix of almonds and walnuts.
After that, I put it in the fridge and cut it up into chunks:
And then I got to eat the scraps from the pan. But that wasn't enough for me, so I ate a piece. Ohhhh man, it is good.
Anyway, next time I make candy, I intend to make a recipe that actually requires me to use the candy thermometer. I see some neat things in this chapter, including:
- Old-time fudge
- Southern pralines
- Caramel apples
- Nut brittle
- Cream cheese mints