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St. Patrick's Day Pretzels

Posted on February 20, 2017 by Bickford Flavors

A perfect treat to send to school for classmates or to treat your little leprechauns at home!



Ingredients:

  • Bag of pretzel rods
  • Bag of dark green Candy Melts
  • Bickford flavor of choice (suggested: Butter Mint, Malted Milk, Mint, Peanut Butter, Toffee)
  • Sprinkles or other toppings (green sugar sprinkles, edible glitter, toasted coconut, nuts, etc)

Instructions:
  1. Line a cookie tray or your counter top with waxed paper for cooling the pretzels after dipping.
  2. Set up a plate or bowl to catch sprinkles/toppings as you apply them.
  3. Place the bag of green candy melts into a deep bowl and microwave according to the package instructions. Usually this involves microwaving for 1 minute and then stirring every additional 30 seconds until completely melted.)
  4. Stir in desired amount of Bickford flavor, to taste.
  5. Hold a pretzel rod over the bowl of candy melts angled down. Start spooning green candy over the end of the pretzel rod, covering as much of the pretzel as you like.
  6. Allow excess candy to drip off with gentle shakes. Move pretzel to sprinkle bowl and add toppings or sprinkles, as desired.
  7. Place pretzel rod on the wax paper to dry.

 

 

Photo by Cooking Cinderella on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/81884868@N07/8545388625

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Gumdrop Candies

Posted on March 15, 2016 by Bickford Flavors

Ingredients:

  • 3 envelopes plain (unflavored) gelatin
  • 1 1/4 cups water, separated into 1/2 cup and 3/4 cup
  • 2 cups sugar
  • Liquid food coloring
  • Bickford Mint, Spearmint, Orange, Lemon, Cinnamon, Cherry, or Anise flavoring
  • Oil for greasing candy mold/pan
  • Sugar for topping the candies

Instructions:

  1. Very lightly grease candy molds or pans with cooking oil. Set aside.
  2. Pour 1/2 cup cold water into a large bowl. Sprinkle with the gelatin, stir and set aside.
  3. To a saucepan, add 3/4 cup water and 2 cups sugar. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Pour the hot sugar mixture into the gelatin mixture. Stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
  5. Break mixture into separate bowls for each color/flavor combination. For a full batch of just one color, add 24 drops of food coloring. If you separated the batch, just start with a few drops of each color and increase until desired color is achieved.
  6. For a full batch of just one color, add 1 tsp Bickford flavor and stir. Add more flavor, if desired. If you split the batch into separate bowls, start with a few drops of flavoring and increase to desired taste.
  7. Pour into pans or molds. Chill for several hours or overnight.
  8. Remove gumdrops from molds. Roll each gumdrop in a bowl of sugar to coat.

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Buttered Sugar Snaps & Green Peas Recipe

Posted on August 01, 2014 by Bickford Flavors

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 lb Sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 1 box (10 oz) frozen petite green peas
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp pepper
  • ⅛ tsp Bickford Almond Flavor

 

Directions:

 

 

Bring a large skillet half full of lightly salted water to a boil.  Add snap peas and green peas.   Return to boil and boil 1 minute or until snap peas are crisp-tender.  Drain and rinse with cold water.  Melt butter in same skillet.  Add snap peas, green peas, salt and pepper.  Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until hot.  Add Bickford Almond Flavor.  Remove to serving bowl, sprinkle with mint and Bickford Mint Flavor if desired.

 

 

 

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Chocolate Covered Candy Creams Recipe

Posted on May 01, 2014 by Bickford Flavors

Ingredients:

Cream Centers

8 oz cream cheese

2 lbs powdered sugar

1-3 tsp. variety of Bickford Flavors (ex. mint, pure vanilla, almond, anise, rum, cherry, orange, lemon)

Food color of your choice

 

Chocolate for Coating

2-12 oz. bags of milk chocolate chips

Directions:

Soften cream cheese in microwave (approx. 30 seconds) or to room temperature.  Begin adding powdered sugar by the cup and work into cream cheese until it gets to be a firm batter.  Separate the ball into as many different balls as you want flavors.  Take each separate ball and make a well in the center and add food coloring and flavor of your choice.  Knead the dough until desired color and taste.  If dough becomes sticky add additional powdered sugar to get it back to a firm dough.  Once you have flavored all the dough balls decide shape to form cream centers to know what candy is what once it is all covered in chocolate. (ex. of shapes round, square, oblong, flattened balls.)  Melt chocolate in microwave or on stove top in a double boiler.  Dip cream centers into chocolate and cover using a spoon or resting on fork, place on wax paper lined cookie sheet to set.  Once set remove and place in air tight containers.  They are great for a gift for the Holidays!

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