My husband’s dad recently sent me an electronic copy of a very interesting cookbook. He’s been reading my blog (thank you!) and thought I might like it. Its a collection of very unique recipes, including ones from various restaurants like Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad, Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream and Olive Garden’s House Salad Dressing. It even has recipes for making your own cream cheese. Or sweetened condensed milk. (Who knew these were items one could actually MAKE instead of just buying at the store?!) I’ve never seen a cookbook quite like this one. Seriously, the first major ingredient in Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing is 15 saltine crackers pulsed in a blender! I know I wouldn’t have guessed that correctly. But one of the greatest finds I’ve ever seen in any cookbook is the recipe for Cadbury Eggs. I could cry with glee! Who knew I could possibly make these treats for myself any time of the year?! I will forever be in your debt, Chris Christian.
1/2 cups light corn syrup
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 teas. vanilla
1/4 teas. salt
3 cups powdered sugar
4 drops yellow food coloring
2 drops red food coloring
1 − 12 oz. bag milk chocolate chips
2 Tbls. shortening
Combine corn syrup, butter, vanilla and salt in large bowl. Beat well with electric mixer. Add sugar, one cup at a time, mixing by hand after each addition. Remove about 1/3 of the mix and place in small bowl. Add yellow & red coloring and stir. Cover both mixes and refrigerate at least 2 hours. When mixes are firm, roll a small ball from the orange filling and wrap
around it a portion of the white filling that is twice that size. Form into the shape of an egg and place onto a cookie sheet that has been brushed with shortening. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Refrigerate 3−4 hrs. Combine chocolate chips with shortening in glass bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Then stir and microwave another minute. Use a fork to dip each center into the chocolate. Place candy onto wax paper to dry. After 1−2 hours of chilling, dip each candy one more time and chill.