Candy Nazi

As my personal friends know, I like to cook/bake. So every Christmas I make different candy to give to my friends and family.  I had a friend come over the other night because she’s never done this before and she wanted me to help her.  We made Martha Washington balls, haystacks and fudge.  We both had a good time but something was brought to my attention. I’m a candy nazi.

You see, I get my love of baking honest. My mother and my grandmother have done this for years. So naturally as I got old enough, I started helping and then I carried on the tradition. I take for granted that I just know how to do these things. To me, they are somewhat easy because I don’t remember not making them. It’s sort of like Josh teaching his grandmother how to use the computer.  He doesn’t remember NOT using a computer, so it was very difficult for him to try to explain to her how to use a mouse. It was a real eye opener for him, as was this for me.

The candy nazi part came in when we were finished dipping the Martha Washington balls and we were talking and having a good time.. next thing I know, she is pouring extra chocolate to the balls.. my natural response was " What are you doing? You are messing up the chocolate to filling ratio!" Yep, I’m a psycho.

At any rate, I thought I would share my recipes with you so you can try them yourselves. So over the next couple of weeks, I’ll post a recipe every couple of days and I’ll add any tricks I’ve learned along the way. Please let me know if you have any questions, or if your family does it a different way. ( I recently learned that there are about 10 different ways to do haystacks.)

Merry Christmas and happy baking!! 

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