Amish Tonkel Family Sweets Recipes

Vinegar Taffy

2 c. white syrup 1 c. sugar 2 T. butter 1 T. vinegar 1/4 t. baking soda 1 t. vanilla Combine first 4 ingredients in saucepan; bring to boil over medium heat. Stir constantly until sugar dissolves. Continue cooking to hard ball stage (260 degrees) or until small amount forms a hard ball in very […]

People Chow

2 sticks margarine 1 c. peanut butter 1 (12 oz.) bag chocolate chips 1 box Rice Chex cereal 1/2 box powdered sugar melt first 3 ingredients together, then pour over Rice Chex. Mix completely; dump into large grocery bag. Add powdered sugar and shake well.

3 c. powdered sugar 3/4 c. white syrup 1/2 c. hot water 2 egg whites, beaten Cook sugar, syrup and water to soft ball stage. Cool slightly and stir in beaten egg whites. Cool; drop on waxed paper by teaspoon.

3 1/2 c. powdered sugar 1/2 t. vanilla 2 egg whites Beat until stiff. Add nuts. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper.

Mother’s Mints

1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese 1/2 t. mint flavoring 1 box confectioners sugar food color Mix all ingredients well. Shape into a candy mold.

Philly Fudge

8 c. sifted confectioners sugar 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese 1 1/2 t. vanilla dash of salt Gradually add sugar to softened cream cheese, mixing well with each addition. Stir in vanilla and salt. Spread into greased 8 x 8 cake pan. Chill several hours. Cut into squares.

Salted Nut Roll

16 oz. jar dry roasted peanuts 12 oz. peanut butter chips 1 can eagle Brand milk 2 c. miniature marshmallows 2 1/2 T. butter Butter a 13 x 9 pan and pour 1/2 of the nuts on the bottom. Melt peanut butter chips and butter. Pour in Eagle Brand milk and stir until smooth. Add […]

Christmas Wreaths

1/2 c. unsalted butter 30 large marshmallows 1 1/2 t. green food coloring 1 t. vanilla 4 c. corn flakes 2 T. red-hot candies Line 2 cookie sheets with waxed paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Spray saucepan with cooking spray. Add butter and melt on low heat. Add marshmallows and cook, stirring constantly […]



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