Saturday, December 20, 2014

Orange Slice Treats and an Old Fashioned Christmas

 So, I was at our little bitty, local IGA yesterday—love this store--and ran across the old fashioned candies I remember from childhood. Frankly, I never liked the taste but I LOVE the smell so I bought some. They smell like Christmas to me.
As I was talking to the checker, she told me this recipe. I’ve yet to try it, but it’s simple and yummy looking and adds a festive attitude to the plain old forerunner to gummy bears. Let me know if you try it.

                                                              Orange Slice Treats
Orange slice candies
Powdered sugar
Pecans, chopped or ground
Put candy in microwavable bowl and microwave until soft. Twenty seconds is plenty in my microwave. Immediately, place the candy between slices of plastic wrap, waxed paper or parchment paper and roll out until flat. Dip in powdered sugar and then in pecans.
Let cool and enjoy!

YUM UPDATE:  A marvelous Facebook friend gave me an even better idea! Cut the orange slices in half lengthwise and dip in melted dark chocolate.  Oh, yeah!




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7 comments:

Katrina Epperson said...

Merry Christmas Linda!
Oranges remind me of Christmas also. Mom would always place a bowl of apples, oranges and tangerines under our tree and also a bowl of nuts. Yes, I do the same.

Linda Goodnight said...

Katrina, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one. Apples and oranges were in our stocking along with the orange slices and mixed nuts. Love that memory. Also, love the rose photo by your name!!

Brenda S Okie in Colorado said...

I think I enjoyed the stockings as much as the toys when I was a youngin'. Apple, orange, nuts, hard candies, ribbon candy, and orange slices. I remember our church would give everyone a brown bag of all these goodies and I always got an extra one for my precious Grandpa. My Grandma Osborne used to make an orange slice cake at Christmas. I remember the smell of the spray on snow for the Christmas tree.

Brenda S Okie in Colorado said...

I think I enjoyed the stockings as much as the toys when I was a youngin'. Apple, orange, nuts, hard candies, ribbon candy, and orange slices. I remember our church would give everyone a brown bag of all these goodies and I always got an extra one for my precious Grandpa. My Grandma Osborne used to make an orange slice cake at Christmas. I remember the smell of the spray on snow for the Christmas tree.

pol said...

Merry Christmas Linda, I too got these orange slices at Christmas-time in Ky, long ago. Looking forward to the new book...recipe sounds great.

Linda Goodnight said...

Brenda, when I read that I could smell Granny and PawPaw's house on Christmas day. Our church did the same thing. I guess all churches used to give out those little paper bags of goodies. Makes me nostalgic...

Linda Goodnight said...

Hi pol, a Facebook friend posted another recipe idea. She suggested cutting the orange slices in half and dipping in dark chocolate. That sounds so good and easy!