Tuesday, January 16, 2018

How to Glaze Cabinets with Gel Stain

Glazing cabinets is an easy way to update the look and feel of your space. Using a gel stain as the glaze requires minimal work and maximum results. My kinda project! I love the deep, rich tones of the wood after glazing it. Today I'm sharing our adventures in glazing the bathroom cabinet. Keep reading for all the ins and outs of glazing.


How to Glaze Cabinets


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Bites

You're going to love this sweet and salty combination of pretzels, caramel and chocolate. The pretzels rods are first dipped in homemade caramel and then in chocolate. Top them with a drizzle of white chocolate, sprinkles, nuts, or toffee bits to give them a gourmet feel.

Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Bites

 Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Bites


Last year my husband discovered these delicious little pretzels that are thick, but short. They are perfect for snacking. My kids love them. I decided to make caramel chocolate dipped pretzels with them. SO good!

Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Bites


I absolutely love the combination of pretzels and chocolate. But add caramel to the mix and
oh.my.goodness, I cannot stop eating them.

They are pretty easy to make and I use the same recipe for caramels and caramel apples as I do for these pretzels.

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites Recipe

Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Bites Recipe

chocolate
pretzels
caramel {use recipe below}
toppings: toffee bits, sprinkles, nuts, white chocolate, etc.

Printable Caramel Recipe

1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. light corn syrup
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c. salted butter

Combine ingredients in a heavy pot. Heat over medium heat until candy reaches 230°. Let cool slightly and then dip pretzels in the caramel. Place on parchment paper to cool.

Once caramel has set, melt the chocolate. Dip the pretzels in the chocolate and place on parchment paper. Add toppings before chocolate has set. 

If you have leftover caramel pour it into a greased pan and let cool. Then cut up and wrap in wax paper.


Do you take plates to neighbors and friends filled with homemade goodies? Want more homemade candy recipes to add to the mix?  You're in luck! Pretty much the whole month of December is dedicated to Christmas candies this year.

Homemade Fudge
Caramels
English Toffee
Candied Pecans
Caramel Chocolate Pretzels

Favorite Christmas Candies




Monday, December 18, 2017

Candied Pecans Recipe

Candied pecans are a favorite at our house. These pecans have a sweet crispy coating with just a hint of cinnamon.  We love to have them at Christmas time and they get gobbled up quick.



Candied Pecans Recipe