Thursday, December 15, 2011

Coco-Nut Caramel Candy Box



I made this little box to hold these yummy candies by Rachael Ray...love her! First, we'll make the box, then we'll make the candy : )

Supplies:
  • Matchbox Die
  • Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
  • Punch Pals Stamp Set
  • Black Staz On Ink
  • 6" piece 5/8" real Red Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint
  • Wild Wasabi CS
  • Naturals Ivory CS (scrap piece)
Directions:
  1. Using Big Shot, Matchbox Die and Extended Cutting Pads, cut out box and tags in Wild Wasabi CS.
  2. Using Big Shot, Matchbox Die and Extended Cutting Pads, again cut out tag using scrap piece of Naturals Ivory.
  3. Emboss the 2-9/16" x 6-1/2" piece using the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, leaving the 1/4" tab exposed, since this will not be seen when box is assembled.
  4. Fold on all the score lines.
  5. Apply adhesive to the out tabs and assemble base of box.
  6. On the 2-9/16" x 6-1/2" piece of card stock, apply adhesive on the 1/4" tab that is not embossed.
  7. Fold this piece over the base of the box and adhere.
  8. Stamp image using Staz On.
  9. Attach to Naturals Ivory tag.
  10. Fold Read Red Ribbon in half and attach to back of tag.
  11. Trim Edges.
  12. Attach to box.
  13. Attach Pearls to stamped image.
  14. Spray project with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint

Coco-Nut Caramel Chews By Rachael Ray

Ingredients
  • 5 ounces soft caramel candies, 24 pieces, unwrapped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chip morsels, 2 handfuls
  • 1 1/4 cups sweetened coconut flakes
  • Vegetable cooking spray

Preparation

Line a 8 by 8-inch square microwave safe dish with plastic wrap allowing the wrap to come over the sides.

Spray the prepared dish with cooking spray.

Spray a medium size, microwave safe bowl with cooking spray. To the prepared bowl, add the caramel candies, peanuts, white chocolate and 1/2 cup of the coconut. Give it a stir to combine. set the microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds on HIGH. Place the bowl in the microwave and cook 1 minute.

Stop the microwave, stir the mixture, return to microwave to cook 30 seconds longer.

Remove the mixture and stir. Scrape it into the prepared square pan. Flatten the mixture with a rubber spatula evenly. Cover the top of the candy with remaining coconut, using the rubber spatula to press it in slightly. If the mixture is too firm on top for the coconut to stick, place the mixture back in the microwave for 10 seconds, then resume pressing the coconut into the candy.

Allow the candies to cool completely. Remove the entire block, using the plastic wrap to help you pull it out. Using a sharp knife, cut candy into small, 1-inch squares.

Makes 64 pieces


I hope you try it. The candy is awesome and the little box, filled with treats makes a cute gift.

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