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Friday, December 19, 2008

Today is National Hard Candy Day!

Today is National Hard Candy Day, and I am currently celebrating with a yummy, sticky candy cane! I love hard candy, and there are so many great varieties in the stores at this time of the year...I really love the "old school" kinds of hard candy.

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I would love to make hard candy myself, and found this great video on how hard candy is made:

I guess will let the experts create hard candy so I can make these lovely, peppermint-y sweet and icy creations! This recipe was found on

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Chocolate and Peppermint Candy Ice Cream Sandwiches
Gourmet December 2006


1 pint superpremium vanilla ice cream, softened slightly
1/4 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
1 cup finely crushed peppermint hard candies (1/4 lb)
16 chocolate wafers such as Nabisco Famous

Special equipment: a 1/4-cup ice cream scoop


Stir together ice cream (reserve pint container), extract, and 1/2 cup crushed candy in a bowl until combined.

Transfer mixture to pint container and freeze until just firm enough to scoop, about 1 hour.

Working very quickly, scoop ice cream onto flat sides of 8 wafers (1 scoop per wafer), then top with remaining 8 wafers, flat sides down. Wrap each sandwich individually with plastic wrap and freeze until firm, about 1 hour. Unwrap sandwiches and roll edges in remaining 1/2 cup crushed candy. Rewrap and freeze until firm, about 1 hour.

Cooks' note:
Ice cream sandwiches keep 3 days.

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