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Chili Cereal Brittle

Chili Cereal Brittle is a sweet treat made with the zest of chili powder.  It’s great for a snack when you are tired of normal sweets.   Puffed cereal can be substituted with toasted O cereals.

INGREDIENTS
Chili Cereal Brittle

3 cups sugar

2 tbsp maple syrup

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tbsp chili powder

2 cups puffed rice cereal

2 tbsp butter

 
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Coconut Tarts

Coconut tarts are sweet and creamy.  Filled with coconut and coconut milk goodness they’re sure to be a hit with your guests.

Pastry

5 cups flour

coconut tarts1 tbsp brown sugar

pinch salt

1 tsp baking powder

1 lb vegetable shortening

1 egg

2 tbsp cider vinegar

Cold water

DIRECTIONS

Mix first 5 ingredients together crumbly.

Mix egg, vinegar and enough water to make 3/4 cup liquid.  Mix into dry ingredients.  Blend by hand until all the flour is incorporated. Refrigerate for an hour.

Roll out pastry thinly and cut into rounds. 

Place rounds in muffin tins and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes.  

Cool thoroughly.

Coconut filling

1/4 cup cashew milk

1/4 cup cornstarch

1 can coconut milk

1/3 cup sugar

pinch salt

1 tsp vanilla

DIRECTIONS

Mix sugar, coconut milk,  sugar and salt into a pan. 

Bring to a boil and then reduce to medium heat. 

Dissolve cornstarch in cashew milk.  Slowly incorporate mixture into pan.  

Continue boiling the mixture until thick while whisking.  Add vanilla and scoop into baked pastry.

Try Coconut Macaroons too!

Apple Pie Candy

Apple pie candy is sweet and simple to make. It’s great for a sweet treat on Christmas eve or on a long winter’s afternoon. Leave some for Santa. He’ll love it!

INGREDIENTS

2 cups  brown sugar

1 can condensed milk

1/2 cup butter

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp vanilla

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