Christmas: candy pickles

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For Christmas this year, my grandmother sent us a package of different kinds of nuts (Brazil nuts, petite pecans, and buttered rum praline coated pecans) as well as a bag of candy from Plantation Candies Inc.

To my surprise, the little candies are pickle shaped. According to the company’s website they are, in fact, listed as candy pickles.

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But they don’t taste like pickles. The closest I can come to describing their flavor is a mild lime. Maybe. I’m having the hardest time trying to figure out what they’re supposed to taste like. Whatever they are, they’re good.

I’m hoping to use at least some of the plain pecans to make a pie with my grandmother’s recipe (which I may share, if she grants permission).

I do have a question for you all. Have you ever had these candy pickles before? Do you know what flavor they’re supposed to be? I’d love to know.

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Brownies on a different level

I’ve had this pan for forever and never managed to use it.

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So finally this year I made an effort and got some Ghiradelli double chocolate brownie mix.

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35 minutes in a 325 F oven was perfect. I let them cool in the pan, then plated them with a dusting of powdered sugar.

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Dad took his a step further with whipped cream.

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