Thursday, March 3, 2011

nonpareils or snowcaps?


be it snowcaps or nonpareils

this dark chocolate candy

topped with sugar beads

is an all time favorite of the hubs

a little history behind this yummy candy

nonpareils means "without peer"

it is the french term for button candy

they are super easy to make

and it goes without saying

there is no comparison between
the boxed candies



*this recipe is from martha*

you need only 3 ingredients

8 oz of bittersweet chocolate
i use ghirardelli 60% cacao
1/2 teaspoon vegetable shortening
1/4 cup of sugar beads

here we go...

break up 8 oz of bittersweet chocolate into a double boiler
add 1/2 teaspoon vegetable shortening
melt until smooth

spoon chocolate onto a parchment lined cookie sheet


wait 20 minutes

then sprinkle with sugar buttons

allow them to harden on the sheet for about 4 hours




The Barker's said...

I want some !!! =)

Stacy said...

Yum, I love snow caps. They were such a treat when I would go to the movies as a kid.

Heather said...

How simple and pretty... I can imagine them in a cello bag with a lovely ribbon for a gift. Thanks for sharing these!

ImplausibleYarn said...

Oh yummy! Thanks for posting these!

Cathy said...

Simple and yummy - doesn't get much better than that!

Lola Nova said...

Oh goodness, what a wonderful recipe! I had never considered making these at home, so simple and I'm sure my clan would be very impressed! Thank you.