Thursday

November Candy Club Challenge

Since fall is here, I have chosen a type of candy that will fit right into
your Harvest Cornucopia

This month the Candy Club Challenge is
FRUIT!
What's that you say? Fruit is not a candy!
well....Sweet B says it is....

For this month's challenge you have to eat, make,
buy for yourself (or your loved ones)
one of the following:





Candied fruit - Ahhhhh yes, it's fruit, so it should count as something good for you -BUT - it's drenched in sugar, so it's really baaaaad for you! I will be attempting to make candied sliced grapefruit and oranges THEN dipping them in chocolate - double points for me!~


Chocolate dipped fruit - easy to make - Oh so easy to eat! Try mixing peanut butter in with the chocolate before dipping bananas or strawberries!

Fruit jellies or any kind of candy made with fruit juice - aplets and cotlets are my personal favorites! As you may or may not know, I have my own classification system for Candy - Fruit Jellies fall under "Grandparent Candy" - but that's a discussion for another day.
Marzipan Fruits - An acquired taste- but one worth acquiring!

~the prize is a Sweet B Candy Container~
it is not quite finished so I should be posting it up in the next 4 days.

To enter, simply post a confectionery comment about one or all of the four fruit treats mentioned above!
Eat your Fruit!
To become an official Candy Club Member - simply sign on as a follower and participate in the challenges... in other words... EAT YOUR CANDY!
-Sweet B

9 comments:

Len said...

I'm the first to post a comment! Whoopee!. Hi it's Len. I love marzipan. It is actually made from almonds not fruit. It comes in the shape of fruit is that how you put it in this category? I just made quince jam does that count? It has about 4 pounds of sugar in it, quince are really sour.

Jeanne said...

My fav is chocolate dipped fruit! Chocolate makes anything (well, almost anything) good! :0)

My Mom used to make candied rose petals. (Not really a fruit, but they came to mind) Not really something a kid would want to eat. Just a tad bit too 'perfumey' tasting. :0(

She and I would also make candied orange rinds around the Holidays. Really good especially if dipped in..you guessed it!.. Chocolate!

Happy November!!

Sweet B Folk Art said...

You guessed it Len - marzipan made it into the challenge 'cause it comes shaped like fruit - I told you I had a special classification system for candy!
and no- jam does not count - you are going to have to hit the store for one or all of the challenge candies my friend!!

Jeanne - I bet your mothers candied rose petals were elegant!

Shes Off Her Rocker said...

I LOOOVE Chocolate dipped strawberries! And I must say my favorite dried fruit ith that sugary coating...pineapple. I love craisins too, they have sugar listed under the ingredients. MMMM!!!Happy November sweet eating!

J.Zeigler said...

I won a book from Mrs.B's 31 days of Halloween- The Field Guide to Candy! It has several candy fruit recipes in it that I've been wanting to try including the marzipan fruit. I think this is a pretty dang good excuse to make them!! :)

*retro-rudolphs* said...

LOL! at the "grandparent" candy! I think that Brach's Jelly Nougats fall into that category, mostly because it's what my grandparents always stocked in the candy dish.

Looks like I'll have to make a trip to bulk barn to see if I can find some other "fruit" based candies. Have long admired marzipan fruits, but have only eaten them once... when they came from Germany at Christmas. YUM!

Off to eat a banana... I know it doesn't count as candy, but I want one all the same :) ~ Lori

Designs By CK said...

Popping in to say a belated hello.

Chris :-)

Malissa said...

How about a chocolate covered frozen Banana, is it candy or ice cream? Hope its candy, 'cause that's what I'm eating!

Len said...

I am probably the last person to make a comment. We have been really busy with our daughters wedding coming up on Decenber 12. I had to make almond paste so I made a post on my blog to show everyone how to make it. You have to try it it is unbelievablely tasty, so easy and doesn't taste like the store bought stuff. Go to http://happyholidays-blog.blogspot.com/ and check it out. I also made a mandarin orange and ate it. Does that count?