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December 25, 2012

New Year Cream Cheese Candy CLOCK

Right, let's get on to New Year !  2012 was a particular bad and painful year for our family for various reasons which I am not going to bore you with now.

I, for one, truly hope that 2013 will be much better, not only for us, but that is a wish I have for all of you who had a not-so-good 2012.

The recipe I used for this Clock was on Allrecipes, which you can find HERE

I made a larger batch as this Clock is the size of a medium pizza and about 8mm thick.

This is the original recipe which will give you about 60 small candies or you can double/triple the recipe to make a big CLOCK.  

I have made the Clock and then a few smaller candies to see how long each takes to dry - the Clock had to stand overnight and the smaller ones about an hour.  They do not dry out rock hard, it is still soft in the center.

New Year Cream Cheese Candy CLOCK

95 - 100g {3oz} Cream Cheese, plain, softened
1/4 t Peppermint Extract {if using Essence, increase quantity until you are happy}
3 cups Icing Sugar

1.) Beat the Cream Cheese and Peppermint Extract until smooth - add half of the Icing Sugar and keep beating until all is combined and smooth.
2.) Knead in remaining Icing Sugar with your hands until well mixed.
3.) If making small candies, roll into small balls, place on a baking sheet and flatten slightly using a fork - leave to dry for an hour or two {keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator}

For the CLOCK:

- I tripled the recipe - formed it into a big ball and flattened it 
- As a size-guide I placed a round paper plate on top of the flattened candy and cut it out with a sharp knife
- Left to dry about 3 hours, then I sprinkled it with edible glitter and used edible ink pens to draw the numbers etc.
- Lastly, I cut it into wedges and left the candy to dry completely

On New Year's Eve day, starting at 13:00, eat a wedge every hour on the hour as a sort of countdown .... I would highly recommend the whole family to pitch in as a large candy as this one, will only mean trouble if eaten by yourself !


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  1. Merry Christmas, My Good Friend!

  2. Loving this New Years clock!! You are always on top of everything.

  3. What a great idea for New Year's Eve! Thanks for joining Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  4. This is great! Happy New Year!
    Wanda Ann @

  5. What a yummy idea! Found your link on Wow us Wednesday, thanks for sharing!

  6. Thank you for stopping in and sharing your yummy recipe with our readers at Bowdabra's Crafty Showcase. We love seeing your projects each week. Stop in and see which blogs are featured on Friday and to link up more of your goodies on Sat-Thur.

    Happy New Year,
    Susie @Bowdabra

  7. what a great idea for new years!

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    Happy New Year!
    Susie @Bowdabra

  9. This is really fun...what a good way to ring in the new year!

  10. So cute and festive. Thanks so much for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.

  11. So fun!! Love it, Linda!! Have a wonderful 2013!! :)


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