Editor’s Note:  Here are three recipes mentioned on the July 12, 2014, broadcast of FamilyLife This Week®. The bon bon recipe is very old; if you try to make it, we hope that you are successful and have fun!

Bon Bons (Dalcie Rainey)

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup white corn syrup
1/2 cup whipping cream

  1. Mix these 3 ingredients in a pan, stirring with a spoon until it reaches soft ball stage (a small amount of mixture becomes a “soft ball” when it is dropped into cold water).
  2. Then add 1 tablespoon butter and 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract after removing from the heat (probably needs continual stirring).
  3. Let set 5 minutes.
  4. Beat the candy 15-20 minutes till it loses its sheen. Set aside to cool.
  5. Make into small balls.
  6. Using a toothpick, dip balls in mixture of 4 squares of chocolate melted with ¼ block of shredded paraffin that have been melted together on low heat in a double boiler. (Dip the balls into chocolate quickly after rolling so they don’t dry out.)
  7. Set on cookie sheet or waxed paper and top each with a pecan half. When the chocolate hardens, put in a tin to keep fresh.

Thanksgiving Day French Toast Recipe (Barbara Rainey)

Warning: This French toast is very filling!

1/2 cup margarine
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
8-12 slices of bread
8-9 eggs
pinch of salt
1 3/4 to 2 cups milk

Melt margarine in a 9 x 13 pan. Add brown sugar and cinnamon and stir. Layer bread on mixture. Beat eggs and salt together, then add milk. Pour over bread. Cover and place in refrigerator overnight. The next morning, uncover and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Cut into squares and place upside down on plate so melted sugar/cinnamon is on top.

Nonfat Granola (Jonni McCoy)

3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup concentrated apple juice from frozen concentrate
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
1/3 cup honey
5 cups quick-cooking oats
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dried fruit

Mix sugar, juice, dry milk, and honey in saucepan and heat over medium heat only until sugar dissolves. Combine dry ingredients and fruit in mixing bowl. Pour sugar mixture slowly over dry mixture and blend well. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 10-20 minutes, stirring after every 10 minutes.

You can add peanuts, sunflower seeds, coconut, sesame seeds or peanut butter.