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Twas the night before Christmas and all through the kitchen; I was cooking and un-baking and moanin’ and twitching. I’ve been here for hours; I can’t stop to rest. This kitchens a disaster; just look at this mess! So many recipes and techniques to share; I could email them daily but do I dare? Do I dare?

Christmas-Oldfather-Farms-2015The bottom line is that I truly have too many recipes to share, and I didn’t want to fill your inboxes with all candy recipes from now until the new year. So I decided to release all the raw candy recipes that I had created for my family… all at once, but only sending you ONE email.  This way you can pick and choose if any flavors stand out to you.  They are ALL wonderful but I realize that we are getting down to wire for Holiday treats.

I don’t know about you… but I am ready for savory dishes!  I have been feeling like a Willy Wonky and the Raw Candy Making Factory as of late. hehe  I must say that it has been a pure joy sharing all these treats with our loved ones… right down to the mailman.

Happy Holidays!

It has been such a wonderful holiday time and to top it off we finally got our snow load of the season.  It has been just magical.  I thought I would share a photo that I took as we were walking along our driveway.  The trees look absolutely majestic as they hold the snow. Believe it or not but this photo makes me feel warm and cozy inside. hehe

Anyway, I best get moving along on this post.  Below I have shared a photo and link to each of the candies that I just shared on my site.  I hope you find some inspiration and have a wonderful time in the kitchen making them.   Blessings, amie sue

Peppermint Tootsie Chews

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Pumpkin Spiced Tootsie Chews

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Chocolate Fennel Tootsie Chews

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Raspberry Chocolate Tootsie Chews

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Sassy Cinnamon Tootsie Chews

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Raspberry Tootsie Chews

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Oldfather “Licorice” Logs

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Apricot Sesame Candy Chews

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Fig Chews

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Salted Honey Nougat Candy Bars

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Peppermint Nibblers

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Butterscotch Tootsie Chews

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Salted “Caramel” Ganache Truffles

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“Caramel” Ganache Taffy

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32 thoughts on “Twas Five Days Before Christmas…

  1. Beautiful. Many thanks for all your posts throughout the year. They were very welcome and wonderfully inspiring. Have a good Christmas and New Year.

  2. Leslie says:

    So beautiful! I wish I had the time to make them all.

    • amie-sue says:

      The recipes will always be there for you Leslie when the time permits. :) Merry Christmas and have a Healthful New Year! amie sue

  3. Lyn says:

    Hi Amie Sue, “OH MY GOODNESS ” Literally – I now have every kind of treat to make for stockings, lunches , long hauls, etc. – “Amazing, Your simply AMAZING ” From your dazed and drooling (for ALL of these Creations), friend LYN :]

    • amie-sue says:

      Good morning Lyn :) I was thinking of Gene a lot when I was making some of these treats. These would make wonderful stocking stuffers for sure. Within you and your family a wonderful Christmas. Love and hugs, amie sue

  4. Maureen says:

    And on top of all of your other artistic qualities, you’re a poet?!!! Amazing! I have to say, you are effing INCREDIBLE!!!

    I’m going to make each and every one of these candy recipes, at least one per month (along with all of the other Nouveau Raw recipes that I make)! You and your creations are a constant in my kitchen!

    Thank you for your imagination, the recipes and guidance, and your inspiration! Thank you for the joy that you share with all of us throughout the year!

    Happy Holidays!

    • amie-sue says:

      Awe Maureen. You always know how to start my day. hehe Your kindness shines so bright.

      I am really excited for this new year… I can’t wait to see what is in store for me… and all of us! Blessings to you and your loved ones. Blessings, amie sue

  5. Lone says:

    Thank you sooo much for your time consuming and highly treasured recipes! I appreciate all the hard work you’ve put into your business and sharing these moments with us all is truly a selfless gift! Again.. Thank you so much!!

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you Lone, you are so sweet. You all are my greatest gift. :) Merry Christmas and have a blissful new year! amie sue

  6. Joan says:

    I have to give all of these a try. I use to make homemade choco candies for gifts for a business then I went raw LOL:) – was about to give my molds away but with inspirations like you have presented and given away I think I will keep my molds for now and try Raw candies.

    Thank you so much for sharing and blessed holidays to your and yours.

    • amie-sue says:

      I am so happy that I have brought you inspiration Joan! No need to get rid of things in haste. Wait and see where your passion leads you. I am happy to be along with you on this journey. May this new year bring you unexpected blessings! amie sue

  7. Stephanie says:

    You are incredible! Why are you not famous? Thank you for all your hard work so I can show off to my friends and family. I can’t wait to tackle these recipes.

    • amie-sue says:

      lol Stephanie… why am I not famous? Your so cute. :) I hope you and your loved ones enjoy the recipes. When things settle down, I would love to hear how it goes. Merry Christmas and many blessings! amie sue

  8. Annie says:

    What a beautiful treasure trove of sweets!… and so beautifully displayed as always… Amie-Sue you are a delight and bring such beauty, great tasting recipes and joy to us all… Many blessings to you and yours over this beautiful holiday season… BIG hug!

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you sweet Annie, embracing that hug. :) Thank you for also being here along with me on my journey. Merry Christmas and may this new year be filled with unexpected blessings! amie sue

  9. Kay says:

    Amazing. Your photography and staging are so beautiful and inspiring. Makes me want to drop whatever I’m doing and head to the kitchen. Wonderful recipes. Thanks for all your hard work and love of sharing. Best of everything to you and your family in 2016.

    • amie-sue says:

      Don’t drop anything… would hate for something to break. Just gently set it down and then run for the kitchen. hehe Thank you Kay for your sweet words. I look forward for what the new has to offer… all of us! Blessings and joy, amie sue

  10. Shirley says:

    Bless you Aimee Sue and thank for all the sweet treat recipes. Hope to get a couple done before Christmas. Your site is such a blessing. You are amazing with all your creativity. I love it all. I wish you and your family at very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you Shirley :) I appreciate your kind words, they are very heart-felt. Many blessings to you and your loved ones. Merry Christmas and be sure to keep in touch. amie sue

  11. Claudia says:

    Oh, Dear Amie,
    We do cherish with all our hearts absolutely ALL you so graciously create with your ‘Mágica Hands’. You are sincerely THE BEST, the very, very best. Thank you, thank you, thank you a thousand times for all your unstoppable effort to create all these delicious and beautiful recipes for Christmas! Words indeed fall short to thank you and express how important YOU have become in our RAW lives.
    My daughter Paloma and I ADORE you with all our hearts.
    Receive you and your husband our best wishes of happiness and health this Christmas and the New year to come.
    GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS, DEAR AMIE.
    Love forever,
    Claudia

    • amie-sue says:

      Good evening Claudia,

      Your message brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much. I felt like I just got a big hug. :) I love what I do, and I so thrilled that it shines through. Please give Paloma a hug for me.

      Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, please keep in touch. (it means a lot to me). Blessings and joy, amie sue

  12. Jouliet says:

    Merry Christmas and blessed New year to you and yours, thank you for all your recipes , inspiration and health promoting thoughts throughout the year . Thank you Amie-Sue

  13. Margarete says:

    You are fantastic. All the recipes are filled with love and so much creativity. Thank you for sharing all these beautiful and delicious food. I have made a few of them and very soon I hope to eat at least 70% raw. You are an inspiration to so many people. Have a peaceful and blessed Christmas !!!
    Lots of love xx

    • amie-sue says:

      Good evening Margarete,

      Thank you so much… so happy that you recognize my passion. :) I hope you keep finding inspiration throughout my site and I would love to hear about the recipes that you try. Merry Christmas and many blessings, amie sue

  14. Jill says:

    Thank you so very much for a wonderful year of awesome recipes & wonderful reading!!! I love coming to your website & can stay many hours & even get lost at times… LOL Always gives me a smile! Wishing You & Yours A Very Merry Christmas & a Very Happy New Year!!! :)

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you so much Jill… if you ever get lost, just shoot me a message and I will help you surface. hehe I am so glad that you are comfortable here and enjoy yourself. I appreciate you sharing this, Many blessings and Merry Christmas, amie sue

  15. Rachelle says:

    Hi Amie Sue,
    I hope you have been having a wonderful holiday season. I made your peanut butter tootsie rolls and they are awesome! I also just made hot and spicy mocha brownies with the frosting and they are crazy good!!
    If you have time, could you help me with a chocolate espresso tootsie roll or candy? Yum.
    Thank you so much for your amazing recipes and inspiration!
    -Rachelle

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Rachelle,

      Thank you, I/we had a wonderful holiday… always sad to see it go so I have decide to keep it alive in my heart. :)

      So happy to hear that you have been enjoying some of the recipes! I will be honest and say that right now, I don’t know if I will get the time to create a recipe for you. In roughly a week, I will be going on a trip and the days are pretty busy getting things prepared. I will however be happy to embark upon this when I get back. But should you get creative in the kitchen, I would just use my Raw Tootsie Rollz recipe and add expresso powder to it. Start with a few teaspoons worth and add more until the right level is achieved for your taste buds.

      Enjoy and have a blessed day! amie sue

  16. Rachelle says:

    Thanks, Amie Sue!
    I will definitely try that.
    I hope you have a lovely and safe adventure.
    -Rachelle

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