Melting Instructions:

For microwaves 700 watts and higher, place candy in white corning ware and microwave on high 30 seconds with no lid. Then 15 second intervals, stirring after each 15 seconds. Do not use Pyrex or glass containers to melt chocolate. These products hold the heat and will overheat the chocolate.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels:

1 pound candy caps, any color or flavor
1 8 1/2 oz. bag of pretzels or 2 boxes pretzel rods

For pretzel knots, use a dipping fork and place pretzel on top of melted chocolate gently pressing in to  coat entire pretzel. Lift pretzel out with fork and place on silicone paper lined tray. Place in freezer for 5 to 7 minutes. 

For pretzel rods, melt chocolate and place in a large travel type mug, then dip rod into chocolate 3/4 of the way leaving 1/4 undipped for easy holding. 

Reese Cup-Type Buckeyes:

2 heaping cups peanut butter
3/4 cups brown sugar
1 stick melted butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 cups powered sugar

Mix above ingredients together with pastry blender in a large bowl until smooth. Roll into 1 inch balls, chill, dip into Merckens chocolate with a dipping spoon, place on silicone paper lined tray. Place in freezer 5 to 7 minutes until chocolate is set. 
* Above mixture may also be placed in an 8x8 square pan, then spread melted chocolate over top of it and chill. cut into squares. 

Microwave Hard Candy:

1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup domino sugar
1/2 teaspoon Lorann flavoring oil (any flavor)

*(cooking time for 1,000 watt microwave)
Thoroughly mix corn syrup and sugar in a 2 cup microwave safe glass bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, micro wave on high for 2 min 40 sec. Remove plastic wrap and quickly stir sugar mixture, cover with a new piece of plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 2 min 40 sec. Remove from microwave, carefully add flavor under plastic wrap, leaving plastic wrap in place for 10 seconds. Remove plastic wrap and add food coloring, stir, pour into greased hard tac molds, or onto silicone paper and score with a pizza cutter, let cool for 20 minutes.   

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