My grandma made a candy called Church Windows every Christmas.
This Christmas is the second Christmas since she has passed as she passed away in December of 2018. Last year, even though she was not around for Christmas, we did not do many of her traditions as we traveled to my mom’s house for Christmas.
This Christmas, we celebrated at my house. I had brought some of my grandma’s dishes back with me this past year, and we used them Christmas day. I took the nativity set that she made out of plastic canvas over to school, and the kids had fun acting out the Christmas story using those pieces. I used her butter dish and salt shakers every day.
When we cleaned out her house last summer, I brought back her recipe boxes, planning to make a recipe book out of her favorite recipes. I haven’t got around to that yet, but I was very thankful that I had her recipes so that I could dig out her recipe for these Church Windows.
I had never made them before and a couple of other family members told me they did not have success with them like Grandma had, but I tried them anyway. The recipe turned out just like the way she made them, which made me very happy!
I found it hard to divide it exactly in half, so one of my rolls was a little bigger than the other roll; and I did not have waxed paper on hand, so I rolled my windows up in parchment paper, put some masking tape on the edge, put them in a 9″ x 5″ bread pan, and then put them in the refrigerator.
The nice thing about this candy is that you can make it up a week or two in advance. I made it before Christmas, and we ate some of it almost 2 weeks after Christmas. It still tasted great!
Here’s how you make Church Window Candy!
- 1 stick butter (8 Tablespoons; 1/2 cup)
- 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 bag colored mini-marshmallows 10 ounces
Add chocolate chips and melt them over low heat.
Let mixture cool. When the mixture cools, add marshmallows.
Mix and place one-half of the mixture on waxed paper (or parchment paper).
Roll into a roll. Repeat with the other one-half of the mixture.
Place in refrigerator to cool. Slice after mixture is cool and hard.
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