A quick and easy treat to make is the Peppermint Crunch Candy (see recipe below). These sweets are shown in the book in red, white, and green candy cups on a Christmas-theme plate.
Changing them to fit into your 4th of July party takes no extra time at all! Make the candies in patriotic-themed paper candy cups.
24 ounces vanilla candy coating
26 vanilla sandwich cookies, coarsely chopped
Crushed peppermint candy
1. Place about 5-1/2 dozen paper candy cups on baking sheets; set aside.
2. Melt candy coating in top of a double boiler over hot, not simmering, water. Fold cookie pieces into melted candy coating.
3. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of mixture into candy cups. Immediately sprinkle crushed peppermint candy over tops before candy coating hardens.
4. Chill about 15 minutes or until candy is firm.
5. Store in a cool place.