Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Holiday Pretzel Treats

Bite-size, waffle-shaped pretzels
Hershey's Hug
M&M's candy

Heat the oven to 170 degrees. Set a number of bite-size,
waffle-shaped pretzels in a single layer on a cookie sheet
then top each pretzel with an unwrapped Hershey's Hug.
Bake for 4 to 6 minutes until the chocolates feel soft when
touched with a wooden spoon. Remove the cookie sheet from
the oven and quickly press an M&M's candy into the center of
each Hug. Allow the treats to cool for a few minutes, then place
them in the refrigerator to set, about 10 minutes.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sweet Tortilla Snowflakes

Recipe and picture from Family Fun

6 flour tortillas
Canola or vegetable oil for baking
Confectioners' sugar
Edible glitter (optional)

Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Warm the tortillas
(about 15 seconds) in the microwave. Individually fold
the tortillas in half once and then in half again, so that
you end up with a shape that resembles a wedge of pie
(it will be thick). Using clean scissors, cut triangle, circles,
or squares out of the edges, as if you were making
paper snowflakes. Unfold the tortillas. Lightly brush
the tops of the snowflakes with canola or vegetable oil
and place them on a cookie sheet slightly apart.
Bake them until lightly browned and crisp
(about 4 minutes). Sift confectioners' sugar on the
snowflakes while warm. For an extra sparkly effect,
you can sprinkle on a bit of edible glitter.

Friday, December 18, 2009

French toast Christmas tree

All you need to do is make your favorite french toast.
Cut the toast into triangles. Top with candy (like M&M's)
for ornaments.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Toffee Bars

My friend, Jennifer Fry, gave me this DELICIOUS and EASY recipe last week. I've already made 3 pans of them in the past few days(part of my neighbor/friend drop off plates). I took them to a get-together last night and everyone was asking me how to make them. Try them, I guarantee you'll love them! :)

1 sleeve Club crackers
2 sticks better, melted (salted butter)
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/8 t. baking soda
12 oz. bag of milk chocolate chips

Line a 10x15 pan with crackers. In a sauce pan, melt butter, add sugar and soda. Stir until completely combined. Pour gently over crackers and spread evenly. Bake at 350 for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately pour choc. chips over pan. Let stand about 2-3 minutes, then spread chocolate evenly over other mixture. Put in freezer until set. Twist pan to break loose and then break into pieces. Keep covered in refrigerator.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Salt Dough Ornaments

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup water

Preheat oven to 325*. Mix together flour and salt. Add water, and knead until smooth - about ten minutes. I had to add extra flour as I was kneading. Mold into desired shape, or use cookie cutters. Add flour as needed. Bake for 1 1/2 hours, or until dry. Mine only took about an hour, so I'd check on them. Let cool, and decorate as desired.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Candy Corn

Pop 3 batches of plain popcorn.
2 pkgs. Marshmallows (12 oz. each)
1/2 lb. butter
1 c. red and green gumdrops
1 c. dry roasted salted peanuts
1 c. crushed peppermint (optional)

Melt marshmallows and butter in heavy
pan. Stir well. Pour over popcorn. Add
other ingredients and mix well.