Monday, December 6, 2010
Holiday Treats to Make With Your Little Sweets
8 chocolate chips
16 almond slices
1/2 c chocolate chips (melted)
8 maraschino cherries + stem
8 white chocolate chips
16 almond slices
1/2 c white chocolate chips (melted)
1- Drain the cherries and pat dry with paper towels. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.
2- Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat them until smooth, working in 15-second intervals, stirring between each so as not to burn chocolate.
3- Holding a cherry by its stem, dip it into the chocolate and swirl it around to completely cover the fruit. Set it on its side on the waxed paper and immediately press a chocolate chip onto the cherry for the head. For the ears, gently wedge two almond slices between the chip and the cherry. Repeat to make 24 mice.
4- Refrigerate them until set, about 10 minutes. Keep the mice in the fridge until you're ready to serve them or give them away.
Optional - Pipe eyes and a nose on the mice
Cheerio Christmas Wreath
1- Line 1 cookie sheet with wax paper. Place cereal in large bowl.
2- Melt candy melts as directed on package. Pour melted candy
over cereal and toss to mix.
3- For each wreath, drop about 3 tablespoons mixture onto cookie sheet. With fingers, shape into 3-inch wreath with 1-inch center opening. Immediately decorate with cinnamon candies. Let stand about 5 minutes or until set.
Marshmallow Snow People
1 bag large marshmallows
1/2c chocolate chips, melted
Orange and Brown Icing
Optional - Assorted small candies of your choice
20 8"Lollipop Sticks or Skewers
1- Skewer 3 marshmallows so that they stack to be your snowman
2- Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
3- Cut 3 Marshmallows in half. Dipin melted chocolate and set on wax paper. The pooled chocolate will be the brim of your hat. Let hat dry and stack on your snowman.
4- Decorate with icing or candies. Some great options are... sprinkles, red hots, pretzels, or M&Ms.