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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Special Christmas Treats that are FUN to make! By: Jeanette

It’s that time of year to make lots of edible goodies. Here are a few of my favorite Christmas Candies outside the typical peanut butter balls and sugar cookies that I made growing up with my mom that are easy, tasty, and fun to make with my boys – especially when you can nibble on the ingredients.
Cap’n Crunch Clusters

1lb almond bark
2T peanut butter
4c Cap'n Crunch Peant Butter Cereal

Melt almond bark, add peanut butter. Add cereal. Mix. Drop by spoonful on wax paper in clusters. Let cool.

Christmas Mix

3c pretzels (miniature)
1 16oz dry roast peanuts (opt)
2 14oz bags M&Ms
3c Rice Chex
3c Cheerios
1 1/2lb white chocolate

Mix all the ingredients except the white chocolate in a big bowl. Melt the chocolate and pour over the mix. Mix everything together to get it all coated. Pour out onto wax paper to cool. It will cool in clusters.


Sugar Coated Pecans

1lb pecans
1egg white
1T water
1t cinnamon
1t salt
1c sugar

Beat egg white to frothy. Then add water. Then mix and fold cinnamon, salt, and sugar in egg whites. Then add pecans and mix.

Spread out on cookie sheet. Bake 15 min at 325. Turn over and bake 15min more. Cool on wax paper.

What are some of your family’s homemade treats this time of year?

2 comments:

Party of Five said...

We love Peppermint Bark. I use Paula Deen's recipe. You can Google it. Very easy and my girls love smashing the candy canes.!

Jeanette said...

Thanks for the recipe. We just made it today before naptime. I had my almost 3 year old break the candy canes with his hammer in a ziploc. He thought it was the best! Can't wait to taste it.