As you can tell, I have not posted for a least a week or so. Half-way through last week, I decided take a break from posting. My husband had some time off of work, I wanted to work on some scrapbooking and relax from a fairly-busy Christmas . Now starting the first week of the New Year, I have nothing to share, so…I will share with you some of the stuff I made for Christmas. You all may be pretty sick and tired of Christmas cookies and not want to see or eat another one for another couple of years (although I HIGHLY doubt that!) but I would like to share with you what I made this year to share with friends and family over the last month or so. Some are old but wonderful recipes and some are new and delicious recipes! I have pictures for some and not for others, but I do hope you still enjoy this post and have a wonderful 2012. My plan is to bring you some wonderful new recipes thisy year that you have to look forward to making for your family!
Banket – A christmas MUST and one of my very first posts on this blog! Banket is a dutch treat made with some delicious almond paste.
Santa’s Snicker’s Surprise – These are AWESOME! And even awesomeier (if that’s a word…) since you can also make Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies with the same batter if you run out of Snickers! The husband’s fav!
Picture from Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy
Break-Up Bars – Not sure what else to say about these except – WOW! First time I made these. It’s a shortbread crust (I omitted the toffee bits) with a homemade caramel middle and topped with chocolate. Can’t get better than that. Very rich, so cut them small. I used a 9×13 pan and then turned out a bit thicker than I expected. Thank you Susan for sharing this recipe with me!
Chocolate Covered Cherries – Also a first for me. Made them with a friend. They turned out great! Don’t have the recipe but will have to get it for you. Also made peppermint patties with the leftover filling mixture – loved these also!
Trinidads – These are always good. Also very rich. Love the dark chocolate fudgy center with the white chocolate coconut coating.
Mint Brownies – Many memories come with this recipe. I will be sharing in my next post more about them!
Saltine Toffee – Oh so good! Best right out of the freezer. Love the salty sweetness! Super easy to make.
As you can see it has been quiet a CHOCOLATE OVERLOAD in my house! Interesting that I didn’t make as many cookies as I did more candies this year. Not sure why that is but glad I did it!