Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats with Molding Tip

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Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats
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I have had fun sharing with you Rice Krispie Treats for every holiday – Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, Halloween and more. I love this Christmas Tree Tutorial and I have a great tip to help you mold the tree – Use the trial form that comes in a waffle cone pack to protect the cones and cut it to make a form to help shape the trees. Directions and tips below!

Ingredients:

  • 6 cup Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 10.5 oz Marshmallows
  • Green Food Coloring
  • 12 Miniature Reese’s Cups
  • 1/3 cup M&M Minis
  • 12 Candy Stars
  • 3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Milk
  • 3 tbsp Corn Syrup

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Directions:

  1. To help in forming the cone shape, I took the foam that comes in a waffle cone pack to protect the cones and cut it to make a form to help shape the trees.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium to large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
  4. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
  5. Add enough food coloring to make mixture dark green (it will lighten when cereal is added).
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Add the Rice Crispies cereal and stir until cereal is well coated.
  8. Allow to set about 4 minutes.
  9. Butter a your hands and form mixture into cone shapes.
  10. Place cones onto prepared pan.
  11. Allow to cool and firm up for several hours.
  12. Mix powdered sugar, milk and corn syrup in a bowl until smooth.
  13. Transfer to piping bag or zippered bag to pipe onto cookies.
  14. Pipe like a garland around each tree.
  15. Space M&M minis like ornaments onto the garland.
  16. Pipe a dab of icing on top of tree to act as glue and attach star.
  17. Place a Reese’s upside down on pan. Pipe icing on it and place tree on top.
  18. Allow to set before serving.

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Heavenly Salted Caramel Apple Spread – Holiday Dessert

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If you are looking for a heavenly dessert, look no further than this Salted Caramel Apple Spread. This makes a great side dish on the dessert tables and serves well with pretzels, cookies, crackers or is delicious with nuts and fruit. Everyone will be asking you for the recipe! Don’t forget our other Salted Caramel Recipe. This one comes with a FREE Gift Tag!

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/4 tsp Coarse Sea Salt
  • 2 tbsp chopped Walnuts (optional)

 

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Directions:

  1. Place cream cheese in freezer for 30 minutes.
  2. Slice frozen cream cheese to make two layers and return to freezer.
  3. Line bottom of a loaf pan with parchment paper and spray the paper with non-stick spray.
  4. Cut up butter into slices and combine with cream and microwave 1-2 minutes until butter is melted.
  5. In the medium to large saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water.
  6. Stir just until the sugar is moistened and uniform, being careful not to splash sugar on sides.
  7. Heat over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil.
  8. Cover with a lid for 1 minute (this helps wash any sugar on sides back in).
  9. Remove lid and do not stir the after this point.
  10. Place the pot with the sugar mixture over medium to medium-high heat.
  11. Let the sugar syrup come to a boil without stirring.
  12. Cook until mixture reaches 320, the syrup will begin to darken slightly.
  13. Turn off the heat and slowly add the warm cream and butter mixture a little at a time while gently whisking (will bubble violently).
  14. Turn burner back on to medium-high.
  15. Let the caramel come to a boil and reach 240 without stirring.
  16. Remove from heat add sea salt and whisk until mixture cools to 150.
  17. Place one layer of frozen cream cheese in center of pan.
  18. Pour caramel to completely coat layer.
  19. Place secaon layer on top of first and poor caramel to coat top layer.
  20. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts, if desired.
  21. Place in freezer for 10 minutes to quickly cool caramel then transfer to refrigerator for 2 hours.
  22. Transfer to platter before serving.

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Easy Microwave Pralines – Quick Dessert for the Holidays

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I love how easy this recipe is. It requires simple ingredients and can be made QUICKLY the night before. Bring them to a cookie exchange an an alternative to your typical cookie. Want another easy recipe for your microwave? Consider making this Peppermimt Fudge.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1 1/2 cup Pecan Halves
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

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Directions:

  1. Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper and grease with butter.
  2. Combine sugar, cream, salt and butter in a large microwavable bowl.
  3. Microwave for 3 minutes, add pecans and stir.
  4. Microwave 6 more minutes or until temperature reaches about 240-245, stirring every 3 minutes or so.
  5. Let mixture sit for 1 minute before adding vanilla and stirring.
  6. Continue stirring for 2 more minutes.
  7. Drop teaspoons of mixture onto prepared sheet.

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Melting Snowmen Cookies – Cookie Exchange

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Melting Snowmen Cookies
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This is perfect for a cookie or cupcake. We decide to go easy on using a package cookie – ours was Reese’s Cups Cookies – staying true to our snowman’s hat, a Reese’s Peanut Butter Bell. These are perfect for your holiday cookie exchange.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag Cookie Mix (and associated ingredients)
  • 12 Reese’s Peanut Butter Bells
  • 12 oz White Candy Melting Chips
  • 48 Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Orange Starbursts

Directions:

  1. Bake cookie according to package directions.
  2. Allow to cool.
  3. Cut Starburst into 3 rectangular strips (1/4″ x 3/4″)
  4. Cut each of those in half, creating 6 – 1/4″ x 3/8″ rectangles.
  5. Now cut each of those diagonally creating 12 triangles for noses.
  6. Repeat with other Starburst.
  7. Cut each bell in half.
  8. Heat White Candy Chips by microwaving for 30 seconds stirring and repeating until melted.
  9. Use a spoon to drizzle white chocolate over cookie.
  10. Place a bell, cut side down to represent the hat.
  11. Place 2 chocolate chips below hat to represent eyes.
  12. Place nose under eyes.
  13. Place in refrigerator for 15 minutes to set.

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Christmas Santa Cupcakes – Kids Food Craft

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This might be an alternative to leave out for Santa – his own self portrait with these yummy cupcakes. If you want to leaveout cookies, consider making this cute littl face on a cookie. Simple directions and ingredients below.

Ingredients:

  • 1 box Cake Mix
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 cup softened Butter
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 48 Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 10 oz Mini Marshmallows
  • 24 Red Candy Decorations (like Red Hots)
  • Red Sparkling Sugar

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Directions:

  1. Line muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. Mix and bake cupcakes according to box directions.
  3. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
  4. Cream butter in a medium bowl.
  5. Slowly add in the powdered sugar, and milk as needed, until everything is incorporated and frosting is right consistency.
  6. Transfer to piping bag or zippered bag and clip corner to pipe.
  7. Ice each cupcake.
  8. Sprinkle red sparkling sugar across the upper third of the top to make a hat.
  9. Cut each mini marshmallow in half.
  10. Place mini marshmallows to put a ball on the hat, make a fur band and make Santa’s beard.
  11. Place the Red Hot for the nose and two mini chocolate chips for the eyes.

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Candy Cane Reindeer – Kids Christmas Food Craft

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Candy Cane Reindeer
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Perfect for a school party, have fun with your child making these delicious Candy Cane Reindeer. Theyou would also be fun to make and bag in a ziploc for your child to hand out to his/her friends. Stay in the reindeer theme with these yummy Reindeer Gingerbread Men Cookies!

Ingredients:

  • 24 small Candy Canes
  • 12 Hershey Kisses
  • 12 Red Candy Decorations (like Red Hots)
  • 24 Candy Eyes
  • 1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Candy Melting Chips
  • 1 White Candy Melting Chip

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Directions:

  1. Line a cutting board or cookie sheet with wax paper.
  2. Heat chocolate candy chips by microwaving for 30 seconds stirring and repeating until melted.
  3. Take 2 candy canes and dip the bottoms (straight parts) in chocolate and shake off excess.
  4. Place together on wax paper so hooks of each go off in opposite directions.
  5. Place an unwrapped Herhey Kiss on the chocolate covered canes.
  6. Repeat for remaining canes.
  7. Using a toothpick, take a dab or melted chocolate and glue the red candy on top of the kiss as the nose.
  8. Using a toothpick, take a dab or melted chocolate and glue on the eyes.
  9. Take the white chocolate chip and place on wax paper and heat in microwave for 15 seconds.
  10. Take another toothpick and paint a white mouth on each reindeer.

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DIY Mason Jar Tutorial and FREE Gift Tag|Mani-Pedi Gift in a Jar

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DIY Mani-Pedi Gift in a Jar
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Shopping for gifts can get pricey – especially when there are so many people on your list. this easy DIY Mani-Pedi Gift is perfect for your Mason Jar you likely have lying around. Pair with a seasonal ribbon, some fun colors and nail tools and check someone off your shopping list.

Supplies:

  • An assortment of small items like buffers, finger and toenail clippers, nail polishes, nail brush, pumice stones, etc.
  • Large Mason jar
  • FREE Gift Labels
  • Ribbon or decorative twine

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Directions:

  1. Place as much as you can get into the jar.
  2. Put on lid and attach label.
  3. Decorate with ribbon.

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Gingerbread Reindeer Made from Gingerbread Man Cutter

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Loving these fun Gingerbread Reindeer. Creative Kid’s Food Craft using a Gingerbread Man Cookie Cutter. Tutorial and recipe below. If you have a gingerbread cutter, consider as well these classic Gingerbread Men Cookies made with Butterscotch Pudding!

Ingredients:

Cookies:

  • 2 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  •  tsp Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/3 cup melted Shortening
  • 1/3 cup Molasses
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 8 tsp Water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla
  • 18 red M&M’s or Red Hot candies

Icing:

  • 2 Egg whites
  • 3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tsp Corn Syrup
  • Brown Food coloring
  • Black Food coloring

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Directions:

  1. Sift together the flour, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon.
  2. Beat together shortening, molasses, water, egg, brown sugar and vanilla until blended.
  3. Slowly stir in the dry mixture until completely absorbed.
  4. Divide dough in half.
  5. Flatten each, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for several hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 350.
  7. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Flour work surface.
  9. Roll dough out to 1/4″ thickness.
  10. Cut out gingerbread men and place 1″ apart on prepared sheet.
  11. Bake for 10-12 minutes until they look dry.
  12. Move to wire rack to cool.
  13. Combine egg whites and corn syrup and whip on high until foamy.
  14. Slowly add powdered sugar whipping until shiny and soft peaks form.
  15. Add brown coloring and whip until color is uniform.
  16. Transfer 2/3 of icing to piping bag or zippered bag.
  17. Add black food coloring to remaining icing and whip until color is uniform.
  18. Transfer remaining icing to piping bag or zippered bag.
  19. Turn gingerbread men upside down and pipe brown to form face and ears as shown.
  20. Place red M&M or Red Hot candy for nose.
  21. Place 2 black dots for eyes.
  22. Pipe black to show inside of ears and mouth.
  23. Pipe black antlers.

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S’Mores Gift Bag with FREE Holiday Gift Tag Printable

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Looking for an easy gift perhaps for a techer, babysitter or neighbor? Check out this fun S’mores Gift Bag with a FREE Printable Gift Tag!

Ingredients:

  • 4 Graham Crackers
  • 8 Snack Size Hersheys
  • 8 Marshmallows Clear Cellophane Bags

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Directions:

  1. Place graham crackers, then Hershey bars, then marshmallows in bag.
  2. Tie with a ribbon, twine, etc and attach gift card.

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Gingerbread Truffles – Dessert Balls that Taste like Cookie Dough

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If you love Gingerbread and you love cookie dough, you will love these dessert balls that taste like Gingerbread Cookie Doughl. These easy Gingerbread Truffles are perfect for the holiday season.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz softened Cream Cheese
  • 8 oz Ginger Snap Cookies
  • 12 oz White Chocolate Chips
  • Gingerbread Decorations

Directions:

  1. Line cutting board or cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Finely Crush ginger snaps in food processor.
  3. Add cream cheese and pulse until combined.
  4. Form into 3/4″ balls and place on prepared sheet.
  5. Insert a toothpick in each.
  6. Place in freezer for 30 minutes.
  7. Melt chocolate chips by microwaving for 60 seconds then stirring and repeating until melted and smooth.
  8. Use toothpick to dip in chocolate, twirling to coat completely. Gently tap off excess.
  9. Return to prepared sheet. Remove toothpick and cover hole with gingerbread decoration.

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