Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tasty Tuesday--Christmas Goodies

Well, it's only a week until Christmas! Seriously, where does the time go? This weekend, the kids and I put together our annual Christmas goodies for our neighbors. This is a tradition that was passed on to me from my mom. We would spend days making homemade cookies and then share them with those close to us. What a great gesture. Plus, it gives you extra bonding time with the kiddos!
This year I went for simple. I had foot surgery last week and I'm being forced to sit with my leg elevated most of the day. For those that know me personally, this is extremely tough to do! I managed to prepare most of these goodies in advance, only preparing two of them over the weekend.
Here is what we included this year:
1. Thin Mint Bark
2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark
3. Chicago Style Chex Mix
4. Brownie covered Peppermint Oreo's
5. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
6. Nutella Rice Krispy Treats

To find the recipes, just click on the name above and it will direct you to the sites where I found the recipes. In the Thin Mint Bark recipe, I used the Andes Mint Baking Bits instead of the Mint Chocolate Chips suggested. The only one I created myself was the Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark. This actually came from a fan suggestion on my Facebook page--and I'm glad she made it! It's so simple to put together and takes no time to prepare. For the Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark I took the rest of the package of chocolate graham crackers I used for the Thin Mint Bark. You put these on a tin foil lined jelly roll pan sprayed with cooking spray. Next, sprinkle half a bag of Reese's Peanut Butter Chips and half a bag of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips evenly over the graham crackers. Put in a 325 degree oven for 3-4 minutes. Take out of the oven and use the tip of a knife to cut through it, spreading it over the graham crackers. Place in freezer for up to an hour and break into pieces.

We packaged them up in kraft boxes I got in the Dollar Section at Target or round plastic containers I got during the after Christmas sale at Walmart last year. I included a little tag to let them know the contents, tied a ribbon and then the kids delivered!

Here are some pictures of my creations. 

If you love Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, you will really enjoy this easy treat!




 So easy and tasty! This is for those chocolate and peanut butter fans!

I've made this recipe many times and it is always a crowd pleaser! Try this soon!

I've made these several times with great success! Don't over bake AND make sure you run a plastic knife around them as soon as they come out of the oven!


These come together so quickly and are great for those that love to eat raw cookie dough! Except these don't have eggs in them so no need to worry about getting sick! These are best kept in the freezer!

I finally got around to making these and I'm so glad I did. Any Nutella fans will really enjoy this twist on your typical Rice Krispy Treats!

So, do you bake treats and deliver to your friends and neighbors? What are your favorites? You can find more of my favorites on my Pinterest board.
Come on over and join me! http://pinterest.com/crowe/ 

Thanks for visiting Tasty Tuesday!

Cindy




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