Saturday, December 21, 2013

Last Minute Holiday Snacks!


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Before you freak out because you forgot to buy last-minute gifts, I have the solution for you. Baking things for people can almost be more thoughtful than going out and buying something. Whether you need a recipe for a Christmas party or a gift idea for a friend, these recipes are not only fast and easy, they are also super delicious. I baked them to go into my take-out boxes that I made in my last post and they turned out great!

Christmas Puppy Chow:

-2 bags of white chocolate chips
-5 cups of rice chex
-5 cups of various pretzels {I crunched up 3 cups of sticks, and for the rest I used the original looking ones}
-1 cup of red and green m&m's

Tip: just eyeball the ingredients once the chocolate is melted, add in small increments until desired consistency; because you don't want too much chex or too much chocolate

Step 1: Heat the chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl in 30 second increments until melted

Step 2: pour all of the other ingredients in and mix up gently to prevent smashing the chex

Step 3: Spread out on a pan w/ wax paper and cool in fridge or freezer until hardened.

Step 4: Once hardened, break it up an divide into small bags or put it all in a bowl for a big party! 

Christmas Pretzels:

-1 bag of the square checkerboard pretzels
-1 bag of your favorite Hershey's kisses
-1 bag of red and green m&m's

Step 1: Preheat oven to 360. Spread out pretzels on a pan w/ wax paper.

Step 2: Unwrap Hershey's kisses and place one in the middle of each pretzel. 

Step 3: Place in oven for about 7 or 8 minutes OR until the kiss is shiny and a little droopy.

Step 4: Take them out of the oven and immediately put an m&m on in the middle  of each kiss.

Step 5: Place in the freezer until they are hard and slide them off the pan.

And there you go, easy and delicious! Put them in cellophane wrap and tie a little bow around them to give them as presents!

Stay Classy!
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