December 2, 2010

Christmas Treat Ideas

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Treats for the Sweet
One of the most stressful parts of the holiday season is cooking up treats for all of our friends, neighbors, and family members. It can get pretty insane some years and our list seems to grow exponentially the older we get. I’ve also noticed in the past few years that it’s getting harder and harder to make my treats look cute and festive because I’m always down to the wire on getting them out the door! So THIS year I decided to reel in the help of my dear husband and make a date night out of it. Granted, there was lots of work to be done, but when I made him my assistant AND the official taste tester of the night…well, he just couldn’t refuse! LOL. What man doesn’t want to be the Christmas treat taste tester? I also promised him a very special reward following all of his hard work. More on that to follow…
So I decided that for this post I really wanted to get input from some of my Diva friends. Not only that, I want YOUR input on what treats you’re planning this year. In this post you are going to find some scrumptious treats that everyone will love and are easy to make. Guaranteed! At the end of this post feel free to link up. We are very excited to see what you have up your sleeves this year.

 

Lisa M. – Nut Rocha

Lisa M. gave me this recipe and I just had to try it out for myself. It truly is divine! It’s so easy and it really goes a long way. If you are looking to make something in bulk, this is definitely the recipe for you!

2 C. butter
2 C. sugar
2 T light-color corn syrup
1/3 C. water
1 11 1/2-ounce package (1 3/4 C.) milk chocolate pieces
1 C. finely chopped toasted nuts (We used pecans!)Makes about 40 servings

For the rest of the Nut Rocha recipe, click HERE for your free download.

 

Kiirsten – Fudge

Speaking of simple…Kiirsten’s fudge is D-E-licious AND super easy! There’s only THREE ingredients! Oh, and did I mention this is one of those fudge recipes that you would hide in your closet with…just so you could eat the whole pan by yourself? It is. (Oh, come on! Stop pretending like you’ve never done that! lol)

3 C. Milk Chocolate Chips
1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/4 C. Real Butter + 1/4 C. Margarine Microwave on HALF power for 3 – 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour into a pan and refrigerate for a couple hours or until set up. Nuts could be an optional variation.

 
 Kari – Reindeer “Droppings”
My sister gave me a brown sack filled with these droppings one year and I thought it was absolutely hilarious! I just had to pass it along. It’s obviously really easy to put together and there is a funny poem to go along with your “treat”.

 

Click HERE for your free poem printable.

Just a little shovel here and some “droppings” from your front lawn will make this treat the best one yet! Wipe your hands of the mess in your kitchen and skip to the joy of giving.

 
 
Erika – “Twizz” The Season…
Here is an adorable idea that is so easy it feels like no time at all. Just take some scrapbook paper, ribbon, then print out your cute message and there you have it! Treats done!

 

Tara – Have a”Souper” Christmas!!
Here is another “souper” easy idea!  Tara found a great deal on some darling soup bowls one year.  She continued on with her “bargain shopping” spree and purchased some soup, packets of recipe cards, & crackers in bulk….and all for great prices!  (Think dollar store, Costco, AND Michael’s $1 section!!)  Put them all in the cute soup bowl, wrap them in cellophane (which always dresses things up) and add THIS cute tag.  Easy-peezy!!

Want some more fabulous recipes from my kitchen to yours? Click HERE to download your free Christmas recipe list for this holiday season. Some to share and some to keep for your own family! (Er, or your unmentionable closet time.) Each one of these recipes is a sure winner in my house. Plus, you’ll get all of the above recipes, too! Go ahead. Download it for free. You know you want to. {wink}

The BIG topper of the night? Guess what my husband got as a reward for being such a willing helper? His reward is what my Intimate Moments post  “Santa Baby…” is all about.

Now we want to know what YOU’RE making for Christmas treats this year. Will you share? Link up below!

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8 Responses to “Christmas Treat Ideas”

  1. Kiirst says:

    Love all these ideas! Thanks!

  2. Colleen says:

    These are fantastic ideas!

  3. Reagan says:

    One year I made chili seasoning and taco seasoning and gave them to neighbors with notes that said 'Tis the Season(ing) for Chili!

    Those went over well and were cheap to make!

  4. The Fredericks says:

    loooooving the reindeer droppings idea!!!!!

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