Planning & Entertaining:
Made Christmas Gifts From the Kitchen Ideas
Features) - Looking for an exceptional gift, but short on time? Get
into the kitchen and whip up these super-fast, super-easy candy
cutouts. Showcase the shapes and tastes of the season with just a
couple ingredients and your favorite cookie cutters. Classic
Peppermint Bark takes on a new twist in just two steps. Start with
white Candy Melts and follow package directions - they will melt like
a dream. Stir in peppermint crunch sprinkles then pour into colorful
candy cane-shaped cookie cutters. Once firm, these gems are great for
Rich and smooth,
dark cocoa Candy Melts are the key ingredient in Fanciful Fudge. The
creamy wafers melt and blend perfectly with sweetened condensed milk,
resulting smooth, silky fudge. Simply pour the candy mixture into
cutters and add cheerful sprinkles to create a dazzling Christmas
tree or charming gingerbread man.
Wrap the candy and
cutter together in a clear party bag and tie with a festive red and
green ribbon. Be sure to include the recipe.
Homemade and from
the heart, these treats are ideal for stocking stuffers, teachers'
gifts or neighborhood dessert swaps.
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Makes about 6 gifts
1 package (14 oz.)
white Candy Melts brand confectionery coating, coarsely chopped
2/3 cup (about 4
oz.) peppermint crunch sprinkles
cutters on baking sheet; refrigerate until ready to fill. Melt Candy
Melts according to package instructions. Stir 1/3 cup sprinkles into
melted candy; pour candy mixture into cutters to about 1/4 inch from
top. Sprinkle remaining sprinkles over candy in cutters; press down
slightly. Refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes.
Makes about 8 gifts
1 package (14 oz.)
dark cocoa Candy Melts brand confectionery coating
1 can (14 oz.)
sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
and Snowflake Mix sprinkles
cutters on baking sheet; refrigerate until ready to fill. In
microwaveable bowl, melt Candy Melts according to package
instructions. Add condensed milk; stir until blended. Microwave an
additional 1 to 2 minutes on medium power; stir until fudge develops
a sheen. Pour candy mixture into cutters to about 1/4 inch from top.
Sprinkle sprinkles over candy in cutters; press down slightly.
Refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes.
Makes about 8.
For giving: Wrap
candy, along with cutter, in clear party bag; close with twist tie.
Add decorative bow and, if desired, a copy of the recipe.
* 9- piece
Holiday Cutter Set
* Baking or
Melts(r) brand confectionery coating - white, dark cocoa
Peppermint Crunch, Christmas Confetti and Snowflake Mix Sprinkles
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