But there are some Christmas goodies that are so good, I just have to take the easy way out.
Take these for instance:
I call them "Crunchy Turtles."
Ghiradelli Dark Melting Wafers
Line a cookie sheet with baking parchment and pre-heat your oven to 325°.
Build your crunchy turtle like this:
Put the baking sheet in your preheated oven for five minutes.
When you take them out, they'll be all melted together into caramel/chocolate goodness. With a crunch.
|Some of the caramels slide off their perch, but that didn't|
affect the taste!
When they're cool, melt more of the chocolate and drizzle it onto the turtles.
All right, my drizzling isn't very neat. If you have time, you can make it look very pretty. You could even sprinkle some freshly ground sea salt on top if you have a craving for salted caramel!
But I had a very limited time in my kitchen for these goodies. Michael and Kris had their own project and needed kitchen space.
I'm sure these have a name, but we'll just call them Rolo Pretzel Snacks.
1 bag Rolo candies
1 bag Hershey Kisses
This recipe involves a lot of unwrapping.
And more unwrapping.
Once you've unwrapped the chocolate, it's time to build.
Once again, use a cookie sheet lined with baking parchment. Place your pretzels on the sheet, and place one Rolo candy on each pretzel.
Turn your oven on low broil, and put the cookie sheet in - just long enough to melt the candies.
After the candies are melted, remove the sheet from the oven and place a Hershey's Kiss on each Rolo, squishing the Rolo as you go. Let them cool, and you're all set!
But Michael and Kris weren't done yet! They had purchased a Gingerbread House kit from the store, and started building.
And here is their finished product:
Meanwhile, in another part of town, Josh and Carrie had purchased a similar kit and were building their own Gingerbread House while watching Die Hard. That's everyone's favorite Christmas movie, right?
So at our house, and I hope at yours, too, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!
|Last week's tree from the Great Christmas Tree|
Hunt, all dressed up.