Friday, December 18, 2015

Making Chocolates, Oh My!

with Missy Tippens

I recently made chocolates for my husband's co-workers and thought I'd share with y'all. They turned out soooo yummy.

I started with Mindy's recipe for Chocolate Peanut Bliss: click here. But I doctored it up, mainly to make it stretch further.

1 pack vanilla almond bark
1 pack chocolate almond bark
1 pack (4 oz) Baker's German Sweet Baking Bar (I'm convinced this is the secret ingredient making it so yummy)
1 bag semi-sweet chips (12 oz)
1 bag butterscotch chips (12 oz I think)
32 oz. dry roasted peanuts
½ of a large bag Chow mein noodles

Chop the chocolate bark and bar. This was taking me forever, so I just started digging the tip of the knife into the chocolate to break it up in chunks.

Toss all the chocolate into the Crock Pot. I turned it on high to start the warming but then turned it down to low.

While the chocolate melted (stirring occasionally), I gathered the other ingredients along with my silicone baking sheets and parchment paper.

When the chocolate was melted, I used a whisk to smooth it out (some of the chips didn't want to melt really well).

Once smooth, stir in the nuts and noodles. Then spoon onto the paper/silicone mats and let sit until hardened. This step took a couple of hours, so be sure to leave time--especially if you're planning to pack them up as a gift.

These are definitely something kids can help make. I guarantee everyone will love them!

Now, to share some funnies that I saw at Cracker Barrel the other night. These are so ME! :)

HAHAHA!!! I love that last one. It's my new motto to my children. :)

Happy Christmas preparation, everyone! I hope you enjoy the time with friends and family. And also remember the Reason for this season.


  1. These look yummy. I was in a chocolate making mood yesterday too. I made truffles. Easiest recipe ever. 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 3 cups chocolate chips, 1 tbsp. vanilla. You melt the chips in the milk, throw in the vanilla once off the heat and put in the fridge to cool for 2-3 hours. Then you make balls and roll them through toppings like sprinkles, chopped nuts, coconut, cocoa etc. And you're done. Wish all Christmas treats were that easy to make.

    Merry Christmas, Missy.

    1. This sounds good also. And you know I like easy. We'll make these also along with Missy's recipe. He is going to be one happy teenager.

    2. Oooh, sounds yummy, Kav!! Take photos if you have any left and I'll share them after Christmas with the Cafe. :)

  2. Oh Missy, these look great. I think my niece has these ingredients so I will ask my godson to help me make them. He will love them. Thanks.

  3. Thank you for the reminder to melt the chocolate in the crock pot! And these look like winners. My family will love them!