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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Wean Green presents this year’s holiday gift guide! Packed  full with fun and creative gifts that you and your kids can put together for family and friends. This guide will ensure a festive and innovative way to celebrate the holidays, as well as your loved ones.  Click the link below to view the guide. 2016 Holiday Gift Guide To go directly to your favorite recipe, click the links below. Sweet Treats Toblerone Shortbread S’mores Chocolate & Almond Bark  Homemade Marshmallows Brownie Christmas Trees Caramel Twists Chocolate Coconut Energy Balls Creative Crafts Fingerprint Ornaments Sock Snowman Popsicle Christmas Tree Reindeer Dust Home Goods Lavender & Peppermint Bath Salts Sugar Cookie Foot Soak Homemade Lotion Chocolate Face Mask Drinks Loose Leaf Tea Kit Mocha Cocoa  

Toblerone Shortbread Cookies

If you’ve never tried Toblerone chocolate bars then this recipe is a must for you! Print Recipe Toblerone Shortbread Cookies Course Snack Prep Time 25 minutes Cook Time 45 minutes Servings dozen Ingredients 2 cup butter softened1 cup super-fine sugar3 1/2 cup flour1/2 cup cornstarch2 bars toblerone swiss milk chocolate2 tbsp sifted icing sugar Course Snack Prep Time 25 minutes Cook Time 45 minutes Servings dozen Ingredients 2 cup butter softened1 cup super-fine sugar3 1/2 cup flour1/2 cup cornstarch2 bars toblerone swiss milk chocolate2 tbsp sifted icing sugar Instructions Preheat oven to 350F. Beat butter and sugar, in large bowl with the mixer on high speed until light and fluffy. Mix flour and cornstarch in a small bowl. Gradually add the dry mixture, beating well after each addition. Chop chocolate into small pieces. Stir in chocolate. Drop by tablespoonfuls, onto baking sheets. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes about 4 dozen. Let them cool completely and then sprinkle with icing sugar. Recipe Notes  

Fingerprint Ornaments

S’mores

Don’t have a fire going? S’more lovers do not need to worry! This is a great alternative to the classic s’more, as well it’s a great recipe to get the kids involved in. Print Recipe S’mores Course Appetizers Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 0 Servings people Ingredients 1 bag chocolate chips1 bag marshmallows1 sleeve graham crackerslollipop sticks Course Appetizers Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 0 Servings people Ingredients 1 bag chocolate chips1 bag marshmallows1 sleeve graham crackerslollipop sticks Instructions In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring a small amount of water to a high simmer. Place the chocolate chips in heat proof bowl and place the jar in the water. Stir until the chocolate chips are melted and then remove from water. Place the graham crackers in a Ziplock bag and crush into a fine crumb, then transfer the crumbs to a bowl Skewer one marshmallow onto a lollipop stick, dip it in the melted chocolate, then roll it in the graham cracker crumbs. Place the s’mores on a parchment paper to dry. Recipe Notes

Homemade Marshmallows

Switch up your usual Christmas baking by trying out our homemade marshmallow recipe! Print Recipe Homemade Marshmallows Course Appetizers, Snack Servings Ingredients 3 packages unflavoured gelatin1 cup cold water1 cup corn syrup1 1/2 cup granulated sugar1/4 tsp vanilla extract1/4 tsp Kosher salt1/4 cup confectioners sugar1/4 cup cornstarch Course Appetizers, Snack Servings Ingredients 3 packages unflavoured gelatin1 cup cold water1 cup corn syrup1 1/2 cup granulated sugar1/4 tsp vanilla extract1/4 tsp Kosher salt1/4 cup confectioners sugar1/4 cup cornstarch Instructions In a bowl, place 1/2 cup of water and gelatin Over medium-high heat, combine 1/2 cup of water, sugar, corn syrup and salt. Cover and allow to cook for 3-4 minutes. Uncover, and attach a thermometer to the pan and continue to cook until it reaches 240F, (7-8mins). Remove from heat immediately after. Mixer on low speed, slowly pour the sugar syrup into gelatine mixer. Change to high speed, continue to whip for 12-15 minutes. The mixture should be warm and very thick. Add sugar and cornstarch mixture to pan and shift around until it’s completely covered. Return rest of mixture to bowl for later use. Pour Mixture into the pan using a lightly oiled spatula to spread evenly. Dust the top with remaining sugar and cornstarch mixture. Recipe Notes

Mocha Cocoa

Chocolate Coconut Energy Balls

Holiday season can be tiring, boost your energy with these yummy chocolate and coconut rolled balls. Print Recipe Chocolate Coconut Energy Balls Course Appetizers Prep Time 20 minutes Servings meal bowls Ingredients 1 cup medjool dates pitted1/4 cup cocoa powder1 1/2 tsp. vanilla1/2 cup almonds raw1/4 cup coconut flaked1/2 cup walnuts raw Course Appetizers Prep Time 20 minutes Servings meal bowls Ingredients 1 cup medjool dates pitted1/4 cup cocoa powder1 1/2 tsp. vanilla1/2 cup almonds raw1/4 cup coconut flaked1/2 cup walnuts raw Instructions Toss all ingredients into a food processor or blender and run until finely chopped up and starts to come together. May need to add 1 tablespoon of water. Form into balls and roll in coconut flakes Recipe Notes

Reindeer Dust

  We sprinkle dust on the lawn at night So the moon will make it sparkle bright It’ll show the reindeers where to go From teh night sky they’ll see it glow The dust will guide them to our home As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam. We’ll go to bed like good girls and boys And see if Santa brings some toys Print Recipe Reindeer Dust Course Craft Servings Ingredients 2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats1/2 cup glitterribbonpaper & pen Course Craft Servings Ingredients 2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats1/2 cup glitterribbonpaper & pen Instructions Pour oats into a big bowl and add glitter. Stir until all mixed together. Separate mixture into wean cube for each child. Add poem to recite while sprinkling dust. Click the link at the bottom of the page to see the poem. 1 Wean Cube per child Recipe Notes poem

Sock Snowman

Caramel Twists

A great twist on our favourite popcorn twists or puffs. Adding a homemade caramel sauce creates a tasty treat that you can’t step away from. Print Recipe Caramel Twists Course Snack Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 45 minutes Servings Meal Cubes Ingredients 1.2 lb butter1 cup brown sugar1/2 cup light corn syrup1 tsp. baking soda1 bag popcorn twists Course Snack Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 45 minutes Servings Meal Cubes Ingredients 1.2 lb butter1 cup brown sugar1/2 cup light corn syrup1 tsp. baking soda1 bag popcorn twists Instructions Preheat oven to 250F Place popcorn twists into large roasting pan. Next, using a saucepan cook together for 2 minutes the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup. Add baking soda to the mixture, which will cause it to foam. Allow the foam to cook down slightly and remove from heat. Pour caramel mixture over popcorn twists and stir until evenly mixed. Place in oven for 45 minutes, stirring at least every 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven and pour onto wax paper, allow to cool slightly and break apart. Recipe Notes