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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

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

Sock Snowman

Popsicle Christmas Trees

Sugar Cookie Foot Soak

Even sugar plum fairies will have nothing on your with this Sugar Cookie Foot Scrub!  It makes a great gift for all of the lovely feet in your life! Print Recipe Sugar Cookie Foot Soak Course Home Goods Prep Time 10 minutes Servings Wean Cubes Ingredients 2/4 cup White Sugar1/3 cup packed brown sugar1/2 cup olive oil1 tsp vanilla extract Course Home Goods Prep Time 10 minutes Servings Wean Cubes Ingredients 2/4 cup White Sugar1/3 cup packed brown sugar1/2 cup olive oil1 tsp vanilla extract Instructions Simply combine sugars and whisk together until completely combined. Soak feet in warm water for 5 minutes. Scrub feet with sugar mixture and rinse Recipe Notes

Sunshine Cookies

A quick, yet delicious recipe that will brighten your day!

Craft Time Organization

It’s always fun to get creative and do some with the kids.  The difficult part is staying organized throughout and even worse – the clean up.  Here are a couple ideas of how to use Wean Green in your craft organization: Paint Storage – Since Wean Green containers are airtight you can store all of your paints in the containers without having to worry about them drying out or spilling.  Since the containers are non-porous the paint will easily wash off when your are done with the container.  After you are done painting, just snap the lids back on and clean up is done! Rainbow Loom Elastics – These are such a hit right now!  The downside is figuring out how to store the elastics and keeping the colors organized.  Wean Green’s Wean Cubes are the perfect size for splitting up rainbow loom colors.  You can even color code the lids according to different kids so that they know which rainbow loom elastics belong to who. Markers and Crayons – Store all your kids markers and crayons in Wean Green Meal Cubes so that they won’t be misplaced.  The best thing is since the containers are airtight, you don’t have to worry if a marker lid wasn’t put on because they won’t dry out in the container.

Jewelry Organization

There never seems to be a jewelry box that can fit everything just the way we want.  We have found that Wean Green containers make the perfect storage solution for all types of jewelry.  The best part is that when you need to take jewelry on the go you can clip the lid on the container and take it with you!  Here are a couple uses for Wean Green that we use for different types of jewelry: Earrings & Rings:  Wean Cubes make the container for earrings and rings.  If you have some fancy earrings or rings, you can put them in a separate Wean Cube with a different coloured lid  so they are easier to find. Bracelets:  Wean Bowls are the perfect size for storing bracelets.  The bracelets can be stacked on top of one another in the Wean Bowls.  Since the containers are glass, you will easily be able to find the bracelet you are looking for. Necklaces:  Meal Bowls allow you to lay your necklaces inside without having to worry about them getting tangled.  Even necklaces with large pendants can be stored inside the containers in an organized and easy to find fashion. Once you have all your jewelry organized in Wean Green containers you can stack them so that they do not become cluttered.  The container lids can also be colour coded to match styles of different rooms!

Lemon Pie in a Wean Bowl

We have jumped on the band wagon.  We are testing to see how many things we can eat out of jars.  We may be stuck ‘testing’ these mini pies for a while though 😉 Ingredients: 6 graham crackers 4 eggs, separated 1/3 cup cornstarch 1 1/2 cups water 1 1/3 cups sugar 1/4 tsp salt 3 tbsp butter 2 lemons, juiced & zested Instructions: 1. Make crust: crumble a cookie at the bottom of each bowl. 2. Make filling: whisk together cornstarch, water, sugar & salt in a medium saucepan.  Turn heat on med-high and stir constantly to bring to boil.  Boil for 1 minute.  Remove from heat and slowly whisk in egg yolks.  Return to saucepan and cook on low for 1 more minute.  Remove from heat and add butter, lemon juice & zest.  Pour onto crust 3. Make meringue: beat egg whites until soft peaks form.  Gradually add the sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.  Top the lemon in the bowls with meringue. 4. Bake: bake 5-7 minutes until the tops brown at 375 degrees F.  Let sit 1 hour.

Valentines Day DIY – White Chocolate Bites

These heavenly white chocolate treats are easy to make, delicious and adorable!  They are the perfect Valentine treat for all ages! What you need: – white baking chocolate – candy toppings – silicone baking mould Directions: 1. Make sure silicone moulds are clean and dry 2. Place mould on baking sheet or flat surface 3. Add candy into each mould 4. Melt white chocolate on stove 5. Pour melted chocolate into each mold 6. Tap baking sheet firmly on counter to level out the chocolate 7. Let cool until hardened

Valentines Day DIY – Homemade Valentine Bubbles

This cute Valentines idea is so great because it is a non-candy alternative and is so simple.  It also fits so nicely in our Raspberry Wean Cubes and won’t leak in them either 😉 What you need: – Bubbles – Pipe cleaners – Straws – Ribbon – Scissors – Wean Cubes Directions: 1. Cut your pipe cleaners and paper straws in half 2. Bend one end of the pipe cleaner around to make a circle, then bend the circle to create a heart shape 3. Push the pipe cleaner into the straw 4. Put your bubbles inside the Wean Cube 5. Tie a ribbon around the Wean Cube and tie the bubble wand onto the container

Valentines Day DIY – Valentine Fortune Cookie

This homemade craft is such a creative way to share how you feel about someone! What you need: – cardstock paper – glue stick – scissors – white paper – pen Directions: 1. Cut cardstock into 4 – 5 inch circles 2. Gently fold/roll your circle in half so that one end slightly overlaps with the other 3. Glue in the center of the rough end to hold the roll together 4. Find the center of the opposite end and push gently with you finger so the paper folds in on itself 5. Bring the ends together until it looks like a fortune cookie.  Hold the ends in place with more glue 6. Write your Valentine’s message or fortune on a slip of paper, and slide it into one of the open ends of the cookies

Valentines Day DIY – Heart Shaped Crayons

This cute Valentines day craft is the perfect gift to give to your little ones or for your little ones to share with their friends!  They will have as much fun making this craft as they will coloring with it after! What you need: – crayons – silicone heart shaped mold – baking sheet Directions: 1. Preheat your oven to 250F 2. Remove all the wrappers from the crayons 3. Cut the crayons into small pieces 4. Place the crayon pieces in the silicone mold 5. Place silicone mold on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes 6. Remove from oven and let them completely cool 7. Push up from the bottom of the mold to remove