S’mores

Melissa, December 1, 2016

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

Fingerprint Ornaments

Melissa, December 1, 2016

Homemade Marshmallows

Melissa, December 1, 2016

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

Chocolate & Almond Bark

Melissa, December 1, 2016

Yum! Chocolate and almond bark is definitely a recipe you need to try this holiday season, it will easily become one of your top go to’s. Print Recipe Chocolate & Almond Bark Course Appetizers Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Servings Meal Cubes Ingredients 1/2 cup chopped almonds2 cup milk chocolate chips1 tbsp shortening Course Appetizers Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Servings Meal Cubes Ingredients 1/2 cup chopped almonds2 cup milk chocolate chips1 tbsp shortening Instructions Line a 9x13in baking pan with parchment paper and set aside. Put chopped almonds in a pan. Cook, stirring often over medium high heat, until golden brown and remove from heat. In metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, melt chocolate chips and shortening until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in half the toasted almonds. Spread onto the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining almonds, and chill 30 minutes, or until solid. Break into bite-sized pieces. Recipe Notes

Lavender & Peppermint Bath Salts

Melissa, December 1, 2016

Mocha Cocoa

Melissa, December 1, 2016

Loose Leaf Tea Kit

Melissa, December 1, 2016

Chocolate Coconut Energy Balls

Melissa, December 1, 2016

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

Brownie Christmas Trees

Melissa, December 1, 2016

A fun way to get your kids involved in your Holiday baking! Everyone always loves a tasty brownie so why not decorate them with even more delicious treats? Print Recipe Brownie Christmas Trees Course Snack Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup butter1 cup White Sugar2 eggs1 tsp vanilla extract1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder1/2 cup all-purpose flower1/4 tsp salt1/4 tsp baking powder1 tub icing or cream cheese icing20 mini candy canessprinklesmini candies Course Snack Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup butter1 cup White Sugar2 eggs1 tsp vanilla extract1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder1/2 cup all-purpose flower1/4 tsp salt1/4 tsp baking powder1 tub icing or cream cheese icing20 mini candy canessprinklesmini candies Instructions Preheat oven to 350F. Then butter and flour a 8in square pan. Lightly melt butter and stir in sugars, eggs and vanilla. Beat in cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking powder. Spread batter into pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Allow brownies to cool for 15 minutes and then cut not triangles. Put your icing into a plastic bag and cut off a small piece of the corner, making a piping bag. Break off the curved part of the candy cane and stick the straight [iece into the bottom of the “tree”. Now it’s time to decorate however you wish with assorted candies! Recipe Notes

Reindeer Dust

Melissa, December 1, 2016

  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

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