Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Yummy Treats

Lately, I have been really missing cooking. Well, not really cooking but baking. So I started browsing all kinds of foodie blogs! For the record that's a terrible idea when you have no kitchen. Anyway, I found these delectable looking treats that are very easy to make and perfect for holiday get togethers, edible gifts, and just munching! Bon appetit!

Golden Grahams with Chocolate Drizzle

Yields: Enough for 8 - 10

1 box of Golden Grahams
1 12 oz. bag of semi - sweet chocolate

In a double boiler melt the chocolate. On a cookie sheet, spread out a single layer of the golden grahams. Once semi - cooled but still melted, pour into a normal ziplock bag and push it to one edge on the bag. Snip the corner of the bag and drizzle the chocolate over the layer of golden grahams. Repeat. Let cool until the chocolate hardens. 
Nutty Crunchy Chocolate Covered Pretzels

 Yields: Enough for 8 - 10

1 medium bag of salted pretzels
1 12 oz. bag of semi - sweet chocolate
1 cup of walnuts (pecans or almonds would also be fine), chopped 

Over a double boiler melt the chocolate. Using a butter knife spread the chocolate on the pretzel (it doesn't matter how messy it looks). Repeat. Before the chocolate hardens, sprinkle the chopped nuts all over. Let cool completely.

Classic Crunchy Peppermint Bark

Yields: About enough for 10 - 15 people

2 12 oz. bags of semi-sweet chocolate
2 12 oz. bags of white chocolate
1 bag of starlight mints or 1 package of candy canes, 1/2 chopped and 1/2 pulverized*

To melt the chocolate you can use a double boiler or if you do not have one, you can simply simmer water in a large pot and place a bowl that fits in the rim on top so that the heat from the simmering water will hit the bottom of the bowl. Melt both the white and semi-sweet chocolate separately. On a large sheet of wax paper, pour the melted semi-sweet chocolate and spread evenly to about 1/2 centimeter thick. Mix the pulverized candy canes into the melted white chocolate, then spread over the semi-hardened semi-sweet chocolate and spread evenly. Sprinkle the chopped candy canes on top. Let cool and harden for 24 hours. Break apart and serve!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Can't believe you made those. Will definitely try making them. Thanks for sharing! =)