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Topic: easiest, cheapest, fastest (and yummiest!) stocking stuffers! *picture added*  (Read 9313 times)
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« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2007 06:34:20 PM »

Thank you,ryepie! I just bought mugs from rite aid-99 cents,100 skewers-one dollar,candy canes-buy a box get one free,chocolate and marshmallows-on sale this week.I'm going to fill a mug with the marshmallow sticks,a candy cane,maybe hot chocolate cones(can't find bags yet,I just may put in an individual package of cocoa from a box instead),a few hershey kisses,and maybe a choclate dipped plastic spoon for stirring coffee.Cheap and festive-the kid has lots of teachers,aunts & uncles,ect that need a gift.And I'm making some for my friends that I want to give a gift to,but I'm broke.You've really helped me out!
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« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2007 07:23:06 PM »

don't eat one.
trust me.


or else you are going to have to go out and replenish your supplies to make more. i think i'm addicted to them.  Undecided
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LMAO!! Well, I made sure I had enough supplies to make a couple for myself!
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« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2007 10:12:13 PM »

Thank you,ryepie! I just bought mugs from rite aid-99 cents,100 skewers-one dollar,candy canes-buy a box get one free,chocolate and marshmallows-on sale this week.I'm going to fill a mug with the marshmallow sticks,a candy cane,maybe hot chocolate cones(can't find bags yet,I just may put in an individual package of cocoa from a box instead),a few hershey kisses,and maybe a choclate dipped plastic spoon for stirring coffee.Cheap and festive-the kid has lots of teachers,aunts & uncles,ect that need a gift.And I'm making some for my friends that I want to give a gift to,but I'm broke.You've really helped me out!

yay!!!!!  Grin

that was my whole goal! i was so blessed to hear of this simple little recipe and needed to share it. i'm just heating up my water to make some more!  Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2007 10:03:54 AM »

so they do keep well in the mail! my friend casper got his a couple days ago.
woohoo! also, i added a picture to the original post.
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« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2007 06:14:36 PM »

How long do they keep for?

Tomorrow is last day at kindy for the year and i think i should give the kindy teachers a little gift as they have been great for DD this year, hmmm any excuse to shop lol
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« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2007 10:03:58 PM »

i would imagine they keep for quite awhile...they are just chocolate on marshmallows...prob ably pretty easy to keep well Smiley
i keep mine in the freezer just to be safe though.
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« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2008 08:05:38 AM »

I had planned to make a bunch of these for my friend, and fellow cocoa fanatic, but I didn't have time before we got together yesterday. So, I brought all of the stuff with me so we could make them at her house. Turned out to be a good thing, too! Not only did we have her kids to help us (smashing candy canes, coating the sticks in chocolate and coating them with the candy canes), but it turns out that her kids don't like mint. She had some Starburst brand strawberry flavored candy canes and and they tasted fabulous!!

We found that it was easier to put a blob (it wasn't melted to total liquid-ness) of the chocolate on a platter and roll the skewered marshmallows in it. Then, we had the crushed candy canes on a plate and rolled the chocolate in that.

After we finished, I took a marshmallow and swiped it through some of the leftover melted chocolate and the dipped it in the crushed candy canes. It tasted like a chocolate covered strawberry! Delicious! And, the completed sticks tasted great in our hot cocoa, too!

Thanks so much for sharing this and doing such a great job explaining how to make them!
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« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2008 04:30:10 PM »

Awesome idea. I will be making some of these.

I recently discovered that you can use a heating pad to melt chocolate.  It takes a while, but it works.  Alton Brown (the King of all that is Awesome in the Kitchen) suggests this in his truffle recipe.  I made the recipe as written and it was wonderful.
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« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2008 09:09:37 PM »

weird! i probably wouldn't have thought about that!
my son and i played "smashies" earlier and destroyed a ton of candy canes. now i'm threading marshmallows onto the skewers...worst part of the whole thing!
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« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2009 03:26:21 PM »

bumping for last minute christmas ideas!
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