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« on: January 06, 2008 03:28:57 PM »

In 2005, I made my boyfriend's department 14 gel candles http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=69356.0
In 2006, I made my fiance's department 24 mugs of treats http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=140952.0
And then, in 2007, I made my husband's department 28 of these boxes full of sweet goodness... Smiley

This year hubby will be in a new department with only 4 employees - hallelujah! Grin  I can't wait!

Peanut butter chocolate Oreo bark! (recipe below)


World's easiest peppermint bark


Chocolate-covered cashews


Nummmm....


mr.sweets4ever wrote out all of the cards and filled the boxes!! Smiley






Here are the supplies (plus some supplies for other projects I worked on that night)...






We also slipped each person a scratch-off ticket in a cute little felt holiday pouch, some peanut butter cups and left over starlite mints.

I got the boxes, felt pouches, mints and cards from Dollar Tree.


Edit for recipe add! Smiley Smiley
Some of my measurements are guesstimates because I tend to just be crazy in the kitchen (i.e., I eat the supplies...). Smiley

Peanut Butter Chocolate Oreo Bark

Supplies
1 package or so Oreo cookies
1 bag or so semi-sweet baking chocolate (chips, chunks, whatever works for you!)
1 bag or so white baking chocolate
2 - 3 tablespoons peanut butter (I used JIF...nummy!)
Wax paper & cookie sheet

Directions
  • Melt chocolate in separate bowls (microwave or double boiler)
  • Add peanut butter to melted white chocolate
  • Crumble cookies and distribute into both chocolate bowls
  • Spoon globs of chocolate mixtures onto wax paper covered cookie sheet (alternating colors...very important!)
  • This is the fun part!  Use the tip of a butter knife to swirl through the mixture...blending some of the dark into the white and vice versa.  Have fun & swirrrrl, swirl, swirl!
  • Chill until firm (30 minutes maybe?)
  • Break into pieces/chunks with your hands
  • Gobble Grin
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2008 03:46:41 PM »

you guys are amazing! i can't believe how much work you do every year (i can't WAIT for the gingerbread cubicles!).

the peanut butter chocolate orea bark looks so yummy!
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2008 03:51:43 PM »

I'm SO excited for the cubicles, too. Cheesy

I must admit that I tasted a bit of the Oreo bark and it was soooo good (and fattening!  perfect for the holidays!).
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2008 04:09:46 PM »

Oh, my gosh! That is amazing! I need to go work with your hubby, just for the goodies! Are you going to share any of these awesome recipes, or are they secret? The peanut butter oreo bark looks amazing!
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2008 04:23:23 PM »

Wow, I want to work for him if it means you've giving those out! That's so nice of you and everything looks so delicious. I can't wait to see the cubicles. It's incredible you do that for them!
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2008 04:27:50 PM »

Oh, my gosh! That is amazing! I need to go work with your hubby, just for the goodies! Are you going to share any of these awesome recipes, or are they secret? The peanut butter oreo bark looks amazing!

Aw, thanks!!

I'll gladly share!  I didn't know if anyone would want them for sure or not.  Let me write them up/edit them into the orginal post for ya.  I'll post back when they're up! Smiley

Wow, I want to work for him if it means you've giving those out! That's so nice of you and everything looks so delicious. I can't wait to see the cubicles. It's incredible you do that for them!

Thanks so much! Smiley Smiley  I work from home (for Craftster!), so I don't have coworkers or employees to shower with holiday gifts in person.  He has so much fun handing them out and surprising everyone.  I love making everything!
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2008 08:56:06 PM »

Oh my goodness - everything looks so divine!
I just want to grab it all out of my screen and take a bite  Cheesy
Especially that oreo bark. Seriously, I'm salivating here.

Love your choice of packaging too.
It adds to how sumptuous it all looks


*wants!*
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2008 09:15:11 PM »

Oh my goodness - everything looks so divine!
I just want to grab it all out of my screen and take a bite  Cheesy
Especially that oreo bark. Seriously, I'm salivating here.

Love your choice of packaging too.
It adds to how sumptuous it all looks


*wants!*

Thanks so much, Jane!

I smelled like chocolate when I went to sleep that night.  Our dogs kept sniffing the air all night (super annoying, btw). Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2008 08:56:12 AM »

Thank you, thank you, Sweets4ever! I don't know how YOU managed to get 30 hours a day compared to the rest of us!

The enormity of this project may seem like old hat to you, but I'm just astonished at the wide variety of inclusions and glorious presentation, which catapult these gifts into the stratosphere. Great job!

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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2008 09:23:03 AM »

Awww, McJulie-O!  That might very well be the best compliment a girl could ever get!

I have long-loved your evil chocolate cherry mice!!  I think you pulled a 30-hour that day, too!
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