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« on: November 30, 2007 04:50:18 PM »

For Christmas I want to make gift bags of different candies to my friends. I at least know I'll make peppermint bark. But I can't think of what else would be good and would hold up well. Any suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2007 07:46:17 AM »

Peanut brittle?
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2007 12:33:32 PM »

Why not have a go at making your own candy canes?
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2007 02:18:14 PM »

chocolate dipped anything, or caramels.  there are some good flavors out there, and most recipes are pretty firm (AKA they don't stick to everything in sight).

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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2007 07:50:32 PM »

I just finished dipping two bags of small pretzels in chocolate almond bark (dip them halfway - that way you have built in 'handles'). Then I drizzled the white almond bark over them to make 'em pretty. We make them for work every year and they hold up really well (we send them all over). They are also super easy and cheap!

I had a bunch of leftover, broken pretzels, so I broke them up a bit more and mixed them with the leftover almond bark and made pretzel bark! My husband is in the kitchen gobbling it up right now. Smiley The chocolate/salt combo is seriously addictive.
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2007 01:50:37 AM »

salty and sweet are dangerous!  mmmm, now  I'm hungry  Smiley
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2007 01:04:20 PM »

I make chocolate dipped apples every year at holiday time.
Dip & roll n all differnt stuff.
TThen I make what I call Crob-Knobs (long story) I take all tghe differnt stuff I rolled the apples in, (crushed pepperments,mini marshmellos, crushed rolly ranchers, chopped nuts, chopped dried fruit, sheredded coconut,raisins, chopped carmels etc.) I line a  cookie sheet with parshment. dip a little pool of chocolate then a teaspoon of the dry mix  hten more chocolte on top.   I make them abt the size of a quarter. People love them.

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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2007 09:28:28 AM »

I love the pretzels!! My sister also got me making our own version of grasshoppers. You take ritz crackers and coat them with melted almond bark with peppermint flavoring added.. sometimes I will crush candie canes and sprinkle that on top.
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2007 03:32:59 PM »

fudge is always yummy and actally marshamllows are easy to make - by far my favorite is the chocolate covered pretzels - we do the same withthe small pretzels dip halfway - the we put a red or green m&m in the center bottom and they turn out real cute - like reindeer - also biscotti holds up well - not exactly cany but not really a cookie ... 
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2007 05:26:31 PM »

Here's something new I tried and boy are they GREAT!! And easy easy. They are similar to the chocloate dipped pretzels but the caramel and nut add something more.

Small pretzels
Pecan halves
Rolos (these are bite-size caramel candies covered in cocolate) or any other small chocolate candy

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Put pretzels on a cookie sheet and top each one with a Rolo. Put in oven 3 minutes until the candy is squishy. Take out of oven and push a pecan down into each candy. Let cool. Yum!
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