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Every year I make little sweet gifts to hand out to our nieces and nephews at our annual Christmas gathering. It might seem kind of silly at this point - they are all grown up now and a few of them are married with babies of their own in the making.
I'm Aunt Deb.
It's what I do.
I saw this idea a while back and thought it would be an easy treat to put together. Turns out it was easy, but a bit messy and didn't really turn out the way I'd expected. Ugh. Anyway, I salvaged them and am fairly happy with the results after all.
I have to laugh when I see these little stryofoam balls between my cooling racks. I needed something to support the candy canes while the white-candy-coating dried so I rigged up this contraption. All was fine until the weight of about 15 candy canes caused it to shift, leaving me with white-candy-coating all over the place and calling "Doug!!! Come help me!!!" like the house was on fire or something. ~sigh~ He's used to it.
So anyway, pretty basic: melt vanilla candy coating, dip the candy cane in it, sprinkle with some pretties and let dry before tying them up in individual bags. The result - if/when they are eaten - is like peppermint bark. Yum!
How about you?
Do you do any assembly-line treats like these?
I made 23 of them.