Thursday, December 15, 2011


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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.

Oh well.
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.


Maria Ontiveros said...

I've made bagged treats occasionally but nothing lately. These look so beautiful all wrapped up!

Sian said...

Only you could find a way to make candy canes even more delicious!

scrappyjacky said...

These look great,Deb....I'm hoping to make some peppermint bark this year.
I batch make and decorate semolina biscuits as gifts like this.

Alison said...

These look so good Deb!
Alison xx

Amy said...

No, not usually but I am going to try peppermint bark this weekend .. should be interesting!

Margaret said...

Those are so cute! I'm going to make those.

Beverly said...

Those are very cute, I might do them for my Sunday School 9th and 10th graders :) I do the pretzel rollo treats, buckeyes and dipped pretzels.

Irene said...

These look colorful. I make the pretzel and strawberry covered in chocolate. Will do candy canes this year too.

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