LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS TREATS
Posted on December 20, 2013
Holy Moley! It’s December 20th!!! And if you’re anything like me, you still have a lot of shopping to do… aaaand you’re finding yourself in a scramble for something at the last minute on your way out the door for another party. Well, these sweet treats are the perfect way to solve some of your gift-finding problems…. they can honestly be thrown together in very little time and they’re suuuper easy, but still give that “homemade with care” effect. Win, win if you ask me.
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You will need:
1 package milk chocolate chips (or dark if you prefer)
1 tsp vegetable oil
Anything under the sun that you’d like to dip in chocolate (I did potato chips, pretzels, and marshmallows… but the sky is the limit with this folks- Oreos, fruit, nuts etc.)
Anything under the sun that you’d like to top it with (I used crushed toffee, chopped hazelnuts, and Christmas sprinkles… I think next time I’ll also do crushed coffee beans for the adults)
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First lay out some foil on to a flat surface to place your chocolate covered goodies on.
Using a double boiler or the microwave heat your chocolate and oil together slowly. Stirring often.
*Double boiler- Place metal bowl over a simmering pot of water (making sure the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl. Stir slowly until completely melted.
*Microwave- in a microwave safe bowl microwave chocolate and oil in ten-fifteen second intervals. Stirring each time until melted.
Once your chocolate has melted start dipping! I dip half of my items in the chocolate and leave the other half free. Just because I like the texture and salty flavor of the items I was dipping, but you can cover them completely if you’d like. Place each item on the foiled surface… I get a handful dipped and then sprinkle with toppings. Continue the process until you have enough items for your gifts. leave out to cool and set OR if you’re in a rush (like I usually am- throw em in the fridge).
Once they’ve set, divide them among decorative bags, boxes, plates etc. and give em to your pals! I chose these adorable little white boxes that I found at Michael’s and tied twine (that I always have on hand) around them with a little bit of pine tree, that I LITERALLY snipped from the backside of our Christmas tree that no one can see.
And that’s all she wrote! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!