I love this time of year! Some of the fun are the treats!
Here are some of my favorites:
Salted Peanut Squares
non-stick spray coating
4 cups dry-roasted peanuts
1/2 c butter
1 10 1/2 oz pkg tiny marshmallows
2 C peanut butter flavored pieces (12 oz pkg)
1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk (1 1/4 cup)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
Line 13x9" baking pan with heavy foil. Spray foil with non-stick spray coating. Cover evenly with 2 cups peanuts. In a 3 qt. saucepan, melt butter with marshmallows over low heat. Add peanut butter flavored pieces, sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter. Stir until smooth. Quickly pour over the peanut layer in pan. Sprinkle the remaining peanuts on top. Cool or chill if necessary. Cut into squares. Store candy in refrigerator. Makes about 4 lbs. candy.
White Peppermint Hot Chocolate
8 oz white chocolate, chopped
3 1/2 cups milk
6 hard peppermint candies, crushed fine
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
2/3 cup whipping cream
Beat chilled cream with crushed mints until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate for about an hour. Meanwhile, heat milk to a simmer, them mix in chocolate. Whisk until chocolate is melted and smooth. Add mint extract and stir through. Pour into mugs and top with minty whipped cream
Hope this Christmas Season is everything you wish it to be!