Thursday, December 16, 2010

Baking Day Recipes and a Christmas tag

this past saturday was Baking Day 2010.
like usual... we had a great time!

we thought we'd share the recipes of just a few of the treats we made this year.

White Chocolate Popcorn
2 large bowls of white popcorn (air popped)
1 bag of white candy melts chocolate (melted)
candy melts chocolate to drizzle in your color of choice

Pour half of the melted chocolate into each of the 2 bowls of popcorn.
 It will not seem like enough chocolate but continue to stir (for a few minutes) until the popcorn is just coated (too much chocolate will make your popcorn soggy).
Before your popcorn dries, spread it out onto some wax paper.
After it is dry, melt your chocolate to drizzle and pour it into a Ziploc bag.
Cut a small hole in the corner of the bag and drizzle the colored chocolate over your popcorn.
Let it dry again and bag it up into small cellophane bags or bags of your choice.

Mom's Fudge {aka... See's Fudge}

2 jars marshmallow cream
2 (12oz) bags of semi sweet chocolate chips
4 1/2 c sugar
2 Tbsp. vanilla
1 can evaporated milk
2 cubes of butter
2 c chopped pecans or walnuts

First boil sugar, butter, and milk for 10 minutes on medium hear, stirring.  Remove from heat: add chocolate chips, marshmallow cream, nuts and vanilla. Stir until mixed and color is even. Pour into containers of your choice.

 Pretzel Hugs
bag of mini pretzels
candy cane Hershey kisses
red and green m + m's

preheat oven to 200 degrees
place a layer of pretzels on a wax paper covered cookie sheet
top each one with a kiss
bake for about four minutes until the kisses are really soft
immediately place two m + m's on each one
place in freezer to set

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Jamie also made up this super cute Merry Christmas tag that can be added to all your treats you plan on gifting to your friends and neighbors!


  1. Those pretzels are a fabulous idea! I can't wait to try them. I've dipped pretzels in chocolate before, but I love the colors with the candy cane kisses! So cute. There's nothing better than sweet and salty!

  2. Thank you for sharing your recipes and the tags - they are so cute! We're packing up some baked goods for our neighbors and will definitely use this!

  3. I do the white chocolate popcorn too, but we use regular microwave popcorn - we like the salty and sweet together. Those pretzels are too cute! And love the tags!

  4. Such fun and festive treats! Great tags-thanks!

  5. Love your ideas! Thank you for sharing. I have to tell you that I look forward to your blog every morning :o)


  6. Yummy treats!!and a great tradition to have a whole day to bake/make goodies. I have also been busy in the kitchen!
    And as always thanks for sharing printables - love them!


  7. I love the fudge! Where did you find your containers?


  8. New follower here and I must say I love this blog!

    As for the makes my mouth water. It's one of my absolute faves and oh what I would give to sink my teeth into it.

  9. I LOVE pretzal hugs! I've made a ton of those this year!

  10. I just found your Blog and I am loving it! Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us, and for the cute tags. they will be on my neighbor gifts this year:)

  11. Thank you for your blog, I've become addicted to checking it almost daily. I love the tags you've been sharing, thank you so much!

  12. mmmm.... I never thought of pouring fudge right into the gift-container! What a genius idea!! Thanks for the tags too. Adorable.

  13. Thank you so much for these great gift ideas and the CuTe Christmas Tags. Merry Christmas!

  14. Those pretzel hugs would be great for Valentine's day too, they look like hearts.

  15. Love your blog and all the cute ideas. Question on the fudge, how much is a cube exactly and how much fluff?

  16. Wow! The white chocolate popcorn sounds YUMMY! Kerri

  17. I've really been enjoying your blog...found some great stuff here!! :-) Love the pretzels with the melted kisses. I'm definitely using this for Valentine's Day using pink and red m&m's...such a great idea...thank you!!

    ~Sharon C.

  18. One word...YUM! Your packaging is darling too. Where can I find the little tins with lids? Thanks for sharing such great recipes.

  19. Aaaah! YAY! I've been looking for that popcorn recipe forever! Thanks gals ;)

    Merry Christmas!
    Love, LollyJane

  20. I made the popcorn today.... I predict it's going to be very addicting, YUM!!

  21. how much butter exactly is a cube?

  22. I made these with the kids tonight and they loved them! They were perfect for them to help with! Thanks and there were SO yummy!

  23. Thanks for the printable! Love it! The perfect finish for some gifts I gave today. Now I need to make some of those pretzels. Those look so good!!

  24. thank you so much for the saved me lots of precious time!

  25. thank you so much for the tag...I've been printing them off left and right...they've added a special touch to all my neighbor gifts! Have a Merry Christmas!

  26. Every year, my sister-in-laws and I make fudge, chocolate covered pretzels and whoopie pies, by order. All proceeds go directly to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. We were looking for a new way to package our fudge and I found your posting on your site. Where did you find the aluminum containers that you packaged your fudge in? It is perfect!!!! If you could let me know, that would be WONDERFUL!
    Thank you

  27. I saw your tags on Stitching Under the Oaks and just printed them out to put on my jars of homemade granola. Thank you for making my present festive!
    Merry Christmas

  28. I'm just finding this recipe and really want to try it! But I keep finding different answers online for what a cube of butter is :/ Some say its stick of butter and others say it's 2 tablespoons... How much butter are you using for the fudge? Thanks!

  29. hi tiffany... one stick of butter is half a cup, so you'll use one cup for the fudge recipe. :)

  30. Thanks so much! Im going to make it tonight! Oh and I love your blog :) I found you through pinterest

  31. Thanks for making my holiday gift giving a little bit easier:)

  32. How much is a "cube" of butter? A Tablespoon? I'd love to try the fudge recipe! :)

  33. Love! Where are the cute fudge containers from?