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Christmas Toffee

I have a new sweet & salty addiction and it is called Christmas toffee. I could pop this stuff in my pie hole all day and never tire of it,…

I have a new sweet & salty addiction and it is called Christmas toffee. I could pop this stuff in my pie hole all day and never tire of it, and I guarantee your friends and family will feel the same! Here is how to make this addicting delicacy.

Ingredients:

  • 30 to 40 saltine crackerspile 1
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Line a 9 x 13 pan or similar with aluminum foil and spray it very well with cooking spray. Place the saltine crackers in a single layer on the bottom of the pan.
  2. In a saucepan, combine butter and sugar and bring to a boil while stirring constantly.  Once a boil is reached, reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes or until mixture has thickened. Stir the mixture often while it simmers to avoid bubbling over or scorching.
  3. After mixture has thickened a bit, remove it from the heat, wait 30 seconds, add the vanilla extract and stir. Pour mixture over the prepared pan with the saltine crackers. Bake in for 5- 7 minutes, or until toffee/liquid becomes bubbly.
  4. After removing the pan from the oven, let it sit for 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle on the chocolate chips and wait for 3 to 5 minutes, letting them soften and melt a bit, and then spread and smooth them into an even layer with a spatula. After they have cooled a bit stick the pan in the fridge or freezer to firm them up. My family actually stores the toffee in the fridge to keep it fresh, and it tastes great cold.

Enjoy, and have a Merry Christmas!

XOXO, Chels

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Christmas Popcorn

This Christmas popcorn is such a super fun treat! It is festive, totally delicious, and super easy to make! Bring this bad boy to any Christmas party or Christmas break…

This Christmas popcorn is such a super fun treat! It is festive, totally delicious, and super easy to make! Bring this bad boy to any Christmas party or Christmas break slumber party to knock the socks off all of your friends and family!

Ingredients:

  • 2 bags of popped popcornchristmas+crunch2
  • 12 ounce bag of vanilla candy melts
  • 1 1/3 cups broken pretzel pieces
  • 12 ounce bag green and red milk chocolate M&Ms
  • Christmas sprinkles

Pop your bags of popcorn and pour them into a large bowl. Toss in the broken pretzels and M&Ms. Melt the vanilla candy melts in a bowl in the microwave and drizzle half of the bowl of melted of vanilla candy over the popcorn mix and stir it all together. Then, drizzle the remaining melted vanilla candy over the popcorn and gently mix. Pour the mixture onto wax paper and sprinkle the mixture evenly with sprinkles before the vanilla candy hardens. After the mixture has hardened, break up the mixture into pieces and then serve it on a cute Christmas platter. You can even bag some up and tie it with cute bows and give it to friends and teachers for Christmas gifts!

Enjoy! Merry Christmas.

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Pictures via CookingClassy.com

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Christmas Funfetti Sugar Cookies

I am a sucker for a soft, gooey sugar cookie. Especially when they are Christmas themed! This recipe is Chelsea Crockett tested and Chelsea Crockett approved! Here is a recipe…

I am a sucker for a soft, gooey sugar cookie. Especially when they are Christmas themed! This recipe is Chelsea Crockett tested and Chelsea Crockett approved! Here is a recipe for some fun Christmas sugar cookies that are sure to be a hit with everyone who lays eyes on them.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softenedChristmas-Funfetti-Sugar-Cookies-by-sallysbakingaddiction.com-5
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles, plus more for sprinkle on top before baking

In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer, cream the softened butter for about 1 minute on medium speed. You want it to be nice and smooth, and then add the sugar on medium speed until fluffy and light in color. Mix in egg and vanilla. Scrape down the sides as needed and then set aside the mixture.

In a medium size bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cream of tartar. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. The dough can become thick so you may need to stir them by hand. Once combined, stir in 1/2 cup sprinkles.
Scoop out large sections of dough and roll into balls. Make sure the balls are taller, rather than wide. Add a few more sprinkles on top of each dough ball. Chill the balls of dough on a cookie sheet for about 2 hours. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Baked the cookies for around 8 minutes. The cookies may appear not fully cooked, but once you allow them to cool they will finish baking. Remove them from the cookie sheet about 3 minutes after allowing them to cool.

These cookies are a crowd favorite! The sprinkles are such a cute added touch to your everyday sugar cookies!

XOXO, Chels

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Crock Pot Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is a classic winter time treat. It warms your belly and makes your taste buds happy. Today I am going to share my delicious recipe for the best…

Hot chocolate is a classic winter time treat. It warms your belly and makes your taste buds happy. Today I am going to share my delicious recipe for the best hot chocolate around!

Ingredients:hot-chocolate

  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 6 cups milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Add all of your ingredients to the crock pot. Set the crock pot to the low setting and stir occasionally until everything is melted. Switch the temperature to warm to keep things heated up. If you prefer white chocolate hot chocolate, then substitute the milk chocolate chips for white chocolate chips. I make this delicious drink every time I have a winter party or gathering because my friends LOVE it! You can even bring this to a friend’s Christmas party and impress the dickens out of everyone there!

Merry Christmas!

XOXO, Chels

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Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies

Red velvet flavored items are super popular around Christmas time. They look festive and they taste AMAZING! Red velvet cookies are great to make for holiday parties or get-togethers! Here…

Red velvet flavored items are super popular around Christmas time. They look festive and they taste AMAZING! Red velvet cookies are great to make for holiday parties or get-togethers! Here is how to make super delicious red velvet gooey butter cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 2¼ cups flourRed-Velvet-Crinkle-Cookies-3
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon red liquid food coloring
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

 

In a medium bowl, combine the flower, coca, sugar, baking powder and salt and set aside. In a large bowl mix the butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Beat in the egg and food coloring.

Add the dry ingredients to the cream cheese and butter mixture and mix until dough forms. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it chill in the fridge for about 2 hours.

 

When you are ready to bake preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place powdered sugar in a small bowl and roll 1 inch balls of dough in the powdered sugar. Once you have rolled the balls of dough in powdered sugar place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for about 10-12 minutes and let the cookies cool completely on a cooling rack.

 

There you have it! Now you have delicious red velvet cookies that everyone will love.

XOXO, Chels

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Christmas Pretzel Bites

I have a few Christmas parties coming up and I have been wracking my brain trying to think of fun activities to do at the parties and fun foods to…

I have a few Christmas parties coming up and I have been wracking my brain trying to think of fun activities to do at the parties and fun foods to serve!holiday-pretzel-treats-christmas-recipe-photo-420-FF0105ALMFA02

Ingredients:

  • Circle or square shaped pretzels
  • Hershey’s Kisses, whatever kind you want! I prefer the caramel filled ones.
  • Red and green M&Ms

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and align your pretzels on the sheet. Unwrap your Hersey’s Kisses and place one on each pretzel. Stick the cookie sheet in the oven until the Kiss begins to melt down (about 4 minutes or so).

Have your M&Ms ready for when the pretzels get out of the oven. Remove the pretzels from the oven and gently press an M&M down on each one. The Kisses should flatten out when you press the M&M on it.  Let the pretzel bites cool completely and let them sit in the fridge for about 10 minutes. These are great little snacks for any holiday gathering! Easy to pop in your mouth and super festive.

Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

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Christmas Caramel Corn!

Who doesn’t love caramel corn? I love love love it! It is a sweet and salty snack that is sure to please the masses. The best part? You can make…

Who doesn’t love caramel corn? I love love love it! It is a sweet and salty snack that is sure to please the masses. The best part? You can make it into a cute holiday treat to make for Christmas parties! It is a definite crowd pleaser!

What you will need:

-1 cup of popcorn kernels, unpopped

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-1 cup salted butter

-1/2 cup light corn syrup

-2 cups packed light brown sugar

-1 tsp sea salt

-1/2 tsp baking soda

-1 tsp vanilla extract

– Holiday M&M’s

 1. Pop your popcorn kernels and place it into a large bowl or two. Make sure that there is enough room in the bowls for you to easily stir the popcorn. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.

2. While your oven is warming up, melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add the corn syrup, brown sugar, and salt to the pan to make the caramel sauce. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir frequently.

3. Once the mixture reaches a boil, let it boil without stirring it for 5 minutes. Remove it from heat, and stir in the baking soda and vanilla extract. The mixture should bubble up and become frothy. Pour the caramel sauce over the popcorn and stir it so that it coats the kernels evenly.

4. Spread the popcorn onto two baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for 40-50 minutes, removing it from the oven every 10 minutes to stir the kernels. Once they have baked thoroughly, remove from heat and let them cool, then add M&M’s!

 

This is a sure hit with any Christmas party! Try it out, you won’t be disappointed!

XOXO, Chels

 

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