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Crack chocolate by banging pan on countertop a couple times or use back end of table knife on the chocolate, breaking into pieces.
Put pieces into a small or pint jar, cover with lid, decorate the jar. Add nice ribbon or bow with gift tag. Great little holiday gift to give. Great for the family too.
By Robin from Washington, IA
Place both chocolates, the butter, and the cream in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until the chocolate is melted, stirring after every 45 seconds to prevent overheating. (Alternately, you can melt the mixture on the stove top over a double boiler).
Once the chocolate is melted, stir until the mixture is smooth. Sift the powdered sugar over the bowl and stir until well-combined. Chill until the mixture is firm enough to shape, about 1 hour.
Using a teaspoon, scoop up small amounts of the candy and roll them into small balls between your palms.
Press a candied cherry into the top of each ball, inserting it enough so that it is secure but still protrudes from the top.
Place the shredded coconut in a bowl. Roll the sides of the fudge balls in the coconut, so that it sticks to the chocolate but does not cover the cherry. If the chocolate is very dry and the coconut does not stick, try dampening your hands slightly and holding the candy with one hand while pressing the coconut onto the candy with the other. The water from your hands will help the coconut stick in an even coating.
Repeat with remaining candies until all are covered with coconut. Store the candies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week, and allow to come to room temperature before serving.
Source: From: Elizabeth LaBau, About.com Guide
By Jodi from Aurora, CO
By Robin from Washington, IA
This recipe is a Christmas favorite of mine. Makes your house smell wonderful when making.
2 cups sugar
2/3 c white syrup
1 small bottle of cinnamon oil (purchase at most pharmacies)
For cars of each train:
Glue 1 ribbon onto wide side of gum package, 1 raisin package, 2 more gum packages and 1 more raisin package, spacing cars about 1/2 inch apart.
Glue 4 peppermint candies onto sides of gum packages and 2 candies onto sides of raisin packages.
Glue 1 roll Life savers onto first ribbon topped gum package. Glue 2 foil wrapped candies onto top of engine.
Glue additional candies, candy canes and raisin packages to train cars as desired.
Repeat these steps to make remaining 3 cars for your train
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THREAD marshmallows on lollipop stick to resemble a snowman.
This is a great candy for Christmas!
Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. In medium saucepan, melt candy coating over low heat, stirring constantly. Add remaining ingredients; toss to coat. Spread mixture thinly on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.
Recipe for Christmas Gumdrops. Combine gelatin with cold water and soak for 10 minutes. Dissolve 4 cups of sugar in the boiling water and stir in the softened gelatin. Simmer SLOWLY for exactly 15 minutes and remove from heat.
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Lightly grease cookie sheet, set on wire rack.
In pot, dissolve 2 cups sugar, 3/4 cup light corn syrup, and 3/4 cup butter.
WITHOUT STIRRING, boil to 300-310 degrees on your candy thermometer. Remove and wait two minutes. With WOODEN SPOON, stir in paste food coloring, using 1/2 to 1 tsp. oil flavor (and color) per batch. Pour at once into sheet, letting cool 20-30 minutes.
Lightly dust both sides with confectioner sugar and break into pieces. It's very pretty and good tasting. Excellent for holiday giving!
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By Sandra from Salem OR
This page contains peppermint bark recipes. Traditional peppermint bark combines the delicious flavors of dark and white chocolate with crushed peppermint candy. There are many variations on the original recipe.
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I would like to know ways to use POUNDS of white chocolate chips that melted (by mistake) and now are a solid mass. Could it be remelted and molded into ornaments or gifts of some sort?
Cheryl from Missouri
I love christmas candy made from white chocolate, melted, and mixed with lightly crushed ripple-type potato chips, and mixed nuts. I'm sorry I don't have the proportions, I just guess. Drop by spoonfuls on waxed paper, and let set. They keep for a long time, and would make a great xmas gift in a tin.
Melt some of the chocolate and add Chex cereal, peanuts, petzels, M & M's, and anything else you would like to add. Coat it. After it cools, break it apart and bag it up. Tie with a ribbon and give as gifts to teachers, neighbors, etc. I great snack item!
You could always freeze it then break it up with a hammer and use the chunks in baking just like you would use the chips.
You could make chocolate cookies and dip the top half or half side of your cookie. Great Halloween cookies are the chocolate cookies in shapes of ghosts and bats. Dip the top for the ghosts and dot eyes & dip wings of the bats.
Also you could make a no bake chocolate pudding pie and put the a spider web on top with your melted white chocolate. For other great idea try checking out
KraftFoods, BettyCrocker, DuncanHines...They have all kinds of holiday ideas! :)
Buy a bag of large twisted pretzels and dip them in the melted chocolate. Be sure the chocolate does not get too hot. If it is too thick, thin it with a little vegetable shortening. Never try to thin it with liquid. Dip the pretzel, tap it lightly on the edge of the pan so the coating is rather thin. Lay it on waxed paper and sprinkle with cake candies before the chocolate gets cool. A plate of these makes a nice Christmas gift.
Harlean from Arkansas