So far I've made a batch of Peppermint Bark, which has got to be the easiest thing in the world to make. To toss it up a bit for the next batch, I think I will make the bottom layer chocolate. and then top with the white chocolate/peppermint layer. MMMM. This makes great gifts, IF, you can keep your hands out of the candy jar!
The other delicatble goodie I whipped up was this Miracle Fudge, my version anyway, "Heath Toffee Rocky Road". It's very simple:
Miracle Heath Toffee Rocky Road Fudge:
12 oz milk chocolate chips
1 tbs shortening
1 can of chocolate frosting
1/4 cup toffee chips, reserve a few for topping
1/2 cup (or scant more) of miniture marshmallows
Melt chips & shortening in a double boiler. Stir frequently until all the chips are melted. Meanwhile, heat the frosting for about 20 seconds in the microwave,just until warm. Mix in melted chips; add in the toffee and marshmallows and mix, then pour in either a greased 8x8 pan (or one with wax paper). *I used a biscuit pan* Top with reserve chips. I put it in the fridge over nite before I cut it up. Store in airtight container.
Next on my list is the Amish Cashew Crunch. MMMM. Have you noticed I haven't been thrifting lately?? I've taken a very short hiatus until after the first of the year when the holidays are over, my kids Christmas presents are bought, and all the candy and cookies are made. I feel like I will never accomplish everything I need to, in fact, right now, I should be filling out my Christmas Cards! Bad bad girl. Slap the fingers that type this!
I wanted to be sure to mention my good friend Mizfixit who has posted some really pretty pics of the downtown area in Southern Pines, NC where we work, well, we work down the road from the stores at the beginning of the street. Her and I have lofty dreams of parking our "stores" someday downtown here. She also takes some lovely photo's and has a MEGA craft stash to boot! (Rebecca, you will have to recruit her for your next craft stash swap, IF, she dares part with any).
I hope your week is progressing along smoothely....20 more days and counting! No pressure though, just a friendly reminder! YIKES! I think I will take Heather's suggestion and plan a day at the spa soon! (Heather is also an awesome photographer and a wonderful designer, check out her blog as well!)
Till next time! lucy