Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Cooking Thursday

Today I thought I'd share a few recipes for Christmas goodies that are quick and easy.  I don't know about you, but it's a busy time of year so I welcome quick and easy!

Peppermint Fudge
3 cups chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
crushed candy canes

Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper.
Place chocolate chips and condensed milk in a bowl.  Microwave for 2 minutes.  Remove from microwave and stir, then add peppermint extract and stir.
Microwave for another 30 seconds, stir and pour into 8x8 pan.
Smooth out fudge and sprinkle crushed candy canes over top, then use back of spoon to press them slightly into fudge.
Refrigerate for several hours, then remove and cut into small squares.

Christmas Mix

3 cups cheerios
2 cups corn chex
3 cups rice chex
2 cups pretzels
1/2 pound M & M's
1 pound white chocolate

Stir together dry ingredients. Melt white chocolate and pour over cereal mix. Stir together and pour out onto waxed paper. Let cool and break apart.

Pretzel Candy
Square pretzels
Hershey kisses, hugs or Rolo candies
Christmas M&M's

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet and lay out pretzels on it.
Place one Hug, Kiss or Rolo on each pretzel.
Place in oven for 3 minuts.
Remove from oven and press one M&M down into the center of each candy.
Cool in Refrigerator until set.


Terri D said...

Thanks for these recipes!! I am going to be making candy tomorrow and may include that peppermint chocolate fudge!! Yum!

Sally said...

Yum, Mari! All sounds and looks good!


Joyful said...

Everything looks yummy!

Hootin Anni said...

Yum! I could go for those pretzel squares.

Also great tips and sweet, sweet Christmas concerts in previous posts!

Linda said...

I'll be right over, giggling. smiles

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Great recipes and especially because they are easy!!!!

Kerin said...

That no-fail fudge is our favorite fudge, and so versatile!

One of the people that my hubby works with made a similar white chocolate and pretzel mix with popcorn, and added in marshmallows and gumdrops and let me tell you, that stuff is addictive ~LOL!

Thanks for the ideas and recipes for quick treats!

Merry Christmas.

Jennifer Hays said...

These all look delicious! Thanks, Mari.

Judy said...

Yum!!! Heading out to get ingredients for my Christmas baking.

Jenny said...

Have mercy! I just got done writing down the supplies needed to make pecan praline Chex mix on Saturday! Now I want the peppermint fudge and the Christmas mix too. But we can't have it all, haaahahaha xoxo

Mary said...

My kids love maple walnut fudge but most especially the pretzel, Hershey kisses and m&m combo at the holidays. This year, well Saturday to be specific, I am trying out a recipe called Thelma Lou’s cashew fudge, named after the character from the Andy Griffith show, I’m hoping it turns out well.

Cherdecor said...

These are all mouth-watering treats. I especially like the pretzels. This year I found a Macadamia nut cookie recipe and after eating one, I said, "No more baking! This cookie is the JAM!" I even had one for breakfast. :)

Dianna said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for these yummy sounding and delicious looking Christmas goodies!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Yum! That mint candy sure looks good. Think I will have to copy that one. I have to eat gluten free so will have to check the ingredients on the milk. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. Hope you will come again. Merry Christmas! Nancy