Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Treats using candy canes

With Christmas right around the corner, and cookie swaps/exchanges to be had. I wanted to share a few of my easiest treats I've found and have used the last couple of years. We give these out to family, friends and neighbors. It's our tradition to bake our little hearts out and package them all up , gt them pretty and give them out.

This year I wanted it to be really easy, so I made up a G-E-T solution. So I had 3 things in mind when picking out the Christmas Treats...
1. They have to be Good {like oh my gosh good, I've I wouldn't eat them why would I give it to someone else}
2. They have to be Easy to make. Try to use the oven as less as possible.
3. They have to have less than Three Ingredients

So with that this is what I came up with:

This first one is my absolute favorite and it is sooo divine!!!

Peppermint Oreo Bon Bons aka..Chocolate Truffles
chocolate truffles
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I've made these for the past several years and they love them. My Blessed Life {picture above} has posted her recipe for hers click here. 

Here's my version of it..


1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened 
I package of Mint Oreo Bon Bon {I use the double stuff...he..he. I love the frosting}
1 Package white or whatever color  Chocolate Candy Coating or Almond Bark 

1 Food Processor
1 mini ice cream scooper

  • Line 2 cookie sheets with waxed paper or parchment paper.
  • Put Oreo's {including the frosting} in a food processor, you can break them up so it's easier and faster, and run until the consistency is like grounded kind of looks like it too. 
  • Add the cream cheese a little at a time to the oreo mix and mix until its all mixed together. It will be somewhat sticky, it's ok
  • Using a cookie scoop or large spoon, form "balls" from the mixture and place them on the cookie sheets, 1 inch apart.
  • Refrigerate bon-bons until hardened in texture, about 30 mins{in freezer} or 1 hour {in refrigerator}
  • During this time melt your chocolate,  in microwave or over broiler or stove top {microwave is easiest}, the consistency should be smooth when it's ready. 
  • Using a large spoon or fondue fork dip the oreo "balls" in the chocolate, evenly coating and placing on cookie sheet again. It doesn't have to be worries. They are going to be eaten anyway. 
  • Allow all oreo bon-bons to set. I usually put mine in my freezer and let set in their for about 20-30mins. Garnish as desired. (I have done all sorts of different versions: Drizzled with tinted white candy coating with different color combinations; sprinkled with crushed candy canes for Christmas, there are so many possibilites with them.
  • Once set enjoy these rich little delights. They are simply divine...I think I'm re-naming them to Oreo's Divine {LOL}

Peppermint Bark Cookie Tartlets

I found these a couple years ago on nestle's website and have used ever since. They are yummy, click on the picture below {finished product to go to their site}. They have some other yummy, easy recipes. 

1 pkg of already made cookie dough {can get in refrigerated section at store}
2-3 crushed candy canes
1 pkg of white chocolate chips

1 mini muffin pan
mallot or rolling pin to crush the candy canes
plastic sandwich baggie



PREHEAT oven to 325ยบ F.

COMBINE cookie dough and flour in large mixing bowl. Divide dough into 24, 1 1/4-inch balls. Press dough into mini-muffin cups.*

BAKE for 10 minutes or until light golden brown around edges and puffy.

REMOVE tartlets from oven and immediately fill with morsels and crushed candy canes. Cool for 10 minutes in muffin cups. Carefully remove to wire rack, do not invert; cool completely.

*If making tartlets in batches, keep extra dough in the refrigerator.

Here's what they look like without chocolate chips, so you get the idea
And here's the finished product.....are they so cute and festive?
Peppermint Bark Cookie Tartlets
Peppermint Barq...this is soo easy and oh so delicioso!! 

This is a yummy recipe that I've used from Janelle at Comfy in the Kitchen click here. Check out the full recipe here at Women Living Well .


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