Tuesday, December 13, 2011

3Bs Baking Day Part 1: Christmas Candy

The 2nd annual 3Bs Baking Day was a huge success! As usual, we had a blast and made some amazing sweets for our friends. You will see more of our fun in parts 2, 3 and 4 but here is a taste of what we did Sunday.
The completed boxes. I think they are beautiful! (thank you Martha Stewart products at Michaels!)
 A favorite Christmas verse.
 A peek inside!
 We started off our day with a bowl of tortilla soup! Yum!
 Much later in the day...Meg and I wrapping up the goodies!

Oreo Pops, Eggnog cake, Palmiers, oh my! These recipes to come, but for today the yummy Christmas candies we made!

I found most of our recipes this year on Pinterest! This one was my favorite because it was soooo easy! I am serious, you need to make these for you next party!

Rolo Turtles
1 bag of Waffle Pretzels
1 bag Pecan halves
2 bags Rolos
(this made about 85 turtles)
 Preheat your oven to 350.
Spray a large baking sheet. Spread pretzels onto sheet, weed out the broken pretzels.
 This part takes the longest... unroll 2 bags of rolos and place in a bowl.
 Make sure to eat a few while you are working...yum!!
 Now place a rolo on top of each pretzel. Then put in the oven for 5 minutes.
 Once you remove the pan for the oven, immediately place pecan halves on top of rolos and gently press down. Work fast so that the rolos do not cool.
 Set aside and allow to cool. If you want to cool them faster, place them in the fridge. 
 I bought red candy cups to put them in!

Who doesn't love peppermint bark?? It is just sooo Christmasy!! 

Peppermint Bark
8 oz of Dark Chocolate
8 oz of White Chcolate
2 tsp vegetable oil, divided
1/2 tsp peppermint extract, divided
candy canes 
 Crush candy canes in a bag, then strain out the dust.
I think we missed a few pictures...Melt dark chocolate and add 1 tsp of vegetable oil and 1/4 tsp of peppermint extract.
Place a piece of wax paper down on a baking pan and spread melted chocolate evenly onto paper.
Sprinkle peppermint onto chocolate.
Place in the freezer to cool for 10 minutes.
 Melt white chocolate and add remaining vegetable oil and peppermint. Remove pan from freezer and spread white chocolate on top of dark chocolate. Sprinkle remaining peppermint. Put back in the freezer to cool for another 10 minutes, or until hard.
Remove from freezer and break into pieces.
 Christmas candy at it's best!...except I just realized I didn't get to have a piece!

Tomorrow....Eggnog Cake!!

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