Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mmmmmm, Christmas goodies

So I made this recipe for White Trash, Ben told me that was a rude name for the stuff, so I switched it up a bit...

White Trash

2 bags of vanilla chocolate candy melts
(or white chocolate almond block)
3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
3 cups of Cheerios
3 cups of Rice Chex
3 cups of Pretzels (pretzel stixs
seem to work the best)
1-2 cups of Peanuts (you may use any
type of nuts that you prefer)
1-2 cups of Raisins and/or M&M’’s
Using a double boiler or two pots, melt the candy melts and use the vegetable oil for consistency. In another bowl (I personally use a large stainless steel bowl), mix the remaining (dry) ingredients. Once the vanilla chocolate wafers are melted, pour over the dry ingredients and be sure to mix in the chocolate so that every piece is coated with the chocolate. Then place in a ‘‘cool’’ spot for the chocolate to harden. Once hardened, use a knife to break into small pieces. Enjoy and be creative with the dry ingredients.

And now it's Santa's Sleigh Wreck! Cute, huh? YES it IS!!!! Yes, I know I don't make the best rhymes, but it's just going to be gobbled up, so no worries!
The ladies on the crafty board have been raving over this treat, they call it Christmas Crack, because it's so good. I think it's probably more likely because it starts with saltine crackers. It is good!

1 1/2 sleeves saltine crackers
1 - cup butter, not margarine
1 - cup light brown sugar
1 - 12 oz package chocolate chips
1 - cup chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts or almonds)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Lay crackers out on sheet in one layer. In a medium sized saucepan melt the butter and the brown sugar. Stir often and bring to a full rolling boil and boil for exactly 3 minutes.

Pour over the saltines and bake for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and wait until they are almost melted then spread evenly all over all the saltines. Sprinkle on the nuts all over the top as evenly as possible. Refrigerate for two hours and then break up into pieces and store in a air tight container

Then I packed them all up with some cookies from yesterday, into these cute brown bags I got on clearance last year, they are really heavy paper bags and when I added the cute punch out from corrugated paper, and added the glittery snowflake and used Slice to cut a tag, well, HOW CUTE IS THAT?!!!

Love that glittery snowflake! It's a Martha punch and the paper is some really thick glittery paper that my Slice machine won't's really thick paper! I just punched a hole in the bag and used a paper fastener to close it up! DONE!