I am joining my buddy, Deanna over at http://plainhonesteading.blogspot.com, for a Virtual Cookie Exchange. That means everyone that joins in gets new recipes for Christmas (or everyday) treats. I take no responsibility for you making the treats and possibly gaining any pounds...no one is twisting your arm to indulge!
My first 2 treats are more candy than cookie...but you can handle a little diversity! (just treat diversity!)
1 pound powdered sugar (sift, if its lumpy)
1/4 tsp. salt
1 stick butter
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Blend powdered sugar and cocoa in a microwave bowl. Then add salt, butter, & milk ~ do not mix. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir thoroughly (quickly, it starts to thicken). Stir in vanilla. Pour into a wax paper lined 8x8x2 inch pan. Freeze for 20 minutes or put in fridge for 1 hour. Cut into squares and enjoy!
You can also add nuts if you are in a nutty mood.
If you need more than one pan, its easier to make individual batches. Its really tough to mix up more than one batch at a time.
The fudge makes great gifts! You can buy cutesy inexpensive containers at the $1 store, fill with yummy fudge and deliver!
16 ~ 2oz. squares vanilla candy coating
6 cups Rice Chex
3 cups regular Cheerios (yellow box)
2 cups pretzel sticks broken into small pieces
2 cups cashews
1 3/4 cups mini M & M's (located in the baking section)
Microwave vanilla candy coating in a microwave safe bowl on high for 3 minutes, or until melted, stirring mixture after 2 minutes.
Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Pour candy coating over cereal mixture, stirring to coat well. Add m & m's at the very end...or you will have rainbow colored candy crunch. Spoon cereal mixture onto 2 wax paper lined jelly roll pans. Refrigerate about 20 minutes or until firm.
Break candy into bite size pieces, and store in air-tight container.
Yield: 4 pounds
This is an easy, yummy mix. I've used name brand cereals & store brand cereals...there is no noticeable difference in the finished product. My family doesn't like nuts, so there are no cashews in ours.
Hope you enjoy!