Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Treats: Idea #1

Christmas is only 13 days away!

For the next few days, I will be sharing some ideas for edible gifts for your friends and family. Everyone loves to eat, especially during the holiday season, so these ideas are going to be perfect for anyone on your list. This is a great way to stay on budget but still make everyone around you feel special! Also, all of the recipes I'm going to share are perfect for packing up and sending off to a loved one that may be far away.

When it comes to edible gifts, taste & presentation are key! (Note: If you are shipping treats to someone, be sure to package your items securely using bubble wrap, old newspaper, tupperware containers, etc. so that your baked goods won't move around too much in transit.)

Saltine Toffee
16 saltine crackers
1 stick butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white granulated sugar

1 cup milk chocolate chips
Chopped pecans

Lay crackers in a foil-lined 8-inch square pan. Boil butter and sugars, stirring, 3 minutes; pour over the crackers. Bake at 375° for 5 minutes. Top with chocolate chips; bake 1 more minute, then spread the chocolate evenly. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Chill, then cut into squares.

(Note: I very easily doubled the recipe and all of the measurements worked out fine.)

To gift these, put squares in a clear plastic treat bag. Tie with festive ribbon and attach a gift tag.

I found this plastic jar in the dollar section at Target.

I used plastic treat bags and ribbon to package the remaining treats.

All ready to give out to my friends!


Lauren said...

I am ALWAYS so impressed with the amount of baking you do. With your job(s), biking, do you do it ;)

I did get a kitchen aid this many my life will be forever changed and I can (try) to keep up...

Dollface said...

YUM. I feel like anything is good with sugar and butter, haha xo

Jules said...

That sounds (and looks) so yummy! Treats really do make great gifts and they show you care considering the time that goes into baking and making it look pretty!

Laur said...

Mmmm…one of my favs…but there's no way to stop at one piece! Your's look way more pretty than mine!

Dixie Bell Designs said...

YUM!! I have made this before and totally forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me, now I will put it on my christmas baking list!