Friday December 16th was national chocolate covered anything day.. So this week we honored that..
I made chocolate covered Christmas tree rice krispie treats. Another super easy recipe. Just make your rice krispie treats as you normally would. Add green food coloring (pretty sure it's good for you) Mix together until well blended. Pour into a pan or just pour out onto wax paper. I smooth mine out a little. Let it set up for a few minutes. Now I used a Christmas Tree cookie cutter, but you can make any shape you want. Melted a bag of dark chocolate chips. drizzled over Christmas trees and then added sprinkles for the lights.
Randy likes any kind of treats made out of cereal. Rice Krispie treats being his favorite.
Note the full plate above and Randy holding the last one. He ate these 3 at a time.
This week, I was prepared to dip everything in chocolate including my finger. 😉 I had an incredible helper this week because winter break has officially begun. We made Oreo Truffle Balls, and Christopher did all of the dipping. After he finished, we both noticed the enormous amount of chocolate left in the bowl, so we scoured the pantry for goodies to dip. Leftover Vanilla Wafers! I have to say I was impressed with his chocolate-dipping technique. He even taught me a trick or two to make it easier and cleaner that he came up with on the spot. Let the Christmas vacation begin! (Well I still have to work.) #adulthood
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Oreo Truffle Balls
So I made Italian Butter Cookies..some dipped in Chocolate and some made with homemade Strawberry/blackberry jam.
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Italian Butter Cookies 1952
I know its not really chocolate but white chocolate is a favorite of Annas. How could I deny that child anything????
White Chocolate Rice Krispy Treats
Melt 5 1/3 tbsp butter over med high heat. Add 1 bag marshmallows stir until melted. Take off heat add 1-2 tsp of vanilla mix well. Add 5-6 cups of Rice Krispy cereal. Mix some more. Dump into a buttered 9 x 13 baking dish. Allow to cool completely. Cut into squares. Melt in microwave white chocolate pieces with a little veg oil or butter. Spread over treat squares and decorate with sprinkles.
So this is late...my bad. Lately Tremain has been devouring popcorn. So I decided to cover said popcorn in chocolate. A win-win! And with the freezing temps the process actually went faster. I'll explain later.
Here's what you'll need:
1 Tbsp. oil
1 cup popcorn kernels
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
12 oz. chocolate chips of your choice. I used 6oz. Bittersweet and 6 oz. Semisweet baking chocolate bars
A splash of milk or half-and-half
2 Tbsp. sea salt or to taste. I used much less but it's your popcorn do what you want. Also, I used Trader Joe's sea salt with flower petals
Put the oil in a heavy bottomed pan with a tight fitting lid. Pour in popcorn kernels and make sure they are all on the bottom of the pan. Cover the lid and place over medium heat. Once it begins popping hold the lid and grab a handle and move the pan around to keep the kernels from burning. You may need a pot holder. Once the popcorn stops popping, remove from heat. In a double boiler or glass bowl held above boiling water, place butter, chocolate chips, and milk. Stir, stir, stir til mixed and smooth. Pour popcorn in a large mixing bowl, add salt, then drizzle chocolate over and stir to combine. Spread popcorn mixture on a baking sheet and place in a cool area so the chocolate will harden properly. I put the baking sheet in the cold ass foyer and it took maybe an hour. Pour into a bowl or airtight container. And enjoy!
Recipe inspired by acozykitchen.com
P.S. Notice Tremain's hand...he devoured it.
Who cares what
Look for Amy's chocolate covered anything tomorrow.
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