Most of my spare time over the past week has been spent making Christmas goodies. I made some favorites this year as well as lots of new treats. I tried to make some things that are gluten-free like the toffee and I made a separate batch of the salted caramel pretzel bark with gluten-free pretzels for Scott. Here are some of the goodies that I made this year along with links to the recipes and the Pinterest links if I added it there. Most of these were made for teacher gifts…it’s better that they are leaving the house because I want to eat all of them.
Best Ever Toffee – This was my first time making toffee and I was scared that it would be a disaster. It was so easy and so very good. (Recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/best-toffee-ever—super-easy/, Pinterest link: http://pinterest.com/pin/122723158565511538/)
Salted Caramel Bark – I generally avoid white chocolate but I was intrigued by the pretzel, chocolate and caramel combination. This took about 15 minutes to make from start to finish. The recipe calls for a chocolate drizzle at the end of the process. I forgot it on the first batch and decided it wasn’t necessary so I left it off the remaining sheets. (Recipe: http://www.shugarysweets.com/2011/11/salted-caramel-bark.html, Pinterest link: http://pinterest.com/pin/122723158565475783/)
Dark Chocolate Cookies with a Candy Cane Swirl – These are going on the list of my favorite cookies, they are soooo good. (Recipe: http://asouthernfairytale.com/2011/12/05/dark-chocolate-candy-cane-cookies/, Pinterest link: http://pinterest.com/pin/122723158565511541/)
Chocolate Marshmallow Bark – 3 ingredients, 10 minutes, if you like marshmallows and chocolate they are very good. (Recipe: http://www.weightwatchers.com/food/rcp/RecipePage.aspx?recipeid=143841, Pinterest link: http://pinterest.com/pin/122723158565511578/)
Pretzel Hugs – I make these every year. I love them and they are very easy to make. (Recipe: http://www.beckyhiggins.com/recipes/?p=12)