You know that look. The one that reminds you of when you were that age and the magic of Christmas was so new and exciting. That look where their faces literally seem to light up over the anticipation of what's behind that red and green paper and then they finally see what was waiting for them and they scream out with glee! It's one of the things I look forward to the most with motherhood. The joy of bringing so much happiness to someone. And not just on Christmas, but everyday. Many people have told me having a child changes the whole holiday season for them and I can't wait to have that myself someday :)
Until then, it is my duty to spoil everyone I know and love with my sweet treats! Keeping with this weeks theme, one thing I really wanted to try was Christmas chocolates. At first I was all, "Oh this is going to be so hard! What ingredients will I need? Where do I even start?!" Then I remembered all those times I've left candy bars in my car in the summer and they've turned to puddles. All I had to do to restore them was throw them in the freezer. So that's basically what I did.
Favorite Chocolates (I used a whole bag of Hershey's Candy Cane and milk chocolate kisses)
Sprinkles, caramel sauce, mini M&Ms (or any other decorations you love to use)
Unwrap the kisses. Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl on 50% power for 50 seconds. Remove and stir. Microwave for another 50 seconds, again on 50% power. Stir. If it needs to go longer, remember to keep the power setting on 50%. You don't want to burn the chocolate while microwaving it. Once fully melted (it'll be like a syrup texture) spoon into the molds and place in the freezer for 5-10 minutes, until firmly hardened. Take out of the freezer and flip the molding onto a towel or clean work surface. Push out the chocolates and enjoy!
If you want to add caramel, fill the container with a small coating of melted chocolate on the bottom. Freeze for a few minutes. Add caramel in the middle then cover with more melted chocolate up to the edge of the mold. Freeze until set. To add mini M&Ms just put them in the tray before pouring in the chocolate. Freeze until set. Pop out and enjoy!
I'm thinking next time of trying butterscotch or peppermint extract in the milk chocolate! Hope my Hubby's co-workers like these cause they're coming to the holiday party with me this weekend :) What are your easy go-to treats for the holidays? Love to hear them!
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