Monday, December 28, 2009

Holiday Recipes & Crafts

Here are some goodies that we made this year. The first is a cracker toffee. The recipe I got from my friend was called Saline Chocolate Pieces, but I don't like that name! I'll call it Chocolate Cracker Toffee.
Chocolate Cracker Toffee

1 sleeve saltine crackers
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter (2 sticks or can use margarine)
12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cups chopped nuts (I used pecans)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with little lip around the edge) with cooking spray. Arrange crackers to cover the bottom of the sheet. I had to break a few in half to fit along the edge. My daughter arranged the crackers while I boiled the brown sugar and butter for 3 minutes. Then pour over the saltines and put in oven for 5 minutes. Remove and sprinkle choc chips on top. After 2 mins or so spread the melted chips evenly across the top. Sprinkle the nuts and press them in lightly. I used the back of a spoon. I put it in the fridge to harden and then I broke it apart into uneven pieces. It's the perfect combo of salt and sweet and you will want to eat it all!!

On Christmas Eve my daughter and I made this great ornament that we saw in Family Fun magazine. (I love that mag and got a subscription off eBay for $2!)It was made with a nail file as the trunk of the tree, craft sticks as the branches, glue, green paint, and sequins. Fun, easy, and cute!

The final thing was a recipe that we got out of Family Fun magazine. It's supposed to look like a fruity Christmas tree, but it didn't quite look how I wanted it to. But it was sure YUMMY! Make sure to get star fruit for the middle. Pineapple was used for the base. We used the extra for fruit salad!

Diana is a crafty creative Midwestern work from home mama of 3. She enjoys playing with PhotoShop Elements, sewing & crafting, creating fun for family & friends, camping, and reading. She is the owner & operator of Custom Blog Designs.

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5 comments :

  1. What a sweet ornament to make with the kiddos! That recipe sounds delicious too.. and I agree with the name change, lol!

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  2. In Florida, we call your cracker toffee, Riverbottom.

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  3. We made the cracker toffee this year, too ... soooo yummy!

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  4. fun and yummy, I want to try that toffee recipe.

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  5. that toffee looks absolutely delightful!

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