Well, now that Thanksgiving is over, you know what that means.......CHRISTMAS is on its way.
And what is a well known Christmas treat? CANDY, of course.
Have you seen the mint chocolate mixture in the baking chips? I am definitely going to be making some chocolate mint cookies, or chocolate mint cupcakes, or chocolate mint casserole, or anything chocolate mint.....
I used my left-over candy dipping chocolate to create a chocolate mint patty. I dropped the baking chips in the bottom of a candy size paper liner (small) and topped them with the warm white melting chocolate. They fused together to create a mint patty. Who needs the York peppermint patties, right?
And I also used some of the left-over candy chocolate to create peppermint bark. That is always a must at Christmas time, right?
I also made some cinnamon swirl cake balls, but when I was organizing my post I realized that I forgot to take a picture of them. OOOPS!! Sorry about that. I'm going to give you the recipe anyway, picture-less.
1 pkg. Oreo cookies, crushed
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, soft
1 lb. melting chocolate for candy
In a large bowl, combine crushed cookies and cream cheese to form a stiff dough. Roll into balls and place on a platter (we chilled the balls for about an hour). Dip balls into chocolate and place in candy sized paper cups. Sprinkle with holiday sprinkles.
Cinnamon Swirl Cake Balls
1 (18.25 oz) pkg. cinnamon swirl cake mix
1 (16 oz.) container prepared vanilla frosting mix
1 (3 oz.) bar white chocolate for candy, melted
Prepare the cake mix according to package directions using the 9x13 cake pan. When cake is done, crumble while warm into a large bowl, and stir in the frosting until well blended (we chilled the dough over night).
Melt chocolate candy coating in a double boiler, stirring occasionally until smooth. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and dip into chocolate covering the dough ball entirely. Place in small paper liners.