Monday, November 28, 2011

It's Time For HO, HO, HO.....Christmas Candies

Did y'all have a nice Thanksgiving?

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?

These are Oreo balls. And they are soooo....good.

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.

Oreo Balls

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.



  1. Now these look delicious! I'm definitely ready for Christmas baking. :-)

  2. Great minds think alike :) I was making my Christmas goodie list and saw a similar recipe online a few weeks ago and thought done adding this to my list... so excited that you made them too... and I also thought of your chocolate chip cookie dough balls from your blog that you posted last year...they are so heavenly....I cannot wait to do this :) and am so liking the chocolate chip mint chips...never saw them...I better be on the lookout... ooh chocolate chip mint fudge....hmmm another thing added to my list:) LOL

  3. Everything looks and sounds amazing. I am definitely going to be coping off of your recipes this season! The cinnamon cake balls look amazing! xo

  4. Another great post with mouthwatering photos Ang! I haven't seen the combo of green/choco chips, but one of the cookies that I got to help judge at the cookie throwdown had them, and I didn't realize it could be purchased as a mix. I'd love to be your neighbor during the busy holidays - you have soooo much YUUUUM going on there! Have a great and yummy week. XO

  5. Um, okay, I need to come to YOUR house! These all sound & look so good. I did NOT know about the chocolate mint chips. One of my FAVORITE combinations - I've got to get some!!!

  6. Just wondering...for the oreo you use a 'large' pkg. of oreos? The one with 3 rows of cookies? Thanks -

  7. Yes, a large bag. Do they make small ones?? When I buy Oreos I always have large on my mind....


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