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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Horse Balls… Need a better name

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So, these are a Page (Maiden Name) family tradition cookie. I think everyone has a veriation of these cookies, as well as a different name; haystacks, macaroons, etc. Whatever they are they are a delicious one pot wonder. 

Ingredients: 

1/2 cup butter
6 tblsp cocoa
1/2 cup milk
2 cup sugar
1 cup coconut
3 cup oatmeal

Directions: 

On the stovetop over medium-high heat, in a big pot, melt butter with cocoa, stir until lumps are gone, add in milk and sugar and bring to a boil. Remove from the burner and stir in oatmeal and coconut. Spoon on to cookie trays covered with wax paper. Let cool. Store in tupperware in the fridge. Enjoy!

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Candy Cane Bark!

Candy Cane BarkOk, its time to get Christmas Baking!! And in order to do that I needed a little snack to get me through. A super quick and easy treat is the Candy Cane Bark. Its great wrapped up for a hostess gift, or out on a dish for a party  … but even better in a ziploc in the fridge to pick at all day/season long!!

Ingredients:

Package of semi-sweet chocolate chips (about 2 cups)
Package of white chocolate chips (about 2 cups)
6-10 candy canes smashed up (depending how candy-cane-ish you like it)

Directions:

In a double boiler, or, if you don’t have one like me a small pot on top of a bigger pot with boiling water, just make sure that the smaller pot won’t sink down and the water overflow!!! Melt the semi-sweet chocolates until smooth, pour into a tin foil-lined baking pan and spread using a spatula. Clean pot, add the white chocolate chips and melt until smooth, pour on top of the semi-sweet chocolate chips and spread. You can either leave it so its distinct layers, or swirl around like I did. Cover with smashed up candy canes and chill for 1/2 hour in the fridge. Break into  small pieces and enjoy! Best if kept in refrigerator.

Note: I was out of white chocolate chips so I melted a bunch of  lindor white chocolates. If you have leftover chocolate bars might as well use them up. And don’t worry about portions its really just having chocolate, melting and topping with candy cane for a delicious treat!