Friday, December 24, 2010

Have a Sweet Christmas

I got my candy making mojo on a couple of days ago and with a little assistance from Mr Beeper.  We managed to produce this assortment of candies over a couple of evenings.  Having personally taste tested all of them, I can vouch for their edibility.  In fact, perhaps they may be a little too edible.
Which is why we have packaged most of it up in these sweet pale blue boxes from Martha and delivered them around to friends and family.  But if you get a little hankering to make some candy for yourself, here are links to all of the recipes we used:
(adapted by adding 1/2 tsp mint extract to the basic recipe and then dipped half in milk chocolate)

The cookie lollies on top of the boxes were inspired by the look of this recipe--but are actually an entirely different creation.  They were made with oreos that I pushed a lolly stick into, then dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with the red winter berries.

Hope you have a sweet holiday filled with love, laughter and some lovely treats.


m. bloom said...

Your creations look too beautiful to eat (however, if presented with a plateful, I suspect I'd move past that "too beautiful to eat" business very quickly!)

Thanks for the links -- some ideas to try out for upcoming New Years celebrations (or treat-making efforts next year...) Happy merry!

sarah said...

That plate looks great. I just posted my own chocolate bark creation - and that's pretty much all I've been eating the past couple days. Chocolate + salt are just too amazing together. Happy holidays!

meg said...

oh my lord the grapefruit gumdrops look amazing. And mint marshmallows are just what my hot chocolate needs. Damn you! I might have to go off the all cookie diet I've been on.

Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

I hope you're having a wonderful Christmas!! I wish you a Happy New Year 2011!! :) Hugs, Silvia

erika said...

That looks so jummie, I made chocolates with my daughters yesterday, so much fun to make, taste and give away!