Thursday, December 16, 2010

Quick Last Minute Gift!

Pin It

We have NINE more days until Christmas!!! Aaack! 
Here's an easy and very quick gift to make up when you are short on time. 
I love haystacks during Christmastime, you know––the chow mein, butterscotch and chocolate treats that are so popular. Well, this year I decided to modify the recipe and do a minty, white chocolate-y version and if I do say so myself, they are outstanding! 

Of course I can't just do a foil wrapped chinet plate (heehee), so I bought some very inexpensive materials and whipped up a great looking little package to give to everyone. Makes this treat all the sweeter! An inexpensive vase, satin ribbon, fabric, a little cardinal flown in from China and some very faux greenery made this gift, in my opinion, adorable! I can't wait to give these out!


Here's the recipe:

You know I don't measure, right? Which is why I stick to such rudimentary recipes––the accuracy of baking boggles my mind completely and frankly, I'm not that ambitious! 

You can use more/less peppermint oil. Just taste as you add. I'd speculate that I used 2 tsp, but it may have been more.  These were quite the hit at a party I brought them to a few weeks ago. **Most important: small portions....not just for  the sake your hips, but these tend to be difficult to eat if you have to take more than two bites!





celeste.white said...


Anonymous said...

What a great idea!

quintessence said...

I've never heard of these. Looks like they would be a hit with the kids - will have to give them a whirl over the holidays!

All The Trappings said...


While they are simple, they don't taste it! They are SO GOOD! Hope you get to try them :)

Thanks for the compliments, y'all!



Kelle Dame said...

YUM!! What a great wrapping idea! I have to try this recipe. It looks like one my daughter can help with :)