Christmas Kisses

    This is Post 2 for today:  Head back 1 post for “Mary Did You Know”.

  So I am NOT a recipe inventor, much preferring to just make other people creations with my own twist.  I don’t know if I actually “Invented” the recipe I am sharing with you today or not, but I will tell you this:

  When I saw the Peppermint Kisses on sale at Dillons, I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to make.

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These: 

Autumn Hugs

Ok, not THESE EXACTLY, but same concept as Autumn Hugs, except doing a Christmas version with different shaped pretzels, and M&M’s. 

  It was a roaring success!!!!  They are so easy, SO pretty on a platter and they are super easy for my kids to help make.  A WIN-WIN-WIN if you ask me.

Unless you have a naughty little Candy Snatcher named Paxton.  It was all I could do to keep him out of the Kisses while the big kids helped.  (Thus, the lack of photos……I was on Candy Patrol.) 

Here are the sad remains of the 5 I found in Paxton’s mouth, little stinker!

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“But, but, but Momma……I WANTED those.”

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  Poor, poor sugar deprived child.

ANYHOW, without further adieu, I give you…..

Christmas Kisses

Cute, right?!  Thankyouverymuch.

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Ingredients:

24 Pretzel Waffle Squares

24 Peppermint Kisses, Unwrapped (great job for the kids!)

24 Red & Green M&M’s

1. Preheat your oven to 250*.

2. Place pretzels on a large baking sheet. Top each pretzel with a Candy Kiss. Place in the oven for 3 minutes, or until the Kisses gets soft.

CHECK THEM REGULARLY!!!! You don’t melt them all the way, they will still look “normal” when you pull them, but easily squish when candy is applied.

3. Remove from oven and lightly press an M&M to the middle top of each Kiss.

4. Let cool before serving or transferring to a Tupperware.

SO Easy, SO Yummy and just beautiful!

Hugs & Kisses  (haha, get it?)  🙂

~T

Hot Pizza Dip

   You know me and my obsession with cream cheese?  Well, this Pampered Chef dip marries cream cheese with pizza sauce and lots of gooey cheese.  It’s so stinkin’ amazing!  I make this dip in my toaster oven while supper bakes in the main oven.  So easy!!

HOT PIZZA DIP

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  • 1 package (8 Oz.) Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 cup Mozzerella Or Pizza Cheese
  • ¾ cups Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • ½ cans (about 8 Oz) Pizza Sauce
  • 4 Tablespoons Chopped Green Pepper
  • 2 whole Green Onions, Sliced
  • Whole Wheat Skinny French Bread, Thinly Sliced
  • Olive Oil Spray
  • Garlic Salt, to taste

Preheat toaster oven to 350*. Combine cream cheese, Italian seasoning & garlic powder. Spread in the bottom of your mini-baker. Sprinkle chopped veggies. Top with half the cheeses, then spread pizza sauce on top. Top with remaining cheese and a sprinkle of Italian seasoning for pretty. Bake 15 minutes.

While dip bakes, thinly slice ovals of french bread. Spray with olive oil and garlic salt. Bake at 350* for 5-10 minutes or until slightly toasted.

Serve dip hot with warm french bread ovals around it, allowing guests to schmear their own pieces. 

YUMMMMMMMMMM

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Enjoy!

~T

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