4 little Ferguson’s Favorite Holiday Treats

This is post 2 for today, be sure to go back a post and check out Cinnamon Cider.

I am excited to start my Holiday Baking!  We give away plates of treats to family, friends and to the hostess of Christmas functions we attend.

I have several new recipes picked out to try, but those aren’t ready to be made, approved, photographed and shared yet.  So, instead I’ll share some of our favorite treats from Christmas past!

Just follow the links below.

Holiday recipes

Rolo Candy Pretzels

Easy Toffee Bars

Puppy Chow Cookies

White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Christmas Kisses

Spiced Crackers

Happy Baking!

~T

White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

  Don’t miss post 1 for today: “Dear Abby”.

  So let’s say you were having a super tough, running late, kids are disobeying so you ground them from the play closet until further notice, phone ringing off the hook, “WHERE ARE YOUR SHOES?!?!?!” kind of Monday.

  Let’s also say you were 20 minutes late when you started your drive to Preschool.  In your goal to accomplish two days worth of work in one day, you push your foot a little harder on the accelerator, the list of To Do’s racing through your mind: get the Chicken in the crock pot by 10 or it won’t be done by supper time, make fudge so it has time to set up before 11 so you can finish up holiday goodie platters for the teachers, edit wedding photos, write tomorrow’s blog post……

  You are so busy with the list in your head, that you are not looking at your speedometer when, YOU SEE HIM….

THE COP.

  Oh boy.  This is not going to be good. 

    Nope. Not Good at ALL.

  So, I went home, re-did my eye makeup, and ate 3 pieces of fudge for a morning snack, and lived happily ever after.

The End.

Let’s do a little math and review the situation:

Christmas Time + BIG Ticket = Bad. 

Sad Tonya with tear streaked makeup + White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge = Good.

  See, math is fun!  And White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is FANTASTIC! 

White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

adapted from Girl Who Ate Everything

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  • 3 bags (11 Oz Each) Ghirardelli White Chocolate (I Wouldn’t Do Off Brand This Time)
  • 3 containers (16 Oz. Each) Vanilla Frosting
  • 1-½ teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • 12 drops Red Food Coloring
  • 6 whole Candy Canes, Crushed

Line jelly roll pan (or oversized cookie sheet) with wax paper.
Melt white chocolate chips in a double boiler or microwave, stirring often
While still warm, stir in frosting quickly before chocolate starts to set up. Add peppermint extract, stir.
Spread into prepared pan evenly, then drop food coloring over the top of the fudge. Swirl with a knife.
Add crushed candy canes and press lightly to set.
Cool for an hour in the fridge.
Remove from pan using wax paper and cut on a cutting board into small squares.

  This makes a nice large pan of fudge, supposedly about 70 pieces. I didn’t count, but we did 14 goodie platters with this batch and had some leftovers to enjoy, but it all depends on how small you cut them.

Very simple, creamy and just plain GOOD!

  Our Goodie Platters are almost complete, just need ribbons tied on them yet before delivery.

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Here’s to hoping my Tuesday goes better than my MONDAY did…..

Happy day to you and yours!

~T