Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Recipes

Here are the recipes as promised.  

I'll start with my most fave - Nanaimo Bars

Base - Combine in a double boiler - 5 tbsp cocoa, 1/2 c butter, 1/4 c white sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and 1 egg.  Melt but do not cook.  Combine 2 c graham wafer crumbs, 1c fine coconut and 1/2 c chopped nuts ( I use walnuts).  Add to the chocolate mixture and spread into a 9x9 pan.

Filling - Mix together 3 tbsp vanilla custard powder, 1/4 c softened butter, 3 tbsp milk and 2 c icing sugar.  Spread over cocoa base and let stand 15-20 min.

Top - Melt 2 squares semi sweet chocolate, 3 tbsp butter, 1 tbsp cocoa and 1 tbsp water.  Spread over top and refrigerate.  


Thanks to my friend Tammy these are a staple at Christmas time here.  I'm not sure of my exact measurements. I've made them so much I don't really measure.  These taste like Clodhoppers if you have ever had those.

3 and a bit c white chocolate wafers
1 c salted peanuts
1 c raisins
5 c  Golden Graham cereal

Melt white chocolate wafers in a double boiler.  Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Pour melted chocolate over the cereal mixture and combine.  Spread onto  wax paper lined cookie sheet and cool.  Break into pieces and try not to eat them all.

Last but not least - Peppermint Cups

I have made Peanut Butter cup cookies for many years but last year my friend Jennifer tweaked the recipe and made these.  Today we actually baked these for our Kids Camp today and everyone got to take home 6 to share with their family.  I'm wondering how many made it all the way home :)

1 c butter
1 c white sugar
1 c brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 c cocoa
 2 1/4 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 bag of mini Peppermint Cups -  I use the President's Choice ones, I usually get two bags just in case I have more dough.

Preheat oven to 375 F.  Cream butter and sugars,  Beat in eggs and vanilla.  Mix in cocoa, flour and baking soda.  Shape into 1" balls and place into mini muffin tins.  Bake 9-11 min.  Immediately from oven press a peppermint cup into each.  Cool completely and remove from the pan.

Hope you try one of these yummy desserts this holiday season and tomorrow I'll be back with a new STAMPED creation!


1 comment:

  1. I knew thee was a reason I had 2 kids in your kids club : )