Saturday, December 3, 2011

25 Days of Edible Gifts

   I've been trying to think of something to do for Yule like the "Month of Pumpkin" back in October and I believe I've found it.

   Once again, it's from the Food Network magazine which, for anyone who hasn't read it, should pick up a copy because it's really good! For December, I'll be sharing 25 of their 50 Edible Gift ideas for the holidays. Don't know what to give this year? You can never go wrong with food!  (**I'll include the first 3 gifts in this post since I'm late in starting**)

   Also, just a reminder, there are a few blog tours and parties going on this Yule so take a look at the left side bar and join in the fun!

   Edible Gift No. 1

   Chocolate Fudge
                    Melt 1/2 stick butter, 4 cups marshmellows, 1 cup ice cream, 2 cups sugar and a pinch of salt in a saucepan. Simmer, stirring, for 5 minutes. Off the heat, stir in 3 cups of chocolate chips until smooth. Spread in a foil lined 9-by-13-inch pan. Let cool and cut into squares.

   Edible Gift No. 2

   Peanute Butter Fudge
                     Melt 2 sticks of butter in a saucepan with 1 cup creamy peanut butter. Off the heat, stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and a sifted 1-pound box of confectioners' sugar. Spread in a foil lined 8-inch square pan. Press 1/2 cup chopped peanuts on top. Chill until firm and cut into squares.

   Edible Gift No. 3

   Chocolate Truffles

                    Bring 1 cup cream and 1/2 stick butter to a boil in a saucepan, pour over 1 pound finely chopped chocolate in a bowl. When melted, add 1 teaspoon vanilla and stir until smooth. Chill until firm. Scoop with a spoon and roll into balls, then roll into crushed peppermint candies, chopped nuts or cocoa powder. Chill.

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