Monday, October 13, 2008

Goodies

Yesterday I decided it was time to make goodies for the family and for one of the ladies I visit teach. Lindsey, my friend Carol's daughter made some white chocolate popcorn so of course I had to try it. The kids really like it and it was fun to make. It looks nice in a clear bag with a ribbon and makes a nice little gift for people.
White Chocolate Popcorn
2 (3 1/3 oz) bags microwave popcorn (not the butter kind)
6 oz. white melting chocolate, melted
assorted candies
First instead of microwave popcorn I made some stove top popcorn and salted it a little. I used 2/3 unpopped kernels and removed about 2 cups of the popped corn.
So, put your popped corn in a large bowl and chop up any candy bars you would like to use. I used snickers, twix, m&m's and peanut m&m's (m&m obviously don't need to be chopped). spread candy on wax paper. Drizzle melted chocolate on popcorn, stirring and making sure not to saturate the corn. Drizzle candy with chocolate. Put popcorn and candy in refrigerator to harden the white chocolate. Combine the popcorn and candy once white chocolate hardens. Enjoy!



Now if that is not decadent enought for you, how about some oreo balls?

Oreo Balls

Ingredients

· 1 package Oreo cookies
· 1- 8 oz package cream cheese (the block of cream cheese not the tubs)
· 1 pound DARK melting chocolate (Some stores now carry the microwave kind!)

Directions

Place cream cheese in a bowl to soften.
In a food processor, process a bag of Oreo cookies until all you have is Oreo cookie crumbs (no chunks!).
Add the cookie crumbs to the softened cream cheese, then mix.
Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
Make small bite sized balls and place on cookie sheet.
Chill for an at least 1 hour. This is a good place to stop if you want to chill the little tasty little treats overnight.
While the little balls are chilling, melt the chocolate in a double boiler. If you were fortunate to find one of the microwavable melting chocolates, even better!
Dip chilled balls into melted chocolate, then place balls back on the wax paper and let harden.
Store covered balls in an air tight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Both of these came out really well and the kids enjoyed them. Guess what we might be making for Christmas =)
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