Saturday, December 31, 2011

Something New and Finishing Up

It seems like everyone on the Internet is doing a retrospective of the 2011 to celebrate the New Year.  Since I have only had this blog up and running a few months, that doesn't really work for me.  I do have a few stray things I have meant to post about though, so I thought I would tie up these loose holidays ends before 2012 hits.

Over the last several weeks we have made a number of Christmas goodies and treats, some of which I have shared with you.  One of the things I made was something new.

New Stuff!

I took Nilla Wafers, laid them out on a baking sheet, and topped them with Rolos.

I put them in the oven at 200 degrees, for 5 minutes, to soften the candy.

Then I topped each one with another Nilla Wafer.

You have to be really careful when you place
the top cookie or it squishes out the side.

When I got them all put together, I put them in the fridge for 10 minutes to help them start setting up.  After I took them out, I let them sit for several hours, until they were completely firm.

Next, I melted a package of vanilla almond bark.

In my spotlessly clean microwave...

Apparently I didn't get any pictures of the dipping, but here they are all laid out.

Tasting.  Yummmmmmmmm.

All packaged up.

Here are a few other things I made.

Pretzels dipped in almond bark.  We had chocolate,
drizzled with vanilla; and vanilla, drizzled with chocolate.
 I also made almond bark crispies, in both chocolate and vanilla. 
These are reeeeally tough to make.  Melt almond bark, stir in Rice
Krispies, spread out to cool.  Once it's cool, break into small pieces.

We have several family cookie recipes that I love, but it just wasn't coming together this year to fool with scratch, so slice and bake it was!  I did dress some of them up by adding M&Ms and such.  One of the best was chopping Butterfinger up and adding it to peanut butter cookie dough.  That was seriously good!

Peanut butter cookie with M&Ms.

Here's the assortment.
Almond Bark Crispies, Dipped Pretzels, White Trash
Candy, Dipped Nilla Wafers, and M&M Pretzel Treats.

The White Trash is easy peasy too, just mix up Crispix, pretzels, M&Ms, and vanilla almond bark.  I got the recipe from Cooking With K.  It's pretty yummy.

We had lots of cookies too.

Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter with M&Ms, Peanut Butter with Butterfinger, Chocolate
Chip, Chocolate Chip with M&Ms,  Sugar Cookies, and Peppermint Sugar Cookies.

Last but not least, Chex Mix!

I've lost track of how much I have made this year!


  1. I think I gained a few pounds reading this post. But it was worth it.


  2. We try to shun the good stuff most of the year, but the holidays are our permission to go crazy. ;D

    (The Kamikaze commented on my blog! Squeeeeeee!)