Saturday, December 18, 2010

Because Calories Don't Count When It's a Holiday

I'm so impressed with my fiancĂ© today that I thought I'd share with everyone the goodies we've been baking all weekend, (I use "we" loosely...it's mostly been him...he does not like to share kitchen space and also I'm kind of lazy).  The first one is Mike's favorite and the one that has me the most impressed because it included him making his own marshmallows from scratch.  It's hot chocolate on a stick found here.  Marshmallows are actually incredibly easy to make, but Mike is still amazed at how awesome his first try turned out.  We're still waiting for our fudge to set, but once we're all done, this is what the finished product should look like:


Now we just have to figure out how to give those to people without making a huge mess.

The second recipe we've done today that I can't wait to gorge myself on is peppermint bark found here.  This is what our finished product looks like so far:


One little note on this recipe, it says in the end to "break the bark into small irregular pieces."  That is way easier said than done.  We accomplished breaking it up by chopping at it with a huge knife, it doesn't just simply "break up."  Tastes delish though!

We're also making regular fudge from Mike's old timey recipe book that he loves so much and white chocolate macadamia nut cookies that we admittedly bought pre-made dough for.  But I think we should still get credit for baking them since I bought them from a client to help her son go to camp.  Good deed outweighs laziness right?

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