For me and many others, my work family is as much a part of my life as my real family, but adding another 27 people to my Christmas list can get quite costly. Since I have been on a baking bonanza for the last 3 weeks I decided to put together some bite-size treats for my co-workers. Working with materials I already had on hand, I was able to package them in a personalized way to give my “fun-size” treat a special touch, but stay with in a very reasonable budget at right around $25. I decided to take my adorable 2-year old “elf” along with me for the delivery to add the final touch of Christmas cheer before we all head home for the Holiday weekend.
- 1 package small clear treat bags ($2.99 for 100 at Wal-Mart in baking section)
- Thin white ribbon ($0.47 at Wal-Mart in craft section)
- Festive stamp ($1 bin at Wal-Mart in craft section)
- Blue card stock ($5 for multi-pack at Wal-Mart in craft section)2 inch circle punch
Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Treats
- Package of Jumbo Roaster Marshmallows
- White Chocolate Melts
- Silver Sprinkles
Melt chocolate per package directions either using an electric chocolate melter or by melting slowly in a microwave-safe glass dish. Dip end of marshmallow in melted chocolate and sprinkle with silver sprinkles. Place on a dish and place in freezer for approximately 5 minutes to harden chocolate. Wrap each marshmallow individually in treat bags and tie up with thin ribbon and personalized gift tags.
Ingredients & Directions (can also be found at www.chex.com/recipes)
- 9 cups rice or corn chex
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- Measure out cereal in a large bowl and set aside.
- Over medium heat, combine chocolate chips and peanut butter and stir until melted. Add vanila and stir. Pour mixture over cereal and stir to coat evenly. Pour into a large resealable food-storage bag.
- Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread onto waxed paper to cool and refreigerate until ready to package in an airtight container.
- Measure out several spoonfuls into package and tie up with personalized tag.