For my rum balls, I used walnuts and light corn syrup. I chose not to use cocoa.
Happy Holidays! I like to remember the teachers every holiday with a little something. I was inspired by my friend, Shantaie, to make these hot cocoa treats. Each treat bag makes 2 cups of hot cocoa.
This is a super quick gift to make (tutorial on my blog.) The fun was in creating a tag! I used corrugated paper from my stash, Heidi Swapp gems, Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder and Making Memories twistel in natural. All other products (ribbon, markers, paper, punches and stamps) are by SU.
A family favorite for many years at our house are Holiday Magic Cookie Bars made with Coconut, Chocolate Chips, Nuts and Sweetened Condensed Milk. They are really easy to make, and Oh, SO YUMMY!
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 (14 ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 cups semisweet chocolate morsels
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1 cup chopped nuts
1.Heat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees for glass dish). Coat 13x9-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray.
2.Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter. Press into bottom of prepared pan. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumb mixture. Layer evenly with chocolate chips, coconut and nuts. Press down firmly with a fork.
3.Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. Cut into bars. Store covered at room temperature.
This makes about three dozen cookies. Enjoy!!
Christmas Cookie Rules...
1. If you eat a Christmas cookie fresh out of the oven, it has no calories because everyone knows that the first cookie is the test and thus calorie free.
2. If you drink a diet soda after eating your second cookie, it also has no calories because the diet soda cancels out the cookie calories.
3. If a friend comes over while you're making your Christmas cookies and needs to sample, you must sample with your friend. Because your friend's first cookie is calories free, rule #1 is yours also. It would be rude to let your friend sample alone and, being the friend that you are, that makes your cookie calorie free.
4. Any cookie calories consumed while walking around will fall to your feet and eventually fall off as you move. This is due to gravity and the density of the caloric mass.
5. Any calories consumed during the frosting of the Christmas cookies will be used up because it takes many calories to lick excess frosting from a knife without cutting your tongue.
6. Cookies colored red or green have very few calories. Red ones have three and green ones have five - one calorie for each letter. Make more red ones!
7. Cookies eaten while watching "Miracle on 34th Street" have no calories because they are part of the entertainment package and not part of one's personal fuel.
8. As always, cookie pieces contain no calories because the process of breaking causes calorie leakage.
9. Any cookies consumed from someone else's plate have no calories since the calories rightfully belong to the other person and will cling to their plate. We all know how calories like to CLING!
So, there! We never have to worry about all of those bothersome calories from these fantastic cookies.... or your recipes that we are hoping you will share with us, too!!!
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