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Holiday Recipe-Peppermint Brittle

peppermint brittle


I have already given you the recipe for Chocolate Brittle, so here is a little variety and a little extra spice!  This one is also so easy to make and is perfect for your festive parties or just to serve as a dessert to your family during your holiday time!  Enjoy!


2 pounds white chocolate                               

30 small peppermint candy canes


 Line a large jelly roll pan with heavy-duty foil.  Place white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in microwave on medium setting for 5 to 6 minutes. Stir occasionally, until chocolate is melted and smooth.  Place candy canes in a plastic bag, or between two pieces of waxed paper. Using a mallet or rolling pin, break the candy canes into chunks. Stir peppermint into melted white chocolate. Spread evenly in pan, and chill until set, about 1 hour (you may put it in the freezer if you are in a hurry).  Break into pieces by slamming pan on counter.

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Decadent Candy Bar Hot Chocolate

hot chocolate with peppermint


It is cold folks!!  When it is close to sleeting along the Gulf it is BRRRR!!!!  But here is a yummy warmer for hands, tummy, and heart while you curl up near a fireplace with your sweetie, or just your favorite blankie! 

This recipe is so easy.  You can make it on the stove or in the microwave!  I stir mine with a peppermint stick…oh, yummy!  This one is my “go to” recipe from now on!!  Enjoy!!


1 (1.55 ounce) bar milk chocolate candy bar, chopped                               

2/3 cup milk, or more to taste                               

1 pinch ground cinnamon (optional)

whipped cream or marshmallows (optional)

peppermint stick (optional)


Place chocolate pieces in a saucepan over medium-low heat; add milk and whisk constantly until chocolate is melted and well blended, about 5 minutes. Whisk in cinnamon. Remove from heat; add more milk if desired.  Serve in a mug.  If you choose to microwave this recipe, start out on 1 minute and stir and then heat on 30 second increments until the chocolate is melted.  Make sure to stir well inbetween each increment of time! Top with whipped cream and add a peppermint stick…yummy!!


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Quick and Easy S’Mores Dip

smores dip


Cold weather, warm fires, and s’mores just go together!  If you are having get togethers or need a little something to tie you over during the holidays, this yummy dip is for you!  Ready to be a hit at your next party?  Throw this yummy recipe together!


1 1/2 cups   semi-sweet chocolate chips or 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips

1 (14  ounce) can sweetened condensed milk, not evaporated

1/2 cup marshmallow creme

13 ounces graham cracker sticks, one box


In a small microwave bowl, cover with a paper towel and microwave chocolate chips and condensed milk on HIGH 1-2 min until chips are melted (Be sure not to burn) mix well.  Pour into 9″ glass pie pan, spreading evenly.  Drop marshmallow creme by Tablespoonfuls randomly over chocolate mixture.  Microwave on HIGH, (covered) about 30 seconds or until creme is softened.  Immediately with knife, make several small swirls through marshmallow and chocolate, creating marbled appearance.  Serve immediately with graham sticks for dipping.

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Easy Microwave Hot Chocolate

hot chocolate



In Texas we are finally getting some cold weather.  We have gone from 71 degrees this morning to a chilly (it is chilly for us) 51, and the temps are still dropping.  The first thing that comes to mind at my house is popcorn and HOT CHOCOLATE!  Chocolate is always on the agenda at my house!

This recipe is simple, fast, and tasty!  Whether you live in a college dorm or you are home in front of a cozy fire-place, relax with this warm, delicious, rich, chocolate goodness!


2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 tablespoon baking cocoa (Ghiradelli is yummy!!)

1 cup milk

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

marshmallows or whipped cream, optional

Cinnamon, optional


In a cup mix sugar and cocoa. Add enough milk to make a paste. Add the rest of the milk and microwave on high for one minute or until hot. Stir in vanilla extract.  You may add marshmallows or whipped cream with a dash of cinnamon on top if you like!   Enjoy!!


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Juliana’s Homemade Sweet and Salty Trail Mix

Juliana's trail mix

This is the perfect snack, especially during football season!  Easy to just put a cup in a ziplock bag and so yummy!!  I never have leftovers with this one if I don’t double the recipe!!  Is especially a hit at my Super Bowl parties!   Enjoy!!


Ingredients :

1 cup salted peanuts
1 cup of dried cherries
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips (you may also use dark chocolate)
1/2 cup  butterscotch chips  (you may also use peanut butter chips)
1 cup whole cashews or cashew halves
1 cup salted whole almonds


1.  Combine all ingredients in large bowl and mix well.
2.  Keep stored in airtight container.  I use a ziplock baggie.
Makes 5 cups… I double it !

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