Saturday, December 24, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS

I had to pop back in to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas before the merriment begins. And I have a little candy recipe to share if you have 15 minutes before you rush out the door. I was inspired by Carolyn of Desire Empire {hers were much cuter}.
Crush some candy canes using a hammer, mallet or meat tenderizer as I did. I overdid the amount of candy canes, just make sure you crush them finely.
Melt a bag of white chocolate chips. I used the microwave and it took about 2 minutes, stirring halfway through.
Dip large marshmallows in the melted chocolate and stand upright in a cake pan. Sprinkle with candy cane pieces.
Simple, festive and delicious!
We had a party Thursday night, one tonight and a big brunch here tomorrow for the kids. We are having dinner at Mary Clare's family's home. They are so gracious. I hope to have them all here next year.

So, I know we are all busy but I just wanted to visit and say Merry Christmas. Have a blessed and wonderful holiday! :-)

39 comments:

Sue said...

Merry Christmas, sweet friend Janie! Enjoy time spent with your loved ones. xoxo Sue

NanaDiana said...

Well, those are really cute. I'll bet my grandkids would love them. Maybe we will make them between Christmas and New Years! I hope that you have a wonderful, blessed Holiday with your family, Jane! Love to you- xo Diana

Desire Empire said...

Hi Jane
So glad these worked for you. They look great.

I'm having a great giveaway. A beautiful coastal style interiors book. It's on until 10 Jan so pop on over at some time to enter.

Have a fabulous day. Merry Christmas
Best Carolyn xx

Monica said...

Merry Christmas!
Monica xo

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Jane...those are darling!
I wish you and your beautiful and fun family the best of Christmas blessings!
~Lynne
[withLove]

Lori said...

Merry Christmas to you and your Janie ~ enjoy every moment. xo

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

oh dear! those look so tempting! your family is blessed to have such a good cook for a mom/wife.

wishing you and yours a happy AND SWEET Christmas day!

xxoo
becky

xinex said...

Such fun treats and so simple to make, my kind of recipe. Thanks for sharing, Janie. Enjoy your holidays and all the parties!...Christine

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

what sweet little treats..

Merry Christmas Jane, and to all your family too.

laurie said...

sp pretty, these are really different, they look like snow, Merry Christmas to you!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Merry Christmas dear friend!... now, it's time to eat some of my pumpkin pie... see you soon!... xoxo Julie Marie

Karen said...

Merry Christmas Jane! Enjoy!
Hugs. Karen

Janie's World said...

Those look great! Merry Christmas!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like you have a lot of fun planned Jane! Merry Christmas-enjoy:@)

Carolyn @ Adrift on the Lake said...

Merry Christmas Jane!!

Olive Cooper said...

Merry Christmas dear Jane.

Jennifer Rizzo said...

My kids would love these Jane! Merry Christmas! i hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

Lori E said...

Merry Christmas to you too Jane.

Deborah said...

Merry Christmas beautiful friend!!!
Happy holidays to you and yours!
Those marshmallow treats look beautiful Jane!!

Much love,
Deborah xoxoxoox

Shirley said...

Merry Christmas Jane to you and your family. Another way to use your crushed candy canes is in melted white chocolate,let it cool, and break it into pieces. I just know we eat probably way to many cookies, candy and other holiday treats. Have a wonderful time with your family. Take care Your Missouri Friend.

stefanie said...

wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!!!

Donna said...

Delicious looking recipe and cute for e kiddies! Merry Christmas to you too!!

Karen said...

Merry Christmas, Jane!

Shellbelle said...

Merry, Merry Christmas Jane, to you and yours! May your day be filled with wonderment and joy.

Hugs from Sunny Florida

Cozy Little House said...

Merry Christmas, Jane!
Brenda

Theresa said...

Merry Christmas dear Jane! These treats look YUMMY! I made the bark recipe that you shared! It didn't turn out quite like yours:) but it was still delicious... AND rich! Have a blessed evening dear friend, HUGS!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Merry Christmas, Jane.

Fondly,
Glenda

Leslie said...

They look great Jane. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Leslie said...

They look great Jane. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Those look like the perfect christmas nibble!!

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Merry Christmas sweet Jane
these look delish
xxoo
Pam

Erin said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jane!

xo,
Erin

723.home.plain & simple said...

these are delightful! will have to make them for my kids! i think they would make a great New Year's Eve treat for them! Thank you for sharing...and for always taking the time to leave kinds words on my blog!
xo
Rae

mississippi artist said...

Oh these look so good, I will be trying this!

My Grama's Soul said...

Those look yummy.....Jane.

Have a wonderful holiday season sweet lady.

xo

Jo

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Seriously one cute dessert here Jane. I have never seen this done before. I will certainly try it sometime. Hope you had a great Christmas.

Town and Country Gals said...

Jane,
those look quite tasty and oh so cute! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Can't wait to see what you do with your family room!
Rebecca

Shelia said...

Hi Jane! Oh, these are so cute! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
I enjoy the decorations and lights too! I'm not looking forward to taking them all down! :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

mmmmm....those look fantastic Jane ~ I think I'll take them over to my mother-in-laws for our family Christmas on Sunday....bet ya they don't last long either!!
Your Christmas sounds like it was lovely! The cookies look yummy :) Hope your New Years is just as fun!