The perfect day to start the candy and cookie making. Every year I do this. My kitchen turns into Willie Wonka's chocolate factory, as I whip up yummy treats for friends, and neighbors. I started this tradition long before I had kids, but I must say, it is so much fun when you have help.
Pretzel rods dipped in chocolate and rolled in mini m&m's, sprinkles, and crushed toffee. ( My mom got this idea from someone at work) very fun for the kids!
I also made some chocolate bark. Just melt chocolate chips in a double boiler, spread on wax paper and top it with anything...nuts, candy canes, rice krispies, sometimes I add a few tablespoons of peanut butter in the chocolate too!
Then, you put it in the freezer for about ten minutes, and break it into pieces.
Here is the traditional recipe:
Melt one stick of butter in a 9x13 pan in the oven at 350
Add 1 1/2c. graham cracker crumbs and mix well with a fork to make the crust,
add one cup of chocolate chips, one cup of walnuts, and one cup of coconut, then pour a 15oz. can of sweetened condensed milk on the top
Bake for 25 minutes.
I never follow this recipe.
I double the chocolate, and coconut ,and today I also added butterscotch chips, and pecans instead of walnuts.