Monday, December 23, 2013

Kissmas Wontons

Christmas is so close I can almost taste it!  Make sure you give your family members a hug and kiss, even a chocolate Kiss!  Here's another special and delicious holiday creation from The Sweetest Temptations.  Introducing Kissmas Wontons!  These treats are so festive, so easy, and so scrumptious!  Now let's get started!


Pillsbury Pie Crusts
Hershey Kisses


Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Unwrap Hershey Kisses
Unroll pie crust on a cookie sheet
Use a wine glass to cut out perfect circle shapes, as many as you can fit, and place Hershey Kiss in the center of the circle
Peel off the excess dough
Roll the excess dough out with a rolling pin in order to make more dough circles until you've ran out
Shake some sprinkles over the cookies to make them extra Christmas-y
Then, pinch the two opposite sides of the circle to meet at the top of the Hershey Kiss
Then do the same thing with the other two ends to create a wonton shape and make sure each corner is tightly pinched
Once all of the wontons are wrapped, sprinkle some powdered sugar on top
Bake wontons in oven for about 15-20 minutes
Let cool and enjoy!

Kissmas Wontons are a great new alternative to the way overdone Peanut Butter Hershey Kiss cookies that we all have eaten, many, many times.  Although they are good, this is something fun and new, and absolutely delectable!  They're so easy to make and are such a treat!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Peppermint Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Cookies

Merry, Merry, Merry, brite and delicious!  One of my favorite things about Christmas is baking cookies and sweet treats with my family.  Today we made some Peppermint Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Want to learn how to make them? Let's go!

Here's what you need:

Crushed Candy Canes

Mini Chocolate Chips

Mini Marshmallows

Sugar Cookies (I made them from scratch and followed this recipe)

Here's what you need to do:

Follow a sugar cookie recipe or buy some already made sugar cookie mixes from the store
Place cookies on cookie tray
Crush the candy canes into small pieces
Mix candy canes, mini chocolate chips, and marshmallows in a bowl and stir like this:

Bake cookies for about 10 minutes, take them out of the oven, then put the marshmallow peppermint chocolate mix on top of the cookies like this:

Bake cookies again for about 3-5 minutes so the toppings will melt.  
Let cool and gobble them up!

Now you have cookies for you, your family, and of course for Santa to enjoy!  Remember to pair them with a glass of milk, dunk, and savor every bite!
Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Candy Cane Marshmallow Bites

Ho ho ho! Christmas is almost here!  Hope you are all staying warm!  Today, we're making Candy Cane Marshmallow Bites.  They're adorable and delicious, easy to make and easy to eat!  They're perfect for the holiday season and kids will love them!  So let's get started, shall we?!


Mini Candy Canes

Vanilla frosting with a few drops of food coloring 


Red and Green Sprinkles


Unwrap candy canes and take marshmallows out of bag
Put three drops of food coloring in vanilla frosting and stir. (I chose green but red or blue could also work for the holiday season!)
Place the mini candy cane in the middle of the marshmallow
Spread the frosting on the whole lower half of the marshmallow and make sure to also get the bottom
Choose your sprinkle of choice, and shake it out onto the frosting
Eat and enjoy!

This is an activity that kids will enjoy and it's super easy!  They'll love eating these small bites and it will get them into the holiday spirit real fast!  Who doesn't love vanilla frosting, fluffy marshmallows, sprinkles, and candy canes!  And all four of these ingredients combined will keep you dreaming of sugary desserts all night long.

These are delicious eaten on its own, but if you'd like to step it up and use white chocolate instead of frosting and complete the rest of the steps above, you can create a White Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow to enjoy with your hot cocoa!  You can hook the top of the candy cane on the side of the mug, sip, and enjoy!

And as Nsync says...Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 9, 2013

DIY Waffle Cone Christmas Tree

Waffle cones are one of a kind.  They're pretty delicious right side up with a scoop of ice cream at the top.  But have you ever thought of turning it upside down and creating a Waffle Cone Christmas Tree?  You're welcome for giving you one of the best ideas ever!  I'll tell you how to turn an ordinary cone into an extraordinary Christmas tree.  Ready?  Ok!


Red and Green M&Ms

Vanilla frosting (with a few drops of green food coloring)

Waffle cones

Christmas Sprinkles


Put 3 drops of green food coloring in the frosting to make a mint greenish color and stir.
Spoon the frosting all over the cone until the cone is completely covered.
Decorate with red and green M&Ms and sprinkles.
Take super cute photos.
Eat and enjoy!

Here's the final product below, look how merry and bright it is!  It takes about 5 minutes total to complete this fun candy craft.  It's beyond easy, cheap, and perfect for kids, with minimal effort and ingredients.  

Now go get your ingredients, blast some Christmas music and make some adorable Waffle Cone Christmas trees!  

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

DIY Candy Christmas Ornaments

The holidays are here!  Christmas trees and decorations are continuing to pop up all over the neighborhood and are making the world oh so merry and bright.  It's always fun to decorate the tree with some of your favorite ornaments that have been collected throughout the years, but if you're wanting a fun craft to do with your girlfriends or kids, you've come to the right spot!  

Today, we're making Christmas Candy Ornaments!  They're yummy, festive, and delicious!  You can use any small candy you'd like but I'll show you how to make Nerds, Sprinkles, and Marshmallow Snowmen ornaments to be exact!

What you'll need:



Mini Marshmallows

Clear glass ornaments (Available at Walmart)

Construction paper
Pipe cleaners

Then, just fill the ornaments with candy!  It may be easier to use a small funnel to put the Nerds and Sprinkles into the ornament, because it gets pretty messy!  Then, use a pipe cleaner for a hook in order to hang it on the tree.  Look how pretty they are!  

Nerds ornament

Sprinkles ornament

As for the mini marshmallows, I cut them in half so they were easier to fit inside the ornament.  They do get pretty sticky if you don't cut them as well, so keep that in mind!  Once you're done stuffing the marshmallows, use the black construction paper to cut out two small circles for eyes, and about six even smaller black circles for the mouth.  Then, use the orange construction paper to cut out a small triangle for the nose.  Don't forget the pipe cleaner to hang it! Then use tape to stick the face onto the ornament and you'll have the cutest snowman ornament ever!

The Sweetest Temptations loves candy and Christmas so much so doing this fun candy craft will truly get you into the sweet holiday spirit.  Deck the halls with candy Christmas ornaments!