For those of us looking for a quick and tasty recipe for that office Christmas party, or get-together with friends and family, here a few that will get you raves. The following recipes and their authors can all be found at Food.com!
- 3cups Rice Chex
- 3cups Corn Chex
- 3cups honey nut Cheerios toasted oat cereal
- 2cups small pretzels
- 2cups salted peanuts
- 1(12 ounce) bagholiday M&M’s plain chocolate candy (red & green)
- 1(12 ounce) bagholiday M&M’s peanut chocolate candies
- 2(12 ounce) bags white chocolate chips
- Mix all ingredients but the white chocolate morsels in a large bowl.
- Melt white chocolate morsels according to directions on the package.
- Pour melted white chocolate over the cereal mixture and toss well to coat.
- Spread on waxed paper and let sit until the white chocolate hardens.
- Store in an airtight container.
Peppermint Christmas Cookies
- 3⁄4cup soft butter
- 3⁄4cup icing sugar
- 1teaspoon vanilla
- 2teaspoons peppermint extract
- 1⁄4teaspoon salt
- 1teaspoon green food coloring or 1 teaspoon red food coloring (paste colouring gives a deep shade)
- 1 3⁄4cups flour
- 30chocolate Hershey chocolate kisses or 30 chocolate rosettes or 30 chocolate wafers
- Cream together butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, and salt.
- Add coloring and mix well to distribute color evenly.
- Stir in flour.
- Shape in 1 inch balls.
- Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Flatten each by pressing a chocolate in each center.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, or until bottom starts to brown.
- 2quarts cranberry juice
- 2quarts lemonade
- 2quarts pineapple juice
- 2quarts carbonated lemon-lime beverage or 2 quartsginger ale (or less)
- Pour all of the juices together in a big punch bowl.
- Add enough soda to give the punch a kick, but not so much that the flavor of the juices is diluted.
- 1cup butter
- 1cup sugar
- 2 1⁄2cups all-purpose flour
- 1teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1teaspoon ground cinnamon(or to taste)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- In a large bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until smooth.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time, stirring until light and fluffy.
- Combine the flour, cardamom and cinnamon. stir into the sugar mixture just until blended.
- Separate the dough into 6 balls.
- Roll each ball into a rope about as big around as your finger on a lightly floured surface.
- Cut into 1/2-inch pieces, and place them on an ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.
- Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Cheerio Christmas Trees
- 3tablespoons margarine or 3 tablespoons butter
- 1(10 ounce) packageregular marshmallows or 4 cupsminiature marshmallows
- 6cups Cheerios toasted oat cereal or 6 cups Rice Krispies
- 1teaspoon vanilla
- 1teaspoon green food coloring
- Heat butter in 3-quart saucepan.
- Add marshmallows.
- Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth.
- Remove from heat; stir in food color and vanilla.
- Fold in cereal until evenly coated.
- Quickly shape warm cereal mixture into Christmas tree shapes (about 2/3 cup per tree) on waxed paper, using buttered hands.
- Cut gumdrops into thins slice.
- Press gumdrop slices sticky side onto trees for “ornaments”.