Christmas Gifts (Baking Style)…
Every Christmas I feel like there are a ton of people (ahem! Coaches) that I need to remember and give a little something but I can never think of ANYTHING! I work with them every day ( Literally every day: I just had my first full day off since Nov. 22nd on Dec. 18th!) and I enjoy working with them, but that still doesn’t change the fact that there are 10+ male coaches and staff that I want to share Christmas with!
So that brings me to the simple saying “A way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” because I decided to bake some fun easy desserts for them this year.
I started with some cute tins (because I hear football coaches care about cute Christmas tins) some wax paper and some super simple recipes that I have made before and at least tried before!
- Small pretzels
Bake pretzels and rollos in oven at 350 for 3 minutes on wax paper (just so they are soft) then gently mush an M&M on the top to flatten them just a bit. Cool in the fridge.
2. Puppy Chow:
- Rice Chex Cereal
- Peanut Butter
- Chocolate Chips
- Powdered sugar
Melt Chocolate chips, butter and peanut butter together and stir in to rice chex cereal so that it is coated (warning it’s “warm” or as i call it “hot” and it hurts if you use your hands). Pour gooey rice chex into a large paper bag and shake up with powdered sugar. Cool in the fridge on wax paper.
- Chocolate Chips
Lay out saltines on cookie sheet (wax paper will save your life and your cookie sheet) . Melt and mix together butter, sugar and vanilla to pour over and coat the saltines. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes. Melt chocolate chips until they are easy to spread all over the saltines. Let cool int he fridge and then break off in large pieces. Best served cold.
So here are my cute tins for the coaching staff:
Note: I included the links to each recipe if you want to try them but my mom is also claiming these are original recipes so don’t tell her that everyone has these recipes. If she makes them for you too just tell her that hers are the best! :)