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Holiday Treat Ideas

Posted by Sarah Lukemire (Miss CandiQuik), Log House Foods, Inc.
Monday, December 10, 2012

With the holidays rapidly approaching, everyone can feel a little pressured to get prepared for parties and gatherings. Deciding what to make is not easy either.

So today we at Log House Foods have gathered a collection of our favorite recipes for the holiday using our CandiQuik coatings. The best part? They are all simple, fun and something that you and your family could do together! Plus, these treats will more than satisfy your sweet tooth!


Cranberry Orange Pecan Bark
This bark has a few twists on your traditional “bark” recipes. For one it’s served on top of graham crackers! Next, we topped it with a layer of creamy Vanilla CandiQuik that was infused with orange zest. Finally, we sprinkled it with dried cranberries and chopped pecans.

Ingredients:

  • 8 graham crackers
  • 1 (16 oz.) Package Vanilla CandiQuik Coating
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Line a 13×9″ pan with wax paper. Arrange graham crackers across bottom of pan to cover completely.
  2. Melt CandiQuik Coating in Melt and Make Microwaveable Tray according to directions on package.
  3. Stir orange zest and extract into melted Vanilla CandiQuik Coating.
  4. Spread CandiQuik mixture evenly across the top of graham crackers.
  5. Sprinkle with dried cranberries and chopped pecans. Once completely dry, break or cut into pieces.


Peppermint Cookie Lollipops
These are again, simple, yet oh-so-tasty and visually appealing!

Ingredients:

  • Lollipop sticks
  • 1 package Peppermint (or cool mint) Oreo Cookies
  • 1 package Vanilla CandiQuik Coating
  • Red sugar decors

Directions

  1. Insert a lollipop stick into the Oreo cookie. *Tip: Use the un-broken Oreos and push the lollipop stick in slowly until it is just below the top of the cookie.
  2. Melt the Vanilla CandiQuik in Melt and Make Microwaveable Tray according to the package directions.
  3. Holding by the stick, dip your cookie in the CandiQuik, completely covering all sides. If you are dipping in the tray, use a spoon to pour the coating over the top of the cookie. Let the excess coating drip off.
  4. Place on wax or parchment paper to set.
  5. Once the coating is completely dry, use a plastic bag (or piping bag) to pipe a spiral swirl on the cookie. Sprinkle immediately with red sugar decors.



Chocolate Party Mice
These mice have to be one of my favorites. We have been making them for years and just look at how easy they are to make!

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (16 oz.) Chocolate CandiQuik Coating
  • 2 jars maraschino cherries (with stems)
  • 1 package Hershey's Chocolate Kisses
  • 1 package sliced almonds
  • White cake writing icing

Directions

  1. Melt CandiQuik Coating in Melt and Make Microwaveable Tray according to directions on package.
  2. Use a paper tower to pat cherries completely dry.
  3. Holding cherries by stem, dip into CandiQuik Coating (stem becomes mouse’s tail); place on wax paper.
  4. Immediately press the flat side of a chocolate Kiss against the side of the cherry; hold in place for several seconds.
  5. Insert 2 almond slices between cherry and chocolate Kiss to form ears.
  6. Once dry, use white icing (or vanilla CandiQuik) to create eyes.

I hope you enjoy these tasty treats! They are great for kids of all ages and perfect for the holidays (or any time of the year if you ask me).

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