Need A Present Idea? Try Making These Festive (and Easy!) Holiday Recipes
Buying presents for your friends and family can get expensive quickly. Instead of draining your spending money, give all the important people in your life a yummy (and fun!) surprise. These holiday desserts are recommended by Disney Online just for you and look as awesome as they taste!
1 package of good-quality white chocolate chips
1 package of good-quality semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 teaspoons of peppermint extract
4 regular sized candy canes
1. Place candy canes in a freezer-strength ziplock bag and wrap with a dish towel. Using a heavy pan or a rolling pin, smash candy canes to little bits on a sturdy, non-dentable surface. Or you can chop them up in a food processor. Set aside.
2. Place the semi-sweet chocolate chips in a large microwaveable bowl. Heat in the microwave for one minute at 50% power. Stir. Heat again for one minute at 50% power. Stir until smooth and completely melted and almost room temperature.
Alternately, you can melt the chocolate over a double boiler and remove to cool bowl and stir until chocolate is barely warm. Add one teaspoon of peppermint extract and spread chocolate on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper to about a 13 x 17 inch rectangle. Place tray in the freezer to set chocolate.
3. Meanwhile, melt white chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power. Stir. Heat for another 30 seconds at 50% power. Stir until chocolate is melted and smooth and cooled to room temperature. Stir in 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract. Remove semi-sweet chocolate from the freezer. Spread white chocolate over the top of the semi-sweet chocolate, all the way to the edges. Sprinkle with chopped candy cane bits and press them in slightly to make sure they stick. Return the pan to the freezer for about 15-30 minutes, or until chocolate is set. Snap candy into large shards and package as desired.
Candy Cane Christmas Cookies
Colored cookie dough
1. For each candy cane, form small pieces of two colors of dough into two ropes, about 1/4 inch in diameter and 16 inches long. Carefully twist the ropes together to form a candy cane. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Tip: Instead of rolling out your dough on a floured surface, roll it out between waxed paper. The cookies will stay moist because extra flour is not incorporated during the rolling process.
Defrosty the Snowman
White candy melts (one 14-ounce package makes 16 snowmen)
Mini chocolate chips
Light cocoa candy melts
1. For each snowman, you'll need six mini chocolate chips, a light cocoa candy melt, and a Rolo. To make the nose, cut the orange section from a candy corn, then slice it in half lengthwise. Roll the piece between your fingers to form a carrot shape.
2. To assemble your snowman, melt the white candy in a bowl according to the package instructions, then scoop a rounded tablespoon onto a sheet of wax paper. With the back of a spoon, smear the candy into a puddle. Working quickly, stick on the light cocoa candy melt, add a dot of white melted candy, then place the Rolo on top. Finally, add the candy corn nose and mini chocolate chip eyes and mouth.