My last year at MSU in Bozeman my friends and I got together to make candies and cookies for holidays. It was so fun to spend time with my close friends in the kitchen, everyone making something to share. I decided to carry this with me to New York and for the past four years I have had a party. Everyone brings their ingredients or dough and makes or bakes their treat at my tiny apartment. This year I mixed up some mulled wine and baked brie as I pretend to be the perfect hostess.
The mulled wine was really good and simple and since I was debating between mulled wine and spiked cider, this recipe was a perfect in between. I was doubling the recipe for the large group and used a $3 Trader Joe's Shiraz for the wine and only half the ginger in the recipe because that was all I had on hand. It was still delicious.
|mulled wine in progress, step one|
|mulled wine, the finished project|
|Bake brie yummyness. Messy looking, perhaps.|
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1/4 cup corn syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup rice krispies (only if you use creamy PB)
- almond bark (or some kind of candy chocolate)
Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls
- one package of oreos (or Trader joes jo-jos, and excellent alternative)
- one package of cream cheese
- Almond bark
Chocolate Covered Peanut butter sandwiches
- Ritz Crackers
- Peanut butter
- Almond bark
|The spread of candies, cookies and bars we made this year.|
My mom typically mixed the left over almond bark with almond slivers and spread it out on a cookie sheet then break it into pieces once it cooled. Also called Almond bark.
Oh- one more thing, if you are on the east coast, can you please tell me where to find almond bark? I bring it back from the mid west every year because I can't find it here.