Posted by Janelle at Dec 3, 2012 6:00 am
My mother is coming to visit this week, and I’d like to do some baking for the holidays. However, I have to say that when I bake, it has to be a rather easy recipe for me to do and follow. None of this Ina Garten fancy-schmancy stuff for me, LOL! Anyway, I’m looking for a few new recipes to try, and I thought it would be fun to have a holiday recipe swap. I’ll share a favorite easy-to-do yummy recipe, and ifyou have a holiday dessert you love, please share with the rest of us!
CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT CREAMS
1 bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
(2 cups) 1 bag (12 oz) dark chocolate chips
(2 cups) 1/3 cup whipping cream
1 cup butter
1/4 cup dry pudding mix from 1 box (4-serving size) vanilla pudding and pie filling mix (not instant)
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 bag (2 lb) powdered sugar
1/2 cup coarsely chopped peppermint candy canes
STEP ONE: Spray 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray. Reserve 1/2 cup of the semisweet chocolate chips. In 2-quart saucepan, heat remaining semisweet chocolate chips, the dark chocolate chips and 1/3 cup cream over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until melted. Pour into pan; spread evenly. Refrigerate.
STEP TWO: Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, heat butter, pudding mix and 1/2 cup cream to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in peppermint extract, vanilla and powdered sugar, beating well, until mixture is smooth. Spread evenly over cooled chocolate layer; freeze until firm, 15 to 20 minutes.
STEP THREE: Place reserved 1/2 cup chocolate chips in small resealable freezer plastic bag. Microwave on High 45 to 55 seconds, turning bag over after 30 seconds. Squeeze bag until chips are melted and smooth. Cut small tip off one corner of bag, and drizzle over top. Immediately sprinkle with chopped candy. Cut into 15 rows by 5 rows.
And when you’re done, they should look like this (not my personal photo, but they do look like this, LOL!)
Okay, now it’s your turn to share!