Fudge, Strawberries &…farewell 2010

I’ve been on a cookie kick lately. Not completely on purpose either…they just happened to be everywhere I turned… So today, I’m asking you to make something else :

Fudge

Strawberries

& these last minute crafts!

It’s still 2010 – Sink your teeth into these sugar cushions of fudge…you won’t be disappointed. What are you waiting for? Diets start next year.

I always add chopped pecans (or whatever kind of nuts I can find) into my fudge, in my opinion – what is fudge without nuts?

I know, however, some of YOU don’t share the same thoughts. :) 

I was amazed at this fudge, it really sounds too simple to be true. It’s good.

Really, honestly. I hope you try it! It’s a dense, yet soft, creamy, mmm, melt in your mouth treat!

If you are feeling like you want something “lighter” – these strawberries are cute, delicious, and make for a great party snack. Who doesn’t like chocolate dipped strawberries!? 

Notice the theme today…quick, yet delicious.

Easy Candiquik Fudge

Yield: 1 lb. (approx.)

Ingredients:

1 package (16oz) chocolate CANDIQUIK 

1/3 C milk (any will do)

1/3 C chopped pecans (optional)

Directions

1. Chop entire Chocolate CANDIQUIK block into small pieces

2. Heat 1/3 cup milk in medium saucepan over medium-low heat until it begins to simmer, and then add all of the chopped CANDIQUIK- stirring constantly until chunks are melted.

3. Remove from heat, add 1/3 cup chopped pecans and pour CANDIQUIK mixture back into its original tray (it came packaged in) and place in refrigerator until completely set. Slice and serve!

want to feel less guilty?…

 

Hence the word “less”. There’s fruit involved = healthy.

Strawberries!

 

 

     

(yes, these berries have a little wedding theme to them, but decorate to your heart’s desire!

Last minute decorating ideas…

Table Toppers – (or Confetti) Ideas:

Guests will go crazy for these confetti (decorated with their own faces)! Use a photo-editing program to give digital pictures of family and friends a sepia tint; print onto matte photo paper. Use 1/2-inch to 1-inch circle punches to cut out faces, as well as extra circles from colored paper and vellum. Package the confetti in envelopes, and hand them out to guests for a celebratory toss at midnight!

 

Cookie Sleeves

Simple: cookies packaged in CD envelopes and sealed with festive tags. A tasteful take-home treat — or midnight snack — for guests at a New Year’s Eve party.

(Crafts adapted at marthastewart.com)

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