My Mom recently sent up my first pair of Christmas jammies that I wore when I was a baby. I was born in July, 12 weeks premature….so come Christmas time, I was still in 0-3 month clothes. These Christmas Jammies, although a bit dated, fit Savannah perfectly!
2 (10oz) packages vanilla baking chips
1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
1 1/2 c. crushed candy canes
1 dash red or green food coloring
Line an 8 inch square baking pan with aluminium foil and grease the foil. Combine vanilla chips and sweetened condensed milk in sauce pan over medium heat. Stir frequently until almost melted; remove from heat and continue to stir until smooth. When chips are completely melted, stir in extract, coloring and candy canes. Spread evenly in bottom of prepared pan. Chill for 2 hours, then cut into squares.
One of my favorite things to do this time of year is spend time in the kitchen. Saturday, I had time to do just that. Savannah was asleep, so I thought I would get a few of my Christmas goodies scratched off my, what seems to be, ever growing list! It was a fun few hours and both my treats turned out yummy! The first thing I made was pretzels with a peppermint kiss and an M&M:
Ingredients for pretzel candies
Finished Pretzel Candies
The second Christmas goodie I made was candy cane fudge. We had recently had some candy cane fudge while visiting Santa at the Santa Claus house in North Pole, AK (yes, there really is a place called the North Pole…however, it is about 15 minutes SOUTH of Fairbanks! 🙂 I was pleased with how it turned out! Yummy!
Hope you all get to enjoy some yummy Christmas goodies, too!