Holiday Gifts From The Kitchen:Peppermint Sticks

There are many of us out there, me included who look for last minute gifts ideas or think we just need a few extra gifts for our loved ones. That’s why I love finding new ways to make gifts from the kitchen. If you don’t already subscribe to Disney Family Fun magazine, it might be a good idea to just pick up a copy when you’re looking for inspiration on family fun ideas. I was just browsing through it and came across these seasonal treats that are such a cinch to make. And they look just as simple and sweet!

Peppermint Sticks

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dark or milk chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 15 (4-inch) soft or hard peppermint sticks
  • White nonpareils

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, microwave the chocolate chips and oil for 1 minute, then continue in 10-second burts, stirring between heatings. When most, but not all, of the chips have melted, stir the chocolate until it is smooth.
  2. Spread the nonpareils on a sheet of wax paper. Dip one end of each peppermint stick into the chocolate, then roll it in the nonpareils. Set the sticks on another sheet of waxed paper until the chocolate has set, about one hour.

Place sets of five candies in clear cellephone bags, staple them closed, then affix decorative paper labels.

Recipe courtesy of Disney Family Fun Magazine.


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