Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Treats

Christmas is just around the corner, and I thought I'd post pictures of the Christmas treats I made for my mom to give her friends. I actually found the recipe online but had to do some experimenting with the oven temperature and cooking time.

Things I learned from all this: chocolate melts at a much lower temperature than you'd think. Hey, it even melts in your hand. With our oven, the temperature was set at 165 degrees Celsius. Cooking time was 1 minute and 30 seconds. Use your phone as a timer if your oven's timer is busted (like ours is).

I wanted to use round pretzels to replicate what I saw on Pinterest. But that proved quite difficult. Good thing I found a big jar of Christmas pretzels (even better) at S&R (like Costco) for just over US$10.

If you want to use Hugs Kisses, set the oven temperature at 165 Celsius but cut the cooking time down to 30 seconds. Trust me, they melt a lot quicker.




P.S. when you overcook chocolate it doesn't melt. It dries out and becomes powdery. This happened to me.

To salvage the dried out Kisses, I used them to make hot cocoa, and my husband loved it, boldly declaring that it was the best hot cocoa he'd ever tasted!

P.P.S. Don't forget to preheat the oven! ;)