Monday, December 15, 2008

Short and sweet

Mock Turtles

I am really not much of a baker, I am more of a cook. You have to be all precise and everything in baking. That just not us. Thought we'd share some of our favorite short and easy Christmas treats here. You can package them up in cute jars or tins for gifts.

Mock turtles

Rolo chocolate carmel candy

Unwap the rolos (but be choosey who does this job, you will need some for the recipe). Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Put a piece of the candy in the center of each pretzel. Bake in a low oven 225 for approx. 5min. remove and place a pecan down the center of each while still warm. I here you can also freeze them. Mine don't last that long at my house.

Cinnamon Sugar Pecans

1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg white
4 cups pecan halves
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (160 C).
Combine sugar, cinnamon and salt in small bowl.
Whisk egg white in large bowl until frothy. Add pecans to egg white and toss well to coat.
Add sugar mixture and toss carefully and thoroughly doing your best not to break the pecans.
Spread pecans in a single layer on a large cookie sheet.
Bake until toasted and crisp, about 40 minutes turning them over after the first 20 minutes ( take them out of oven and do this and arrange them neatly once again; this helps keep them from sticking to the pan). Using a spatula, immediately loosen pecans from cookie sheet and let cool. Put them in a large plastic container, cover and refrigerate.

Please share any easy treats you love to make.


Anonymous said...

Oh, my gosh! Something I could actually do without too much work! LOL! Thank you!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Thanks for sharing on my Christmas Cookie/Candy Recipe Exchange! I'm definitly gonna try those cinnamon pecans! Hope they taste like the ones they sell at the malls & craft fairs!!

Melissa Miller said...

These both sound delicious and almost too simple!

Thanks so much for posting and sharing with us. :)

Kim Layton said...

Wow! I'm gonna have to try the Rolo pretzel! My husband loves those things and this seems too easy!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

I love the mock turtle idea!