Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My favorite things

I love these mini takeout boxes! I found them back when I was in the gift basket biz, and you can do so many things with them. Here, I filled each box with 3 hand-dipped Oreos (recipe below - so simple!), decorated them with a strip of scrapbook paper, a ribbon, and a mini ornament (purchased 2 boxes at Target post-Christmas last year for mere pennies).

Dipped Oreos - these are SO decadent!
1. Melt 1 bag of chocolate chips (semisweet, milk, dark, or white) as directed on package.
2. Dip an Oreo half-way to coat. Gently shake off excess chocolate.
3. Dip one side into crushed peppermint candies. I bought mine pre-crunched, but to save money, you can buy a 99 cent box of candy canes and either take out your aggressions manually or crush them in the food processor.
4. Lay on a Silpat- or wax paper-covered baking sheet with the peppermint side up. Cool on the counter (not in the fridge, it will make the chocolate bloom).


  1. Adorable! What a fun idea Annie. You are so creative! I think I will give this a whirl for our preschool teachers present this year. Thanks for the idea. :)

  2. I'm not kidding when I say that I feel like Shrek compared to you, especially in the area of, er, okay in ALL the areas of homemaking.
    These cookies sound delish and of course, your packaging is beautiful.