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Old 12-05-2002, 04:38 PM
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Favorite Christmas Recipe??

M & M 'S HOLIDAY BROWNIES

What you'll need:
1 box your favorite brownie mix (for 13"x 9" baking pan)
1 bag M&M'S Milk Chocolate Candies for the Holidays
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups whipped cream (optional)
What to do:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare the brownie mix according to the package directions.
Spoon batter into 13" x 9" baking pan, spreading venly.
Cover batter with 1 cup of M&M'S Brand Milk Chocolate Candies for the Holidays.
In another mixing bowl, thoroughly beat the cream cheese with the sugar. Slowly add the heavy cream, eggs and vanilla extract. Blend mixture until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl several times.
Evenly spoon the cream cheese mixture over the brownie batter.
Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan comes out almost clean.
Remove and cool completely.
Optional: Just before serving, top with a layer of whipped cream.
Cut into 2-inch squares.
Prior to serving, decorate with M&M'S Brand Milk Chocolate Candies for the Holidays. Refrigerate any leftovers.
Makes 24 brownies.
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Old 12-05-2002, 04:42 PM
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M & &'s Holiday Wreath

What you'll need:
1 1/2 tablespoons margarine
5 ounces marshmallows
3 cups crisp rice cereal
A few drops green food coloring
1 tub ready-to-spread vanilla frosting
2 pounds "M&M's" Plain Chocolate Candies for the Holidays
1 red satin bow
What to do:

Melt margarine in a saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat and tint with food coloring. Mix in crisp rice cereal. Coat your hands with margarine and form mixture into a ring on wax paper. (Ring should be about 7 inches in diameter.) Stir a few drops of food coloring in the frosting until blended thoroughly. Reserve 1/4 cup and set aside. Using a butter knife or spatula, spread a thin layer of frosting over the entire ring. Place green "M&M's" Plain Chocolate Candies for the Holidays all over the ring. For any open spots, dab some of the vanilla frosting on the back of the green "M&M's" Plain Chocolate Candies for the Holidays and place where needed. Dab frosting on the red "M&M's" Plain Chocolate Candies for the Holidays and place 3 candies in a cluster to create berries. Dab frosting on the back of the bow, and place on wreath. Slice to serve.
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Old 12-05-2002, 04:43 PM
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This is the site I got these recipes from...It's great...check it out!!!!

http://www.marsbrightideas.com/index.shtml
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Old 12-06-2002, 07:26 PM
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hey gf,thanks for post this,,and those goodies look good right now ,,if i could reach and get them i would lol,,

i like to make the christmas wreaths with rice krispies and marshmellow,and using red hots for decorations,this is making me hungry,
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Caramel Corn Candy

Caramel Corn Candy

8 cups popcorn
3 oz. pecans
3 oz. almonds
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup margarine
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

Cook sugar, margarine, syrup, vanilla and cream of tartar over medium heat for 15 minutes.

Mix nuts and popcorn in bowl; pour cooked mixture over and stir.

Cool on greased cookie sheets in freezer.

Break into pieces and store in covered container.

Last edited by kitkathen; 10-24-2005 at 09:33 AM. Reason: I didn't notice that a potentially offensive word was in the title, I hope making it one word instead of two will make it ok...it really is the name of the popcorn snack
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Old 10-30-2005, 09:53 AM
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Mystery pecan pie

Mystery Pecan pie


Topping:
3 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Pie:
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 un-baked deep-dish (9-inch) pie shell
1 1/4 cups chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.



Combine all topping ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside. In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, sugar, salt, vanilla, and egg until combined. Pour into pie shell. Top with chopped pecans. Pour topping over pecans. Bake for 45 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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CHRISTMAS EVE MICE
I made these with my daughter and granddaughter when they were small.And my granddaughter still asks to make them.
24 double stuffed cream filled sandwich cookies
1 cup (6oz.) semisweet chocolate chips
2t.shortening
24 red maraschino cherries with stems,well drained
24 milk chocolate kisses
48 sliced almonds
1 small tube green decorative icing gel
1small tube red decorative icing gel

Carefully twist cookies apart; set aside the halves with cream fillling. Save plain halves for another use. In microwave or heavy saucepan,melt chocolate chips andshortening; stir till smooth. Holding each cherry by the stem, dip in melted chocolate, then press onto the bottom of a chocolate kiss. Place on the cream filling of cookie, with cherry stem extending beyond cookie edge. For ears, place slivered almonds between the cherry and kiss. Refridgerate until set. With green gel, pipe holly leaves on the cream. With red gel, pipe holly berries between the leaves and pipe eyes on each chocolate kiss. Store in air tight container at room temperature. Yeild 2 doz. The kids love making these and it's fun to see their expressions while working with them.
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