I hope this finds you all basking in the warm afterglow of a wonderful Christmas! I am sure 90% of you are sitting in a sugar coma – lord knows I am. I figured why not just go ahead and share with you the treats that have put me into this blissful state.
Top Left: Cookie Dough Bites
1 cup soft butter, 1.5 cups brown sugar, 2 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 tsp. salt, 2 cups flour, 1 Tbsp. water, Mini Chocolate Chips. Cream butter and sugar together, add remaining ingredients by hand. Roll into bite size balls and place into mini baking cups, store in fridge.
Top & Bottom Right: Rolo Cookies
1 box devils food cake, 2 eggs, 1/3 cup oil, package Rolo’s, powdered sugar. Mix devils food cake, eggs and oil. Take a Rolo and roll enough dough around Rolo to create a ball. Place on cookie sheet and bake 7-8 minutes in 350 degree oven. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Bottom Left: The best cookies known to man, Eileen’s Cookies.
Visit them at various Omaha locations. <– link
Center: Caramel Chex Mix, aka Christmas Crack
Recipe can be found here.
Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas!
My gift to you is the recipe for my most requested treat, Caramel Chex! I only make it one time a year for a very specific reason:
It’s ridiculously addicting.
Consider yourself warned.
Step 1: Heat sugars and butter over medium heat. On a prepared baking sheet spread out cereal, nuts and coconut.
Step 2: Coat cereal mixture with caramel mix. Try not to drool.
Step 3: Stir well, place in oven for 24 minutes, stirring every eight minutes to assure every cereal bit gets equally coated.
Step 4: After the 24 minute baking time spread mixture out on greased parchment paper making sure to create an even layer.
Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes, stir and break up with your fingers, continue cooling until caramel has set.
Step 5: Try to keep your significant other out of it
Step 6: Store as desired. I place mine in Gallon zip lock bags and add M&M’s. As the Chex settles it will stick together, creating clumps, so keeping it stored in baggies allows you to massage the chex mix to break it up.
I hope you enjoy family, friends, food and drinks over the next few days.