Christmas Treats 2014



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 RightRolo 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.



Merry Christmas to You From Me!


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.


Printable recipe:


I hope you enjoy family, friends, food and drinks over the next few days.