We are so busy getting ready for our move, that it has been hard to keep up with sharing recipes with you. Even so, I do have a bunch to post! Right now, though, I’m leaving you with a quick rundown of my Christmas baskets. Although it is probably too late to use this as inspiration for your holiday gifts this year, hopefully you’ll be able to use one or two of the recipes for a hostess gift at your Christmas dinner (you’ll see two more posted tomorrow and Friday).
I made less baskets than I originally intended, since I could barely find enough time to even make dinner for our family in the midst of packing and looking for a new place to live in Mississippi. It was hard to narrow down the list of recipients, but we limited it to nine. (I know I missed somebody. If it’s you, please please please don’t be offended!) I didn’t send any in the mail, and just kept it to local friends.
Here is what I included, and how many batches I needed to make in order to fill nine baskets:
Pizzelle (2 batches)
Peanut Butter Fudge (2 batches)
Dangerous Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (2 batches)
Homemade Vanilla Extract (2 batches)
Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa, with mini marshmallows (1 batch)
I found the tins in Target’s dollar spot (rather they were in the batch of $2.50 items) and the filling is from the Dollar Tree. The treat bags are also from Target (although you can find these many other places, like Walmart, Michael’s, Joann’s, Amazon, etc.).
It was really fun making these baskets. There were a few items I intended to include but did not have enough time to bake up. I’m already excited for next year when I know I won’t be in the middle of moving across country, and can at least double the size of the recipient list. That is, if I’m able to make any friends in Mississippi!