Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tasty Tuesda/Lots of Christmas Goodies!

I know, I know...I've already posted today!  But even though I wanted to start 2012 with a BIG project doesn't mean that we are canceling Tasty Tuesday!  So you're in for a Double Dose of G Inspires!

Today you're in for even more of a treat as I share several recipes from our big Christmas baking party!

Although the main event for today are Cake Balls!  Have you had them?  They are phenominal!!!

1 box cake mix
1 canister of frosting
Candy Coating

First bake a cake as directed on the package, just so you can crumble it up...I just used my "clean" hands!

Mix in 3/4 of a canister of frosting...I also used my hands on this part b/c a spoon was just not blending it well.  Obviously I don't have a picture of this as my hands were a mess!

Roll the mixture into balls and place them in the freezer for 20 minutes

Heat up your Candy Coating

Dip your Cake Balls in...this proved to be quite a mess and after MANY cake balls I couldn't find an easy or non-messy way to do this.

Let the cake balls sit for the chocolate to dry...takes maybe 10 minutes and ENJOY!

BONUS Material!

No Bake Cookies

-1/2 C Milk
-1/2 C Butter
-4 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
-1/2 C Peanut Butter
-3 C Quick Cooking Oats
-1 tsp Vanilla Extract

In a medium sauce pan; combine sugar, milk, butter and cocoa.  Bring to a boil and cook for 1 1/2 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, oats and vanilla extract. 

Drop by tsp fulls onto wax paper.  Let cool until hardened (or sneak some mid-hardened b/c that is really yummy!)

We also made some Kiss Cookies

Simply make the cookie as directed on the package...we did sugar cookies and peanut butter cookies.  Place the Kiss in the center of the cookie after you pull them out of the oven while they are still soft so the Kiss sinks into the warm cookies!

We also make Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies per the directions on the package

Then cookie cut out sugar cookies....make sure you have plenty of flour so that you can cut the shapes out and then cook as the package says.

No guys sorry...for the most part we aren't "homemade" type people but it was fun and made A LOT of goodies that we are still trying to get rid of!

Inspired by Christmas Baking!

Parties I'm Attending:

Homemaker on a Dime: Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop

Make the Scene Monday

The Bunny Hop

The Creative Spark

Beyond the Picket Fence

Gluesticks: Get Your Brag On


  1. O.M.G....everything looks SO delicious! You're really not helping me with this whole "lose the squish" plan I have!
    I heart no-bake cookies!

  2. Now you know how I've been feeling! It's been right in front of my face!!!

  3. A dieter's nightmare...and heaven all in one! lol

  4. You sure have been busy in the kitchen! Everything looks delicious!

  5. Awww..thanks! I'm really not very good in the kitchen but I sure have been trying! Even my husband has noticed! hehe