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I am looking for some recipes for cookies or candy to send and give to friends for Christmas. I'd like to make something that is easy to put in gift bags and will stay fresh! 
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Holiday treats to send to friends

posted at 12/15/2010 8:04 PM EST
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I am looking for some recipes for cookies or candy to send and give to friends for Christmas. I'd like to make something that is easy to put in gift bags and will stay fresh! 

Re: Holiday treats to send to friends

posted at 12/15/2010 8:25 PM EST
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Kathy - There are some recipes for brownies on this site that are good for sending to our troops overseas.
And I have confidence in mailing fudge and peanut brittle to friends.

I've mailed a lot of all sorts of cookies to college kids and it works very well.  I just make certain to mail ONLY on Monday or Tuesday so the kids receive them that same week and it missed the no-mail day.   Use Priority Mail ... you can go to your post office and get free Priority Mail boxes.

Re: Holiday treats to send to friends

posted at 12/16/2010 5:26 PM EST
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I love the peanut brittle recipes as they are easy to pack in little zip lock bags.

Re: Holiday treats to send to friends

posted at 12/17/2010 10:29 AM EST
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I agree with the posts above.

Re: Holiday treats to send to friends

posted at 12/17/2010 10:54 AM EST
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In Response to Holiday treats to send to friends:
I am looking for some recipes for cookies or candy to send and give to friends for Christmas. I'd like to make something that is easy to put in gift bags and will stay fresh! 
Posted by Kathy A


Kathy,

Here is one of my favorites.  It does keep well and can be bagged or put into decorative tins for gift giving.

Cranberry Nut Bark

1 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup toasted diced pecans
2 2/3 cups choped semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, melted (I use choc chips)
2 2/3 cups chopped white chocolate, melted

Toss cranberries and pecans together and set aside. 
Melt the dark chocolate and spread into a 8 x 12" oval on parchment paper
Let chocolate set but not harden completely.

Melt the white chocolate and mix with 3/4 cup of the cranberries and pecans.
Spread this over the dark chocolate.  Sprinkle the rest of the nuts and fruit on
top, pressing them into the choc gently.

Allow to cool until hardened, then break into chunks.

Re: Holiday treats to send to friends

posted at 12/17/2010 11:09 AM EST
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Harriet ~ that sounds grand .... I have printed it and plan to do it soon.  What's your opinion on me using my dried strawberries?

Re: Holiday treats to send to friends

posted at 12/17/2010 1:43 PM EST
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I love to GET fudge.  I never have any problem with it being fresh and tasty.  It never lasts long enough to be anything but perfect.

Re: Holiday treats to send to friends

posted at 12/17/2010 3:26 PM EST
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I think bar cookies travel the best.  Most cookies can be made as a bar cookie so it does not limit much in the cookie world.
Fudge travels well as long as it is wrapped well.
I love the dollar stores for the inexpensive tins that you can get this time of year.  I line the tins with 2 strips of parchment paper in an X pattern then I can close up the tin folding the parchment over the top.  If I do multiple layers I will put a piece between layers.  Parchment does not get greasy like tissue paper does.
Pack the tins and place in a box and crumble up your local paper.  Gives friends an idea what is going on and it's fun to look at ad prices from around the country.

Re: Holiday treats to send to friends

posted at 12/17/2010 9:37 PM EST
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Aaaahhhhh -- I've been looking for this!  HARRIET, I made your cranberry bark and it's AMAZING!  I've posted a photo somewhere in here ... I couldn't find this.  Thanks again for that wonderful, wonderful recipe.

And I just tried to make it with marachino cherries which I dried carefully, chopped onto paper towels and tried pressed out more juice ... alas - not enough juice.  The white chocolate seized horribly and it didn't adhere to the chocolate.  It's a dismal failure.
Oh well .......................

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