Monday, December 24, 2007

My fun fast gift


Derek decided he needed to give his sarg. a gift so I quick put this together. I was so excited about it that I came right over here to share it with you! I made some powdered hot chocolate mix: 3/4 c. sugar (divided) 1 vanilla bean 1 c cocoa powder 1 T ground cinnamon 1/3 c dry milk powder Put 2 T of sugar and vanilla bean in a blender and blend until a fine powder. Combine remaining sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon and dry milk in a bag, add vanilla sugar and mix well. transfer powder mixture to an airtight container. To serve mix 1/4 c powder with 8 oz. hot water.
I put the hot chocolate powder in a 1/2 pint jam jar and tied a red ribbon with instructions for making drink and a cinnamon stick to the top. Than I made some chocolate syrup: 1/2 c heavy cream 1 c chocolate chips 1 c light corn syrup 1 T vanilla In a sauce pan over medium heat bring cream to a boil. Add chocolate and blend until smooth. Add corn syrup and vanilla. Remove from heat. let cool than pour into jar with tight fitting lid. store in the refrigerator. to serve combine 3 T syrup with 8 oz hot milk.

Derek had found the Jack Daniels flavored coffee at the dollar spot in Target last week. I had a basket on hand that I stuck holiday tissue into. I had made some candy the other day that I wrapped up in some green serene wrap and tied with a red ribbon. I used one of the mugs we had on hand and added tissue and the coffee to it. I also wrapped up some mini marshmallows and some doughnuts I made this morning. Then added the candy cane for decor.

5 comments:

Keren and Peggy said...

It looks yummy! :) Keren

Emily said...

I'm so impressed that you made doughnuts and candy and choc syrup! Looks very tasty. I'm glad to see your blog up and running! :) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Abbi said...

Very nice! I always think gift baskets look so neat.

Betsy Cradic said...

What a nice and creative gift! I'm so glad that you have a blog now! I just saw the link to it on my bro Bob's site. It will be fun keeping up with your fam. Your sweet kids are all so grown-up!

Michelle said...

That is such a neat idea. I'm sure his sarge was thrilled with it! I'm gonna have to try some of those recipes. Good Job Martha!