I spent a day in the kitchen playing with chocolate. It’s a good thing I only bought 8 pounds of it otherwise I’d still be there. I had planned on doing chocolate-covered peanuts and raisins, and possibly using some molds for shapes. I had done some shopping before starting the chocolate, and spied a bag of large marshmellows and my Mrs. found a bag of shredded coconut. She had to drag me from the store screaming about doing shortbread and graham crackers.
Let me tell you, there’s nothing like creating goodies that you know folks are gonna go berserk over. I didn’t want to stop! But here’s what I did do. I had half of a bag of cranberries left (I had made 3 dozen Oatmeal-Cranberry-White Chocolate cookies the day before), so I covered those in chocolate. And I covered the peanuts and raisins. I dipped the large marshmellows, I found a bag of pretzels in the cupboard and covered those, too. I toasted the shredded coconut and made haystacks. And I only sampled the covered cranberries (woooooooooooooooooo! Them be tasty!!)
Toasted coconut haystacks and covered raisins
Chocolate-covered cranberries and marshmellows
Chocolate-covered peanuts and pretzels
There’s still time to make some sweet treats for the folks on your Christmas list. And all you have to do is make a visit to Mary’s Sweet Shop!! 215 East Erie Avenue, just over the Bascule Bridge, on the left. 440-288-9282.