Super Quick and Super Easy Neighbor Gifts!

The past couple months has been crazy, busy and Christmas has been a second thought in my mind! I’m just getting my shopping done for my family and I usually have it done by now! If you are like me, you have awesome people that you would love to give something special to but time is running out.
I love to find quick and easy ideas but are special at the same time! Here are some ideas that you can put your own personal touch and the recipes are delicious!
Chocolate, Peppermint Popcorn
5 cups  popcorn, popped
6 ounces white chocolate chips
6 ounces chocolate chips
1 cup peppermint candy, crushed

  • Cover a baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Place popcorn on the baking sheet; set aside
  • Melt white chocolate chips in the microwave for 1 minute, stir and cook 30 seconds or until chocolate is melted. Repeat steps with the chocolate chips.
  • Sprinkle crushed peppermint candies on the popcorn. Drizzle white chocolate on the popcorn and then the chocolate.
  • Allow to cool completely. When chocolate is cooled and set, break into chunks for serving.

Caramel Pops
This is sooooo good! It will be gone as fast you can make it!
1 15 ounce bag of Corn pops
1 cup butter
1 cup corn syrup
2 cups brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees
  • Combine butter, corn syrup and brown sugar in a sauce pan. While mixing cook for about 2 minutes or until it starts to bubble around the edges, remove from heat.
  • Add the baking soda to cause foaming. It helps to coat the corn pops.
  • Pour caramel over corn pops and stir until pops are completely covered.
  • Place in oven for about 20 minutes, stir after 10 minutes. Remove from oven and pour onto wax paper. Break apart, before pops can cool.

Personalized Platters
These plates are only 94 cents at Wal Mart. This would be such a fun thing to receive because you can personalize it! It would also be a great activity to do with your family. All you need is the platter and a paint pen or a sharpie. Super Easy!!!!
Puppy Chow
9 cups Chex cereal (any kind)
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

  • Measure the cereal into the large bowl, and set side.
  • Microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter for 1 minute on high. Stir.
  • Cook for 30 second longer or until smooth. Add vanilla
  • Pour mixture over the cereal, stirring until coated.
  • Pour mixture into a large Ziploc bag and add powdered sugar.
  • Shake until well coated.
  • Spread on parchment paper to cool.
  • Store in Ziploc bags or large sealed bowl.

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bark
1 bag of Milk Chocolate Chips
3/4 cup of Peanut butter chips
3/4 cup of peanuts

  • Cover a baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for 1 minute and stir. Keep cooking for 30 seconds at a time or until the chocolate is melted.
  • Pour chocolate onto the parchment paper.
  • Melt the peanut butter chips for 1 minute in the microwave and stir. Keep cooking for 30 seconds at a time or until the peanut butter chips are melted.
  • Drizzle the peanut butter over the chocolate, then sprinkle the peanuts on the top.
  • Place pan in the refrigerator for about 1 hour or until the chocolate has hardened. Then simply break it into chunks.

Reindeer food and a Christmas book!
It’s so important that the reindeer have food so they can fly all night and help Santa make his deliveries! All you need is oatmeal and glitter to make this tasty treat. The kids will love to sprinkle it outside and the glitter will help the reindeer see their food. There is nothing better than a fun Christmas book to end the night!
Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows with Personality
Put some cute faces on the marshmallows with a food coloring pen and place them a stick. Then all you need to do is pair them up with some scrumptious hot chocolate and you have changed a ordinary treat into something special.
Cinnamon Ginger Applesauce
2 cups applesauce
4 Tablespoons Red Hot Candies
1 teaspoon ginger

  • Heat applesauce on a medium heat, add the Red Hot candies and ginger.
  • Cook until the Red Hot candies has dissolved.

Yup, its that easy! Packaging makes all the difference!

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