Hi everyone and welcome to the Holiday Cards & More vol. 8 Blog Hop! First of all, I want to apologize. I don't know how, the system published the draft I have made for this post instead of the correct one, so I'm rewriting it at super full speed!!! I promise I know how to write, lol! Thanks for your patiente :)
And to help you get into the Christmas spirit, what better that some Holiday treats with a pretty packaging? We were asked by the lovely Paper Crafts Mag team to share a favorite Christmas recipe. I have to confess I am pretty much a disaster at the kitchen. And franckly, a whole stuffed turkey wouldn't fit in my pretty box. So I made Christmas chocolates (super simple recipe to come later). And here's how I packaged them. I tried my hand at classy and elegant, even when I'm unable to tie a big satin bow. But twine? That I can do!
I promise the chocolates are there. Down there, can you see them? Lol! They wouldn't stay put when I was taking the pic, and although I almost stuck them in place with a glue dot, I thought better. Because that's not exactly my idea about how sticky and sweet should be ;)
And of course, a coordinating card had to be done. I just switched the colors instead of making the pannel identical to the one I made for the box.
As for the recipe for the chocolate? Please, don't laugh... And also forgive the lack of super technical kitchen goddess terms (I never understand those when I read a recipe, anyway)
1. Melt a bar of your favorite chocolate at very, very, very slow fire. Use a non stick pan for this. Ask me how I know.
2. Pour the melted chocolate into a silicone mold. There are super cute ones out there! I used a simple one :) At this step, you can also add some grounded nuts, finely crushed candy canes or even spices (chili chocolate, anyone?)
3. Let it become solid, pop the chocolates out of the mold and stuff them in your mouth put them into the pretty box. Done.
See why I thought you would laugh at my lack of cooking talent? And now, it's time to start hopping! Your next stop is the blog of the fantastic Kalyn Kepner. I love the softness and delicacy in her creations! Here you have the complete blog hop list. Right now you are at the first stop:
And of course, the lovely Paper Crafts Mag team kindly let me give away a free copy of the issue to one lucky comenter. Just leave me a comment before Tuesday, August 13th at midnight and I'll pick a winner shortly after.
Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas in August!