12/22/11



I have successfully completed recipe #2 from @KraftCanada's #Dessert1st menu. I'm getting better at this!

This time I had both kids home too! Originally I had planned on dropping K off at bus, coming home and starting the squares before D woke up. Unfortunately a freezing rain warning caused the buses to be cancelled and there was no way I was walking anywhere if the weather was bad enough buses wouldn't even risk it. Both kids were up at 7am after K shrieked she was missing pajama day. I reminded her it wasn't me who cancelled the bus. Kids!

Needless to say it turned out to be a busy morning anyways because after breakfast I decided to make the squares because we are days away from our Christmas eve celebrations and the clocks a ticking!

Thanks to Kraft Canada I had all my ingredients. I only had to pick up candy cane for this one which I bought one of those big candy cane sticks instead if a box. It was already broken too, it worked out great!

I got all my dry ingredients ready, crushed the broken candy cane, broke up the white chocolate and measured out the butter and brown sugar. I followed the recipe to a T. At first, I wasn't sure if I was doing it right because the crackers slid along the parchment paper once the brown sugar and butter mixture began to boil a bit in the stove but that may have been because my pan was too big.

I managed to press them back together before spreading the white chocolate and topping them off with candy cane pieces. Most of the candy cane turned to candy dust though, I crushed it a little too much but it gave them this Christmas sparkle, how festive!




The recipe made 32 squares with no left overs to spare. You could make more by adding more ingredients though, they are pretty simple!

The kids finally got to try them in the afternoon once they set and boy, did they ever love them!


I thought they would be way too sweet with brown sugar, white chocolate and candy cane in the mix but I think the salt from the butter and crackers even it out because they were just right!

Thanks to Kraft Canada &
dessertcentre.ca for coming up with these quick and easy holiday treats! It'll be so fun to try #dessert1st with everyone this weekend!

Make your own White Christmas Crunch squares, they're quick and easy!

What You Need

32 Premium Plus Crackers
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 pkg. (6 squares) Baker's White Chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup crushed candy canes

How to make it

Heat oven to 350°F.


Arrange crackers in single layer in parchment-lined 17x11-1/2x3/4-inch pan.

Cook butter and sugar in saucepan on medium-high heat 3 to 4 min. or until butter is melted and mixture is well blended, stirring occasionally. Bring to boil; cook 3 min. (Do not stir.) Spread onto crackers.


Bake 4 to 6 min. or until golden brown. Immediately top with chocolate; bake 1 to 2 min. or until melted. Spread chocolate to completely cover crackers; top with crushed candy. Cool completely. Break into squares.

Note: Although we used traditional crushed up candy cane to create a festive feel, you can always replace crushed candy cane with something else like drizzled dark chocolate or other holiday candies!

I hope we have time to make the Gingerbread wreaths before Saturday! If not, we will have a project to do over the holidays while both kids are home from school!

Enjoy!

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9 comments:

  1. I love Candy Cane desserts at Christmas! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    Jody
    Mommy Moment

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  2. Oh those look so good!!!! I'm bookmarking this page!

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  3. Mmmm....mint and white chocolate - sounds yummy!!!

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  4. Oh yummy! I now have a list of desserts to try! I guess Marvelous Mommy Meals will be about sweets for awhile :) Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Yummy...this is being added to my list

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  6. Omigosh. Girl, you are killing me! All these delicious goodies! They look great! :)

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  7. So, I'm curious... How did you crush the candy canes? Whenever I try something like this I end up with powdered candy mess.

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  8. @MapleLeafMommy - You're going to laugh but I put the candy cane in a ziplock bag (take the air out) and I crushed it using hubbys hammer LOL it was the best I could come up with and hey it worked ;)

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