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Easy festive sweet recipes?

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ChestyNut Sat 31-Aug-13 18:14:13

Am thinking about making some festive treats to take for family when we deliver presents on Christmas Eve.

but I'm not the worlds best cook.

Does anyone have any tried and tested easy festive sweet ideas?

DSJamesHathaway Sat 31-Aug-13 19:16:39

I'm afraid I don't have any recipes to share yet but I am planning on making marshmallows and honeycomb this year for Christmas

ChestyNut Sat 31-Aug-13 19:52:50

Oooh they sound nice smile

DSJamesHathaway Sat 31-Aug-13 19:59:50

My problem is I watch GBBO and they make these kind of things look easy.

PurpleGeekyGirl Sat 31-Aug-13 20:03:04

I usually make hampers for people and always include sweets in them. Things like coconut ice and peppermint creams are ridiculously easy, and some fudges that use marshmallows as a base are a lot easier than burning attempting proper fudge. There's some easy recipes here

somewheresomehow Sat 31-Aug-13 20:03:47

hi, my dd makes shortbread (so easy to do just dont let them go brown they need to be pale or they are hard) and/chocolate truffles (made with or without alcohol)

Foxred10 Sat 31-Aug-13 20:05:21

Nigella's chocolate pistachio fudge is ridiculously easy and SO good, I make it every Christmas now, ditto Tana Ramsay's shortbread recipe, rolled out and cut into festive shapes instead of baked in a tin

Delia Smiths marzipan recipe (I use Amarretto instead of sherry or brandy) rolled into small balls, top with a walnut piece or a glace cherry and dip in plain chocolate.

iloveholidays Sat 31-Aug-13 20:43:04

Watching with interest, would love to make some hampers with really easy homemade gifts from the DDs. Thinking of cookie mix, peppermint creams and coconut ice so far.

ChestyNut Tue 03-Sep-13 14:45:26

Have seen some easy fudge recipes smile

Some lovely little festive cellophane bags on amazon I might get too.

ZingWantsCake Tue 03-Sep-13 14:50:53

I have a really good gingerbread recipe. if you want it let me know please - it takes a while to type it in...

CeliaFate Tue 03-Sep-13 15:01:16

Nigella's festive rocky road is totally simple.

iloveholidays Tue 03-Sep-13 15:17:20

chesty can you link to the bags please?

iloveholidays Tue 03-Sep-13 15:24:37

sorry chesty, I was being silly just found lots which look good. Can't believe how excited I'm getting this year!

DTisMYdoctor Tue 03-Sep-13 16:09:32

ZingWAntsCake - I'd really appreciate if you typed out your gingerbread recipe, I'm on the search for a good one.

ChestyNut Tue 03-Sep-13 16:45:43

Me too zing

Oooh that's fab celia I'd looked at delia but couldn't find much online.

holidays the ones I saw are clear with christmas trees and candy canes on grin

Would be ok for snowman soup too!

ZingWantsCake Tue 03-Sep-13 17:01:48

yes, will do, it's very good.

last Christmas we built a whole castle out of ginger biscuits (about 12 batches! ) plus a few Christmas trees to give away.

crap, battery's running out. will do it tonight and will link pics too.

ChestyNut Tue 03-Sep-13 17:14:50

Any photos zing?

ZingWantsCake Thu 05-Sep-13 13:42:45

sorry, sorry

I haven't forgotten, but been unwell - I'll give you the recipe tomorrow and will link photos of gingerbread castle.
needless to say, but I have to brag - DS1 won the competition! grin

ChestyNut Thu 05-Sep-13 17:37:11

chestywantsgingerbread grin

ZingWantsCake Thu 05-Sep-13 17:39:54

I like it!

go on, do it! grin

GemmaTeller Thu 05-Sep-13 17:50:07

I made these chocolate heart candy canes last christmas, they were easy and turned out exactly as the picture...

notsoidlehands.com/category/candy

ChestyNut Thu 05-Sep-13 18:40:58

Might save it for christmas zing grin

Ill have a look gemma thanks

Katieweasel Thu 05-Sep-13 19:24:04

We make christmas bark. Melt chocolate, usually milk and white. Drizzle on tin foil lined baking tray. Use a fork to make nice swirly patterns. Then add mini marshmallows, fudge pieces, honeycomb bits extra. Let it harden in the fridge. Then break into pieces and wrap in christmas cellophane bags.

LoganMummy Thu 05-Sep-13 19:28:46

For super easy, but impressive looking sweets use chocolate transfer sheets. Melt some (good quality) chocolate and spoon onto transfer sheets, disc shapes usually work well. Allow to dry - it's that easy!
I get mine from Amazon.

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