P.S. I wanted to share with you this quick, pretty, and taste great gift. It's easy peasy to make and very inexpensive and who doesn't need an inexpensive gift at these times? (Plus I have seen this stuff for sale at premier candy shops and it's not cheap)
- Melt one 14 oz. bag of "candy melts" or white chocolate squares you can find easily in the grocery store. I bought my melts at Michael's craft store. I melted mine in 30 second increments in the mirco wave.
- Pound with a mallet and crush into small pieces approx. 10-12 Starlight red and white mint rounds. Just put in a plastic baggie and pound. You can use candy canes too but they are hard to unwrap.
- Pour the melted white candy melts on a piece of parchment paper or waxed paper. Sprinkle with the crushed mints and let harden. Doesn't take long at all. Break up into small pieces and fill a pretty glass. Tie glass up with clear cellophane and tie with a red ribbon. For a festive and fun touch I also added a big silver jingle bell.
- I went looking at one of my thrift shop haunts and found some $1.00 wine glasses to use. The glasses were very heavy and quite large. This stuff is really good. Be sure and hide the leftovers. :)
P.S. S. Here's just a little peek of what's new for 2009 in the boutique at theVintageNest.