Today I am in the Christmas spirit. I have started making Christmas candy added, some finishing touches to the decorations around our house, and I even put a Christmas touch on the flower pots out front.
I thought I would take a quick second and share a super simple candy recipe and show off my Christmas-fied flower pots.
First up, Crock Pot Candy!
This could not be easier, well I guess you just go buy your candy, but where’s the fun in that?
Crock Pot Candy
1 – 12 ounce can of unsalted peanuts
1 – 12 ounce can of salted peanuts
1 bag of semi sweet chocolate chips
1 bag of milk chocolate chips
1 bag of peanut butter chips
1 package of vanilla almond bark
Layer each ingredient in your slow cooker in the order listed above. Turn the Crock Pot on low, put the lid on, and forget about it for 2 hours.
After 2 hours, stir. Being sure to combine everything until all the chocolate is smooth. Replace lid and let cook on low for another hour.
When ready, give it a good stir and then using a cookie scoop (or spoon) scoop the yummy mixture into mini muffin tin liners. I was able to make 100! Let cool, allowing the candy to firm back up and then enjoy!
While you are waiting on your candy to set up, you can quickly pull together my next little project.
My flower pots out front have been looking pretty awful lately. It’s cold here in Missouri and so the flowers have been long gone and as lovely as giant pots of dirt on my front stoop is, I thought they could use something a little more festive.
I found this idea on Pinterest, where I seem to find about 90% of my ideas these days, and decided that it was simple enough and pretty enough that I wanted to do it.
We have a large evergreen tree in our front yard and we have about a million pine cones littering our yard. I decided to pick up some of the pine cones, trim a little greenery off our tree and start decorating. If you don’t have an evergreen tree or pine cones in your yard (or your neighbor’s), you can always pick up some at your local craft or hardware store. All I did was layer in some of the trimmings from our tree and then just place pine cones and some shatterproof ornaments that I actually picked up at the thrift store for 50 cents. You can’t beat that kind of deal!
I think it adds just the right amount of Christmas and certainly looks better than the dirt and dead flowers we had before.