Gifts from the Kitchen, Peppermint Snowballs

Presents are wrapped and stacked in a pile, ready to be delivered in just a little while~

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Jingle bells and Merry Jolly, lots of treats and bright red holly

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All are signs that Christmas is near, and if there’s a bunch of candy canes, Christmas is here!

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Peppermint Snowballs piled on a plate and a bowl of Sparkly ornaments looking great~

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And what says Christmas louder than HO HO HO

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A Peppermint Chip Covered Ball made with an OREO!

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You might want to gift them in a glitter sprayed jar

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Just spray jars with a coat of glossy white, then add some glitter if it strikes your fancy~

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I did a stripe around the bottom third of the jar

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There are tons of free printables available online, just give it a google, or make your own…or you can tuck a cupcake paper into the lid~

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A pretty ribbon makes a cozy scarf for your jar full of holiday treats and sweets!

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The cookies are so quick to make, you’ll have plenty of time to whip up these jars!

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Have you seen the Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips? So tasty and convenient!

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Melt the white chocolate bark with sweetened condensed milk

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You will think this is going to take forever, but don’t walk away, it happens fairly quickly…do some leg lifts or yoga stretches and before you know it, this chocolate milk bath will be ready for the smashed cookies

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I know all you can see is icing but those Oreo crumbs are in there!

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Stir, stir, stir~

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Use a mini scooper or 2 teaspoons to form small balls, and roll in Peppermint chips [or crushed candy canes or peppermints]

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Place the balls on a paper lined baking sheet and refrigerate until firm

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Mmmmm….white chocolate, cookie crunch and peppermint creaminess make a delightful wintertime treat!

I bet your wondering what those M&Ms are for…well they’re for you to snack on of course!

Here’s the recipe:

PEPPERMINT SNOWBALLS  for a printable version click here

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 20 oz. pkg. Vanilla flavored Almond Bark or white chocolate chips

1 pkg. Andes Peppermint Chips

1 pkg. Oreo cookies, I used Winter Oreo with red cream filling

Heat milk and chocolate in a saucepan over medium low heat, stirring occasionally until chocolate has completely melted into the milk.  Crush cookies in a large ziplock bag with a rolling pin.  Add crushed cookies to hot chocolate milk mixture.  Using a small cookie dough scoop or 2 teaspoons form small balls.  Roll balls in peppermint chips.  Place on a paper lined plate or baking sheet and refrigerate until firm.  Makes about 36.

Thanks for visiting today, I hope your gifts are just about all wrapped up!

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Comments
15 Responses to “Gifts from the Kitchen, Peppermint Snowballs”
  1. Yummy treats, you’ve been very busy Jenna! I have to get me some Glitter Blast, looks like fun:@)

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  2. LindaG says:

    Seriously you must have two clones! How do you do all of this…This is just great!

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  3. Hi Jenna – You are my peppermint sister! I wish you lived closer so you can come over to our Candy Canes and Cocktails party this weekend… and while I don’t have time to make these for this year, I’m totally pinning this project to make next year. I am obsessed with anything peppermint!!!!! Merry Christmas to you and yours. Hugs, Holly

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  4. Rettabug says:

    Jenna, I was here early this morning & I could have SWORN that I left a comment on these yummy looking treats! GREAT photos & a really nice tut on how to make them, too. Thanks!

    I once asked Yvonne at StoneGable if she had a “staff” to help her. I ask the same question of you…how do you do it all??? And so beautifully, too!!!

    LOVED that turquoise tablescape!!

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    • I wish I had a staff! Actually my husband is a huge help, he loves to clean house and do dishes, he’s sort of a neat freak, so I am lucky! It seems like the busier I am, the more I get done…thanks so much for the sweet comments Rett~

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  5. Kim says:

    Yummy! As always, I love your poetry. 🙂 Thanks for sharing these awesome treats!

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  6. Mary says:

    Jenna, You’re way ahead of me! Not only do you have the presents wrapped, you have time to spray paint jars and write poetry 🙂 I adore the sparkly jars for gifting your snowballs, too cute and creative!

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    • Don’t be impressed, those wrapped gifts were for a customer who orders all her gifts from me and I wrap them for her~my gifts are unwrapped in a pile under a quilt in the bedroom!

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  7. Betty Taylor says:

    Thanks for linking up with us at the Four Seasons Blog Hop! I pinned your peppermint snowballs. They look really good and such a fun way of packaging them.

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  8. Mary says:

    This looks amazing..I’ve saved the recipe for future use!!

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