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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

CardMaker Holiday Yummies Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to CardMaker magazine's "Holiday Yummies" blog hop!
The girls have all created fun little treat packaging with coordinating cards/tags to share with you today. We though it might give you some gift ideas for those special people in your lives who love to receive home-made goodies or treats.
I decided do a gift bag filled with peanut brittle. My little secret is, it's microwave brittle and only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish! You could whip of several gifts in no time flat.

To make it gift worthy, I simply used a flat bottom cellophane bag from ClearBags.com, added some My Mind's Eye Signature Christmas Holiday Glitter designer papers for a topper, then created this fun tag with Spellbinder's 2012 Heirloom Ornaments. I embellished the ornament with Ranger Ink's Gold embossing powder and Want2Scrap's White Pearls and Turquoise Rhinestones. The ornament was attached with some pretty Turquoise Organza from Really Reasonable Ribbon. The sentiment was stamped with a "vintage" Stampin' Up set and Ranger's Aquamarine Archival ink.
Now, the only question is....who's name shall I put inside? :)

I thought I would share my recipe just incase I might have got your mouth watering for peanut brittle. :)

Microwave Peanut Brittle
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups raw peanuts
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

Mix sugar, salt, and syrup in a microwave safe bowl and cook on high for 5 minutes. Working quickly, stir in peanuts, vanilla, and butter. Microwave an additional 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir in baking soda. Quickly pour onto a baking sheet that has been coated with butter or non-stick spray. Cool, break into pieces and enjoy!
Make sure and visit the rest of the girls to see what yummy gifts they have to share. :)

Thanks for hopping by!


Brooke said...

So pretty!!

Maria said...

love the bag treat.

Colleen Schaan said...

Love this treat bag idea.... and microwavable peanut brittle... Get Out!!! Awesome!

Rebecca Nufer said...

Love it, thanks for sharing!

Carolyn King said...

yummmm! love this awesome treat and your hanging ornament tag is fabo!!

gRiSeL™ said...

Wow, double the treat!! :D Elegant treat back decor idea and thanks for the recipe on that peanut brittle!!! :D

Unknown said...

Your treat bag is beautiful and microwave Peanut Brittle to Boot. Yeah!


Ava Gavloski said...

very creative tag, love the color tones
ava g

Glenda J said...

Fabulous project. The tag is awesome and I love the colour.

Patti J said...

Yum.....forgive me if I drool on your page! That peanut brittle looks delish to this dieting woman! Love your packaging, True - that blue is beautiful and serene. Someone will be so lucky to receive this! Thanks for sharing!

Sherry Butcher said...

Microwave Peanut Brittle?
Love the bag and tag. Thanks for sharing.

Jennie said...

What a sweet treat bag Tru!! Love the bag topper and makes the gift even sweeter :)

Jm monroe said...

Nice bag