Share your best holiday treats/recipes for Pink Pig passes!

I have four Pink Pig passes to give away, and I would love for you guys to share on the AJC Momania Facebook page shots of your best holiday treats and recipes. Feel free to share your ideas and recipes on the blog today! (But we can only post photos to the FB page.)

A few years ago we shared holiday treat recipes on the blog and you guys shared one that has become a family favorite for us. I’m not sure who shared the Rolos melted on top of the square pretzel and then you smash half of a pecan on top of that. Holy cow is it good! My whole family loves them.

So I know I can count on you guys for more fantastic holiday treats and recipes. I shared a couple of photos last night of things I have been cooking.

One is make-ahead caramelized onions. You caramelize the onions ahead of time and then can store them for up two weeks in the fridge. Then you can use them pasta, on pizza, on focaccia, and in my favorite – French Onion Soup. You just add the onions to beef broth, simmer and then add cheese and French bread. It is very fast and yummy.

I also shared a shot of my grandmother’s sweet potato casserole. Nutmeg gives it a really nice flavor and the pecans give it an interesting texture. Plus who can resist marshmallows on top?

So I will keep posting on what I am making this week and you guys do the same! I will give away the Pink Pig tickets on Wednesday so you guys will have time to use them. The Pink Pig is open until Jan. 1 according to the website. (I will check with my ticket holders to make sure that will work!)

So share your best treat idea and recipes on the blog but go to the AJC Momania Facebook page to show us photos!

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K's mom

December 19th, 2011
11:47 am

We love blue cheese stuffed dates! I shared that recipe last year with several friends and they loved them too!

1 box, dried, pitted dates.
4oz blue cheese block
1 package bacon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut a slit in each date, stuff with small amount of blue cheese. Cut bacon slices into 3 pieces. Wrap date with bacon piece and secure with toothpick. Bake for 30-45 minutes on broiler pan or until bacon is cooked through. I have served warm and at room temp and get lots of compliments either way.

These are super yummy with good wine!

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

December 19th, 2011
11:59 am

I think I have done those with Stilton — they are yummy!! – good one!

BusyMom

December 19th, 2011
12:14 pm

One similar to the Rolo treat is to put a Hershey kiss on top of a pretzel and melt in the oven for 2 minutes. Them push an M&M down on top. YUM!

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Becky

December 19th, 2011
12:30 pm

Funky Frito Fruckies…

10 1/2 ounces of corn chips
1 cup white sugar
1 cup ligth corn syrup
1 cup creamy peabut butter (optional)
11 (1.55 oz) bars of mile chocolate

In a 10×15 greased pan, place the corn chips..
In a saucepan bring the sugar and corn syrup to a boil over med heat..Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until smooth..
Pour over chips and level smooth, place chocolate bars in a single layer over the hot mixture..Wait a few minutes until the heat melts the bars and smooth the chocoalte out..
Allow to cool, break into pices and serve..

Tony Mannono

December 19th, 2011
12:34 pm

Whats wrong with you women? Do you realize how bad and dangerous childhood obesity is?

You must be the worst parents ever!

Augusta

December 19th, 2011
12:52 pm

Remember…school’s out….Trolls are amoung us….

Tessa

December 19th, 2011
1:14 pm

I am new here. Please explain what “amoung” means.

Thanks you.

Trouser friendly kiss

December 19th, 2011
1:17 pm

@ Tessa

It means just one more self righteous person here who can’t spell.

Tessa

December 19th, 2011
1:24 pm

Thanks You.

I must say, Becky’s recipe does not sound so good. I do not plan on trying that one.

K's Mom

December 19th, 2011
1:27 pm

TWG, you can use goat cheese, stilton, blue (I like blue or stilton best). You can also use a pecan instead of cheese.

Becky

December 19th, 2011
1:55 pm

Tessa..You never know until you try it..I have taken it to several gatherings and it’s a big hit each time..:)

☺☻Have A Smile!

December 19th, 2011
2:15 pm

Remember…school’s out….Trolls are amoung us….

Please stop with such comments. They contribute nothing.

Wayne

December 19th, 2011
2:16 pm

I like pitted dates with Marscapone.

☺☻Have A Smile!

December 19th, 2011
2:16 pm

Augusta

December 19th, 2011
2:17 pm

LM

December 19th, 2011
2:57 pm

we make an easy strawberry romanoff for Christmas eve.

Mix

one cup sour cream
6 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons brandy

Two cups hulled strawberries, rinsed and patted dried

spoon mixture over whole or sliced straberries.

I bet....

December 19th, 2011
2:59 pm

I have done the dates with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon. But you said broil for 30 – 45 minutes? Mine never take that long Is that an error???

Tessa

December 19th, 2011
3:13 pm

Sorry Becky but is sounds too sweet.

Anj

December 19th, 2011
3:36 pm

Well….this isn’t for everyone, but my (ultra picky) son and I like it.

Rice cakes (I prefer the unsalted ones)
Aged goat cheese (Humboldt Fog is a good domestic, although I LOVE a good French one)

Cover a rice cake with a thin layer of goat cheese. Microwave just until the cheese softens.
EAT!

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

December 19th, 2011
3:50 pm

lm very interesting – hmm — isn’t it too much liquor for the kids??

Huh?

December 19th, 2011
4:04 pm

2 tablespoons brandy is too much? That’s still less then you find in cough syrup.

Just how messed up are you? You do realize not too many years ago, everyone drank beer as the supply of potable water was very limited. Alcohol is a part of human civilization. 2 tablespoons will not cause the end of the world.

You really need to relax. Your kids will thank you.

Augusta

December 19th, 2011
4:32 pm

I apologize for my earlier post. It was rude and immature.

BusyMom

December 19th, 2011
4:35 pm

I’m not on Facebook so I can’t post there, but we’re also doing Oreo bark. Mix one bag of crushed oreos (coarsely crushed) with 1 and 1/2 bags of melted vanilla bark. Spread on cookie sheet and refrigerate for 2 hours. YUM!

You can use any oreos–regular, mint, red, or whatever else they make.

I thought it was funny

December 19th, 2011
4:37 pm

@ Augusta…….I thought it was funny!

Becky

December 19th, 2011
4:53 pm

I understand Tessa..I didn’t use the peanut butter, but I actaully liked it..The corn chips were enough (for me) to give enough of the salty taste..

@BusyMom..Can you do the same thing with crushed peppermints instead of Oreos?

Tessa

December 19th, 2011
5:07 pm

Do you understand? You just asked if you could replace Oreos with peppermint!

Egad!

BusyMom

December 19th, 2011
8:15 pm

@Becky…I don’t think so because you need the cream from the oreos plus the cookie part. You don’t crush them too fine, I had big chunks and even some perfect circles left. If you use the mint flavor Oreos, it tastes like you added mint.

BusyMom

December 19th, 2011
8:16 pm

@Becky…I have to add that I’m the type of cook who has to follow a recipe to the letter. I don’t experiment or create, so the peppermint could work. I have to use a recipe to boil water, so I could never imagine substituting!

Becky

December 19th, 2011
8:36 pm

Of course I understand..I do not eat Oreo cookies and never have, but I’ve had a candy called peppermint bark and 8 love it..

@BusyMom..I’m just the opposite..I very seldom follow a recipe to a T..I look at a recipe and change a little bit of this and that..Been lucky, it has worked for me for about 42 yrs..:)

JesusFreak

December 19th, 2011
8:45 pm

I have just found out that Bugles aren’t just good for popping on top of little fingers and then eating them, but also for filling with a peanut butter/confectioner’s sugar blend, then dipping halfway in chocolate melt. Use the sweetened Bugles for this, they are a bit sturdier as well…. Thanks for the Rolos tip, I had read that one a few years ago elsewhere and then promptly forgot about it. Going out to buy the square pretzels and Rolos!

JoDee

December 19th, 2011
9:06 pm

Oreo bon-bons!

1 pkg of Oreos
1 pkg of cream cheese

Swirl in a food processor until smooth and there are no cookie chunks.
Roll into balls and chill.
Dip into melted chocolate. Store in the refrigerator… as long as they last. …which won’t be long! SOOOO yummy.

BusyMom

December 19th, 2011
10:27 pm

@Becky…my mom is the same way. I can rarely ask her how to make something because she uses “some of this and some of that”.

@JoDee…I’ve had those but never made them. I’m doing that with red velvet cake this week. You just bake the cake and crumble it up, then add the cream cheese.

TallMom

December 19th, 2011
10:27 pm

Ritz crackers
Nutella
Peanut butter
Almond bark

Spread nutella on a Ritz; spread peanut butter on another; sandwich together. Dip in melted almond bark and place on wax paper to dry. So good!

FYI…those rolo/pretzel/pecan candies are commonly referred to as “vagina candies”. Look at them and you’ll see why.

Fred

December 20th, 2011
12:13 am

Why do we have to open ourselves up to that computer spyware program called facebook in order to win some pink pig passes? I’m HERE, on AJC>COM, not freaking facebook.com.

K's mom

December 20th, 2011
8:41 am

@I bet…I bake the dates for 30-45 minutes, not broil. That gets the bacon done, but not too crispy. I do place them on a broiler pan to allow the bacon drippings to drain.

Augusta

December 20th, 2011
12:25 pm

JoDee I’ve made those…..they didn’t last very long…..very yummy!!!!

Stacey

December 20th, 2011
12:53 pm

@Becky…Peppermint Bark

1 cup crushed candy canes
2 lbs white chocolate
1 tsp peppermint extract (optional but recommended)

Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Add extract if using and peppermint pieces . Pour on to a parchment lined cookie sheet (with raised sides) and spead thin, if necessary. Refrigerate 1 hour to cool completely. Break in to chunks (like peanut brittle) to serve.

Stacey

December 20th, 2011
1:05 pm

Soda Cracker Chocolate Candy

35 to 40 soda cracker (saltines)
1 cup melted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnut (I’ve substituted lightly salted mixed nuts)

Line a jelly roll pan with foil and coat foil with cooking spray. Place cracker in rows on top of foil. Dissolve brown sugar in butter and boil 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour butter sugar mixture over crackers and spread evenly. Bake at 350 5 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips and walnuts over crackers. Bake another 3-5 minutes until chocolate is melted. Allow to cool slightly and cut into 1 inch squares using a butter knife. Allow to cool completely before removing from the foil.

Becky

December 20th, 2011
8:43 pm

@Stacey..Thank you..I will be making some this weekend…