Maybe I need to get out more, but I had never heard of a cookie and candy swap. I got an invitation a couple of weeks ago from a girl I used to teach with. Each person brought four dozen (recommended) cookies or pieces of candy and displayed them. We sat around and chatted for a while (or rather, most of us listened to the two or three who manipulated the conversation) and had refreshments. Then we each received a pretty holiday box (provided by the hostess) and we went around the table collecting an assortment of goodies.
Here's my goodie box.
And here are the goodies. There were Rice Krispie treats, peanut butter somethings, turtles, and the ever-popular fudge.
I'll be the hit of the lunch table tomorrow.
I made crock pot candy and cream cheese cookies because I never can decide on just one thing.
Crock Pot Candy
1 jar dry roasted peanuts
1 jar dry roasted peanuts, unsalted
12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 bar (4 oz) German chocolate
3 lbs almond bark
Put ingredients in crock pot in order listed. Cook on low for 3 hours. Allow to cool slightly, then stir well. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper. Makes way more than 4 dozen pieces.
I've been wanting to try a variation of this recipe using almonds instead of peanuts and adding coconut. I may summon the nerve to do that this week.
Isn't the cookie and candy swap a neat concept? It sure beats Tupperware parties.
Am I the last person on earth to know about this?