Nestle Stixx Mix

These pails are the cute little gifts my Stamp Club ladies received form me. I found the pails at Target in the $1 section and filled them with Nestle Stixx Mix. (Cheryl & Sandie, I have yours too!) Everyone loved the Stixx Mix and so I will share the recipe with everyone.

Nestle Stixx Mix
4 cups oven-toasted corn cereal
2 cuts popped popcorn
1/2 cup walnut halves, pecan halves, slivered almonds or dry-roasted peanuts
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 box (3.64 ounces) any flavor Nestle Stixx, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins
Directions:
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Grease 12 x 9 inch baking pan. Combine cereal, popcorn and nuts in prepared pan. Combine brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until butter is melted. Boil without stirring for 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla extract and baking soda. Pour over cereal mixture; stir to coat. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely in pan, stirring frequently. Stir in Nestle Stixx and cranberries or raisins. Store in airtight container.
Makes 8 servings. 
Once you start eating this, you won’t want to quit.
I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and and Happy New Year!

Pine Cone Bird Feeders





I decided that my granddaughters would enjoy making their gift to Mom & Dad and Miss Carol. So the pine cone with peanut butter and birdseed seem to be the best project for a 2 & 3 year olds. They had a ball. Not sure if they ate more of the peanut butter than actually got on the pine cones, but thats alright.  Even though I tried telling them this is a surprise for Mommy and Daddy not sure if they told them about their gifts. Last year we did hand imprints and made them into Christmas ornaments.

Ghiradelli Holders




I had a question from Dixie about my Ghiradelli holder that I posted last week. So Dixie here are some more photos. I hope this helps. Send me an email if you have any other questions. You use 2 Sizzix envelope die cuts and cut off the bottom (below the fold line) to about the same width as the sides. Put sticky tape around the 3 sides and adhere together so you have a box. Then decorate.