Kraft Canada Crashed My Kitchen! #DessertMoments

How many sleeps until Christmas?  I’m not sure if it’s cute or pathetic that I’m the person in this house that’s asking this question the most often right now!  Time is flying by but no matter how quickly the big day is approaching, I know one thing I will always make time for is the traditional Christmas baking with my family. 

This year we had the opportunity to step it up a notch when Kraft Canada crashed my kitchen with the fabulous photographer Teddy Chau!  Kraft was there to capture all the fun as I took the lead, and together with my SassySister and my BlueEyed Girl, we created some #DessertMoments that are sure to last a lifetime. 

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My objectives when baking; recipes must be fool proof, easy to complete, fairly quick, pretty and of course if they include chocolate even better!  More then the baking itself, I treasure the time with my family.  Time to create some delish treats with those you love and as you are about to see, have some fun along the way!  Here in the Suburbs, it’s about survival!  In my house this means laughter, chocolate and love.

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We gathered our Kraft supplies, our wits and were ready to go!

KraftCanada.com has a huge variety of yum to pick from and on this sunny Saturday afternoon we tackled three recipes.  I will admit to being a tad nervous about being able to pull off three untested desserts in front of a professional photographer?  What had I gotten myself into?  Good thing I had my SassySis and Daughter for support.  Here is what we choose;  Salted Chocolate Covered Caramels, Rocky Ridge Bark, and Peanut Butter Snowballs.  And you know what?  We rocked it!  Yep.  Not to brag, but check this out!

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Now because I am ridiculously generous I am going to share with you the details on how we created these delicious beauties, and show off some fab pictures along the way!

A key element to all three of these recipes was the melting of the chocolate.  (I can so handle this)  Immediately the hilarity ensued with a “feats of strength” contest between my SassySis and BlueEyed Girl.  Who could break up that Baker’s Chocolate and get it into the pot faster?  My daughter of course!

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Once your chocolate is melted and smooth you are ready to tackle the rest of any of these recipes. 

The Salted Chocolate-Covered Caramels

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The incredible, you will be licking the beaters,  Peanut Butter Snowballs.

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Last but not least, the recipe I have made twice since Saturday, the Rocky Ridge Bark.

Here are all the easy to follow details from the KraftCanada site:

What You Need

2 pkg. (8 squares each) Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted

1/2 cup chopped dry-roasted peanuts

4 Oreo Cookies, coarsely chopped

1/2 cup Jet-Puffed Miniature Marshmallows

Make It

COMBINE ingredients.

SPREAD onto parchment- or waxed paper-covered baking sheet.

REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm. Break into 20 pieces.

Kraft Kitchen Tips

S’more Bark:  Prepare as directed, substituting 1/2 cup chopped Honey Maid Graham Wafers for the peanuts and chopped cookies.

Make It Special:  For a fun gift idea, fill a festive mug with the bark, then wrap in cellophane and tie with a colourful holiday ribbon.

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My advice when it comes to baking.  Grab a girlfriend or eager to bake daughter to be your partner in crime.  Arm yourselves with a counter full of quality ingredients, and check out the Kraft Canada website.  I guarantee fabulous results that will wow the family, and if your lucky, you will even create your own special #dessertmoments. 

Thanks Kraft Canada and Happy Holidays!



Comments

  1. I LOVE the pictures with you and your daughter. You look more like sisters. The baking looks successful and you just made me hungry! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  2. ha look at their smiles….def fun going on there…and merry christmas in case i dont see you…hope you and hte fam have a great holiday

  3. Thanks for a great day!

  4. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm! Everything looks delicious! You are so gorgeous and look so young. Lucky lady!

  5. Well that must have been a lot of fun. You made some yummy treats!
    Merry Christmas….just 4 more sleeps!

  6. Besides chocolate of course, the BEST thing is making chocolate with your kids. I made chocolate with my grandson and daughter this year – and we had a ball.

  7. All those goodies look delicious!! I love the “cheater” recipe for the caramels! Sea-salt caramels are my newest obsession.

    Your daughter is just as drop-dead gorgeous as her mommy!!!! Your sister is pretty damn adorable, too. Far too many beauty genes in one family. Not fair to the rest of us, you know!!

  8. Love the photos with you and the girls. Beautiful looking girls! And the recipes?! WOW! What can I say! YUMMY! My personal favorite: the Peanut Butter Snowballs!!!

  9. HOW fun!!! Love all the pictures. Sounds like you had a blast and the treats look amazing!

  10. Oh, you have got it going on, professional photographer and all! Everything looks delicious and looks like three happy girls!

  11. Beautiful! I’m doing it also in January.

  12. These are awesome gift ideas for the holidays! You, your sister, and daughter are all fabulous!:-)
    Merry Christmas!

  13. Yum they look delicious! I treasure dessert moments myself, and one of the hardest things about being away from home and my family on the holidays is that no one priorities Christmas Cookies in my “new” family. Say what now? Is it Christmas without cookies? Not sure.

  14. What an awesome post! It looks like the three of you had a great time. I’m also going to try that bark. It looks yummy:)

  15. You look like a stylish cooking blog! I want to try the pb snowballs.

  16. LOVE LOVE LOVE the photos!

    Great sounding recipes too – you really can’t go wrong with the ease of Krafts recipes!

  17. Those photos are just fabulous, oh and I love the little sneak peak into your kitchen too. Merry Christmas to you my friend xx

  18. I’m coming to your house for dessert.

  19. Oh no, now you’ve done it. This post has reinvigorated my baking spirit! 🙂

  20. Those salted caramels look delish!

  21. I wish I had a Kraft elf to bring those sweets over to my house. 😛

  22. Cuteness you all look like this was so much fun What a nice looking family!

  23. Yeah, I definitely look that “put together” when I bake! Ha ha!

  24. I ADORE the pictures of you and your family, and I know it is well after Christmas, but sudddenly feeling the need to get baking again!

  25. kathy downey says:

    Beautiful photos.I am going to try this recipe for the holidays,thanks

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