Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Happy St. Nikolaus Day!!!

December 6th in Germany is St. Nikolaus day!
It's the day that you put your boot on your door step and St. Nick comes around and fills it with goodies (if you've been good) or coal (if you've been bad). 

My mom always still kept this tradition going for us after we moved to Canada. And she still keeps it going now that my sister and I are both away at school by mailing us a little St. Nick's day gift! 
On that note, guess what came in the mail today?!?!
My St Nikolaus Day Pressies!!!

I opened up the box to find a nice little message inside!
 My mom is so cute!
Under the little message?!
A whole bunch of goodies! 

Chocolate and lots of it, socks, red pepper jelly, mini perfumes, lifestyles cookies (which I'm pretty sure she got on the plane), a little penguin jelly lollipop, flavoured hot chocolate (candy cane, amaretto cookie and creme brulee) and leopard socks!!!

A closer look!

 These are the little perfume samples! So cute! I've actually been looking for a new perfume but haven't found one that I really like so I'm actually really excited about these little minis!

Bamboo, Cherry and Coconut! Can't wait to try them all!!


We're not done here just yet. Today is also Day 3 of delish Christmas treats!!

I'm mostly giving you the recipe for these so you don't have to be jealous of everything I got today.

So I get to enjoy all of the above St Nick's goodies and you can make yourself some...
Candy Cane Snow Balls!

Well not so much balls, as interesting shapes/blobs

These things are seriously so delish! They are minty and light and perfect (and weirdly shaped, sorry)

 So here it is!

Candy Cane Snow Balls

*1 1litre tub of cool whip
*1 pack of white chocolate chips
*2 cups white chocolate candy melts (for dipping)
*1 Tbsp unsalted butter (or oil)
*1/2 packet of vanilla (or white chocolate) instant pudding mix
*4-6 mini candy canes, crushed (or more)
*1/2 tsp peppermint extract

Melt chocolate chips in microwave (at 30 second interval so they don't burn)

Once melted, transfer the chocolate to a different bowl (you don't want the bowl to be hot or it will melt the cool whip) and mix in cool whip with electric mixer. Add in crushed candy cane and peppermint extract. Mix. 

Add in the pudding mix and continue to mix until everything well incorporated.

Line a 9x9 inch pan with parchment paper and spread mixture. 

Freeze overnight, or a few hours. It won't get completely hard but you should be able to work with it.

Melt white chocolate candy melts with tablespoon of butter. 

Line baking sheet with parchment paper. 
Cut, or scoop out portions of the cool whip mixture and dip in chocolate. Place on parchment paper. 

Add sprinkles if you want. Then place back in freezer! 

Wait about 10 minutes.

You can take them off the baking sheet and store in a container, but make sure to keep them in the FREEZER. 

Sooo fluffy and delishh!!!!

 Mmmmm. Hope you enjoy them!