Thursday, December 04, 2008

Holiday Treat Boxes

This year for Christmas, Im giving out these cute little boxes of home made holiday goodies. I found these little boxes at Walmart in a pack of 6 for $9. They each come with 4 compartments, plus matching tissue paper and a to/from sticker. They are made by Martha Stewart and I just love them! In these ones, I did Cinnamon Roasted Almonds, Saltine Toffees, White Chocolate Holiday Bark and Spiced Chili Pecans. These cinnamon roasted almonds taste like the ones you can get at the fair. Sooo yummy and sugary. And the spiced pecans are great too, really savory with a kick.

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds (original recipe from
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon cold water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups whole almonds
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg white, water and vanilla until very foamy and frothy. Pour in the almonds and mix until well coated. In a smaller bowl, mix the sugars, cinnamon and salt together, pour over the almonds and mix until all coated well. Spread onto a baking sheet and bake for 1 hr, stirring every 15 minutes.

Spiced Chili Pecans (from
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix butter, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper, salt and garlic powder. Mix in the pecans and mix until well coated. Then mix in the chili powder and toss until coated. Spread onto a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes, watching closely so the spices dont burn.


Joelen said...

I love how cute the boxes are... but better yet are the goodies inside!! There are going to be some lucky folks receiving them!

Anonymous said...

How CUTE!! Are those the MS boxes at Michael's?? I have them too! Love it!

Anonymous said...

That's a great idea! It looks super cute. I'm sure everyone will love them as gifts.