Stocking Stuffers!!

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Oooooh.

This should work with Splenda instead of sugar. My mom hates how hard it is to find diabetic-friendly hot chocolate that's worth drinking, and this would work. The sugar in the chocolate isn't a big deal if I don't have to use powdered sugar...

I liked this one because it didn't include that nasty powdered coffee creamer like some I've come across. I haven't tried it yet so I have no idea if it's good. I thought I may package up a few servings in cute baggies to put with the mini-loaves I'm making for Mr. Spring's co-workers. I have to do 15 gifts and whizzing this up in the blender will take a whole lot less time than making cookies AND mini-loaves like I did last year. Who knows, the people may throw it all in the trash, but I try not to think about that and hope they like it.

Homemade Hot Cocoa
Ingredients
  • 2 C (not packed) Powdered Sugar
  • 3 C non-fat dry milk
  • 1 1/2 C dark cocoa or Dutch process, but regular is ok
  • 1 1/2 C white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Instructions
1. Use a spoon to scoop the powdered sugar in to the measuring cup, do not pack it down.
2. Mix the Powdered Sugar, dry milk and dark cocoa together
3. add in the white chocolate chips
4. 1 C at a time, add to food processor, powerful blender, Ninja etc…. and pulse until a fine powder with white chocolate slivers/bits is produced
5. add 1/3 to 1/4 C to 1 C heated milk, whisk until rich, creamy, hot chocolate is achieved.
Quick Notes
* top with miniature marshmallows or homemade whipped cream if desired
Originally Posted by spring1onu
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Ghiradhelli peppermint bark, I don't even LIKE peppermint stuff, but I love those. The Dove peppermint chocolate thingies are decent as well.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
I want to try these, but use a candy cane for the stick!

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Ghiradhelli peppermint bark, I don't even LIKE peppermint stuff, but I love those. The Dove peppermint chocolate thingies are decent as well.
Originally Posted by spring1onu
They're the reason I decided to try these Kisses. They'll do!



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They are SO stinking CUTE!! I held off on adding the eyes and mouth and if he wants that added after he opens them I will. They're darn cute as is!!
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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
I can't wait to get mine. We decided Luke will give them to Ben. Lukey is super excited
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Jess, are you going to add eyes and a mouth? I'm worried I'll mess them up.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
I made the hot chocolate mix last night! The kitchen had a chocolate dust cloud from all of those dusty ingredients though, so if anyone makes it be prepared! We tried out a cup last night and it's really rich and sweet.
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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
I saw "hot cocoa on a stick" on Pinterest and it looks like a great stocking stuffer especially if you get creative with decorating it and use gourmet chocolate. I usually get sweets in my stocking and slipper socks! I love fuzzy socks and hate walking around the house barefoot.
For the women in my family I love stuffing the stocking with perfume (I got my mom the Vera Wang Princess and my sister the Prada candy), makeup such as lipstick, eye shadow, nail polish, lip gloss, blush, mascara, makeup brushes ect various creams, primers maybe even a cute makeup bag.
I also get some chocolate truffles, cute mittens or gloves, I got my sister a cute watch as a stocking stuffer, earrings or if you dont want to add real jewellery you can add cute costume pieces. I also get some products that I know the person uses like bath gel, face cleanser, their fav brand of conditioner, shampoo or hair products and accessories. I have even added small bottles of liquor, gift certificates to their fav store I also got everyone movie gift cards for a night out at the movies, bath products I usually buy at bath and body works they have really nice candles hand sanitizers lotions ect. I also got my sister this flat iron she wanted
I got my mom a cute pair of sun glasses from Guess for her stocking.
I got my sister a new case for her cell phone... I got soo many things I can't even remember them right now when I go through the bags I may come back and add to this list if you need more ideas. At least with stocking stuffers you don't have to do much wrapping. Our Stockings are huge by the way which was my mom's doing but it's good because I can fit a lot of stuff into them.
Originally Posted by Ericachristina
Wow! I wish I had one of yr stockings. We just fill ours with candy. This year I wanna do something different - an less unhealthy. Thanks for the ideas
Oooooh.

This should work with Splenda instead of sugar. My mom hates how hard it is to find diabetic-friendly hot chocolate that's worth drinking, and this would work. The sugar in the chocolate isn't a big deal if I don't have to use powdered sugar...

I liked this one because it didn't include that nasty powdered coffee creamer like some I've come across. I haven't tried it yet so I have no idea if it's good. I thought I may package up a few servings in cute baggies to put with the mini-loaves I'm making for Mr. Spring's co-workers. I have to do 15 gifts and whizzing this up in the blender will take a whole lot less time than making cookies AND mini-loaves like I did last year. Who knows, the people may throw it all in the trash, but I try not to think about that and hope they like it.

Homemade Hot Cocoa
Ingredients
  • 2 C (not packed) Powdered Sugar
  • 3 C non-fat dry milk
  • 1 1/2 C dark cocoa or Dutch process, but regular is ok
  • 1 1/2 C white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Instructions
1. Use a spoon to scoop the powdered sugar in to the measuring cup, do not pack it down.
2. Mix the Powdered Sugar, dry milk and dark cocoa together
3. add in the white chocolate chips
4. 1 C at a time, add to food processor, powerful blender, Ninja etc…. and pulse until a fine powder with white chocolate slivers/bits is produced
5. add 1/3 to 1/4 C to 1 C heated milk, whisk until rich, creamy, hot chocolate is achieved.
Quick Notes
* top with miniature marshmallows or homemade whipped cream if desired
Originally Posted by spring1onu
Originally Posted by NetG
D3's boyfriend is diabetic and so is my mom so I will be making this with Splenda too! YUM!!!!!!!

Spring- thanks for warning about the dustclouds! I will let it settle in the food processer for a bit once it's all mixed up.
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The tater tots have landed!!

They are SO stinking CUTE!! I held off on adding the eyes and mouth and if he wants that added after he opens them I will. They're darn cute as is!!
Originally Posted by spring1onu
YAY!! I am so glad you like them!
i'm taking a break from filling orders and working on gifts. i just made

lotion
bath bombs
sugar scrub

progress! woohoo!
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I want to try these, but use a candy cane for the stick!

More Design Please - MoreDesignPlease - Hot Chocolate On A Stick? Yes*Please!

Originally Posted by CurlyCanadian
I don't think they are this big, but Bed Bath and Beyond has long skinny ice cube trays (for cubes that slide into water bottles)
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I picked up some white chocolate and powered milk today. I blame Spring.
I picked up some white chocolate and powered milk today. I blame Spring.
Originally Posted by scrills
I'll take it.

I'm thinking I might either reduce the sugar next time I make it or use a smaller amount of the mix when I put it into the milk. It's sooooo rich and sweet. Of course I'll try the latter first since I've already made the mix. I used a 1/4 cup in 1C milk and I think it's just too much unless you reeeeeally like sweet things.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
I stayed up late last night making this little pouch for BF's 15 year old daughter:





It will fit her cellphone, some money, an ID, lipgloss. It has a little snap at the top to keep everything in. I will add some rings with charms to the eyelets and then make a long braided strap so it can be worn cross body.

How bad is it that I don't want to give it away?
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- Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.
Originally Posted by scrills
I totally want to get that for Ben! Haha. Would that be terrible?
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Mr. Spring found this last night and had a fit over it. Wish I had found it first, it's hilarious.

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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.

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