Homemade Chocolate Covered Treats Perfect for Gift Giving

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With Halloween celebrations almost over, we had our trick-or-treat yesterday afternoon, Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner.  And with that comes the fun, but also stressful time of gift giving.  With a new bundle of joy joining our family in the next few weeks, just in time for the holidays, money will be even tighter than usual – especially if the hubby needs to take any extra time off work if things don’t go as planned.  Something I have learned over the years is that a gift doesn’t have to cost a lot to mean a lot.  It seems so cliché to say, but it truly is the thought that counts.  I would much rather receive an inexpensive gift that the giver knew I would absolutely love than a pricey gift that I would never use.  And even better yet are homemade gifts!  While picking up some groceries at Walmart the other afternoon I decided to pick up some baking supplies to put together a little thank you gift.

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I love both receiving and giving homemade gifts because they are so much more personal.  When receiving a homemade gift I know that the giver has spent time going to the store, perhaps even multiple stores, to gather the supplies they will need and then taken time out of their own busy schedules to put everything together.  Just knowing that they spent time making something specifically for me gives me that warm fuzzy feeling inside.  And just as much as I love the feeling that someone did this for me I also love doing the same for others as well.  Plus there is always the added bonus that making a homemade gift can save you a significant amount of money during the most stressful penny pinching time of the year.  With soon to be four kiddos and one income I totally understand the stress.

And so today I am excited to share how I put together just a few inexpensive ingredients to make an adorable fall themed delicious gift.

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INGREDIENTS/SUPPLIES:
Jet Puffed Marshmallows
Pretzel Rods
Baker’s Chocolate – white & semi-sweet
sprinkles
bamboo skewers

To begin I melted the Baker’s Chocolate in the microwave.  It melts so easily which is a huge plus for me since I can literally burn anything in the kitchen, hehe.  I then placed one Jet Puffed Marshmallow on each bamboo skewer and dipped them about halfway into the semi-sweet chocolate. 

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I dipped the pretzel rods about halfway as well, but into the white Baker’s Chocolate and topped both with orange crystal sprinkles.  Everything was then placed in the fridge for the chocolate to harden.

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Presentation is everything when it comes to homemade treats and so to dress up my chocolate covered marshmallows and pretzel rods I used just three supplies:  mason jar, cardstock, and raffia.  I ran a sheet of orange and brown cardstock through my paper shredder which resulted in a nice filler for the jar and then I simply tied a bow of raffia around the neck of the mason jar.  This would also be a perfect spot to add a cute little to/from note on matching cardstock.

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I then arranged the chocolate covered pretzel rod and marshmallows inside the jar.  I recommend using small plastic treat bags to cover each item.  Wilton makes the perfect size for both the marshmallows and pretzel rods to keep them fresh until you are ready to deliver and the recipient is ready to eat.  Though with how yummy these treats are it most likely won’t be long at all, hehe.

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The great thing about these simple yet delicious treats is that with just a few tweaks they can be perfect for Christmas gifts too.  Red & green cardstock filler inside the jar.  Red & green sprinkles to top.  The possibilities are truly endless. 

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So what are your thoughts on homemade gifts?  Do you love giving them?  Receiving them?  Do you have any plans for making homemade gifts this year?  Let me know in a comment below!

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All opinions are mine alone.

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8 Responses to Homemade Chocolate Covered Treats Perfect for Gift Giving

  1. Stephanie says:

    I love how versatile this gift is! If I could, I would dip everything in white Baker’s Chocolate! I really need to start giving more homemade gifts. We’re starting to run into the problem of people having enough stuff. A Homemade gift would be a great idea! #client

  2. I tried to make those pretzels once but mine didnt come out nearly as pretty as yours haha! I really love receiving goodies for gifts. Not only is it something that they had to take time and effort to make, its not another item that will collect dust in my house.

  3. You have so many great ideas. I admire you for always making other feel so special with treats and stuff.

  4. Kathy says:

    What a great idea! This would be a great gift for my family and friends this year. Thanks for sharing. I’m always looking for great ideas like this for gifts.

  5. Janet W. says:

    I’ll have to remember this idea when it comes to giving teacher gifts this year! How delicious!

  6. Mami2jcn says:

    Wow, great idea! The marshmallow treats look very enticing.

  7. Beth R says:

    Those turned out so cute! And yummy too.

  8. nicole dz says:

    Yum these look like a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth, my kids would love this.

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