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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cooking with Cricut DT Challenge

Hello crafty ones.... So today is The reveal day for this weeks challenge on Cooking with Cricut's blog. And let me tell you there are some amazing creations to be seen. What some beautiful eye candy, and inspiration.  The cutting files, and digi stamps created by our amazing leader are incredible, and you can find them HERE So for this weeks challenge I created a wintery themed bucket of goodness guaranteed to warm anyone's soul, and added to that a bunch of sparkle and what else?? Chocolate. This little pail is for a friend of mine for her Birthday next week, inside the pail is home made hot chocolate mix, marshmallows, chocolate dipped spoons, a pair of booties, a pair of mittens, and the cartridge Verry Merry tags.

Recipe Card
For this project I purchased a pail from Michaels although you could use any type of tin.
The Very Merry Tags cartridge
papers from Bo Bunny,
Lots of ribbon
Strong adhesive
Stickles in clear and silver
Lots of white glitter
Glimmer Mist DIamonds
and the hot cocoa and spoon recipes I will put at end of post.

On the bottom of the can where the snow is, I sprayed with glimmer mist, then out lined the tops of the snow with silver stickles. While waiting for that to dry, I used zip glue, and completely covered the snowflakes then added glitter, glitter and more glitter to them. Also stickles in blue on the letters. The snowman is also sprayed with the glimmer mist and attached him to pail lid. also attached several other glittered snowflakes from the ribbons on the pail's handle. I did try and spray the white ribbon with the glimmer mist as well, but unless the ribbon is completely dry, it looses the glittery look, so be careful  not to handle it to much.
Know for the inside goodies....
My friend is a chocoholic, like the rest of us, or shall I most of us. So I made some home made hot chocolate and put it in sugar jars,attached directions, and added a ribbon.

Here is the recipe for the hot cocoa mix...


  • 6 2/3 cups nofat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup instant chocolate drink mix
  • 1 (5 ounce) package cook-and-serve chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • baby marshmallows


  1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 3 months. Yield: 21 batches (about 7 cups total).
  2. To prepare hot cocoa: Dissolve 1/3 cup cocoa mix in boiling water. Top with miniature marshmallows if desired.
Know if that's enough...How about some chocolate dipped spoons to stir your hot cocoa.... And some covered pretzels, and have you ever had an oreo truffle???? OMG it is heaven!!!

Choco covered spoons, boy the possibilities are endless, how I make the spoons, is cover them with chocolate, put onto wax paper and add more chocolate onto that like a puddle, add some marshmallows and chopped candy bars or anything really. Then drizzle more chocolate over that to hold all together. It is awesome! Same with choco covered pretzels....
Oreo Truffle recipe, is decadent... The recipes is from


  • 1 (16 ounce) package OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, divided
  • 1 (8 ounce) package PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted


  1. Crush 9 of the cookies to fine crumbs in food processor; reserve for later use. (Cookies can also be finely crushed in a resealable plastic bag using a rolling pin.) Crush remaining 36 cookies to fine crumbs; place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese; mix until well blended. Roll cookie mixture into 42 balls, about 1-inch in diameter.
  2. Dip balls in chocolate; place on wax paper-covered baking sheet. (Any leftover chocolate can be stored at room temperature for another use.) Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs.
  3. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store leftover truffles, covered, in refrigerator
  • How to How to Easily Dip Truffles
  • Place truffle ball in melted chocolate to coat; roll if necessary. Lift truffle from chocolate using 2 forks (this will allow excess chocolate to run off) before placing on wax paper.
 So there you have a pail with glitter and sparkle every where, and its filled with goodies to make the longest, coldest, winters bright and cheerful. Enjoy..and Happy Birthday Jenna!
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Nicole said...

Wow! I am definitely going to have to scraplift this...what you say? Everything! You did a fabulous job!

Jen said...

WOW, Ronnie! What a fabulously yummy gift!

Madison said...

Yummy for sure! A lot of work but what a great gift and a lucky person who gets it:) You did an amazing job with this post:) TFS!!!
~Madison (your DT buddy)

Anita said...

This creation is Awesome!! Your Blog is making gain weight!! LOL! Great Job on this weeks challenge. DT Sis, Anita

Unknown said...

Wao This is co create, thanks for sharing. Great job!!! DT
Karla Urea

Linda's Crafty World said...

This is such a yummy gift idea. TFS. Wish I had more time to do some of these kinds of things, Maybe someday. Also a great looking family you have there. Adorable grandbaby.