But even as you take that breather, your mind is already envisioning the novelty-food needs for the upcoming holiday's party. If you made a double batch of that Chex mix I blogged here, then you probable still have enough of it, but what about candy?
A quick and easy candy option has us revisit another old blog post about that highly versatile melting chocolate. Besides using the chocolate as a dipping source for fruits, pretzels, etc., it can also simply be poured out on waxed paper and spread thinly, then sprinkled with anything from nuts and candies to toffee chips, peanut butter chips, etc. Let the candy cool. When it hardens, break it into chunks most often called "bark" in candy lingo.
These are 5-minute candy recipes, folks! So sit a few minutes longer. Enjoy that late afternoon sunlight shining on your mantle display. Brew that extra pot of tea.
And, speaking of tea, keep these recipes handy for your traditional tea party plans. To be authentic, everything served at a tea party must be homemade, and these candies complete the dessert tier of the tea server nicely. A piece of candy to top off a scone and fruit sets the menu for the dessert course.
More on the tea menu in a later post, but for now...