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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

I Got Lazy!

I was working on some fun candy bars I had made and after seeing how many I needed to decorate I instantly got lazy!!! I was originally going to make them all with the flowers on them and the punched border but after looking at the stack of candy bars I knew I needed to find some other design that was quicker.

The second one was the one I decided to go with. It was much quicker to make and I think it has a softer look to it. Though I think I may sponge the edges of the large white background piece and that should finish it off nicely.

It was also the first time I got to play with my Sale-a-Brations set. Shocker, huh??? LOL I picked that set because I knew I would be using it for candies and bath salts and probably some other gift items along the way. "A little Something for you" says it all, doesn't it?

The candy is made by taking chocolate chips and melting them. I added some Heath Bar Chips (toffee chips) in just before I poured it in the candy mold. The mold forms 4 pretty large squares with valleys in them so you can crack it and eat only one square (if you can restrain yourself)!!!! The candy bar measures 2-1/2 x 4" and about 5/8" thick. I find it easier to melt the chocolate chips than it is to actually make the chocolate myself. I like doing things quick. Making it yourself as opposed to melting the chocolate chips to me is like trying to reinvent the wheel!!! Nestle makes great chips and it makes a great candy bar. You can add Rice Krispies to the chocolate too, I bought the toffee chips for something different. I used milk chocolate chips and tomorrow I do need to make about 3 more bars so I may use semi-sweet for those who prefer the darker chocolate (YUCK!!! - not me, I'm a milk chocolate fan. Dark chocolate gives me the Robitussin shivers!!! LOL)

Once the candy bars were cool and set (you get to make two at a time and I pop them in the freezer to speed up the process) you just pop them out and wrap them up. I have a roll of purple cake decorating/candy wrapping foil. I use it mostly to wrap bath fizzies in! SO I was just using what I had. You can use regular foil or Saran Wrap. And in the cake decorating part of Michael's or Joann's you can get smaller amounts of the foil. These make GREAT gifts and chocolate chips go on sale a lot!!!

Thanks SO much for visiting today,


Connie M. said...

These are just so fun! I can totally understand why you wanted to do the first, but decided on the second...I have done that many times before!

Unknown said...

Lol, I have done this myself. They are both beautiful ;)

Cherie said...

Wanda, Those turned out so cute! I can't wait for me set to arrive! Thanks for sharing your really cool idea with us!