Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mistletoe Make and Bake Blog Hop Day 2

How do you stay sane during the holidays? De-stress?  Check out our next two bloggers to see what gets them through this crazy season...
Heidi Kaisand – Hen and Chicks
Monique Dillard – Open Gate Quilts

How many out there like to go Christmas shopping?  Is your shopping experience like this?
  Is your shopping experience like this?

or this?

I'm more the second shopper...every January I say to myself..I'm gonna make all my gifts this year and every December I'm running around like a mad-woman shopping till I'm dropping.  To de-stress I take one Sunday before Christmas and bake, yes bake...all day long, there is nothing more relaxing then being in the kitchen, Christmas Music on and mixing all those fun cookie recipes together...which leads us into my next recipe...


1 Box Graham Crackers
2 lb Powered Sugar
2 cups chopped pecans
3 tablespoons Vanilla
2 cups crunchy Peanut Butter
4 sticks butter
16 oz coconut

Bring butter to room tempature; place graham crackers in food processor, if you don’t have a food processor you’ll need to crush the crackers into small pieces.  Pulse the crackers until crumbs but not too fine; add in order for best results, butter, peanut butter, vanilla, sugar, pecans & coconut.  The last two ingredients can be mixed in by hand, roll mixture into balls.  The balls can be frozen up to a month, thaw and either served with extra powered sugar or dipped into your favorite melting chocolate, or served plain with vanilla ice cream.
*Click on the recipe name to download a PDF file.
Thanks for stopping by...make sure you leave a comment on each blog each day to qualify for our big drawing...lots of goodies involved.
Until Tomorrow...
Enjoy...
Kelly Ann



54 comments:

  1. Day #2 - Good Morning and thank you!

    Staying sane....just hum Christmas tunes while in large crowds!

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  2. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  3. Interesting...may have to try those.

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  4. Sounds like me! Thanks so much for the recipe!

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  5. thanks for the recipe, I hate to shop too ;-)

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  6. I try to shop for Christmas in October and early November! After Thanksgiving, I hate to shop!
    These cookies sound great!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I am one of those people who detest shopping at all times of the year.

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  8. Thank you for the recipe! Can't wait to try it!

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  9. Another delicious recipe - thank you!

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  10. Ah, yes!! A recipe the kids can make instead of Granma! I love projects I can just "oversee".

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  11. Which one to make first, sounds delicious.

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  12. Both of your recipes look very good! Looking forward to seeing what's next. Thanks sew much!

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  13. Wow! Those graham cracker balls sound realllllly yummy! Thanks!

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  14. Thanks for the recipe! Am enjoying this blog hop. Thanks for sharing. HUGS... and stitches

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  15. Four sticks of butter.....They must be delicious!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Wonderful recipe again today. Thank you. Anything with that much butter MUST be good. LOL I am afraid I am the same as you with shopping or being ready for Christmas each year. I always say I WILL start shopping and/or sewing things no later than June and then I WILL be done by Thanksgiving. Ummmmmm yea, NOT. I have not done that yet although about three years ago I was very good and was done before the crazy shoppers were out the last few days before Christmas. I did not however, get around to sewing all the things I had planned to make so that depressed me that I'd let myself down. I got over it but it bothered me for a few months. I did not learn my lesson though.

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  17. I tend to be the second shopper. The cookies sound great.

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  18. Can you come to my house and make me some of these delicious cookies???

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  19. OMG.....these must be sooo decadant....4 sticks of butter. Will be trying these. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Love the picture of the woman pulling her hair!! I try to avoid those situations... :) :)

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  21. I thank you for the recipe; my scale, not so much!

    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante at comcast dot net

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  22. Thanks so much. A really good recipe, not so difficult... and I could make it before Christmas!!!

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  23. thanks for sharing.

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  24. Definitely the second shopper :) Only go when I have too... Thank you for the recipe!

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  25. Great recipe. Sounds yummy. Thanks.

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  26. Thank you, Kelly Ann for another great recipe to try. ~Kathleen

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  27. Ok, thats a wonderful way to destress, butter,sugar, choclate and lots fo cookies...got it!

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  28. I am definetly the second shopper unless I am in a fabric store. Great recipe

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  29. This is a totally new recipe for me. I like no-bake options, and these sound really good.

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  30. Trying to stay sane is harder each year! The kids keep getting married and bringing more people home for Christmas dinner!!!! We love it!

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  31. The recipe sounds wonderful! Thank you for all the work you do to make this hop so much fun!

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  32. Thanks for the recipe. Love yur lightheartedness.

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  33. Thanks! It's fun to get new cookie recipes.

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  34. I'm definitely the second shopper, complete with hair pulling stress. Thank you for the recipe. Looks good.

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  35. This recipe is completely unfamiliar to me, so I am excited to try it! Thanks!

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  36. YUMMY Cookies, thank you!

    SheilaC

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  37. Recipe sounds yummy....Thanks for sharing. I'm really enjoying the blogging.

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  38. Yes, the lady pulling her hair out is a good description of me all through December. LOL. Thank you for the recipe.

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  39. Luv luv luv no-bake cookie recipes. definitely kid do-able. Thank you.

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  40. Thanks for the receipe. I destress with a hot cup if tea and soft music. Chocolate helps too!

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  41. I detest shopping in crowds. internet shopping was made just for me! I'm more into the credit card in hand, coffee on the desk, and jammies and slippers for apparel!

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  42. LOVE all the new recipes for holiday sweets...thanks!

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  43. I've never heard of this recipe. Sounds like one a grandniece could make with me.

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  44. I shop all eyar yet still end up panicked...never quite sure how that happens lol

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  45. I try to get everything done before the crowds.

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  46. I have a gift stash closet, so I try not to do it all at once. There is always some December shopping though. Playing Christmas music is a great way to put yourself in a happy mood.

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  47. Looks like a simple recipe. Can't wait to try it.

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  48. Looks like another have to try recipe!

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