There were survivors. It was questionable at first but as the torpor of the food coma began to wear off, monosyllabic grunts became audible and murmurs became phrases. From the older girls full sentences followed. The younger ones, having long since passed their bedtime, were out like lights. But at its conclusion The Kitchen Island’s 6th Annual Christmas Bake-A-Thon was adjudged a brilliant success!
The length and breadth of the production is hard to describe; the unflagging good humor of the Fair Wanda even more so. By about 3 PM, I myself, having sampled nearly everything that had been baked or assembled, bore an uncomfortable resemblance to a besotted country squire out of an eighteenth-century novel with pretzel crumbs on my chin, M&Ms in my lap and an exhausted Wonder Dog sawing logs next to my chair.
Because it is the Christmas season and the Fair Wanda seems to have a biological need to spend time at The Kitchen Island, the baking continued into the next week. Herewith, some of the results and recipes. Enjoy!
M&Ms, Reese’s PB cups, pretzels, etc.
Shout out to DarcyDiva.com for providing this seasonal delight!
A crunchy, buttery concoction of pecans and powdered sugar.
Thank you SouthernBite.com! This spherical, dusted little wonder can be enjoyed anytime of the year.
Peppermint Bark Oreos!
An Oreo cookie nestled in dark chocolate and topped with white chocolate, dusted with peppermint crunchies!
For a girl who adores her peppermint bark, ConfessionsOfACookbookQueen.com hit this one out of the park!
By FAR, Webster’s favorite! Brownie topped with peanut butter confection and finished with ganache. Oh my!
Webster will forever be indebted to ShugarySweets.com for their contribution to this year’s Bake-A-Thon!