This project combines a few things that I love. First of all I love all things chocolate, but make it muddy buddies and I am a real goner! I made these Christmas Candy Cane Muddy Buddies and just love how they turned out so I will share the recipe with you. Second, I packaged them up all cute with glittery tags and ribbon and fun containers. All this while listening to Christmas music and my kids “helping” me makes for a fun project!
Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Muddy Buddies:
So much fun making these and packaging them up! Aren’t they cute?! Here’s another version:
You can use this packaging for any treat or small gift you are taking to neighbors or friends this holiday season! It’s so easy to make and turns out so cute. Let me show you a little bit about what I did!
Cute Christmas Packaging Ideas:
*All of this was purchased at Michael’s Craft Store on an end cap and is Recollections Brand. They have simple, easy ways to add a touch of flair to you gifts this year. Tags, embellishments, ribbon, glitter, card stock, you name it-they’ve got it to make your packages cute. Also they have kits that you can grab and assemble. Pick and choose what you love, but here’s what I used:
- Fry containers and the red boxes (LOVE!)
- Glitter Tags
- Snowflake cutouts
- Baker’s Twine
- Peal and Stick Labels and Stickers
Then I just put it all together. You just need some glue to attach things. I used hot glue. You can probably also use craft glue.
Here are some samples of what I did. And let me tell you, my boys were also involved in this and loved it! So simple and turns out so pretty!
I made a variety of the fry boxes with fun embellishments like snowflake cutouts and ribbon:
Also I used some of the stickers from the set to decorate these: (That little snowman is a sticker.)
And I made these little glitter gift tags. Anything with glitter wins me over:
Chocolate Candy Cane Muddy Buddies Recipe:
- 9 C Rice Chex Cereal
- 1 1/2 C semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 C (half stick or 2 oz) butter or margarine
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 C powdered sugar
- 8-10 crushed candy canes
- Christmas M&Ms (I used plain but take your pick!)
Measure your Chex cereal into a large bowl.
Melt your chocolate chips and butter in the microwave. Stir every 30 seconds or so until they are combined and melted. Stir in vanilla.
Pour chocolate mixture on Chex cereal and stir until evenly coated.
Add powdered sugar and crushed candy canes and mix. If your bowl has a lid, put it on and shake.
Stir in M&Ms and you’re done!
Now, packed this up cute and take it to a friend!
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