Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mini paper bag yummies!

These are the gifties I made for my co-workers for Christmas. They contain a super sweet, but fun concoction referred to as "Puppy Chow". It is a great recipe in that is takes all of five minutes to make, I think the clean up took longer, lol! 

Just in case you are intrigued, here is the recipe:

1 box Crispix cereal
1 12 oz pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups icing sugar

In a microwavable bowl, melt chips, margarine and peanut butter. Heat approx 1-2 minutes total, stopping to stir. Stir well.
Pour cereal into a large bowl. Pour melted mixture over and mix to completely coat cereal.
Put icing sugar in a very large bowl with a lid. Pour in chocolate coated cereal. Put lid on  tightly and shake until cereal is completely covered.

Store in a sealed container on the counter or in the freezer. Enjoy! 
Alert - very sweet - grab a tall glass or milk or a cup of tea to enjoy with this snack!

Anyhow, the most enjoyable part for me was decorating these mini bags of course.

If you are a regular reader, you will know that I am currently a washi tape addict - I just can't seem to get enough of the stuff - it's quick, easy, colourful and versatile!

I have used the colour combo at The Paper Players this week. LOVE this colour combo! I think I'll be using it again soon! Did you hear? They are having a guest design team call. I put my name in the hat last week, but now realize that only one entry per person allowed. Oh well, a fab colour combo anyhow! Head on over to check it out. 

Time to sign and address some more Christmas cards!
Shanna :)

What I used:
washi tape from MME - Merry & Bright
chipboard from the dollar bin at the "M" word
SU tiny tag punch


  1. Oh these are so cute!!! thanks for the recipe too! Thanks for playing along with us at the Paper Players!

  2. The bags look amazing. Love how you layered it all.

  3. Mmmm, sounds delish! They'll love it! Cute bags---thanks for sharing these with us at the Paper Players this week! LOVE your blog background too!

  4. Love the chipboard snowflake with the baker's twine - so sweet! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

  5. The recipe sounds delicious and the the bags are adorable! They are so cute, I almost wouldn't want to open them to eat the treats...almost. I would try really hard to sneak some without ruining the bags. Lol! The baker's twine pops! Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)


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