This is my favorite family tradition! A whole weekend of baking, Christmas movies, and my brother’s favorite breakfast! Each year we make Christmas tins for colleagues and friends made up of our family’s secret cookie recipe, Dad’s Almond Roca, Muddy Buddies (aka Puppy Chow, Reindeer Poop), fudge and bark. Sometimes we add pecan fingers if we’re not too exhausted after everything else! Each year we make a different kind of fudge and bark, but the rest stays the same. These recipes are requested every year! Friday night we go shopping and start the baking, we split the jobs between the five of us; everyone pitches in!
This dessert is a hit at parties! If you like chocolate and have friends and family who like chocolate (really, who doesn’t??). I must warn you, proceed with caution…if you allow your friends or family to try this dessert they will be requesting that you make it for every party or family event for the rest of time!! That’s what happens with great dishes right?? You find that one family member that makes it soooo well and they’re stuck for life! I have two aunts on my dad’s side with this problem! Check out my Aunt Val’s recipe for Snickers Salad! And if you are reading this…see you at Christmas…with your salad!!;)