Tuesday, November 22, 2011

"Try It Different" Tuesday: Reindeer Crunch

Since our theme for this month's hop was handmade gifts, we thought it would be fun to follow up with "Try It Different" versions of 10941SC Reindeer Crunch Clear Set:

Here's the tag from the set, shown on the front of V1-1223 Rectangle Box Template:

The tag was colored was pencils and blended with Gamsol, and all the edges were inked with Ranger Archival Ink in Coffee. The box was spritzed with Perfect Pearls Mists, diluted just a little to match the background paper.

Speaking of the box, what's inside? Why, Reindeer Crunch, of course:

This stamp set contains a coordinating name label, image, background stamp, and gift tag...everything you need to help you create an adorable gourmet gift.

Well, except for the actual Reindeer Crunch snack. Trudy Sjolander, who made both of these "sweet" little presents, provided her secret recipe:

Reindeer Crunch Bugle Mix

1 (12.5 oz.) bag Bugles snacks
8 oz. lightly salted mixed nuts
9 cubes vanilla almond bark

In a very large bowl, mix together Bugles and nuts. Melt almond bark in a microwave safe dish until melted, checking and stirring frequently to prevent scorching. Pour over Bugles mixture and stir until entirely coated.

Line two cookie sheets with waxed paper. Spread Bugle mixture on a pan, and place in freezer until almond bark hardens. Once hardened, break into pieces and place in an airtight container.

Yum! This recipe is fast and simple, but you could also substitute a ready-made snack mix (perhaps with a few chocolate candies thrown in for good measure) if you prefer.

Thanks to True for sharing her great projects...and to for stopping by to visit with us today!

1 comment:

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow True!! Love this gift set! How cute! As always, the colors are just spectacular!