NOW, BEFORE WE BEGIN...

Despite our lack of culinary expertise and access to certain baking supplies, the following treats were easy, fun and did not break the bank to create! We had to be a little creative here and there as we attempted to use what we had on hand, so feel free to adjust recipes and instructions to fit your situation best!

Celebrate National Salvation Army Week by showing appreciation and love to co-workers, fellow corps members, volunteers, your officers and so on with these cute goodies! Package them up in treat bags, treat boxes, baggies; add tags, ribbon, and so on!

SUPPLIES:

  • 2 tablespoons meringue powder OR 2 egg whites
  • 6 tablespoons water (if needed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract or lemon juice
  • 1 box (1 pound) confectioners’ sugar
  • Ziploc sandwich baggies
  • Food coloring
  • Artificial flavoring (optional)
  • SA Flag Template
  • Regular Template

INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Cut non-toxic computer paper into 2 3/4″ x 10” strips.

2) Whip together confectioners sugar, meringue powder OR egg whites and lemon juice on low speed using a stand mixer for 1 minute. (You may need to add water) Continue to whip for 10 minutes on high speed.

3) Divide “icing” into small bowls. Color each bowl different colors. If desired, add different flavorings to each.

4) If icing is too thick, thin out with drops of water, until it is the consistency of sour cream. A drop should hold its shape and slowly smooth out to create smooth button.

5) Pour each color into a sandwich bag and seal. (Placing the open baggie in a small cup and then pouring the icing in, is a great trick to keep things nice and clean). Then cut a VERY small corner off of each bag.

6) Squeeze a drop of icing at a time onto the paper. You can place the strip of paper on top of the template, you will then see where to place each drop evenly.

7) Place on baking sheets in a cool dry place uncovered to dry overnight.

8) Candy will harden overnight. Store in a zipper bag or airtight container.

Original recipe here

SUPPLIES:

  • Pretzel sticks
  • Red or yellow candy melts
  • Rolos
  • Wax paper

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Break off the end of each pretzel stick; remove Rolos from packaging
  2. Melt candy melts per instructions on packaging.
  3. Dip the broken end of the pretzel into the melted candy and then very gently push it into the top of the Rolo. Do not push all the way thru. Set aside and allow to dry.
  4. Dip each bell pop into the candy melts, tap off excess melt; set aside on wax paper to dry. NOTE: Do not dip when candy melts are hot, as they will melt the chocolate Rolo and discolor the pop.
  5. Once dry, enjoy!

SUPPLIES:

  • Ritz Crackers
  • Peanut butter, Nutella or Biscoff spread
  • Almond Bark or candy melts
  • (optional) Red royal icing or candy button mix
  • Wax paper

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Spread desired amount of peanut butter between two Ritz crackers, like a sandwich
  2. Melt almond bark per directions on packaging
  3. Dip cracker sandwich into melted bark, cover completely
  4. Remove, place on wax paper
  5. Decorate with sprinkles, icing, etc. or simply allow dry
  6. Enjoy!
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