Saturday, December 24, 2011
The past two years I've been slowly making my way through a Christmas cookie book to determine what recipes will become traditions for us, which might make a few appearances due to convienience, simplicity or on hand ingredients, and which might not be worth repeating. The latest recipe was one for toffee bars, which was incredibly easy, tasty, and impressive in appearance. The shortbread bar was buttery and not over sweetened, while the chocolate layer was just thick enough to be indulgent. While it's been hard to not devour the entire batch, we wanted to share some over the holidays. This packaging is cute, creative, and requires no last minute trips out into the hustle and bustle of the holidays. This could even be used to wrap a high quality store bought treat or some clementines.
To make this cute little gift giving vessel you need an aluminum foil or plastic wrap box (make sure to cut off the metal edge!), some gift wrap & tissue, and ribbon, yarn or twine to close the box. Simply wrap the empty foil box with wrapping paper, line the inside with some tissue paper, and secure with a tie--I opted for 12 inches of sparkle flecked white finger-knitted yarn. A presentation to be appreciated just as much as the treats inside.