Saturday, December 12, 2009

christmas treat boxes

I stayed up late last night assembling the treat boxes. Each baggie has about 4-7 pieces (depending on size) of candy- basically a nice sampling. With as much candy that is consumed this time of year, I thought going with less is a good idea. The plan was to put the fudge, marshmallows, peanut brittle and peppermint bark in each box but the boxes were too small. I could barely squeeze three of the four treats into each box. I have used these take-out boxes for the last five years but this is the first time I have used the pint sized boxes. It worked out well though, I am taking all the left overs to the ward party tonight. Which is good because I am sick of being in the kitchen!


I opted for simple this year. Red box and a Martha Stewart tag tied on with bakers twine.

Now it is time to get out of my pajamas and deliver the treats!

15 comments:

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I just wrapped up my treats today and each plate has about 10 cookies on it. I was worried about them being too small, but glad you've got my back.

Jamie said...

Such a great idea! I happen to have some red take out boxes that I bought on clearence after the 4th of July. I hadn't even thought about how perfect they would be for Christmas! Thanks for the inspiration!
And those marshmallows you made look terrific! I'm definitely going to make some now!

jen said...

I was only able to fit 4 cookies (2 different kinds) and 4 small squares of fudge. That seemed to be enough for a small sampler. They are a big hit and much easier than trying to find a small gift for all our friends! Thanks for the idea - can't wait to try your marshmallows!

merathon said...

i loved our little take-out box of goodies-- the perfect amount for a sample for everyone! i can't believe how organized you are to already have that all done. . . and to have your little elves deliver them for you!

Kim said...

Those boxes look perfectly festive. And, my ballerinas would be all over those marshmallows. We made the Hershey's kiss,M&M, pretzel treats last night for the neighbors. I love a treat the kids can do basically on their own. They feel so "grown up" and I get a break from baking.

Question: What are your kitchen countertops made of? They're black, right?

Steph said...

You're putting me to shame, Erin. Big time. And those treats sound wonderful-- I'm kinda wishing I was one of your neighbors now...

Erin said...

kim- our counters are custom laminate. they look pretty great for being so cheap! because we had a guy custom build them (my GC bro-in-law "knows a guy") there is only one (well hidden) seam in the kitchen. oh, and the counters are actually a dark gray. the name is graphite.

steph- i wish you were my neighbor too. oh what fun we would have!

jenjen said...

Yummy! I love the take out containers too!

I'm having a homemade gift idea party over at my blog. Will you link this up so people can see this idea. It's wonderful!

XOXO
Jen

Petit Elefant said...

Love the box and tags, just makes the whole thing adorable.

jenjen said...

Thanks for linking up!

XOOX
Jen

Mama Thompson said...

I stole your peppermint bark and fudge recipe...needed something new to add to the plates this year...thanks for sharing they are YUMMY!

Erin said...

I am so glad you liked them Mama T!

Shanda said...

We LOVED our treat box! Thank you so much!

Sarah said...

such fun and thoughtful idea. thanks.

shineytoof said...

Erin, I just wanted to say Merry Merry Christmas and Happy Happy New Year to you and your lovely family. It has been such a treat getting to know you and your incredible talents through this blog (and through Jen and Jon). I hope all your days are full of joy and hope and laughter! Love Hilary

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