Monday, November 28, 2011

Cool Mint Patties & a Giveaway


**WINNER ANNOUNCED BELOW**
It's getting colder and colder here at my house.  It's time for hats and mittens, chocolate hats and mittens.  These mint patties on a stick are perfect for a winter get together.

Start with the mint filling.  Mix together 1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese, 2 tsp. peppermint extract, and 9 cups of powdered sugar.  It should be a dry enough mixture to not stick to your hands unless it gets warmed up.  Add more powdered sugar if it is too sticky.  It will be easier to work with after chilling.  Keep your hands cool while working with it if necessary.
Shape the mint filling into little mitten and hat shapes.  Push a treat stick into each shape.  Refrigerate until firm.
Take each treat for a dip in some melted chocolate.  I used a dipping chocolate that does not require tempering.  Let sit until the chocolate hardens.
For the blue and purple accents I melted some colored candy melts.  Dip just the very bottom in the colored chocolate to make the cuff.  The stars are made with a toothpick.  Place a dot of colored chocolate on the surface and use the toothpick to drag the points out for the stars.  Work quickly to finish the star before the chocolate begins to set up.  The top of the hats are small jelly beans attached with a little melted chocolate.
The design possibilities are endless!  I made some in polka-dots too.

Did you notice the cute and colorful treat sticks?  I love the flair they add to these treats.  Wouldn't they make a great addition to a Christmas dessert display?  I think so too and here's a chance for you to get some.  They came from a wonderful Etsy store called The Papered Nest.  The geniuses behind this store are Melissa and Liz.  Hi Ladies!  In addition to these adorable treat sticks, they make color coordinated party styling kits, mini cupcake stands, and hand stamped wooden utensils, basically everything you need to make a fabulous party spread.
  
You can get 10% off your order at The Papered Nest by using the coupon code TPN10OFFTRFMBLOG at check out. 

They are offering a great giveaway.  You could win a set of treat sticks, a cupcake kit, and a mini cupcake stand in the Christmas color scheme of your choice! (pictured above)

  •     Open to all readers, regardless of location.  They ship world wide!
  •     Entries will be accepted until midnight E.S.T., December 3, 2011
  •     Winner will be chosen at random and announced on Sunday, December 4th.

There are four ways to enter, you can enter all four ways if you like and increase your chances:

     1.  Visit The Papered Nest and leave a comment telling me what your favorite product is.  Please be specific and include the color.

     2. Follow That Really Frosts Me with Google Friend Connect and then comment to say, "I'm following you with Google Friend Connect!"  If you are already a follower then leave a comment to say that you are already a follower.

     3. Like That Really Frosts Me on Facebook and leave a comment telling me you did so.  Again, if you are already a follower on Facebook then tell me that you are already a follower.

    4. Like The Papered Nest on Facebook and leave a comment telling me you did so.

Leave a separate comment for each entry.  Good luck!



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And the winner is number 62 - Jennie B Moye.  Congratulations, Jennie,  look for an email from me to arrange shipment.