Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Patriotic Nutter Butters

This is almost too easy to post.

I wanted to make something to take back to West Virginia for the 4th of July Weekend. I was actually going to make something else, but it did not turn out the way I planned, so I came up with these little gems. I made them from start to finish, including making the colored sugar, in less than 30 minutes. They are cute, easy, and tasty! If you want something fun, quick, and EASY here you go!

Patriotic Nutter Butters
from Baked Perfection

1 package Nutter Butter Cookies
1 14oz bags of white chocolate candy coating
1/4 cup red candy coating
Blue colored sugar (instructions below)

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

To melt the candy coating, empty contents of the bag into a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals stirring between until the chocolate is melted consistently. Place the Nutter Butters into the coating, covering them completely. Use a fork to "fish" the cookies from the coating shaking the fork back and forth lightly to remove any extra. Place the cookies on the parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with blue colored sugar. Cool completely until coating hardens.

Melt red candy coating using the same method as above. Transfer to a plastic bag. Using scissors, cut the very tip off the sandwich bag. The smaller your cut, the smalled the drizzle. Use the sandwich bag to pipe the red coating back and forth over the cookie until you reach the desired look. When the drizzle has hardened (you can put them in the freezer to speed up the process) brake off any extra chocolate with your fingers.

Colored Sugar

This is so simple. All you have to do is put some sugar (1/4 cup) into a sandwich bag. For good measure it is best to double bag the sugar. Then place some food coloring into the bag w/ the sugar and squish it around and shake it until the color is blended with the sugar. Add more food coloring until you reach the desired color.

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