Monday, December 26, 2011

Fun Gift: Ice Cream Toppings

I know we are after Christmas - but I had to share what I made for my brother and his wife for Christmas. My sister-in-law is a huge fan of nighttime snacks, ice cream being the favorite. I decided I was going to spend some of the budgeted money for their gift in order to buy some fun toppings. I spent $20 total.

I bought three types of sauces - a caramel sauce, a raspberry sauce, and A&W's root beer float topping (I had never seen that one before - and my brother loves a good pop float!).

The first topping I made was a chocolate-peanut butter flavor.

First, I chopped up some peanut butter M&Ms.

Then, I chopped up some peanut butter cups.

And mixed them altogether. mmmmm...

I then made two other bags of toppings - 
a chocolate-caramel pretzel bark found here
and a chocolate-Oreo bark found here.
I broke up the bark into smaller pieces than suggested so that way they were all ready to go on top of the ice cream!

I packaged them up in cellophane bags and boxed them up with the three jars of sauces. 
One of my goals next Christmas is to really work on packaging things beautifully - I think that this gift could look really nice. I am glad I used the cellophane bags; I just couldn't capture a good picture of them.

I had fun putting it together - and I hope that my brother and his new wife have been enjoying the fun toppings!

Linking up to: Tatertots & Jello

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1 comment:

  1. Such a fun idea and it looks delicious! We would love to have you come share your great ideas at our weekly link party every Saturday!  -The Sisters