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Happy Honda Treats Recipe Exchange!

By ZimbrickFHR | Posted in Contests on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 at 7:47 am

On the fifth day of the 12 Happy Honda Days at Zimbrick Honda, we are hosting a holiday treat recipe exchange!

We love homemade holiday treats.  From the basic sugar cookie to the most intricate chocolate/caramel/peanut butter candy.  Post your favorite recipe in the comments section below for the chance to win a car care kit and a free oil change!

One of our all-time favorite recipes here at Zimbrick is provided by Julie, who works in our internet sales department:

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies

Cookies -
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 + 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 + 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup bitter cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
Cherries (1 jar should be more than sufficient – especially if cutting cherries in half)

Glaze -
6 oz chocolate chips
1/2 cup condensed milk
1/4 tsp salt
1 – 1 1/2 tsp cherry juice (we use WAY MORE – so don’t throw the juice out too quick)

For cookies – cream butter, sugar, egg & vanilla.  Add remaining dry ingredients.  Blend at low speed until dough forms (about 1 minute).  Roll 1/2″ – 3/4″ balls.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Dent each and put cherry in dent (we use 1/2 cherry – round side up).

For glaze - heat chocolate chips and condensed milk over low heat (or microwave) – stir often.  Remove from heat.  Stir in salt and cherry juice (add more cherry juice if needed to get the right consistency for glazing).  Cover cookie w/small amount of glaze.  Bake 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.

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4 Responses to “Happy Honda Treats Recipe Exchange!”

  1. Whitney says:

    Sometimes among all the sweets, it is nice to have a salty treat. In my experience, they are quite popular.

    Soft Pretzels
    Water Approximately 1 cup, but variable
    Oil ¼ cup
    Sugar 2 Tbsp.
    Bread flour 4 cups
    Yeast 2 ¼ Tsp.
    Baking soda
    Egg white
    Pretzel salt

    I cheat a little and let a bread machine set on the dough cycle make the dough. Add the water a little at a time as the dough mixes until you get the right consistency. I use bread flour with the machine and you can use either vegetable oil or olive oil depending on what you prefer. When the dough is complete, I place it on a silpat though you could use a floured surface. Divide the dough into 4 pieces and divide each of the quarters into 6 pieces. Roll each piece into a rope shape. Longer ropes make thinner, crunchier pretzels. Twist the rope into a pretzel shape then put them on parchment paper on a cookie sheet and let them sit uncovered until they get puffy (10-20 minutes depending on the room temperature). Boil 2 quarts of water and about 1/3 of a cup of baking soda in a pot. Drop each pretzel into the pot and cook for 10 seconds per side. Lift out with something slotted to let them drain and put them back on the parchment. After they dry, brush the tops with egg white and sprinkle on the salt. Bake the pretzels for about 12 minutes at 425 degrees. They are great either warm or cold. I like to serve them with horseradish mustard!

  2. Lisa J. says:

    These are great for taking to parties and so easy to make! One batch is never enough. Plan on tripling or quadrupling the recipe.

    Rolo-Pretzel Turtles (makes 20)

    20 small mini pretzels (pretzel shape is best)
    20 Rolo candies, unwrapped
    20 pecan halves

    Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Arrange pretzels in a single layer on a parchment lined cookie sheet. (They can go pretty close together if necessary.) Place one Rolo candy on each pretzel. Bake for 4 minutes.

    While the candy is warm, press a pecan half onto each candy covered pretzel. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

    That’s it. Enjoy!

  3. Patty czech says:

    Caramels
    Two sticks of butter
    1 can of sweetened condensed milk
    1cup or Kara syrup
    2 cups of brown sugar

    Melt butter, add all other ingredients. Stir constantly, cook until the candy thermometer reaches 250 degrees.
    Poor into a greased pan, 9×13. Let cool , cut into bite size pieces, wrap in small pieces of wax paper.

  4. Dee Czarniecki says:

    Vegan Tiramisu ~ Unbelievably delicious and dairy free!

    With the modification of adding dark rum to the espresso (instead of Marsala wine):
    http://www.veggywood.com/2010/07/19/vegan-tiramisu-finally/

    See the Zimbrick Honda Facebook page for a photo of my first attempt (http://www.facebook.com/ZimbrickHonda).

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