It’s that time of year again — time to give back to the people in your life who have made a difference.

With so many people to thank, it can be difficult to come up with an appropriate gift for everyone.

But the old saying still rings true: It’s the thought that counts. Making your own gift is still considered by many as the most thoughtful form of giving.

When you present a homemade gift, the receiver knows you took the time to carefully craft a gift just for them.

If you’re unsure of what to make, a guaranteed hit with almost anyone is a dessert that can be enjoyed with friends and family throughout the season.

“If you are baking for a neighbour, babysitter or teacher, getting your children involved in the process is a great way to spend some quality time together in the kitchen,” says Trish Magwood, celebrity chef and mother of three.

“From picking the recipe to mixing up ingredients and putting on the finishing touches, kids love to get their hands dirty and taste the fruits of their labour!”

To ensure your family has a great time in the kitchen, choose a “kid-friendly” recipe that incorporates some familiar ingredients for your young sous chefs.

Chocolate Truffles

• 1 pkg white chocolate chips
• ¼ cup butter, softened
• 1 cup Rice Krispies Vanilla Flavour
• 1¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 Melt white chocolate chips and butter in medium bowl in microwave or over saucepan of boiling water. Stir until smooth. Let cool at room temperature (30 mins).

2 Form white chocolate mixture into 2.5 cm balls. Roll in cereal, pressing it into truffles to coat. Roll in palms to re-shape. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

3 Melt semi-sweet chocolate. Dip prepared balls in chocolate to coat. Lift out with fork. Place on waxed paper lined baking sheet. Let cool 1 hour.


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