Yesterday, my sons and I spent the day making Christmas treats for their teachers and our neighbors. The boys like to help me in the kitchen. They unwrapped 3 bags of caramels which yielded about 2.5 bags after they took their payment :). They are also very good at crushing graham crackers and sprinkling M&M'S! We made Gluten Free Decadent Double Chocolate-Cherry cookies, M&M Candy Bark, Magic Cookie Bars , Almond Crunch Toffee and Chex Mix. All the recipes are simple, but they do take time due to chilling and cooling times. I've made the almond toffee crunch for a few years. I made it this year by special request from my husband's aunt and cousin. His cousin went so far as to hide it from her kids! I also sent some of the M&M bark so the boys didn't miss out!
I used regular pretzel sticks this time for the M&M candy bark. For the magic cookie bars, I added a layer of butterscotch chips. My modification to the Chex mix is to sub out the wheat Chex for Cheerios and I skip the garlic chips.