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Sunday, January 22, 2012

DIY Sunday: Treat Bags for Your Girlfriends

I try and never go empty handed when meeting friends that I haven't seen in what seems likes ages.  A little something small, I feel, lets them know I value their friendship, even if we haven't seen each other in over a year (or longer!).

I really value the friendships I've made over the years from various jobs and places we've lived.  Do you keep in touch with your friends?

Yesterday I made up the most delicious Chocolate Pecan Bars.  See them?  They are heavenly, and every bit of sugar filled that they look like they are.  There is no hiding the calories in this bar.  But it's okay - only two are packaged up in each treat bag, just enough to get your sweet tooth on.

Here is what you'll need to make these cute bags:
  • Cellophane bags - found cheap at any Dollar Store, Wal-Mart, Target, etc.
  • Treats (preferably homemade!)
  • Ribbon or wire to tie bags
  • Wax or parchment paper
Bake your treats, let them cool, layer between sheets of wax or parchment paper, place in bags, secure with ribbon or cute wire and your done!  I put two large bars in each bag, which used up the 9x13 pan I baked them in.

If your waiting for this recipe, you'll just have to wait a little longer - I won't be revealing till later this week.  Think of it as saving you some fat and calories....

Would you like to comment?

  1. What a cute idea and thoughtful gesture!

  2. Sorry, Ally. "Treat Bags for Your Girlfriends". MarJean frowns on me having any girlfriends, so I'll have to skip this one...........

  3. Jolene (Everydayfoodie)January 22, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    That is so sweet that you bring a little something for your friends when you haven't seen each other in a long time. Those bars look very ooooooey goooooooey good!!!!!!! Can't wait for the recipe!

  4. How sweet of you! I'm sure your friends loved these!

  5. How sweet of you to do that for friends. :) They look delicious! Can't wait to open your blog and see the recipe!

  6. Well I know you didn't get to go see your friends because of the weather...but as least you got to see me :) I have been eyeing those treats all day. It's going to be my after dinner desert! Nice to see ya today - love those kids, they are so cute!

  7. It was great seeing you as well! Hope you enjoyed the treat!

  8. I don't want to get you in trouble Lance...don't make these bags!

  9. I love giving baked goods as treats - these look perfect!

  10. This is such a sweet idea!! And you TEASE! I need this recipe! Looks delish :)