The holidays aren't the same without all of those yummy treats around! After having so much fun with our Fall baking challenge we thought it would be fun to do a Christmas inspired baking challenge! Follow along as we each share our favourite no-bake Holiday Treats with you!
When you think back to some of your most fond holiday memories chances are baking was involved. Britt remembers baking with her Grandma's and having tones of treats around!
As busy as the 2 of us get it's always fun to slow down and have some fun baking!
No Bake Holiday Treat
While it's nice to bake up those cozy goodies around the holidays we love having some easy recipes to go to as well. No Bake recipes seem to be a quick yummy option for heading out to school functions or a friends holiday party. Taking a treat that people can easily grab is a great option.
The recipes that we want to share with you all today are also great snacks that you can pack individually to add to little present boxes.
SNOW Flake treats
This is one of Britt's favourite recipes that she started making with her Grandma many many years ago. It was actually a recipe her Grandma clipped from the Crispex Box! Does anyone else remember doing that? Clipping recipes from cereal boxes was a popular thing in our household! While Britt has tweaked a few things this recipe has stood the test of time!
- 1 box of Crispex (this is not sponsored but it really does need this original classic cereal. I don't think any other cereal would work as well)
- 1/2 cup Butter
- 2 cups Peanut Butter
- 2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- Approximately 2cups Powdered Sugar
In a saucepan over low heat begin to melt butter. As the butter melts slowly add chocolate chips. Once chocolate chips are almost melted add Peanut Butter and Vanilla to saucepan. Heat mixture until just melted.
Tip for your holiday treats - try making your own peanut butter as opposed to store bought. Making peanut butter simply takes blending roasted peanuts in a High Powered Blender like a Vitamix! Seriously no oil, no water....just PEANUTS!
In a LARGE MIXING BOWL add Crispex. Slowly pour Chocolate Peanut Butter mixture over Crispex while slowly and gently stirring. If you stir the crispex to hard they will all break.
Britt, also likes to make sure there is more chocolate mixture to cereal ratio so that the chocolate and peanut butter can soak into the centre of the Crispex!
Let the cereal cool for a few minutes.
Place a couple spoon fulls of powdered sugar In zip loc bags. This is the part that the kiddos can have fun with!
Add cereal mixture to powdered sugar baggies and shake!
After it appears the cereal is coated Britt likes to empty the bags into a collander that it sitting in a bowl. This way the excess powdered sugar falls thru and can be re used.
Continue shaking cereal in powdered sugar until finished!
AND just like that you have the perfect Holiday Treats!
Snowflake Recipe Tip! After you have made the snowflakes store them in the refrigerator! They taste so much better cold!
Deb's tried and true candied pecan recipe one she does every single year! Sometimes she ends up making them multiple times because the disappear so fast!
Candied Pecan recipe
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon water
- 500 grams pecan halves
Begin by preheating the oven to 250 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mix together sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
Whisk the egg white and water together in a separate bowl until frothy. Toss the pecans in the egg white mixture. Mix sugar mixture into pecan mixture until pecans are coated. Spread pecans evenly onto a baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, until pecans are evenly browned, 1 hour.
Deb got tiny jars at the local Dollarama and wrapped them up in burlap and fresh greens for that cozy old fashioned Christmas feel.
Cute Packaging for your Holiday Treats
Now that you have made these yummy treats you can take it to the next level with how you present your treats to your guests! There are often plenty of cute affordable ideas at your local craft or dollar stores.
But the way to AMP up your containers is what we LOVE to do!
You can use fresh sprigs of greenery tied with colorful bakers twine. You can also buy mini cookie cutters to add to your container with a little note attached as well.
Other ideas are attaching things like mini jingle bells or tiny ornaments. You can even prepare mutliple wooden tags by cutting a branch into slices. You can write the name of the Holiday treat or a fun Christmas saying on the tag to add to your container as well.
Holiday treats are about illuminting the senses which includes things that look cute and festive!
We hope you whip up some yummy and cute holiday treats this season! Another fun recipe we want to try in the near future is these Homemade Peppermint Patties!!
Let us know which recipe you would try first? Candied Peacans or Christmas Snowflakes?