5 Easy and Delicious Christmas Treats

I can’t believe Christmas is only FIVE days away! One of my favorite things about the holiday season is baking and making holiday-themed treats. I’ve rounded up FIVE adorable holiday-themed treats. You can make these easy and delicious treats ahead of time for holiday parties, you can make them with your best friends for a girls night in, or if you’re a parent these treats are easy and fun to make with your kids! You can even wrap these treats up in a cute little bag and give them out as gifts! Happy Treat-Making!

 

Pretzel Hugs

pretzelhugs

Ingredients

  • Square Pretzels
  • Hershey’s Hugs Chocolates (or any other variety)
  • M&M’s (Christmas Red & Green Mix)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and align pretzels in a single layer and then top each pretzel with one Hershey’s Hug chocolate.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 4 – 5 minutes, until the chocolate is shiny and soft (but NOT melting, the chocolates should still hold their shape).
  • Remove from oven and carefully place one M&M in the center of each soft Hug and press down on the M&M to spread the chocolate.
  • Place in refrigerator and allow to rest until chocolate has set. 
  • Enjoy!
  • Recipe Source

 

Reindeer Chow

reindeerchow

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 1 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup Dry Brownie Mix OR 1 cup Powdered Sugar Mixed With 1 1/2 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 1 bag Christmas M&M’s
  • 2 cups Mini Peanut Butter Cups
  • 2 cups Pretzels 

Instructions

  • Place the cereal in a large bowl.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the chocolate chips and peanut butter.
  • Microwave the chocolate mixture in 30 second intervals until melted; stir until smooth.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture over the cereal and use a spatula to gently toss the cereal in the chocolate until it’s completely coated.
  • Place the brownie mix (or powdered sugar and cocoa powder mix) inside a resealable gallon sized plastic bag. Add the chocolate coated cereal. Seal, then shake until cereal is coated in the brownie mix.
  • Spread the cereal out in a single layer on a sheet of parchment paper; cool completely until dry.
  • Combine the cereal with the M&M’s, peanut butter cups and pretzel twists, and then serve.
  • Enjoy!
  • Recipe Source

 

Melted Snowman Oreo Truffles

oreo truffles

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 oz.) Brick Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 36 OREO Cookies (regular size)
  • 16 oz . White Candy Melts
  • Mini OREO Bite Size Cookies
  • Decorating Icing or Gel (blue, orange, black) 

Instructions

  • Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until well blended. You can crush the Oreos in a food processor and then add the cream cheese and process it together. You can also do it by hand by placing the Oreos in a bag and crushing them and mixing them into a bowl with the cream cheese. 
  • Shape the mixture into 1-inch balls and place them in a single layer in a pan.
  • Freeze for at least 20 minutes.
  • Melt the white candy melts in the microwave until smooth.
  • Dip balls in melted coating. ( You can do this by using a fork and tapping the fork on the bowl of the candy coating to remove some of the extra coating and then fill those holes with the melted candy.)  
  • Place them on a waxed paper-lined pan, allowing excess coating to pool at bottom of each ball.
  • Chill truffles until candy coating is set.
  • Decorate your snowmen by using the icing gel for the eyes, nose, and smile. You can use the melted candy coating to stick the hat to the head.
  • Place in the fridge immediately to set up the decorations.
  • Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Keep refrigerated.
  • Enjoy!
  • Recipe Source

 

Christmas Rice Krispie Treat Bites

rice krispies treat

Ingredients

  • 9 cups of Kellogg’s Rice Krispie Cereal
  • 9 cups of Mini Marshmallows
  • 9 tablespoons of Butter (Sweet Cream, Salted)
  • Red Food Coloring
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Christmas Sprinkles

Instructions

  • Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a medium sauce pan on medium heat.
  • Add in 3 cups of Mini Marshmallows to the melted butter.
  • Stir the marshmallows until they are completely melted.  Turn off the heat when the marshmallows are melted. 
  • Add in the red food coloring into the melted marshmallow mixture and stir well. 
  • Add in 3 cups of Rice Krispie Cereal to the marshmallow mixture and fold the Rice Krispies into the marshmallow mixture until the cereal is completely covered.
  • While the Rice Krispie Treat mixture is still warm, add in Christmas Sprinkles and mix.
  • Repeat the steps to make the green Rice Krispies with the green food coloring and the white Rice Krispie with no food coloring.
  • When the mixture cools enough but is still warm enough to be malleable, grab a spoonful and roll it into a bite-sized ball.
  • Allow the Christmas Rice Krispie Treat Bites to cool before you store them.
  • Enjoy!
  • Recipe Source

 

Peppermint Bark

peppermint bark

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate 
  • 8 ounces  white chocolate 
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract, divided
  • 12 peppermint candies

Instructions

  • Line a pan with wax paper and set aside.
  • Crush the peppermints in a food processor or by hand and set aside.
  • Place the semi-sweet chocolate and 1 teaspoon of the canola oil in a medium glass bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir and ladle down the sides and continue microwaving until melted, about 3 minutes.
  • Once the chocolate is melted, stir in 1/4 teaspoon of the peppermint extract.
  • Pour the melted chocolate on the prepared pan. Spread evenly over the bottom of the pan. Refrigerate until completely hardened, about 1 hour.
  • Place the white chocolate and remaining 1 teaspoon canola oil in the same medium glass bowl. Microwave exactly the same way you did the semi-sweet chocolate. Making sure not to over microwave. Make sure to stir and ladle down the sides every minute.
  • Once the chocolate is melted, stir in the remaining 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract.
  • Pour the white chocolate directly over the semisweet chocolate layer and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle the crushed peppermint over the top and gently press them in.
  • Refrigerate until completely hardened.
  • Remove from pan and break into small pieces.
  • Enjoy!
  • Recipe Source

 

Which one (or ones) are you excited to try out? Let me know below!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo, jenny

 

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15 thoughts on “5 Easy and Delicious Christmas Treats

  1. Niekartistiek says:

    You make baking amazing sweets look so easy! Can I jus say how adorable the prep truffle snowman looks? And how delicious it sounds… als really want to try the Pretzel hugs with m&m’S! The Christmas edition is a nice touch. Thank you for sharing! ❤

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  2. Chantelle says:

    These all look so amazing, you have some great ideas! I especially love the pretzel hugs and the reindeer chow! It all looks so yummy! Your blog looks so lovely by the way 🙂 , Take care, Chantelle xx

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