Good morning lovelies!
So, yesterday it rained pretty much ALL day. I slept in until about 8:30 (!!!!) and woke up to a heavy down pour. What else could be done except for… holiday baking?!?!
I’ve been wanting to bake some treats for some of my friends and yesterday was the perfect day for it. After brainstorming and searching the web as well as my pantry I came up with a few ideas.
1st: Ritz truffles
We bought these fudge covered Ritz on impulse on a Target trip. While they are tasty, I was kind of over them after having two.
I wanted to use them up and after no help from the interwebs, I decided to make truffles.
For the base:
3 sleeves of fudge covered Ritz crackers
1/4 cup peanut butter
For the coating:
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp coconut oil
First, pulse the crackers in a food processor/blender into a fine crumb. Add the peanut butter until well combine. Roll the mixture into ball shapes. Freeze for ~15 minutes.
Next, put all of the coating ingredients into a small sauce pan. Stir on low heat until melted. Dip each ball into the sauce until completely coated. Place on parchment paper. Once all are coated, sit in the freezer until hardened. Keep refrigerated for best results.
2nd: s’more squares
I also made these Crispy Cinnamon Cornflake Squares (click for recipe). I added chocolate chips (about 1/4 cup) to make them s’more squares! So good.
I added chocolate drizzle for beautification! 😀 I also used a 9 x 13 pan instead of 8 x 8 like the recipe suggested. They would have been really thick if I used the later.
Both turned out really tasty! I am especially excited to hand them out- aren’t food gifts the best? I actually wish I could give everyone of you five of them.
My baking fever did not stop there. I also made peppermint mocha cookies (click for recipe.) OH MAN WERE THESE GOOD.
In fact, I am pretty sure these will be a new Christmas tradition. Way better than the latte from ‘Bucks that disappointed me last week.
Since I am planning on bringing healthier items (think fruit and veggies) to Christmas get-togethers next week, I really enjoyed this day of baking!
Do you have a Christmas baking tradition?