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Holiday Treats: Oreo Truffles

I have lived a long life, and I have enjoyed many, many desserts. I love to bake, but with the craziness of the holiday season I find I am spending a LARGE amount of time in my kitchen. So while I love to do big holiday treats like sugar cookies, gingerbread cookies, and all of the more involved baking I also love to make sure to add some easier “baked” goods to my list like microwave fudge and these amazing Oreo Truffles

Oreo cookies are delicious. I love to use them for baking. we have made oreo cheesecake and oreo cream pie in our home many times. Oreo truffles however require no baking, and are a fun and popable holiday treat. 

It does not require any baking, but it does have a couple of simple steps. My kids love to help with this one because it requires bakers chocolate and they love to help dip and roll the truffles in chocolate. They also enjoy putting candy canes in plastic bags and smacking them repeatedly with the mallet in order to add a pepperminty topping as the truffles chocolate hardens. 

The fun thing about these truffles is you can change the appearance for different holidays, parties, or simply make half a batch look one way and half another way. The possibilities are endless. Top them with crushed candy canes, sprinkles, shaved chocolate, whatever you love. 

They are incredibly popular too. Very few people can resist an oreo cookie, and this truffle makes an oreo cookie even better. Head on over to Recipes Food Annisa for the full tutorial now. You will love it! 

Christmas Goodies!

The Holidays are one of those times that we enjoy everything and try not to worry about what that means. Especially when it comes to cookies and sweets. Family and friends get together more during the holidays than any other time of the year, and they often bring sweets. So if you and your family are getting together this year for a fun family gathering and its your turn to bring something yummy, then we have a recipe for you that is simple and sweet, and really good to eat. This amazing and simple (did we mention simple? It is that time of year where we are all busy so simple is the magic word!) recipe is from Small Town Woman, a cooking and entertaining blog written and coordinated by Beth Pierce. She knows how to pull together a party and she knows just what sweets you should share this holiday season. This delectable dessert not only looks delicious, it is delicious, and its festive without being too much work. So head on over to Small Town Woman for the full details on this incredibly sweet and simple treat. While you are there check out some fun and fast ideas to improve your entertaining this holiday season and all year long. Christmas goodies Peppermint Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

What You Will Need:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 28 unwrapped peppermint kisses
Now head on over to Small Town Woman for the full tutorial including amazing easy to follow pictures.

Holiday Treats: Shaped Chocolate Dipped Candy Canes

Are you hosting a fun holiday party this year? Taking gifts to your neighbors or your kids teachers? We have the perfect idea for a sweet addition.

We love to give gifts to our kids teachers. Usually something simple, hot chocolate mix and cute cups, cookies mix in a jar, or coffee mugs and special coffees. This year we are doing hot chocolate mix and cups, but we wanted to do something fun and unique. So after browsing Pinterest we stumbled upon a sweet treat that will give our simple gifts a punch of WOW!

We found these Shaped Chocolate Dipped Candy Canes on a blog written by Elise, Painted Chips and Frosting. Elise loves to create fabulous recipes and share them. Well, thank goodness she does because now we have the perfect hot chocolate stir for our holiday gifts. Head on over to Painted Chips and Frosting to get the full tutorial now!

Dipped Candy Canes

What You Will Need:

oven

candy canes

melted chocolate

Elise gives an incredible tutorial that will help you to create these special stirs for your holiday gifts or party. When you are there check out her other fabulous tutorials and recipes!