Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday to all! Lately, in my home, I've been surrounded by Christmas trees, lights, and so many decorations (my favorite).  My sisters and I have an annual Christmas party and bake our hearts out for it! So whats better than searching Pinterest for yummy, tasty and festive snacks to serve. Nothing!!! Below I have found my favorite 5 Christmas- inspired treat recipes! I also have much more on my Pinterest board! Let me know if you decide to make any of these delicious treats. Enjoy!

5 Christmas-Inspired Treat Recipes!

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Brownie Christmas Trees

| Makes: 12 Servings |
Ingredients: 
  • 1 box Brownie Mix

  • 1 tub white vanilla icing

  • green food colouring

  • small round sprinkles

  • small star sprinkles

  • candy canes

  1. Line an 8"x8" baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.

  2. Prepare the brownie mix according to the package directions and bake as directed.

  3. Allow brownies to completely cool, approximately 1.5 hours.

  4. Remove the brownies from the pan, and cut into triangles. (Cut in three rows, then cut in alternating diagonals, as in the photo shown above).

  5. Unwrap the candy canes, and use a sharp knife to gently cut/break the candy canes into 1.5" long pieces.

  6. Press the sharper end of the candy cane into the bottom of the brownie triangles.

  7. Spoon out approximately ½ of the tub of icing into a bowl.

  8. Add green food colouring until you're happy with the colour.

  9. Spoon the green icing into a zip lock bag.

  10. Seal the bag and cut off a small corner of the bag with sharp scissors.

  11. Starting at the top of the brownie triangles, gently squeeze out the icing in a curvy zigzag as you go down the tree.

  12. Add your favourite sprinkles and a small star sprinkle at the top.

  13. Enjoy!

Instructions:
onelittleproject.com

recipe via pinterest

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

 Brownie Cookies

| Makes: 36 Cookies |
Ingredients: 
  • ⅔ cup shortening

  • 1½ cups light brown sugar, packed

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 eggs

  • 1½ cups all purpose flour

  • ⅓ cup dark cocoa powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup peppermint crunch baking chips 

  • 1 cup semi sweet or dark chocolate chips

 

See full instructions here

sugardishme.com

recipe via pinterest

M&M'S Christmas Cookie Bars

| Makes: 18-36 Bars |
Ingredients: 
Instructions:
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  • 2 sticks of butter, at room temperature

  • 1 cup of granulated sugar

  • 1 cup of firmly packed golden brown sugar

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract

  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda

  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt

  • 1 1/2 cups of Christmas M&M's , plus more for topping

  • 1 cup of mini chocolate chips, plus more for topping

  • 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips

   1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Line a 9x13 baking dish with foil, leave some overhang to make removal easier.

  3. Spray foil generously with nonstick cooking spray.

  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together until fluffy.

  5. Add in eggs and vanilla extract and continue to beat.

  6. Lower speed of mixer and add flour, baking soda and salt and mix until combined.

  7. Add M&M's and mini chocolate chips and give a final stir, reserving some M&M's, mini chocolate chips and white chocolate chips for topping cookie bars.

  8. Transfer cookie dough to prepared baking dish.

  9. Press additional M&M'S, mini chocolate chips and white chocolate chips into top of cookie dough.

  10. Bake 35 to 40 minutes on oven rack in lower third of oven to prevent over browning.

  11. Let cool completely and cut. 

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Santa Crunch Popcorn

Ingredients: 
  • 10 cups of Popcorn

  • Salt

  • 3 tablespoons of Butter

  • 3 cups Mini Marshmallows

  • Mini M&M Candies – Red and Green

  • Pretzel M&M Candies – Red and Green

  • Christmas Confetti Sprinkles

See full instructions here

twosisterscrafting.com

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Holiday Crack Candy

| Makes: 10 Servings |
Ingredients: 
  • 35 saltine crackers

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter

  • 1 c. packed brown sugar

  • 1 3/4 c. semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 bag red and green holiday M&Ms

  • 1 jar holiday sprinkles, your choice

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet or jelly-roll pan with tin foil and coat with cooking spray. Line the baking sheet with Saltine crackers. Set aside.

  2. In a medium-sized saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously, for about 2 minutes. Pour mixture over crackers in an even layer and bake 5-6 minutes. Top with chocolate chips, baking for 3 minutes, or until melted. Top with mini marshmallows, red and green M&Ms and holiday sprinkles. Cut into squares, then cool until the chocolate has hardened.

Instructions:
sugardishme.com

Hannah Kurtz

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