Hey! We are so stoked to be a part of the 10 Days of Christmas Inspiration Blog Hop. It has been fun seeing all the fun projects and gorgeous decor. If you are coming from The Unfinished Project then you saw Erica’s quick and easy Christmas tree topiary. Super cute, right? We are always up for a quick and easy DIY.
Years ago when our oldest kids were toddlers, Lara and I would get together each December and have a massive baking day. Baking while having young kids can feel overwhelming but when you get to spend the day hanging out with your best friend sharing the work, overwhelming turns into fun, cherished memories. We both have favorite treats we each make year after year and we wanted to share them with you! Each of our goodies is no bake and sure to please!
Meghan here! My favorite Christmas treat has been the bonbons ever since I was a little girl and my mom made them each year. I can almost hear the Carpenter’s Christmas album playing in the background! The original recipe also calls for walnuts but after some begging, my mom finally relented to making a few just for me without. Now that I’m the mom, mine are always without! But you but lovers out there, feel free to add away!
Recipe is as follows:
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 7 oz bag of coconut flakes
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (OPTIONAL!)
- 2-3 cups milk chocolate chips, melted
Proceed to mix sugar, butter, condensed milk, coconut, vanilla and walnuts (if wanted) together. Once mixed we’ll, use small cookie scoop or cereal spoon to measure out your bonbons. Roll in your hand to form a ball. Place in freezer for around 1/2 hour to solidify bonbon center. Once solid, use a fork to dip into melted chocolate. Place on a lined cookie sheet and place into fridge to cool chocolate.
I love to place these in mini festive cupcake wrappers when adding them to my holiday treat plates! Enjoy!
Hey It’s Lara and I chose these creamy mints as my favorite Christmas treat. I always look forward to making these and sharing them with our friends and neighbors. We love to keep them in the freezer just for that extra coolness.
Here’s the recipe:
- 4 tbs. butter or margarine, soft
- 1/3 cup light Karo syrup
- 1 tsp. peppermint extract
- 1 tsp. salt
- 4 cups (1 box) sifted powdered sugar
- granulated sugar
- food coloring- if desired.
Thoroughly blend butter, syrup, extract and salt. Once blended, add powdered sugar. Mix with a spoon; you might need to use your hands to knead it. Once blended smoothly, divide into thirds. Add one drop of food coloring to a part- leaving one white. Make into small balls; I use a half tablespoon to make them consistent. Roll in granulated sugar and then smash down with a fork and then turn the other way and press to make the criss-cross pattern on top.
Thanks for joining us for the 10 days of Christmas Inspiration. Hopefully we inspired you to eat more Christmas treats! Ha! Please head on over to Birdie and Evie for the next stop!