Wow your family with these easy and delicious recipes.
Let’s face it. We can all use a few recipes this holiday season that will give a wow factor with minimal time in the kitchen. An addictive and fun recipe to make this season is Peppermint Bark Pretzel Bites.
These delicious little bites can be made in 15 minutes and are a perfect mix of sweet n’ salty. All you need is a bag of Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses, a bag of white chocolate peppermint M&M’s, some square pretzels and Christmas sprinkles – because sprinkles make everything better.
Set your oven to 250 degrees and set your pretzel squares on a lined cookie sheet. Unwrap the Hershey’s Kisses and place them in the pretzels – super easy – you can even do it one-handed as you sip your holiday eggnog. Bake these for four minutes, pull them out, and press an M&M on top of each Hershey’s kiss for a festive holiday treat in a flash!
Another savory sweet holiday treat is one that is a favorite at my house – candied cranberries. These are so good, that you can even use them in salads, yogurts, or eat them as a snack.
For these nummies, you’ll need sugar, water, orange juice, vanilla, orange zest, and cranberries. Combine everything into a pot and cook on medium until the sugar is dissolved, and then add the cranberries. Your kitchen will smell amazing!
Let the mixture cool down, place it in a covered container, and chill overnight. The next day, remove the cranberries from the syrup, coat them in sugar, and let them dry on a cookie sheet. I promise, you won’t be able to stop at just a handful.
Now, I also have a recipe for a liquid Christmas Hack that will keep you trimming the tree and decking the halls all night long. It’s a Mistletoe Martini with just three simple steps!
All you need is Grey Goose or your favorite Vodka, Cherry Brandy, and the juice from one lime. Rim the glass with, fill your shaker halfway with ice, pour in your ingredients, and shake your holiday cheer until chilled and frosty. Strain into your glass and garnish with a sprig of rosemary. You could even add a candied cranberry for flare, as this will definitely impress your guests with little to no fuss.
These are just a couple of helpful little recipe hacks that you can use to treat your tribe at Christmas.