Four different easy, quick, and fool-proof Christmas treats that the kids can help with! Perfect for gift-giving and enjoying with the family. Peppermint bark cookies, toffee cashew clusters, microwave fudge, and rudolph bites.
This video above 👆🏻 quickly overviews these four treats, but the instructions give you more tips/tricks/details for each treat. These treats are easy enough that my toddler made most of them with me! When you see squishy, adorable, fat baby hands throughout the video — those are his. 😍
First up, PEPPERMINT BARK COOKIES.
These are one of those treats that you wonder how they taste THIS good with such little effort. They are easy to make, totally addictive, perfect for the holiday season, AND -bonus- they’re pretty. The inspiration for these cookies came from living way too close to a Williams Sonoma at our last home. I visited there far too often and during all of the holiday season I would see these white chocolate dipped “peppermint bark” cookies. I always wanted to get them, but for some reason never did. Most likely because I’m too cheap and thought I would just make my own ha! And now I finally have. I’m not sure what is in the center of their cookies, but I instantly though thin mints would be delicious. Since thin mints aren’t around right now, I grabbed some grasshopper cookies which work perfectly.
At first glance, they might look a little complicated, but they are one of the easiest treats ever! You don’t have to make cookies from scratch and then dip and decorate — these start out with pre-made cookies so all you are doing is dipping in white chocolate and covering in crushed peppermint. 👌🏻
I recommend a high quality white chocolate for flavor purposes, but it will often melt the best as well. My favorite white chocolate to use is Guittard or Ghirardelli. (You can use chocolate chips or the baking bars for these.)…