Quick & Easy Holiday Treats

For the holiday season some of my favorite gifts to give are treats!! Everybody loves a sweat treat and I’m gonna show you guys how to make a couple super simple and quick ones!

First we will be making adorable “edible ornaments” made out of chocolate dipped Oeros. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Oreos
  • White Chocolate
  • Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Sprinkles, M&M’s, and other decorations
Start off by unwrapping, then halving the mini peanut butter cups. You want to slice these down the center while they are standing upright. Next, melt your white chocolate. To make it faster and easier I did mine in the microwave at 30 second intervals. I used a whole bag (and then some) white chocolate chips for an entire package of Oreos. I then dipped each Oreo into the chocolate until it was fully coated and let the excess drip off until placing onto a non-stick surface. I used a sil-pat but parchment paper, or even a plate could work. Then, I put the halved peanut butter cup with the cut side face down and the wider edge on the Oreo. Then, the fun part! Decorate with any edible goodies! I used sprinkles and M&M’s! These cool really quickly. I just left mine out to harden and it took about 30-45 minutes. I absolutely love how these came out I think they are adorable and look so similar to little ball ornaments!IMG_6150
This next recipe is perfect to make a lot of because they are SO FAST and they are the perfect pairing for some hot coco this time of year.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Marshmallows (preferably JUMBO)
  • Chocolate
  • Candy CanesIMG_6151
I started out this recipe by melting the chocolate in the microwave at 30 second intervals. While that was melting I began to unwrap the chocolate and put them in a baggie to pulverize. One time I actually saw a prepackaged bag of crushed candy canes and regret buying it especially for this recipe so if you find one of those, snag it and skip this step! Next, I took the marshmallows and dipped the end into the chocolate and then into the pulverized candy canes. These are seriously SO simple but so yummy on their own, or in some coco. They also only take about 30 minutes for the chocolate to harden. IMG_6157
I hope you enjoyed these yummy treats!! Check out my YOUTUBE channel to see what I’ve been up to every day leading up to Christmas, and stay tuned for some fun posts on NYC in the winter time!! (:
– Sophia Tatiana