As the holidays approach, coming ever nearer, we can’t help but get excited for all the festivities of Christmas. From presents to spending time with family and eating delicious delicacies, it’s the best time of the year, without a doubt. To get into the spirit, we’ve scoured the internet and found a few mouth-watering recipes you could try! They can be incorporated into a holiday meal or even eaten as a treat – it’s your call!
Let’s start with the ultimate winter classic: hot chocolate. Who doesn’t love this drink? It’s the ultimate comfort on a cold winter night! Not to mention, it’s super simple to make.
What You’ll Need:
- 4 cups milk (preferably whole or 2%)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips or a chopped chocolate bar
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Put the milk, cocoa powder, and sugar into a small saucepan and heat it over a medium/medium-low heat.
- Whisk the mixture frequently until it’s warm. Then, add the chocolate chips.
- Keep whisking until the chocolate chips melt and distribute evenly into the milk.
- Whisk in the vanilla extract and serve!
The next recipe we have is sure to be a people pleaser. Otherwise known as ‘Christmas Crack’, this saltene toffee will make the holidays extra special!
What You’ll Need:
- 4 ounces saltine crackers
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 cups dark chocolate morsels
- 3/4 cup chopped toasted pecans
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees (200 C). Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat. Place the saltines in the pan neatly, making sure they’re touching and that the parchment paper extends past the crackers.
- Combine the sugar and butter in a medium saucepan before bringing the mix to a boil. Allow the mix to boil for 3 minutes. Pour it immediately over the saltines. Make sure all the crackers are completely covered.
- Bake at 400 degrees (200 C) for 5-6 minutes. Take it out of the oven and sprinkle the chocolate morsels over the top. Allow the pan to sit for 5 minutes before spreading the melted chocolate. Sprinkle the roasted nuts over the chocolate and refrigerate the toffee for 2 hours.
- Once set, break the toffee into pieces and serve!
Chocolate Dipped Snowflake Oreos
Oreos are a fan-favorite, and for good reason! They’re classic and so delicious. Well, this recipe is going to make them even better – and more festive!
What You’ll Need:
- 24 oreo cookies
- 12 ounces milk chocolate candy melting wafers
- 1/2 cup white chocolate candy melting wafers
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper before setting it aside.
- Pour the chocolate melting wafers into a bowl you can microwave. Heat the bowl for 30 seconds, stir, and then microwave again before stirring again. The purpose of this is to avoid burning the chocolate. Keep microwaving and stirring at intervals until it’s all melted with no lumps.
- Place the oreo cookies on a fork and one by one, dip them into the melted chocolate. When the whole cookie is well covered, place is on the prepared baking sheet. Allow the cookies to cool completely.
- To make snowflakes, put the white melting wafers into a zipper bag or a disposable piping bag. Heat it for 30 seconds before kneading the chocolate and heating it for another 30 seconds. Again, knead it until it’s all melted with no lumps.
- Snip a small corner off the bag and pipe the white chocolate on the cookies in snowflake shapes. Let them completely cool and serve!