We are so excited to have Natalie from Two Preps in a Pod guest posting on the blog today & sharing her wonderful Holiday Treat Boxes!
During the Holiday season, one of my favorite activities is baking. I enjoy the abundance of peppermint, gingerbread, and chocolate. I love trying new recipes and sharing my wares with friends and family. This year, my sister and I are collaborating on Holiday Treat Boxes for around a dozen families. Here’s how we plan to execute! I hope it helps as you commence your holiday baking.
First and foremost, you’ll need to decide how many boxes you’ll be making. We decided that five was a good variety of items to include in our boxes. We wanted to incorporate those holiday flavors of peppermint and gingerbread. We also had the following criteria to ensure variety.
- A treat with nuts (Of course, make sure you know if your recipients have any allergies).
- A treat that is dipped.
- A type of bark
- A type of cookie.
- A treat with chocolate.
Even with criteria, it was still a challenge to decide on final recipes. There are so many choices. You don’t want to pick up 5 recipes that all need to be scooped out. You’ll want to pick some items that you can bake off in a pan and cut later. We decided on the following treats, pinned for your convenience!
Mint Chocolate Brownies – We will be baking these off in mini cupcake tins. I tested this recipe. It was good as is, but we decided to add some chocolate chunks as well as use salted butter when we make it for the box.
Pecan Pie Bars