Grinch Rice Krispie Treats

These Rice Krispie Treats are perfectly ooey , wonderfully crunchy and adorable to look at! They are easy to whip up with the kiddos and are ready in 5 minutes, making them the perfect treat for decking the tree.

How could I not share something Grinch inspired this year with the new animated movie that just came out?! The Grinch is one of my all time favorite Christmas movies so I thought it would be fun to do a fun take on the classic Rice Krispie Treats by dying them green, covering them in fun sprinkles and of course red Grinch hearts.

Christmas Rice Krispie Treats

 

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37 of the BEST Fudge Recipes -Perfect for the Holidays

Whether you like your fudge silky smooth, mixed with peanut butter or filled with nuts and berries, this round up of  over 35 Fudge Recipes will get you in the Holiday Spirit and ready to indulge your taste buds.

 I cannot believe we are in our 4th year of our Christmas Baking Frenzy! This year is our biggest and best one yet and I am so excited to share along in this tradition with you guys. Whether this is your first time here, or you are back for your 4th year in a row, WELCOME! We hope you find something special and delicious to whip up for your loved ones this Christmas season.

*Be sure to look below each photo for additional fudge recipes in that category you can try*

Classic chocolate fudge recipes

These are the best of the best, pure chocolate goodness!

This Traditional Chocolate Fudge  is from Cincy Shopper and it is a classic fudge recipe that everyone should have in their baking Rolodex! Simple and delicious ingredients come together in little time to make a decadent fudge for everyone to enjoy.

Traditional Chocolate Fudge Recipes

Also be sure to check out these scrumptious chocolate fudge recipes too:

Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge – An Italian in my Kitchen 🎄 Vegan Chocolate Fudge – Rhian’s Recipes ❄️ Classic Chocolate Fudge – Attainable Sustainable ⛄️ Salted Chocolate Buttercream – Hybrid Rasta Mama 🎄 Wedding Favor Chocolate Fudge – A Bride on a Budget ❄️ Chocolate Caramel Turtle Fudge – The Olive Blogger  ⛄️

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3 Ingredient Chocolate Caramels – Day 12

Ahh I can’t believe we are already on day 12 of our Christmas Baking Frenzy, where has the time gone?! Today we have a very special and VERY EASY treat, my Chocolate Caramels!!! They are the cutest thing you can make for your tray and the kiddos can even help with these ones, and the best part?? They are only 3 ingredients…yep they are a “cheat” goodie that will save you time and energy as you wind down your Christmas Baking and making.

Chocolate Caramels - Only 3 ingredients for this tasty Holiday Caramel! The chewy caramel is covered in milky chocolate, a perfect flavor combination!

Chocolate Caramels – Only 3 ingredients for this tasty Holiday Caramel! The chewy caramel is covered in milky chocolate, a perfect flavor combination!

Chocolate-covered-Caramels

 

Look at how the chocolate just envelopes the caramel, eee it makes me drool just looking at them!! We add red and green sugar to make them a little more festive but you could easily leave them as is or even drizzle white chocolate over them! Remember how I said they were sooo easy and only 3 ingredients? Bet ya thought I was lying or hiding something…but I didn’t! Follow along and see how incredibly simple these Chocolate Caramels are to make.

3 Ingredient Chocolate Caramels

Ingredients

  • 1 package of store bought caramels you will have to unwrap them, but it's part of the fun!
  • 1/2 c milk or dark chocolate you can do both like we did
  • 1/2 tbsp shortening
  • sprinkles for decorating

Instructions

  1. Unwrap your caramels and set aside. (Aprox 30-35 per package)
  2. Over a double broiler melt chocolate with the shortening, keeping the water to a low simmer beneath so you don't scorch the chocolate.
  3. Once melted remove from heat and dip caramels.
  4. Place coated caramels on a cookie sheet as you go, allow to cool for 5 minutes before adding your sugar so it doesn't melt into the chocolate.
  5. Place in the fridge to harden and then you can place them in little truffle cups before packaging or serving!

One of the things I love about these caramels is that you can freeze them and pull them out when you need them! We make these a month before we put our trays together and have never had an issue with their quality…they are equally as delicious as the day they are made (yes you need to taste test when you make them…like everything you make from our 13 Days!)! So go ahead and get making, we only have one day left for this years frenzy…but don’t worry I have lots of goodies and tips coming your way between now and Christmas!!

Butter Lemon Snow Drop Cookies – Day 11

Butter Lemon Snow Drop Cookies- A perfect blend of tangy sweetness that compliments any Christmas tray!

Butter Lemon Snow Drop Cookies- A perfect blend of tangy sweetness that compliments any Christmas tray!

These Lemon Snow Drop Cookies are guaranteed to melt in your mouth and combine the perfect mix of tangy lemon with sweetness according Meegan from Meegan Makes who was gracious enough to share this delectable cookie recipe with us for our 13 Day Christmas Baking Frenzy! These are a nice and easy cookie, with basic ingredients that you likely already have on hand, so you can whip them up anytime you are in the mood! I think they will be the perfect addition to our goodie trays this year, and a nice compliment to all the chocolaty goodness that normally fills our tummies!

Butter Lemon Snow Drop Cookies

These Lemon Snow Drop Cookies are guaranteed to melt in your mouth and combine the perfect mix of tangy lemon with sweetness!!

Course Cookies, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, English
Keyword Easy Lemon Cookies, Lemon Snowdeop Cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Meegan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup powered sugar +more for rolling
  • the juice from 1 whole lemon
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Follow along for all 13 days of Christmas Baking! Find the cooking instructions linked below!
full cooking instructions at meegan makes: click here! 

Have you checked out the other 10 days yet?! Here are a couple of my favorites so far this year:

Enjoy <3

Homemade Thin Mints – Day 6

Homemade Thin Mint Recipe- A simple, 4-ingredient recipe for everyone's favorite cookie! Part of our 13 Days of Christmas Baking !

Homemade Thin Mint Recipe- A simple, 4-ingredient recipe for everyone’s favorite cookie! Part of our 13 Days of Christmas Baking !

Today’s recipe is another fairly simple “cookie” that uses only 4 ingredients: Thin Mints!! I immediately think of Girl Guide (scout) cookies when someone mentions Thin Mints, taking me back to my childhood days of walking the neighborhood streets selling door-to-door competing with my fellow Guides. So you can imagine my excitement when Carol from Weeknight Dish offered to be a part of our Baking Frenzy and shared with me her recipe for these delicious gems, and I really think you guys are going to love them!

There is something about Christmas and peppermint that goes together so perfectly (maybe it is all the years of candy cane eating I have under my belt) and I am excited to start a new tradition of including these in my yearly bake-fest.

Anyways, enough blabbing, you came here for the Thin Mint Recipe right?!

Homemade Thin Mints

Ingredients

  • Ritz crackers
  • 10 oz. semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp. oil I use coconut oil
  • 3-4 drops Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil

Instructions

  1. See site and follow all 13 days of our Christmas Baking Frenzy!
full cooking instructions at weeknight dish: Click here!