Showing posts from December, 2016

Holiday Peanut Butter Balls

Bringing Christmas desserts to a holiday party, or want holiday treats at home? These Holiday Peanut Butter Balls are absolutely delicious and easy! You’re drooling and wishing you had a batch of peanut butter balls in front of you at this very moment, right? Luckily just a few ingredients stand between you and their deliciousness. Fair warning, if you bring these to a party, they will ask for more!  Ingredients 2 cups creamy peanut butter 3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks) - softened at room temperature 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar 3 cups Rice Krispies cereal 12 oz bag semi sweet chocolate chips 1 Tablespoon solid shortening Holiday sprinkles Mini Baking Cups Get the full recipe and instructions here >> Holiday Peanut Butter Balls @

Christmas Crinkle Cookies

These are so pretty and quick to make! These cookies become my go-to so often that I regularly keep a box of cake mix in my pantry, even though I have never once baked a cake. That way as long as I have two eggs, I can make cookies.  Ingredients Pillsbury™ Purely Simple™ White Cake Mix 2 Eggs 1/3 cup oil 1/3 cup powdered sugar Red and green food coloring Get the full recipe and instructions here >> Christmas Crinkle Cookies @

Red Velvet Banana Bread

It’s like banana bread and red velvet cake all at the same time. Plus it’s drizzled with white chocolate and sprinkled with Christmas cheer! Great neighbor gift! Red Velvet Banana Bread is easy to make with a cake mix and the recipe makes 5 loaves, perfect for a holiday gift! Ingredients 2 red velvet cake mixes (I used 2 (16.5 oz) Duncan Hines red velvet cake mixes) 6 eggs 2/3 cup vegetable oil 6 very ripe bananas, mashed 1 (12 oz.) package semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup chopped walnuts 8 ounces white candy melts Sprinkles Get the full recipe and instructions here >> Red Velvet Banana Bread @

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

The recipe was awesome, but I did make a couple of adjustments… I left out the red food coloring, and I added fresh blueberries on top of the filling. Yummy! These are the prettiest whoopee pies ever! I just love that rich jewel red velvet! The cookies will only take about 10-12 minutes in the oven, then let them completely cool before sandwiching cream cheese filling between. Ingredients: 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled) 3 Tablespoons (15g) unsweetened natural cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 1 cup (200g) packed light brown sugar 1 large egg, room temperature 2/3 cup (160ml) buttermilk, room temperature 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract gel red food coloring    Cream Cheese Filling: 6 ounces (170g) block cream cheese, softened to room temperature 1/4 cup (1/2 stick; 60g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 1 and 1/2 cups (180g) confectione

Chocolate Cranberry Christmas Mini Cakes (vegan, gluten-free, nut-free)

This mini cakes are gorgeous! They would be perfect for a Christmas party because so many people following special diets would be able to have them, since they are vegan, gluten-free and nut-free! :) These are the cutest, prettiest Christmas cakes! Ingredients: 110g brown rice flour (3/4 cup) 60g quinoa flour (1/2 cup) 30g arrowroot (1/4 cup) 30g cacao powder (1/4 cup) 1tsp bicarbonate of soda ½tsp baking powder pinch of sea salt 80ml maple syrup (1/3 cup) 80ml olive oil (1/3 cup) 60ml aquafaba (1/4 cup) 2tsp apple cider vinegar 1tsp vanilla 120ml rice milk (1/2 cup)   Cranberry chia jam: 100g cranberries (1 cup) 60ml orange juice (1/4 cup) little orange zest 1tbsp maple syrup small cinnamon stick (optional) 1tbsp chia seeds   Coating: 100g Amore di Mona bulk chocolate (2 cubes) or dark vegan chocolate (3.5oz) fresh or dried cranberries Get the full recipe and instructions here >> Chocolate Cranberry Christmas Mini Cakes (vegan, gluten-f