I’ve been baking a lot this holiday season. Every since December 1, I’ve made it a goal to make five of my favorite treats this season. And don’t get me wrong, as much of a sweet tooth I have, I can’t eat all my bakes myself, so my coworkers and family have been getting most of my goodies. After three weeks, my baking itch has officially been scratched!
In this post, I want to share my favorite holiday bakes that I can’t help but make year after year.
Foolproof Chocolate Fudge
With just three ingredients, this fudge is well…foolproof! Combine three cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips with one can of sweetened condensed milk and some vanilla extract over medium heat until everything is melted. Put it in a baking dish and chill in the fridge until hardened. Cut and enjoy!
Otherwise known as “7 Layer Bars” these bars combine everything but the kitchen sink in one awesome bar! Start with a graham cracker crust and layer sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut and walnuts on top.
Of all the treats I make, my absolute favorite is peppermint bark. It’s as easy to make as it is to share. It’s just made with three ingredients: dark chocolate, white chocolate, and candy canes. Melt the dark chocolate, then melt the white chocolate, adding half of the candy canes. Press the rest of the candy canes on top and freeze until hardened.
White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
I love this cookie recipe, especially around the holidays. It combines the flavors of white chocolate, cranberry, and almond into one deliciously-light cookie. It makes for the perfect festive holiday to give away as a thoughtful, DIY gift.
What’s better than a sugar cookie for Christmas? The recipe I use flavors the dough with lemon rind and nutmeg. In my opinion, it’s what takes this recipe over the top. What’s more, I use sugars on my cookies instead of frosting, which doesn’t distract or overtake the flavor.
These are my go-to recipes for the holidays that I love to make year after year. They make perfect gifts for friends, family, and coworkers. So take some time to do some holiday baking this season.