Last Minute Homemade Christmas Treats

By Vanessa on December 19, 10

With one week left until Christmas, here are 4 ideas for easy-peasy no-bake holiday treats.  These would work great as Stocking Stuffers or treats to pass around the office.

1. Candy Dipped Doughnut Wreaths
What You Need:
  • 1 Dozen Mini Chocolate Covered Doughnuts
  • 1/2 pound green candy melts
  • Holiday sprinkles
  • Lollipop Sticks
  • Optional: Medium Cellophane Baggies & Decorative Ribbon

Melt Candy Melts in a double boiler or in the microwave as directed on package.  My preferred method is microwave.  If you use the microwave, be sure to set it down to Level 5 (or Medium) or else you’ll burn it. I run the microwave for 1 minute, stop to stir, then run for 1 more minute and stir.  Works like a charm!

Dip your Doughnuts in the candy  coating and shake off any excess coating.  Set down in a tray.
Sprinkle with holiday themed sprinkles or any other festive candies to decorate your wreath.
Let the candy coating harden completely.
Dip your lollipop stick in a bit of the melted candy coating and insert into the doughnut wreath.  Set down to dry.
For a nice presentation, place in cellophane bag and seal with twist ties or a pretty bow.
2. Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
Yields 22 Single Serve Packets
What You Need:
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 cups powered milk
  • 1/2 cup powered coffee creamer
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 package mini marshmallows
  • Tall pretzel bags
  • Optional: package candy canes, crushed

Mix all ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl.

Into your pretzel bag, layer 1/4 cup cocoa mix, crushed candy cane (if desired) and handful of mini marshmallows.
For a nice presentation, tie bag with a mini candy cane and Free Printable Treat Tag .
To make hot cocoa, mix contents of packet with 1 cup of hot water or milk.
3. Chocolate Dipped Spoons
What You Need:
  • Plastic Spoons
  • White chocolate candy melts
  • Red candy melts
  • Cellophane lollipop bags
  • Ribbon or twist ties
Melt white chocolate candy melts in double boiler or microwave, as directed on package.
Dip spoons into melted candy mixture and set on a sheet of wax paper or parchment paper to harden.
Melt red candy melts.  I used this handy dandy new squeeze bottle I bought to melt the candy and drizzle on top.  You can also melt it in a bowl and drizzle on with a fork.
Once dry, place spoons in lollipop bags and tie with a twist tie or ribbon.  For a nice presentation, attach a  Free Treat Tag Printable
4. Rudolph Pretzels
What You Need:
Yields approx 20 pretzels
  • Jumbo Salted Pretzels (Snyder’s One Pounder)
  • 1/2 pound Milk Chocolate Candy Melts or Chocolate Chips
  • 20 pairs of edible google eyes
  • 20 red M&Ms or red Reeses Pieces Dark Chocolate
  • Optional: Cellophane bags and ribbon
Melt chocolate as directed in double boiler or microwave, as directed on package.  Dip Pretzel and set onto wax paper to dry.
Wait a couple minutes for the chocolate to harden a little but not completely set, add google eyes and red nose.  As most of you don’t have spare google eyes laying around the house like me, you can pipe vanilla frosting  dots and add small sprinkles or candies or the pupil.
Once completely dry, place in cellophane bag and tie with ribbon or twist ties.


*Peace, Love & Cupcakes*
Vanessa

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  4. Jackie Parker says:

    Your goods are amazing!! I work with Maya and she brought in some yummy treats around Christmas that very VERY good. I especially liked the snowmen!! Any chance of posting the recipe for my benefit?
    Many thanks for sharing your talent!

    Jackie Parker

    • Vanessa says:

      Hi Jackie,
      I’m glad you liked the treats we made! Sorry, I never got a chance to make a full tutorial for the snowman cookies but here is the technique I used:
      – Stick 2 Marshmallows into a lollipop stick
      – Brush the Marshmallows with some light corn syrup
      – Sprinkle with coarse sugar
      To decorate, I attached sprinkles for eyes, candy buttons for the nose and fruit by the foot for the scarf. I also found some gummy hats at a bulk foods store. All decorations were attached by dabbing on a little corn syrup.

      Check out my Marshmallow Peeps post for a similar recipe. Maya has one for you when she sees you at work :)
      -Vanessa

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  6. Dolly says:

    Greatings,
    el pensamiento muy entretenido
    Dolly

  7. maya says:

    MMMMM, ill take 10 pleeaase : )

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