What are some of your favorite holiday traditions? Is baking one of them? In my family, we try to go Christmas caroling each year but the singing doesn’t start until we’ve made batches and batches of something spectacular! Cookies are usually our favorite to make because we know we can make TONS all at once (so we have plenty to give away while caroling) . . . AND still save some to nibble on ourselves.
Were you able to stock up on cookie mixes during our big sale last month?! If you didn’t have a chance, it’s not too late! Grab some more cookie mixes here and then try out one of these festive recipes: Candy Cane Macaroons or Christmas Kiss Cookies.
Candy Cane Macaroons
Christmas Kiss Cookies 😍
Not in a cookie mood, but still looking for some festive inspiration to change things up this year?
Rachel Hanchett had a great idea to make her own Red & White Christmas Bark this year using THRIVE Strawberry slices!
Do you agree with me that this looks so fun for the holidays!?!? Strawberries are on sale this month, too, but you could easily use sweetened cranberries or other goodies to mix things up! We love how versatile Thrive Life foods and chocolate bark can be. Here is a simple recipe to get your creative juices flowing this season!
5 MINUTE EASY CHOCOLATE BARK
Makes 3-4 cups
- 1 11-12 oz bag white, dark, milk, or semi-sweet chocolate chips (about 2 cups)
- 1 tbsp vegetable shortening or vegetable oil
- various toppings (freeze dried fruits, nuts, crushed cookies, mini morsels, just to name a few)
- Line a 10×15-inch pan or cookie sheet with wax paper.
- Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. I like to use a disposable paper bowl or re-usable plastic container for best results. Add shortening or oil. Heat chocolate chips on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring between each, until melted and smooth.
- Spread chocolate into an even layer on the prepared pan. Top with desired toppings. Chill to set then break into pieces. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4 days to 2 weeks. Enjoy!
How do you like to keep treats festive during the holidays?
Comment with your favorite tips and tricks. We’d love to hear from you!