Dec 20, 2013

DIY Holiday Treats

I started my vacation off attempting to make four types of holiday treats - go big or go home right?? My 4 yr. old sous chef was also off from school and was more than willing to get in on the action.  The two of us put on our aprons and got busy.

A few weeks ago the folks over at Wheat Thins sent me over a box of their new holiday crackers imprinted with candy canes, snow flakes, gingerbread men, and bells.

We decided these would be our base for three of the snacks.  The other idea was inspired by  a healthy food blogger I follow on Instagram who posted the most amazingly yummy photo one day. I knew I needed to try that too (if you keep reading you can see).

INGREDIENTS WE USED: White and semi-sweet dark chocolate chips, sweetened coconut, crushed candy canes (my sous chef had the honor of crushing these), bananas, peanut butter and of course the Holiday Wheat Thins. 

OUR UTENSILS: You will need tongs, parchment paper and a cookie sheet. 

First we microwaved the chocolate. If your have a double boiler you can use that too. You just have to watch it closely.

After about a minute and a half we removed the bowl (times may differ depending on your microwave) from the microwave. The bowl may be hot so might have to use and oven mitten. Clearly I have man-hands.


We used our tongs to dip our crackers in just the chocolate for those who don't like toppings. The others we dipped in the candy cane crumble and coconut. We drizzled the remaining chocolate on top for  kicks. Waste not want not I always say.

The last deliciousness we made came by way of @myhealthydish_ on IG. It's a peanut butter and banana sandwich dipped in chocolate...chile!

If you don't like peanut butter or are allergic you can easily omit or substitute with almond butter, or Nutella. 

Finally, we laid everything out on parchment paper then placed in the freezer for 30 min. After that we packed them up in a tin to deliver to our friends. 

It was an easy kid apprentice activity and about a seven on the clean up scale. Try it and let me know how they turned out. They make good gifts for teachers and babysitters a well. 

Happy holidays everyone,

Chicbusymom was not paid for this post. 

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