This year our motto was SIMPLE. Sure does make Christmas less complicated to keep things simple and focused on the most important things. So, since we were trying to keep things very simple and easy this year, we decided to cut down on the amount of baking that we did. We made a favorite of ours that we LOVE and then a few new ones.
We really enjoyed trying a few new things and not making as much.....
This is what we made-
Rice Krispy bites.... for the life of me I cannot find the recipe to these... all I remember is melting a package of chocolate bark in the microwave, adding about 9 cups of rice krispies and then stiring until they were mixed together. Then I spooned about a tlbspoon sized cookie onto waxed paper and let dry. My handsome and sometimes-snobbish-about-my-baking-husband ate more of these than anyone else! I think I ate one and the boys/husband finished off the rest! So lets just say this was a big hit!
Oreo Truffles... OH MY GOODNESS! Those things are divine! Next year we are making two batches so we can give more out! Everyone MUST have some of this goodness!
Auntie C's.... Our family favorite! We cannot NOT make these... they are THAT good!
Chocolate Crinkles.... very good, but best warm and fresh!
PMS mix.... I know! I know! The name doesn't make any men folk want to try it, but it is really good! It has all my favorites- pretzels, chocolate and butterscotch!
Puppy Chow aka Muddy Buddies.... this is, by far, my favorite snacky food. I ate this A LOT while I was pregnant with Baby Bean. Its all I craved for a while!!! So good!
Our Christmas morning tradition is for Hubbie to make homemade cinnamons. This is a treat, because they are so good and take some effort to make! Here is the recipe for those. This Christmas we had the pleasure of hosting my youngest brother, his wife and my parents for Christmas breakfast! It was a lot of fun! Mom made two breakfast casseroles. Those were scrumptious! And my sweet sister in law brought a large fruit salad! It was so good to have a fruit salad!
Side note- if you haven't taken a look yet, I love this blog! It has the best recipes! We've made quite a few and everything is so good! Check out The Sister's Cafe!
Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!