Holiday Treats for Gifting


Hi Friends! I apologize for the long winter’s nap I have (unintentionally) been taking from the blog. This time of year keeps us busy as elves in the kitchen at work so I have some fun recipes to share. Can I make it up to you with some SUPER SIMPLE holiday treats you can make in minutes and give as impressive gifts?

photo by La Femme Epicure

Peppermint Bark gets a whimsical update with a faux bois (wood grain pattern) silicone mat mold. Thanks to Martha for helping us hunt down the faux bois mold for the version we are making for our clients.


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Dip large salty pretzel rods in warmed chocolate the then coat with your favorite festive candies. Done.


Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix Jars

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mixes all ready for gifting, just add hot water! We used this Alton Brown recipe and added some cinnamon, crushed peppermint candies and mini marshmallows as the top layers of the jar.

Reindeer Snack Mix

And finally a family secret from our chef Sarah Simms of La Femme Epicure… Reindeer Snack Mix. This is a recipe for all the non cooks out there, no baking required. Just gently mix all the ingredients together and scoop into a cute jar for gifting. So darling and yummy (and very dangerous to keep around).

Simm’s Family Reindeer Snack Mix Recipe

  • bitter sweet chocolate chips
  • semi sweet mini chocolate chips
  • butterscotch chips
  • white chocolate chips
  • reg holiday m&ms
  • peanut holiday m&ms
  • small skinny pretzel sticks
  • whole roasted, salted peanuts (no skins)
  • Whole roasted, salted almonds (with skins, obvs)
  • regular raisins
  • golden raisins
  • craisins (dried cranberries)
  • Chex Cereal

Mix gently together in a large bowl. Divide into jars, clear bags or pails or tins, etc. Tie with pretty ribbon or twine. Attach tag with label “Reindeer Snack Mix”


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