WATCH: Easy Holiday Treats You Can Make in a Flash
We always say Christmas is for indulgent and delicious treats.
Take that extra step and make Christmas eve and the morning after a bit more fun and festive with these easy-to-make treats:
Chocolate spoons make for a great dessert or as snacks while waiting for when you get to open presents.
Makes 8-10 spoons
250 grams good-quality baking chocolate, chopped
125 ml heavy cream
1/4 cup sssorted sprinkles
8 -10 pieces plastic or wooden spoons
1 Place chocolate in a clean and dry stainless-steel bowl. Set aside.
2 Pour cream in a saucepan and boil over medium-high heat.
3 Make the ganache: Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let rest for 5 minutes. Stir until the mixture is smooth.
4 Let the chocolate ganache set in the chiller for 45 to 60 minutes.
5 Once the ganache has set, dip and coat spoons one at a time, immediately topping with sprinkles. Chill in the refrigerator to set.
Add a festive touch to homemade hot chocolate by rimming the glass with chocolate ganache and candy sprinkles—it turns a cup from ho-hum to Instagram-worthy.
Makes 2 cups
1 cup milk
1 cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup dark chocolate, chopped, at room temperature
marshmallows, for topping
1 Boil milk, whipping cream, and sugar in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Lower heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Turn off heat, cover, and steep for at least 10 minutes.
2 Place chopped dark chocolate (at room temperature) in a medium bowl. Strain milk mixture into bowl with chocolate. Whisk until well combined. Add more sugar if necessary. Pour into glasses. To decorate: rim glass by dipping it in chocolate ganache and candy sprinkles. Top with marshmallows. Serve warm.
Christmas cookie-cutters turn an ordinary stack of pancakes into a more fun plate!
1 Cook pancakes according to package directions (or make them from scratch!). Use Christmas-themed cookie-cutters to make shaped pancakes.