With only 1 week left until Christmas, you better believe I am scrambling to make sure I get all my holiday baking and (no) baking finished. With holiday parties, an office potluck, cocktail parties, big family dinners, and Christmas brunch ahead of me in the next 7 days, any recipe saving me time and energy is welcomed with open arms.
Is there a more perfect food than chocolate to share this time of year? Boxes of chocolate shared and received, hot chocolate sipped by the fire, homemade fudge, bark, and mint chocolate everything. Chocolate is perhaps the holiday’s most loved ingredient.
Today I’m sharing two new last-minute ideas for holiday treats. With them, I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite chocolate covered goodies. Most of which I’ll be making again this week. I’m up to my arms in chocolate here.
Find yourself scrambling to make something sweet this week? I’ve got plenty of solutions.
Chocolate Covered Treats
Cookie Dough Truffle Pops – safe-to-eat cookie dough wrapped in chocolate.
Popsicle stick optional.
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites - easy to make and even easier to gobble up. Salty, sweet, & crunchy with a thick peanut butter center.
Skinny Frozen Mint Chocolate Chip Pie – make a diet-friendly mint chocolate pie in the freezer and give your oven a break!
White Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cookies – a sweet & salty crunch from the chocolate covered pretzels inside a thick, soft-baked cookie.
No-Bake Golden Oreo Truffles -4 ingredients. Minimum effort. I’m sold.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Saltine Toffee – every person who has ever tried this is pleasantly surprised by the hidden saltines in the recipe. Slightly crunchy, salty, sweet and most certainly addicting. Very easy to make as well!
Peppermint Crunch Puppy Chow – an overnight Pinterest sensation for a very good reason – this stuff is EASY and you won’t be able to put it down. Perfect for gift giving if you can manage to share it.
Cookies n’ Cream Peanut Butter Bark – only taking about 5 minutes to make and 1 hour to set up, this easy no-bake dessert was gobbled up by my coworkers in minutes. Oreos, chocolate, and peanut butter. I can’t see anything wrong with this!
Chocolate Covered Pretzels – has been my very favorite treat to make to years. No one can resist a chocolate covered pretzel!
Triple Chocolate Crunch Granola – who says you can’t give away something a little healthier for the holidays? Bonus: it hardly tastes healthy at all!
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Muffins - chocolate’s favorite fruit in one incredibly soft & fluffy muffin. I never mind getting out of bed for these!
Chocolate Covered Candy Canes (recipe below)
Chocolate Covered Oreos (recipe below)
Chocolate Covered Oreos & Candy Canes
- 4 oz semi-sweet or white chocolate (like Bakers)
- at least 8 candy canes or 10 Oreos (depends how much chocolate you use on each)
- toppings such as crushed candy canes, sprinkles, nonpareil candies, mini M&Ms
Melt chocolate according to package instructions. Dip Oreo or candy cane into chocolate and sprinkle with topping of choice. Allow to set in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
Store in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 2 weeks.
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Oh and one more. For good luck.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondie Hearts - adorable.
What are your favorite chocolate covered treats? Oh my goodness, I don’t think I could pick just one.