Holiday Food: 5 Sweet Treats

At Farmer Joe’s, we are big fans of two things: the holiday season and holiday food. It’s just not the holidays without some delicious food! Whether you’re a Thanksgiving kind of person, a Christmas aficionado, or simply love it all, there’s sure to be a holiday treat that you love most. Check out these 5 scrumptious treats for the holidays and their easy-to-follow recipes:

1. Chocolate Peppermint Covered Pretzels

Chocolate peppermint-covered pretzels are a holiday treat that is delicious to eat and makes for the perfect party favor or gift! All you need is some pretzels, white chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, coconut oil, peppermint extract, and peppermint candies. They can be stored in an air-tight container for up to two weeks or frozen for up to 6 months. If you choose to freeze them, they’re a treat that you can continue to enjoy even once the holiday season is long over.

2. Simple Pumpkin Pie

Nothing says the holiday season like pumpkin pie. Especially on Thanksgiving day! This recipe is simple because it calls for a premade pie crust. All you’ll need is that crust, pumpkin puree, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, and pumpkin pie spice. Those simple ingredients give you the perfect holiday treat whipped up in no time. Your holiday guests will rave about it year after year!

3. Homemade Hot Chocolate

We may live in Florida where the weather doesn’t get cold often but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some homemade hot chocolate! It may be close to 90 degrees outside but you’ll never know if you curl up on the couch with your favorite Christmas pajamas, a cup of homemade hot chocolate, and your favorite holiday movie on TV. This recipe calls for milk, cocoa powder, granulated sugar, bitter or semisweet chocolate chips, and pure vanilla extract. In no time you’ll feel all warm and cozy while sipping this delicious cocoa out of your favorite mug!

4. Gingerbread Cookies

‘Tis the season for gingerbread cookies! All you’ll need is some fun cookie cutters, flour, an assortment of spices, baking soda, salt, egg, vanilla extract, molasses, brown sugar, and butter to make this delicious holiday treat come to life. These cookies can be fun for the whole family if you also get some frosting to decorate them with. It may even become your family’s new favorite holiday tradition to bake these gingerbread cookies together every year.

5. Christmas Rice Krispie Treats

Christmas Rice Krispie treats are like regular Rice Krispie treats but with a holiday spin! You’ll need unsalted butter, salt, mini marshmallows, vanilla, Rice Krispies cereal, Rice Chex cereal, Christmas M&Ms, and some holiday sprinkles to make this yummy holiday treat. This recipe is simple and affordable! It makes for a great item to bring to all of the holiday parties you’ll attend this year. People will love the Christmas flair put on a classing dessert favorite. If you have children at home, they are sure to love them as well!

Food has a way of making life’s special occasions that much more special. That’s why it was important to us to highlight some of these delicious holiday treats. We hope you are able to whip some of these up and share them with your loved ones this holiday season! There’s nothing quite like holiday food to bring people together around this time of year. Happy holidays from all of us here at Farmer Joe’s!

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