Post # 1
This year we decided to make Christmas treat boxes for our family and we need opinions and suggestions for athe family. We want to make these at home and box a few options together.
so far our ideas are:
white chocolate dipped ppretzels
christmas ccookies (ideas on what kind of cookie?)
rice Krispy treats
and we need more ideas. We want to do three or four pieces and have four or five different snacks but we are also giving to about 12 people and want to mix it up and not have every box the same. We also have one diabetic in the family and three people who have been cutting out sugar in an attempt to live healthier life styles. Maybe sugar free chocolate covered cherries and other fruits or something? But theN we still need more ideas for theirs. One is a coffee lover so we are gonna get him coffee things and maybe even do chocolate covered coffee beans too?
any of these sound like bad ideas? Any new suggestions or recipes? Any ideas on the people with special diets?
Post # 3
@Mrslovebug: I usually do some kind of salty or spicy nut to balance out all the sweet. I also make the Mexican wedding cake cookies, fudge, peanut butter balls, Oreo truffles, and chocolate chip cookies or Congo bars.
The thing to keep on mind about diabetics is that even sugar free baked goods have tons of carbs and that’s still sugar. Same goes for dried fruit.
Post # 4
@Mrslovebug: Have you ever done decorated sugar cookies? They are really fun and look professional but aren’t too difficult. This is the tutorial I used when I first made them:http://iambaker.net/christmas-cookies-cookie-recipe
She links to her tutorial on icing the cookies as well. She has tons of ideas on there including an ugly sweater cookie! http://iambaker.net/?s=ugly+sweater
I’ll have to think about the other ones.
Post # 5
Oh I also make palmier’s frequently. They are super easy and taste great even after a few days of sitting out. Here is the recipe I use:
Post # 6
Tagging in to hear all the ideas!
Post # 7
Butter cookies and italian wedding cookies can easily be made Christmas-y with the right sprinkles… and they are DELICIOUS. I’m getting ready to make about 675 MILLION batches… and then some for my family as well 😉
Post # 8
@Mrslovebug: Are you doing anything savory? White cheddar cheese straws with red pepper flakes look incredibly festive. I also like doing red velvet cake pops, they keep for a long time and they look gorgeous with a white coating and the red center.
Post # 9
How about some cookie butter puppy chow? Cheap, yummy, and easy.
(Have you ever had cookie butter? It’s DIVINE)
I am a low-to-no sugar person (I can’t even tolerate artificial sugar, so if it’s in there I can’t eat it), and I think I’d appreciate some homemade granola, some dried dates, maybe some pretzels or graham crackers (dipped in dark chocolate?),
Here’s a few low-sugar recipes that I found (but have never tried myself, might need to make them soon though – yum!):
Vegan chocolate tart truffles:
Vegan Gingerbread cookies:
No sugar added peanut butter chocolate fudge: