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6 Easy Chocolate Christmas Treats

6 Easy Chocolate Christmas Treats

Have you looked at the calendar lately?  Holy Cow – one week from TODAY is Christmas Eve.  Tick, tock, tick, tock.

If you are like me in ANY way, you’re behind the power curve – AGAIN.  I have 95% of my shopping done but ZERO wrapping and I still need to assess as to whether my kids will have pretty much equal findings on Christmas morning.  Do they care?  Not sure, but this may be the year we find out.

I’m not stressed – YET – but give me another day or two and I may be.

Again, if you are like me, when you are stressed, you go for the only thing that will calm you – chocolate.

So in anticipating what you may/will need in the next week, I’ve rounded up 6 of my favorite chocolate Christmas treats from the past 2 years.

Hoping they will bring you the stress reliever you need.

Santa Hats

Light Bulb Cake Pops

Low Fat Fudge

Pretzel Toffee Bark

Gourmet Pretzel Rods

Chocolate Covered Popcorn

Now, where is that wrapping paper?

Aunt Bonnie’s Roll-out Sugar Cookies for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap


Red rollout cookie

Today is special.

Today, I get to share a favorite cookie recipe for a very special cause.

I signed up for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap.  Food bloggers from across the world signed up to do a cookie exchange as a fund raiser for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. This cookie exchange raised $13,778.40 for this national non-profit organization committed to funding new therapies used in the fight against pediatric cancer.

roll out sugar cookies

Chocolate Dipped Spoons on WKBT News 8 This Morning

A little bit of chocolate and a whole lot of fun is what we had this snowy morning on News 8 This Morning with Jennifer and Bill.  Watch the video to see how we made Chocolate Dipped Spoons that would make the perfect homemade gift this holiday season.

Don’t forget, there is still time to sign up to win everything you need to make your own Chocolate Spoons.  Giveaway entries are taken until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, December 12.  Click here to enter.  Thanks to Candiquik for sponsoring the giveaway!!!


Chocolate Dipped Spoons and a Candiquik Giveaway!



I’m in a hot chocolate mood this week.  It’s been cold and dreary and nothing warms me up like a cup of hot chocolate.

I’m not a coffee or tea drinker so I get my fix with a cup of the chocolaty hot stuff. And to make it even better, I’ve made some chocolate covered spoons to add a little pizzazz to it.

These would make great gifts for the holidays and are simple enough for little wee ones to help out. You can personalize them if you use the wooden spoons or if you want to get real fancy, buy some “real” spoons and dip away.


Just melt the candy coating according to directions. Dip your spoons into the chocolate, set on a nonstick surface (nonstick mat, parchment or wax paper), decorate with accents while chocolate is still “wet”, then let set. For the drizzled look, wait for the chocolate covered spoon to dry, then drizzle the opposite color on with a different spoon.  When they are all complete, store in an airtight container or package up with bags and ribbons.

Simple, inexpensive, and personal.