Today I wanted to share some super easy no-bake Christmas treats with you all. What better time to get cozy on the sofa with some delicious nibbles than Christmas? These also work great as a last minute gift idea, or as a little gift for the host/hostess at any Christmas party you are going to.
The two first recipes are from one of my favorite Swedish food bloggers so I take no credit for them. But since she writes her recipes in Swedish I wanted to translate them for anyone who is still interested in the recipes. I will leave links to her blog so you can check them out! I recommend anyone interested in food reading her blog 🙂
You can also watch me make all of these recipes on my Youtube channel! So if you find it easier to follow along that way I will leave a link to the video here: https://youtu.be/Tp9BTDapOMA
Very much like the classic Rocky road but if you are like me and dislike all nuts and almonds you can easily change the recipe up and do one without nuts but just as good. This is also a recipe you can easily do with children, it’s that quick and easy.
200 g Dark Chocolate
200 g Milk Chocolate
5 dl Mini marshmallows
3 dl Cornflakes
1. Chop up the chocolate into fine pieces and melt them in a bowl over simmering hot water.
2. When the melted chocolate has cooled down a bit you can add the mini marshmallows and the cornflakes and mix them around until they are all covered in chocolate.
3. Pour the mixture into an 18 x 24 cm baking dish covered with parchment paper and let it cool in the fridge.
4. When the mixture has cooled down you can cut them into squares and store them in a jar in the fridge.
My inspiration for the recipe: http://lindasbakskola.se/2016/11/16/crispy-road/
After Eight Truffles
Perfect for any mint chocolate lover out there! Also a very quick recipe you’ll whip together in no time.
1 dl heavy cream
10 After Eight candy pieces
200 g Dark Chocolate of good quality
2 teaspoons of butter
Garnish: Powdered sugar
1. Chop up the dark chocolate into very fine pieces (the smaller the pieces, the quicker it melts) also cut the After Eight candy pieces into smaller pieces. Put both chocolates in a bowl and add the butter.
2. Heat up the cream until it starts boiling and then immediately remove it from the heat.
3. Pour the cream on top of the chopped up chocolates and butter and mix together so everything melts into a beautiful chocolate cream.
4. Cool down in the fridge or freezer (if you want them cooled down quicker)
5. By using two teaspoons scoop out some mixture and mold little balls. Roll all the truffles in some powdered sugar and store them in the fridge.
My inspiration for the recipe: http://lindasbakskola.se/2015/12/09/after-eight-tryffel-2/
Delicious buttery gooey caramels, does it get any better than that? And the best thing is you can flavor these with pretty much all your favorite flavors and create a bunch of different ones. I did a salted licorice a few weeks back which turned out great! But today I wanted to share my most simple classic recipe.
100 g Butter
3 dl Sugar
2 dl Heavy Cream
1 dl Light/Dark Syrup (As you can see in the video I used dark, it worked out great!)
1 tablespoon of Vanilla Sugar
(A food thermometer is great to have!)
1. Melt the butter in a pan.
2. Pour in all the other ingredients into the melted butter and mix all the ingredients together.
3. Use a thermometer and get the mixture up to 125 degrees Celsius (that is 257 degrees Fahrenheit) Then pour the mixture into a 20 x 30 cm baking dish covered in parchment paper for it to cool down. The size of the baking tray will determine how thick your caramels will be. The bigger the tray the more caramels you can cut out but the thinner they will be. So go with your preference if you don’t have a baking dish that is 20 x 30 cm.
4. Let the mixture cool down in the fridge.
5. Cut out the size of caramels you prefer. You can use a knife or a scissor. If you want to store the caramels I suggest you individually wrapping them in some parchment paper since they get really sticky if they get warm. Store them in the fridge.
If anyone wants to see the video where I make these recipes you can click the link and it will take you straight to it: https://youtu.be/Tp9BTDapOMA
I’m really happy with how all of these treats turned out and they work perfectly as little last minute Christmas gifts. I put mine in cute little jars and put a ribbon around it and they looked perfect. And if you are feeling really inspired by all these easy DIYs then check out my blog post on how to make simple but beautiful Christmas home decor: https://idatalksbeauty.com/7-diy-christmas-decorations/
Hopefully, some of you try out these recipes! 🙂 Feel free to tag me on Instagram @Idatalksbeauty if you do, I would love to see them!