Christmas Treat Boxes

It’s that time of year when I feel festive and want to bake treats to gift to friends. I tried a few “new” recipes this year as well as some trusted ones I’ve done before to put together these boxes

There were 6 main items in each box:

  • Brownie Doughnut – aka Bronut
  • Marshmallow Krispy Tree
  • NYC Chocolate Cookie
  • Gingerbread Blondie
  • Eggnog Truffles
  • Peppermint Oreo Bark

The recipes for each were as follows:

Bronuts were made with a recipe from Jane’s Patisserie

NYC Cookies were another from Jane’s Patisserie

The third recipe from Jane’s Patisserie were the Gingerbread Blondies

Not everything came from Jane’s Patisserie though. The Eggnog truffles were based on the recipe found here.

The Christmas trees weren’t from an online recipe. I melted a bag of (vegan) marshmallows with 3 tablespoons of baking spread and vanilla essence. I then added in the rice krispy cereal and green food dye.

I shaped the trees using a cake slice mold:

The last thing I made was the peppermint bark which again was not based on a recipe.

To make the bark, I used 300g of dark chocolate, 300g of white chocolate, oreo crumbs and peppermint candy canes.

  • Melted the dark chocolate & spread out on a lined baking tray after adding a few drops of peppermint essence.
  • added the oreo crumbs & allowed to set for 10 minutes in the fridge
  • Melted the white chocoalte & spread on top of the base
  • Crushed candy canes and sprinked them on top of the chocolate.
  • Allowed to set in fridge then broke into pieces.