Twelve Days of Treats: Week One

Welcome to week one of my Twelve Days of Treats!  What’s in store for the next six weeks – twelve delicious recipes, two each week, packaging ideas, gift tags, and resources.  The recipes I am sharing are either from my recipe collection, have been shared with me by friends, or I’ve found in magazines or Pinterest. All the recipes have been tasted tested and approved by my Hive members – Mr. Bee and Miss Bee, and are shared below with printable copies, links, and also posted on my Pinterest board, which you can access and follow here.

Week One – Cranberry Bliss Bars and Caramel Pretzel Bark

The recipe for Cranberry Bliss Bars comes from SkinnyTaste.  They are a copycat of the Starbucks Cranberry Bliss, but the skinnier version.  They are delicious and so pretty.  You can easily divide these into two, possibly three gifts. They will make a perfect dessert to take to a Christmas party, too.

They are best made the night before so they can chill before you slice them.  Here is the downloadable recipe card. Twelve Days of Treats Recipe Card Cranberry Bliss Bars PDFTwelve Days of Christmas gift tag pdf.  Include it with your gift to share the recipe.  The cranberry bars are an affordable recipe to make, too. Most ingredients I had on-hand, and I bought the cranberries, cream cheese, and white chocolate chips.

Recipe two is Caramel Pretzel Bark from My Incredible Recipes.  I did change the name, which she refers to as No-Bake Caramel Pretzel Crack Bars.  I didn’t think the name was very holiday-ish and I don’t consider them bars, more like bark. Feel free to go with either.

The bark is a super-easy recipe. One batch fills an 8×8 pan for gifting.  I think a sprinkle of sea salt on top will add a nice touch of savory to the sweet. I can see this packaged in a beautiful tin wrapped in a bow.  Here is a set of downloadable gift tags to tie on with a gold cord.  I printed them off on Avery business cards.

This recipe is a little more in cost since I had to purchase all the ingredients.  Caramel Pretzel Bark recipe downloadable recipe card.

So there you go, your first two recipes for gift giving. Join me each week for more merriment and inspiration.  Together we will Rule the Yule!

Twelve Days of Treats – Rule the Yule!

I am really excited to share with you the Twelve Days of Treats project!  Christmas is six weeks away, and I will be sharing two recipes for treats each week leading up to December 25.  Many of these recipes are from my personal recipe collection, and some are recipes I have found on Pinterest or from a magazine.  All have been tested and approved from my Hive – Mr. Bee and Miss Bee are thrilled I am doing this so they can serve as quality assurance!

Why am I doing this?  I believe every single person on your gift list would love to receive the gift of food.  The time you spend in the kitchen in your own home lovingly preparing and packaging a treat for your neighbor, hairstylist, postman, co-worker, friend, or Bible study leader is so much more meaningful than driving around town finding the perfect gift – when the perfect gift comes from your heart and hands.

I’ll be sharing creative and simple ways to package your treats, sharing downloadable recipe cards and photos, and links to resources.  Think of me as your celebration of treats concierge!  Maybe you already have a great collection of treats and this will inspire you to #bakedontbuy.

Subscribe to my emails so you don’t miss a single recipe. This Thursday the first two treats will be delivered to your inbox bright and early. Together we will Rule the Yule!

Happy baking!