Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

Favorite Family Holiday Sweets

Share these crowd pleasers at a holiday event, dinner party, or wrap them up as gifts!

One thing we love about the holidays? The never-ending flow of delectable sweets to our doorstep, kitchen table, under the Christmas tree… and ultimately, to our tummy. This year, delight your friends and family with holiday goodies unlike the rest. We’re excited to share some of our favorite, easy recipes that are perfect for all those holiday events and gift-giving. Send some to school with your kid to share with the class!


Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites (Recipe)

These guys are much easier to make than it seems.

All you need is four simple ingredients: store-bought caramels, a bag of pretzel nuggets, semisweet chocolate, and almonds.

Dress them up with the holiday sprinkle colors of your choice! Red and green for Christmas, blue and white for Hanukkah… you get the idea.





Gingerbread Cupcakes (Recipe)

The holidays call for gingerbread. Gingerbread cookies, gingerbread houses, gingerbread lattes…. this seasonal flavor is all around you to enjoy.

When you’re looking to get your gingerbread fix, but want to lighten the load of sugar and fat, pull out this relatively healthy recipe from Weight Watchers and bake away!

Using whole wheat flour, applesauce, molasses, and a medley of spices like ginger, cinnamon, and allspice, these fluffy cakes are sure to satisfy your holiday sweet tooth.





English Toffee (Recipe)

A holiday classic. Who doesn’t love the crunchy, smooth richness of this heavenly dessert?

Get your hands on six ingredients (which you probably already have at home), and you’re set to go.

This recipe calls for white sugar, chocolate chips, walnuts, butter, vanilla, and a pinch of salt.





Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Pops (Recipe)

How cute are these? Kids (and adults) love these festive, easy-to-eat treats on a stick. They’re also mess-free, so no need to worry about wiping and washing your hands, or licking your fingers after.

Make rice krispie treats as you normally would, add green food coloring to the melted marshmallows, and once the treats are cooled, use cookie cutters, lollipop sticks, and colored candies to finish them off.

Celebrating a different holiday? Choose a different cookie cutter and colors.





Cinnamon-Chocolate Ganache Hanukkah Cookies (Recipe)

Adapted from The Ultimate Cookie Book (Wiley, 2007), these delicious holiday cookies are oh-so-pretty with their six points and powdered surface.

A tantalizing combination of chocolate, cinnamon, and smooth ganache, these cookies are impressive to say the least.

Bake ‘em, cool ‘em, and sandwich the creamy ganache between two cookies. They’ll be a hit!

Note: Like the rice krispie recipe above, you can switch up the cookie cutters depending on the holiday you’re celebrating!




Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites (Recipe)

A combination of our favorite flavors. These holiday bites are so festive, fun… and creative!

The ingredients are simple (again, you probably have most of it in your pantry already): creamy peanut butter, softened butter, powdered sugar, brown sugar, pretzels, and chocolate chips!

Grab this easy recipe to get started on a dessert that’ll bring a smile to everyone.


Get your kids to join you in the kitchen, and make memories while you make these holiday sweets. And, while you’re waiting for the them to cool, give yourself a fab at-home, salon-like gel manicure for that upcoming event!