When it comes to Christmas treat-making, I’m kind of a scrooge-y curmudgeon. Oh, sure, it’s wonderful to share beautiful plates of homemade treats with friends and neighbors. But actually making such a festive variety can be such a painstaking pain in the face. It takes time. It takes money. It requires you to swap a night of Netflix™ for an afternoon of somuchkitchencleaning.
See? Scrooge-y grinchtown.
Except—I figured out how to make easy homemade treats! And all you need is just two ingredients. And one pretty snowflake mold. And one and a half minutes of happy zapping in the microwave. Seriously, this recipe may have gone and saved Christmas.
Shall we get gourmaking? First, you’ll want to grab a snowflake-shaped silicone mold online (around $10). And you can use them for making everything from homemade gummies to boozy jelly shots.
Fill the bottom of your mold with pretty blue sprinkles. Don’t overfill! A thin layer on the bottom of the mold makes for pretty, crisp-looking chocolates.
If you’re having a hard time hunting down holiday-colored sprinkles, hit the cake-making aisle of the craft store for a nice selection of colored nonpareils.
Now, grab a bowl and fill it with white chocolate chips. Microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring between. As soon as the chocolate is smooth, quickly stir in a tub of Betty Crocker™ frosting until well mixed. It will thicken and become the texture of playdough.
Working quickly, grab small scoops of the chocolate mixture and press into the mold, filling each cavity to the top.
The chocolate mixture will stay soft enough to form each of the candies. Once you’ve filled the mold, place it on a small baking sheet and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes. Once fully chilled, gently peel the mold away from the chocolates and they’re ready to share!
These fudgy little bites are perfect for Christmas cookie plates, holiday dessert tables and parties with a chilly, frozen theme.
Plus, they’re the most foolproof way ever to turn a scrooge-y Grinch into a homemade-treat-making wonder human.
Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen, where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!