Homemade Christmas treats…it’s almost that time of year!
It’s about that time of year when we start pinning ideas for homemade Christmas treats and gift ideas. I love this time of year. Planning, family, allll the good food!
Usually my to-do list lengthens by about a mile this time of year, but it’s all good things so it’s worth it 🙂
This year, I’ve been considering my health (and my kids’ health) a lot more. After watching a few documentaries about the food we eat, I’ve been TRYING to limit sugar. I know I know….Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas….and I try to eliminate sugar! I’m doing my best LOL
But to be honest, I’m not going to deprive myself or my kids of great Christmas goodies. However, I am going to try my hardest to create some new traditions that are a little healthier take on traditional goodies!
When I plan for homemade Christmas treats, I like SIMPLE!
Who doesn’t like simple when it comes to anything? Homemade Christmas treats are the very best kind. I rarely find anything from the store at holiday time that I just can’t live without. I want tradition and homemade goodies!
I like chocolate dipped pretzels with sprinkles, Christmas cookies, and hot cocoa with marshmallow fluff! MMM. 🙂
I like comfort food and adorable food and food that looks festive!
I like sweet and savory and fruity and chocolatey and cinnamony [that’s TOTALLY a word] 😉
So when I found this new recipe that looks so festive, is a healthy take on the traditional goodies, AND fits in with all of the other homemade Christmas treats…I was STOKED!
(scroll down for recipe!)
- 12 ounces white chocolate Almond bark or candy melts
- 1 cup freeze dried strawberries
- Melt chocolate according to package directions.
- On a parchment lined tray, arrange dried strawberries close together, reserving a few to garnish with.
- Pour melted chocolate over strawberries. Garnish with remaining strawberries.
- Let cool completely and set up before cutting to desired serving size.
Recipe and photo courtesy of http://chocolatechocolateandmore.com/2013/10/strawberries-cream-chocolate-bark/
Will you try this recipe this season? I think it would look just beautiful on a holiday tray! Plus, the strawberries add a healthy touch to all of your homemade Christmas treats rather than the usual candy! Try it out and let me know what you think!