Two Easy, No-Bake Holiday Treats

The holiday season is always filled with plenty of parties, whether it be a work event or get together with your friends and family. I love to show up with some festive homemade treats, but unfortunately I’m not much of a baker. So I asked Zach (our resident chef) to help me with some super easy, no bake holiday treat ideas. Take it away Zach!

One of my favorite parts of this time of year is getting to spend time with family and friends. We love having everyone over to indulge in some sweet treats, but sometimes I’m too busy to spend all day in the kitchen  baking. That’s when these quick, no bake treats can be a game changer. Share them with your friends, bring some into work, or send some as gifts to family!

 

Oreo “Truffles”

 

Ingredients

  •  1 package (14 oz) oreos

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 cups semi=sweet chocolate chips

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

  • Garnishes For decorating

    • Sprinkles

    • Crushed candy cane

Directions

  • In a food processor, blitz Oreos until finely ground. Add the Oreo crumbs to a bowl with cream cheese and vanilla. Use your hands to mix until smooth and consistent.
  • Form into balls about 1/2″ wide and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in freezer for about 30-45 minutes, until just slightly frozen.
  • In separate bowls, melt semi-sweet chocolate and white chocolate. Remove Oreo balls from freezer and coat in whichever chocolate you prefer. (I like to do a bit of each.)
  •  Sprinkle with your toppings of choice (we used sprinkles and crushed candy canes) and let sit until chocolate sets.

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

 

Ingredients

  • 1 bag large pretzels

  • 1 bag pretzel rods

  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips

  • Toppings for decorating

    • Sprinkles

    • crushed candy cane

    • red and green M&M’s

Directions

  • In separate bowls, melt semi-sweet chocolate and white chocolate.
  • Dip pretzels or pretzel rods into melted chocolate, then place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Add your desired toppings and let sit until chocolate sets.
  • That’s it! (We told you these recipes were easy.)

  1. These pretzels are so nostalgic to me! I remember making them as a kid.
    My no-bake go-to the last few years has been dark chocolate dipped clementine wedges (dipped only about 1/2 way), sprinkled with Himalayan pink salt. Heaven! Highly recommend 🙂

    1. Aren’t they great? Love the idea of using pink salt too.