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Simple Holiday Desserts

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One of the best parts about the holiday season is baking. Baking warm and sweet desserts with family and friends is sure to welcome the holiday spirit.

Although, sometimes it is a challenge to find something simple to make that will also taste amazing. Intimidating mixer machines, rising yeast, creaming this, whipping that, and all the sifting of sugar and flour can make baking seem confusing.

This is why I put together some holiday dessert recipes that are simple and delicious. Plus, they are perfect for sharing with loved ones. Christmas sugar cookies, gingerbread men, chocolate mint brownies, and a sugar cookie shake are a few of these tasty yet simple recipes. And the best part is that they don’t require fancy mixers, whipped egg whites, or anything too time consuming or kitchen destroying—well not positive about the last part, as I always find a way to make a mess out of the simplest of recipes. :) But what matters is that these recipes are simple to bake and taste amazing.

Christmas Cookies and Holiday Desserts

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One-Bowl Chocolate Pudding

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untitled (23 of 24)Chocolate pudding just got super simple. No more eggs, gelatin, heavy whipping cream, or beating with a mixer, which always turns into a giant mess anyway. It is time for an eggless, dairy-less and hassle-free pudding that tastes every bit as decadent.

With only two main ingredients, a spoon, and a mixing bowl, you can have a chocolatey, silky pudding in a matter of minutes! This easy chocolate pudding recipe is smooth and rich with a fudge-like taste and a hint of deep maple flavor. It’s so good you’ll want to eat it before you even get to breakfast—I’m speaking from experience. ;)
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It’s so simple and delicious. Chocolate pudding doesn’t need all the dairy or egg whites in order to taste amazing—just pure chocolate, sweetness, and lots and lots of hand mixing (food processors can help out a lot with this one)!

 

One-Bowl Chocolate Pudding
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Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup cacao powder
  2. 4 shakes of pink salt
  3. 4 tbsp. organic sugar
  4. 4 tbsp. maple syrup
  5. 4 tbsp. hot water
  6. Optional chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Mix only the dry ingredients together, then add the wet ingredients, saving the water for last, into this powder and mix thoroughly until it transforms into a silky pudding-like texture. This mixture can also be made in a food processor for a super quick and smooth transformation. Sprinkle with optional chocolate chips and enjoy!
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Salted Peanut Butter Cups

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  Can you ever go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter?   I don’t think it’s possible.  Mixed with fluffy powdered sugar and dusted with sprinkles of pink salt, these treats are peanut butter perfection.

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The sweet and fluffy peanut butter filling and rich chocolate coating are super easy to make, and are fortunately quite natural.   They’re made without chemicals, fillers, animal products or hydrogenated oils.   These delicious and healthy peanut butter cups should be savored and enjoyed without any worries!
 
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Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup natural peanut butter
  2. 1 cup organic powdered sugar
  3. 1 tsp. vanilla
  4. 1 tsp. pink salt
  5. melted chocolate of choice or homemade version
  6. 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1/2 cup coconut oil, 1/2 cup sugar, salt
  7. extra fine pink salt for dusting
Instructions
  1. Add peanut butter filling ingredients to a medium-sized bowl and mix until just combined; set aside and make melted chocolate. Thinly coat peanut butter cup candy molds* with the melted chocolate and freeze for a couple of hours. After chocolate has hardened, add a spoonful of peanut butter mixture and coat with more melted chocolate. Sprinkle the top with pink salt and freeze some more, then enjoy these delicious and chocolatey peanut butter bites.
Notes
  1. *pb cup candy molds: http://www.amazon.com/Cybrtrayd-AO032-Chocolate-Copyrighted-Instructions/dp/B000EDS064
Simple Sweets & Treats http://simplesweetsandtreats.com/