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30 Christmas Treats for Neighbors

Christmas treats for neighbors are such a fun way to celebrate the holiday with those in your close community. Here are 30 easy recipes to share with your neighborhood!

Christmas treats for neighbors are not something that I grew up doing but it seems to be a huge cultural thing to do here in Utah, and in Idaho where Derek is from. Maybe people did it in NY where I grew up, but it wasn't a huge focus or part of holiday celebrations for our family. Over the years I've come to really love this tradition. If you're in the market for some Christmas neighbor gifts ideas this holiday season, here are 30 recipes that I think would go over really well!

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

30 Christmas Treats for Neighbors:

Super Easy Gingerbread Cookies:

We make these cookies every year and they're so tasty and easy to make! There is no chilling of the dough, so they take less time than other cookies, and taste great both frosted or not! 

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

Saltine Cracker Toffee:

This is my favorite treat to make during the holiday season! It starts with saltine crackers, pour homemade caramel on top, spread melted chocolate over that, a dash of holiday sprinkles and you're good to go! This is what I did for gifts last year and got rave reviews!

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

The Best Sugar Cookies:

These sugar cookies have been my go-to recipe for the last several years. They turn out great every time, and are perfect to stack on a plate for neighbors when frosted with royal icing. 

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

Canned Vanilla Spice Pear Butter:

I made this for neighbor gifts when we lived in Georgia and it got rave reviews! It's simply a canned pear sauce essentially, or maybe more like a jam, but if you eat it by the spoonful I'll never tell. 

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

Amish Friendship Bread Without a Starter:

I got in a bad habit of making this bread and eating it single handedly this year, but it's so good literally everyone loves it. It's a banana bread consistency, and has cinnamon sugar through the middle and on top. It's perfect to share with friends for Christmas!

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies:

These cookies turn out perfect every time and have been my chocolate chip recipe of choice for about seven years now! There is something perfectly classic about chocolate chip cookies, and anyone would love to have a batch during the holidays!

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies:

These chocolate chip cookies are slightly chewier, more like what you would get from the bakery section at the grocery store, but they're also half dipped in chocolate and sprinkled in sea salt, and that my friends is a delicious combination. 

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

Perfectly Moist Banana Bread:

This banana bread is hands down the best recipe ever. It's perfectly moist, made with sour cream in the batter, and turns out great every time. I've never had a flop. If you have some ripe bananas on your counter, whip up this bread and share it with a friend!

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies:

I haven't made these in ages, but brought them to a friend when they were hurt several years back. It might have been the brain injury talking but they seemed to really love these cookies. Although I'm partial to any chocolate peanut butter combo. 

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

Swig Copycat Cookies:

Cookie culture is a real thing here in Utah. These Swig cookies are amazing and my personal favorite sugar cookie out of all the local cookie shops! This copycat recipe is super easy to follow and will make perfect treats for your neighbors if you happen to not live near one of these shops.. although I feel like they're creeping up nationally now too. 

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

Peppermint Whoopie Pies:

While yes these are originally a Halloween recipe, you could easily roll the edges in Christmas sprinkles to make it more seasonally appropriate! These come together with a can of frosting and boxed cake mix, so they're super easy to make!

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars:

These are another easy and delicious recipe! They take almost no time to make at all and are the perfect peanut butter and chocolate combo... make them for a neighbor or yourself... 

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

Caramel Popcorn:

Derek is a huge caramel popcorn lover. We've been making this recipe since we first got married and it turns out perfect every time! This would be perfect to make in a big batch and then divide among cellophane bags to give to neighbors. 

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

Oreo Truffles:

I used to make these all the time, but haven't done so in years! You simply crush up a bag of oreos, mix in a block of cream cheese, roll into balls, and dip in chocolate! So incredibly easy to make and taste incredible!

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

Chocolate Coconut Pecan Cookies:

I found this recipe in a church magazine at my mother-in-laws house a several years ago and took a picture of the recipe to try them when we got back to North Carolina. They were super delicious and are all the fun flavors of the holiday season in one delicious cookie. 

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

Snickerdoodle Cookies:

I don't know when else you would eat snickerdoodles outside of Chrsitmas time... This is another great recipe to make in bulk and then wrap up in small bags for neighbors since they stack really well together!

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

Reese's Fudge Recipe:

I'm a huge fan of basically all the three ingredient fudge recipes on the internet. This one is a perfect variation with Reese's pressed into the top, and mixed into the middle as well. You could easily make this, cut it up, and place into Christmas tins, and you've got a super easy and amazing treat!

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

The Ultimate Chex Snack Mix:

This Chex mis is perfect for the holiday season with tons of yummy goodies all drizzled in white chocolate. This is another big batch recipe that you can divide up easily for multiple families at once!

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

S'mores Chocolate Chip Cookies:

These maybe might be more of a summer cookie, but they're so good you need them in your life right now, promise. The combination of mini marshmallows and chocolate chips are out of this world! 

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

The Best Brownie Recipe:

I first made these brownies back in 2013, and they have been my go-to since. They're perfectly soft and fudgey, with that brownie crackle on the top. They also cut up perfectly into squares when cooled, so you could easily gift them on a festive paper plate for Christmas. 

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies:

These are such an easy and classic cookie to make. You could easily double or triple the recipe into one massive batch and divide them up into multiple plates for several families. These cookies come together in about 20 minutes with little effort. 

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies:

Another holiday classic recipe. These cookies could also be made with mini Reese's Cups instead of Hershey's Kisses and they would be just as good!

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

Chocolate Pumpkin Bark:

This chocolate bark is another great recipe! Simply spread melted chocolate on a wax paper lined baking sheet, press in some dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and slivered almonds for a great and easy treat!

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

Reese's Pieces Chocolate Chip Cookies:

These cookies are a chocolate and peanut butter rush! You could make them a bit more Christmassy if you can find some red and green Reese's Pieces (just googled, they don't exist), but these are still a great cookie option. 

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

Super Easy Rocky Road Fudge:

This is another three ingredient fudge recipe with easy mix-ins. This one calls for mini marshmallows and peanuts and is fabulous for Christmas time!

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

Simple Six Ingredient Granola:

If you're feeling a little sugar overload and want to gift something a little healthier that could be used for an actual meal, make a batch of this super easy granola! It only uses six ingredients, and could easily be packaged in a cute mason jar from the dollar store. 

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

Sweet and Salty White Chocolate Popcorn:

This is another amazing big batch recipe that you could easily make in just a few minutes. I love the combination of the salty popcorn and the sweetness from the white chocolate... it's to die for. 

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

Vanilla Pudding Funfetti Cookies:

These cookies are incredibly soft, chewy, sweet, and just all around perfect. Kick them up a notch with Christmas flair by adding in some Holiday colored sprinkles and you'll be good to go!

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

White Chocolate Chip Dried Cranberry Cookies:

These cookies scream Christmas in my opinion. I love the combination of the white chocolate and cranberry and they are made with the same base as my chocolate chip cookie recipe. Easy, delicious, and full of holiday flavor. 

Christmas Treats for Neighbors

What are some of your favorite Christmas Neighbor Gifts? I'd love to hear in the comments below!

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Saltine Toffee Recipe

This Saltine Toffee Recipe is our go-to Christmas treat to make for neighbors and friends during the holiday season. If you've never tried it, it's a must to add to your baking list this season! 

Saltine Toffee Recipe

Saltine Toffee Recipe: 

When I finished high school I was living with a friend's family for the fall and winter before I moved out to Utah to start school in January the following year. This meant that I spent Christmas with them and their family. During the holiday season this Christmas Saltine Toffee Recipe was a family tradition in their home that everyone loved and it didn't take long for me to become addicted to it as well. The street name for this stuff is Christmas Crack and once you've tried it, you'll know how it got it's nickname. 

Saltine toffee is essentially saltine crackers, topped with a caramel sauce, and then topped with chocolate chips that are melted and spread across the top. The you let the toffee chill in the fridge and break it into pieces and it becomes the most delicious toffee ever. 10/10 recommend. 

Saltine Toffee Recipe

Ingredients for Saltine Toffee: 

  • 1 cup brown sugar: Gets melted in a pot on the stove with the butter to create the caramel base for the toffee 
  • 1 cup butter: Doesn't need to be softened, can go straight into the pot with the sugar. 
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract: For flavoring so balance out the sweetness from the sugar. 
  • 2 cups chocolate chips: Spread on top of the crackers after the caramel has been poured on. I prefer using semi-sweet chocolate. 
  • 1 1/2 sleeves saltine crackers: Any brand will do! 
  • optional: sprinkles, nuts, candy for topping 

Saltine Toffee Recipe

How to Make Saltine Toffee: 

Preheat your oven to 350°. Line a large 11x17 cookie sheet with parchment paper, or a silicone baking sheet, and then line it with saltine crackers. My pan took about 1 1/2 sleeves, and I had to break some crackers in half to fill in the final edge. 

In a small pot, melt together the butter and brown sugar over medium heat. Bring it up to a boil, and then set the timer for three minutes, and stir the mixture constantly so it does not burn. Remove the butter and sugar mixture after three minutes, add the vanilla, and then pour it on top of the crackers, and spread it out evenly with a rubber spatula. 

Place the crackers in the oven for 10 minutes, and then sprinkle the two cups of chocolate chips on top. After 3-5 minutes, the chocolate chips should have melted, and then using your rubber spatula again, spread the chocolate evenly on top of the caramel and cracker mixture. 

If you're topping your toffee with something, now is the time to sprinkle it on top. 

Place the tray in the fridge for at least one hour for the chocolate to harden, and then break into pieces and place in bags or tins to give as gifts, or just eat it all for yourself. 

Saltine Toffee Recipe

Variations for Saltine Toffee: 

  • Graham Crackers: You can switch the saltine crackers for graham crackers to give a different feel, taste, and texture. 
  • Ritz Crackers: I personally do not like Ritz at all (strong feelings) but many people prefer to make this recipe with Ritz over saltines. 
  • Various Toppings: You can top your toffee with nuts, sprinkles, toffee pieces, holiday m&ms, and so much more, the sky is the limit!

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Frosted Cinnamon Rolls

Frosted cinnamon rolls are a classic breakfast treat for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, or any occasion where you want to make special for those you love.

Frosted Cinnamon Rolls

Frosted Cinnamon Rolls:

Frosted cinnamon rolls have been a long time favorite treat of mine for my entire life. Growing up they were always the go-to holiday breakfast of choice and it's a tradition I've carried on in my own family. This has been our go-to recipe for cinnamon rolls for several years because you can do all the leg work the night before and then put the cinnamon rolls in the fridge overnight, and then take them out in the morning for the final rise while the oven is heating up. It makes it really convenient for those holiday mornings where you want something yummy but don't want to be away in the kitchen the entire time. 

Making Cinnamon Roll Dough:

Making cinnamon roll dough can be tricky if you're new to working with bread and yeast recipes. I used to be super intimidated by this process but I've gotten comfortable with it the more and more I practice. TO make this dough you're going to start off by allowing the yeast to bloom in your warm water. I use a food thermometer to make sure my water is 110º. I'm able to get this temperature right from my tap. This is the perfect temperature because the water is warm enough for the yeast to bloom, not too hot that it kills the yeast, and not too cold that the yeast never blooms. 

Once the yeast has bloomed you'll add in your flour, eggs, sugar, salt, and butter. Mix this really well. You can use a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment, but I actually prefer to mix and work my dough by hand. Mostly because I don't have a mixture, and also because I got rid of my mixer by choice a few years ago and have just never looked back. I'm a rebel. 

Once your dough has been well mixed and kneaded for about 10 minutes, let it rise in a well greased bowl for 2 hours. The dough will double in size and the oil on the bowl helps to make sure the dough doesn't get stuck to the edges of the bowl. 

When the dough is done rising, roll it out into a rectangle, spread the filling, roll the dough up, and cut the log into 12 equal pieces. Place them in a 9x13 baking dish, cover with plastic wrap, and place in the fridge overnight until you're ready to bake in the morning. 

Frosted Cinnamon Rolls

Baking the Next Morning:

When you are ready to bake these cinnamon rolls, simply pull them out of the fridge and allow them to rise on the counter for about 30-40 minutes while you're preheating your oven. When the oven has preheated and the rolls have doubled in size, bake them in the oven for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown. 

The Best Icing for Cinnamon Rolls:

I know a lot of people love cream cheese frosting for their cinnamon rolls. That is not my preference ever. In our house we made a vanilla icing which consists of powdered sugar, vanilla, butter, and a splash of milk. The result is a thin, but delicious icing that melts over the cinnamon roll and tastes amazing. It's sweet, but not super tangy like a cream cheese frosting can be. 

Frosted Cinnamon Rolls

Baking the Cinnamon Rolls the Same Day:

If you don't want to wait to bake these overnight you can cook them the same day you make the dough. To do this you will simply cut the cinnamon rolls like normal and place them in your 9x13 pan. Let them double in size for 30 minutes while the oven is preheating. When the oven reaches 350 degrees bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown.

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How to Make a Strawberry Smoothie

 If you're wondering how to make a strawberry smoothie for a healthy breakfast or nutritious snack, this strawberry banana smoothie is the perfect on-the-go solution!

How to Make a Strawberry Smoothie

How to Make A Strawberry Smoothie:

Making a strawberry smoothie is a very easy process. This is the formula that I use when making any of my smoothies! It's a simple combination of high protein greek yogurt, frozen fruit, banana, and liquid. If you're making this into a single serving smoothie, I always go for 1 cup of frozen fruit, 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup liquid, and 2 tbsp of greek yogurt. This is my personal favorite ratio and formula for making a smoothie, and it's great because you can customize it every time depending on what you have on hand. 

The Best Blender for Smoothies: 

A few years ago I received this KitchenAid Blender for a blog project. We have blown through several blenders in our 10 years of marriage and this one has exceeded all of my expectations and has held up over many smoothies and recipes over the years. I think you really can't go wrong between a KitchenAid, Vitamix, or Blendtec, but after going through several bad blenders, it's of my opinion that this is an appliance to invest some money into. 

how to make a strawberry smoothie

Ingredients for a Strawberry Smoothie:

  • 1 cup Frozen Strawberries
  • 1/2 Banana
  • 2 tbsp Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice

Variations for this Strawberry Smoothie Recipe:

If you're looking for ways to switch up this recipe, try swapping the milk out of the recipe and using one of your favorite juices! I love adding juices to my smoothies because they add great flavor to the drink! Some of my go-to juices are apple or orange juice, but you can really get as creative as you'd like!

You could also add in some protein powder to add some more nutrients to this smoothie. Protein powder is always a great add in for smoothies because it boosts up the satiety factor in the drink and allows you to feel fuller for longer. If you're going to be having this smoothie as a meal instead of a snack, this might be a great option for you! 

How to Make a Strawberry Smoothie

Storing Strawberry Smoothies:

Storing smoothies is really never recommended. They are best when consumed immediately after making them. If you're going to save some leftovers though, they should be sealed in the fridge in a mason jar with an airtight lid for 1-2 days max. There will be separation when you go to drink the smoothie. This is normal and safe. Simply shake the smoothie well to blend everything together before drinking. 

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Mason Jar Halloween Lanterns

These mason jar Halloween lanterns are a fun and simple DIY to do with kids during the fall season to add some fun and spooky decor to your home.  

Mason Jar Halloween Lanterns

Mason Jar Halloween Lanterns:

When Derek and I first got married and had zero money to spend on Halloween decor I got together with a few girl friends to make these easy and simple Halloween mason jars. It was such a fun and easy project to put together and they have been a staple in our Halloween decor ever since. This project is super easy to do with kids for a fall themed family night activity, or get some girlfriends together and do it with them for a craft night! 

Mason Jar Halloween Lanterns

Best Candles for Mason Jar Halloween Lanterns:

You can certainly use real candles in these lanterns if you would like. You can also use small tea lights if you want to go for an electric option that can't potentially start a fire. My favorite lights to use are these flickering tea lights that you can purchase on Amazon. 12 lights come in a pack for under $10 and the flickering adds the perfect ambiance for the fall season. 

Supplies Needed:

How to Make Mason Jar Halloween Lanterns:

To make these mason jars you will need to get some small bottle of acrylic craft paint. You can order your paint on Amazon or head to your local craft store. You will also need mason jars of any size. You can purchase mason jars online, in craft stores, grocery stores, or even the dollar store. 

To make these jars you will pour some of the paint on the inside of the jar and then use a small foam paint brush to brush the paint onto all of the sides of the mason jar. If you want a thicker finish you can add a second coat. You don't want it to be super opaque though because these are supposed to look like lanterns and you want to be able to see some of the light coming through.

Finally you can make a face on the outside of the jar. You can either use black paint or a black sharpie to draw a spooky halloween face. You can even use black construction paper to make a face and tape it onto the outside of the jar. 

When the paint is dry you can add a small candle inside to make it glow like a spooky Halloween lantern!

Mason Jar Halloween Lanterns

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4 Ingredient Pot Roast in Crock Pot

This four ingredient pot roast in crock pot has been a family favorite dinner for years and years. It's the perfect quick and easy meal to make for a holiday dinner and turns out perfectly every single time. 

Pot Roast in Crock Pot

Pot Roast in Crock Pot:

This pot roast in crock pot recipe is super easy to make with a few surprise ingredients you wouldn't necessarily expect! This roast comes together with cocoa-cola soda, a dry onion soup mix, cream of mushroom soup, and a roast! It's super simple and easy to throw into a crock pot early in the morning, let it cook all day long, and it's tender perfection come evening when you're ready to eat! 

Vegetables to Cook with Pot Roast:

If you want to add some veggies to this meal and have them cook in the crock pot with your roast, you can definitely add in a quartered onion, some carrots, and golden potatoes. Those are my favorite veggies to cook alongside this meal. Yukon gold potatoes are in my humble opinion the very best potato to ever live. Everything else is just trash. Kidding, kind of. 

Pot Roast in Crock Pot

Ingredients List for 4 Ingredient Pot Roast:

  • 1-2lb Pot Roast
  • 1 cup Cocoa-Cola (NOT DIET!)
  • 1 Dry Lipton's Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 10oz can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Potatoes, Carrots, and Onion (optional!)

Pot Roast in Crock Pot

The Best Crock Pot for Pot Roast:

I actually never cook this roast in a crock pot anymore. In fact, I gave my crock pot to the goodwill several years ago. Gasp, I know. I actually got an Instant Pot for my 30th birthday and have been using that for all my slow cooking needs ever since. I just set it to slow cook for 8 hours and forget about it. It does an amazing job cooking everything as a pressure cooker and a slow cooker. 

Instant Pot Instructions for Pot Roast:

If you're like me, you might forget at 8am that you meant to slow cook a roast for dinner for the entire day. Have no fear. If you have an instant pot you can cook this roast in under an hour. If you have a small 1-2lb roast cook it in the instant pot with all the ingredients mixed in on high pressure for 45 minutes. Let the steam naturally release when it's done cooking (don't do a quick release). If you have a larger roast cook it for 1 hour for 3lbs and 80 minutes for a 5lb roast. 

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Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake

Pumpkin gingerbread cake is the perfect dessert to make during the holiday season. Combining the best flavors fall and winter have to offer into one perfect dessert. 

pumpkin gingerbread cake

Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake:

This pumpkin gingerbread cake is a recipe I made when Derek and I first got married back in 2011! It's the perfect cake to eat during the fall and winter months because it eloquently combines the best flavors that the cold months have to offer. Pumpkin and gingerbread is a combination that needs to be celebrated and eaten on a more regular basis. 

How to Make Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake:

This cake is a little tricky to make because it has a bit of a shortbread crust that goes on the very bottom that is hard to see in these photos. The shortbread crust is made of flour, butter, and pecans and pressed into the bottom of a 9x13 cake pan. Then you add in all the remaining ingredients into a bowl and mix together and our onto the top of the cake. 

This cake needs to bake in the oven at 350º for 50 minutes. It has a longer bake time than most cakes because of the shortbread crust at the bottom and because it's being baked in such a large pan. When you cook a layer cake you get the luxury of dividing the batter into two pans to bake. Because this cake bakes in one larger pan, it takes twice as long to bake as what you'd get with a layered cake. 

Once the cake is baked in the oven and has had time to cool to room temperature you can frost it with a vanilla buttercream frosting. It typically takes an hour or more for the cake to cool completely to room temperature so keep that in mind when you're getting ready to bake. 

If the cake has not cooled completely and you go to frost the cake the frosting will melt and make a huge mess. Ask me how I know. 

Ingredients for Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake:

  • 2 1/4 cups Flour
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Butter
  • 3/4 cup Chopped Pecans
  • 3/4 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup Molasses
  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

pumpkin gingerbread cake

The Best 9x13 Baking Dish:

This cake bakes in a 9x13 baking dish. We've been using these baking dishes from pyrex for. over a decade now and they've held up great. I have been eyeing this baking set from Walmart though and may splurge on it for Christmas. It's just too cute to pass up!

How Long to Store Cake:

This cake can be stored on the counter or in the fridge for up to three days after baking. It is not recommended to store this cake in the freezer as the shortbread crust will not hold up over time. Simply cover the cake dish with plastic wrap to make an airtight seal and then store until you're ready to eat. 

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Peppermint Whoopie Pies

It's time to get into the holiday spirit with these peppermint whoopie pies. These are super fun and easy to make and will look amazing on a holiday dessert table.

Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Peppermint Whoopie Pies:

Is there anything better than the combination of chocolate and peppermint during the holiday season? I used to hate all things peppermint as a kid, but as an adult it's become one of my very favorite flavors. These holiday whoopie pies are super easy to make because you start off with a cake mix to make the base, and then make or use a store bought frosting for the insides. The you simply roll the edges of the whoppie pie into some crushed candy canes and you have a delicious treat in no time! 

The Easy Way to Make Whoopie Pies:

There is a hard way to make whoopie pies that involves making the cake and everything from scratch. The easy way, and my preferred method is to simply use a store bought cake mix. For this recipe I prefer a devils food cake mix, but honestly any cake can work for this recipe! If you wanted to do a fall theme you could use a spiced cake mix, and adapt to your own flavor preferences. 

Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Canned vs Homemade Frosting:

This is totally up to your own preference. If I'm in a hurry I will use a store bought frosting and whip it up to make it fluffier in my stand mixer. If I have a bit more time I'm totally okay with taking the time to make a homemade buttercream frosting. The key to any good frosting is taking the time to whip it really well with your mixer, store bought or homemade, the more you whip the better it will be! 

The Easiest Way to Crush Candy Canes:

The easiest way to crush your candy canes is to peel all of the wrappers off and then place them inside a ziplock bag. Once they're secured start hitting the bag with a rolling pin until your candy canes are broken down into small bite size pieces that won't hurt your mouth when you bite into them. 

You can also purchase crush candy canes if you want to save yourself the effort of this step. In my family we take the easy way for everything, no judgement here. 

Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Ingredients for Peppermint Whoopie Pies:

  • 1 Pillsbury devils food cake mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons veg. oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups crushed candy canes
  • 1 Store bought container of vanilla icing

How To Store Whoopie Pies:

Whoopie pies are best eaten 1-2 days after making them. The are safe stored on the counter for up to three days, but I would not recommend eating them after that point. Whoopie pies cannot be stored in the freezer to preserve them. The frosting will break down in the freezer and they will not taste the same once thawed. 

I hope that you enjoy this quick and easy whoopie pie recipe this holiday season! It's one I look forward to making each and every year. 

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