If you’re like my family, you don’t waste a minute after Thanksgiving jumping right into holiday festivities! Black Friday may be my second favorite holiday, and the post Thanksgiving family party the next night is always a perfect time to enjoy each other! We love to have some new treats for get-together and after feeling a bit burnt out from cooking for Thanksgiving, I love to find some help to make it quicker and easier.
Here’s two of our favorites to bring to holiday parties that are quick and easy to put together!
Holiday homemade Oreos, and Chex Mix Muddy Buddies!
1. Homemade Oreos
Devils Food Betty Crocker Cake Mix
1/2 cup shortening
Mix together, roll in 1 inch balls, and bake at 350 for about 8 minutes. Remove cookies and let them cool.
Mix your frosting together while they are baking/cooling.
Here’s what you need:
1/2 package cream cheese softened
1/2 stick butter softened
4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Then you simply add a spoonful of frosting to a cookie, find about the same size match to that cookie, and boom, you have the perfect cookie sandwich.
Speaking up kicking it up a notch, I like to get a little-crushed peppermint candy from the Winco bins and roll some cookies in it to add a little more holiday cheer and color.
Holiday Muddy Buddies
Measure your Chex and put them in one large bowl. Set aside.
In a microwave-safe bowl melt the butter, chocolate chips, and peanut butter together. That’s about a minute on high, taking out and stirring, and then going for another half minute more. You just want it smooth and creamy and not burnt. Add in vanilla once it’s melted. Stir it all together and add it to the Chex bowl.
When they are evenly coated put them in a gallon bag that seals, add the powdered sugar, and shake it up, preferably while singing “Shake It Off” and dancing so you can burn a few extra calories and justify one more handful.
That simple, that good, and these holiday entertaining favorites that popular at holiday get-togethers.
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