Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with these Winter Treats

Gingerbread Christmas cookie winter treats

Is your sweet tooth running rampant in hopes of some satisfying treats? We say, “Give it what it wants!” Get ready to send your taste buds on a journey when you whip up these delicious winter treats. They’re easy to make and don’t take long, so you and your family should have little trouble waiting as they’re being prepared. Let’s get to it!

Winter Wonderland Snack Mix

This first treat is super simple to make, and it’s perfect for sharing with a group. All you have to do is gather all of the ingredients and eat!

You’ll need: 4 cups of kettle corn, 3 cups of white fudge pretzels, 2 cups of mini marshmallows, one 8 ounce bag of yogurt covered cranberries.

Step 1: Grab a large bowl and mix together all of the ingredients. Then, serve and enjoy!

Mint White Hot Chocolate

Of course, hot chocolate is a perfect treat for the winter season. Take this drink to a whole new level by incorporating a minty twist.

You’ll need: 2 cups of milk, 2 cups of half & half, one 12 ounce bag of white chocolate chips, 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract or mint extract, 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract, marshmallows, a few drops of light green food coloring (optional)

Step 1: Take a large pot and combine the milk and half & half. The, heat the mixture over medium heat until it’s steamy (not boiling).

Step 2: Next, stir in the white chocolate chips until it is completely melted and creamy.

Step 3: Remove from heat and add in the food coloring and extracts. Stir until everything is well blended.

Step 4: Top the hot chocolate with marshmallows. Then, serve and enjoy.

Gingerbread Oreo Cookie Balls

Bite-sized snacks are always a great idea. So, making bite-sized winter treats is definitely a must.

You’ll need: One 8 ounce brick of cream cheese (softened), a package of Golden Oreo Cookies (crushed), 3 tablespoons of molasses, 2 teaspoons of ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, about 16 ounces of white chocolate or white candy coating (melted), and sprinkles for decoration.

Step 1: Mix together the cream cheese and cookie crumbles until well blended. Then, add in the molasses, cinnamon, and ginger. Mix these ingredients together until evenly distributed.

Step 2: Shape the cookie mixture into individual 1-inch balls. (You should have about 48-50 total).

Step 3: Freeze the Oreo cookie balls for about 10 minutes. Then, dip them into the melted white chocolate and top it with sprinkles for decoration.

Step 4: Place the Oreo cookie balls onto a sheet of waxed paper. Then, refrigerate for about 1 hour until firm. Serve and enjoy.

 

Now that you have recipes for these tasty winter treats, all that’s left is to stop by the grocery store nearest you and pick up the ingredients you need. Are you in need of a quality vehicle to get you there? Stop by and see the professionals here at Genesis of Tuscaloosa. We look forward to assisting you with your purchase.