7 Insanely Cute Holiday Treats in Minutes
Blow Santa’s stockings off with these adorable holiday desserts!
From elves, to reindeer, to a jolly old man with a round belly, there’s plenty of cuteness to go around during the holiday season. So why not serve some up on your plate? These festive recipe ideas will get you in the spirit and leave you feeling warm, sweet, and oh-so adorable.
Plus, DIY treats will save you the embarrassment of showing up with the same pre-made treats from Costco as another partygoer...
These insanely cute micro hot chocolate cookies also happen to be insanely easy to make. And since they’re no-bake, they’re a perfect recipe for kids. So go on, get everyone in the kitchen this holiday season!
To assemble, start off with the Belgian Boys’ Mini Stroopwafels. Originally from the Netherlands, these bite-sized treats feature two crunchy waffle cookies and a smooth layer of gooey caramel syrup. Place confetti sprinkles around the edge of your stroopwafels using dots of white frosting as glue. Secure a marshmallow to the center of your stroopwafel with another dab of frosting. Spread a layer of chocolate icing on top of your marshmallows to create the “hot chocolate,” topping with a couple mini marshmallow bits. Create the handle of your marshmallow mug by breaking the curved top off of a mini candy cane and attaching it to the side of your marshmallow with white frosting. Decorate your mug and saucer with more sprinkles, and voila! A cozy micro hot chocolate that will look adorable in your little ones’ hands!
Dasher, Dancer, Donner and Blizen will all be lining up for these delightfully rich chocolate covered reindeer cake pops. A crowd-pleasing dessert at any holiday get-together, we guarantee they’ll put a smile on your guests’ faces.
With only five ingredients, these cake pops take no time at all to whip up. Break mini pretzels in half and set aside (these will be used as antlers later). Melt dark chocolate wafers on the stovetop using a double boiler over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Insert lollipop sticks into the bottoms of the Belgian Boys’ mini Almond Butter Cakes. These decadent little loaf cakes are commonly known as financiers in France, and have a thin crispy outside and moist, dense interior. Dip each almond cake into the melted chocolate until completely covered. Attach antler pretzels to the sides of your cakes using the melted chocolate as glue. Add candy eyeballs and gumdrop noses to create playful reindeer faces– and don’t forget a red nose for Rudolph!
Looking for a Christmas morning showstopper to blow Santa’s stockings off? This pancake Christmas tree uses our fluffy Bite-Sized Pancakes to create one incredibly cute holiday treat.
Don’t be intimidated by their size– these pancake trees are surprisingly easy to assemble. Warm up a bundle of the Belgian Boys’ Bite-Sized Pancakes by heating on the stovetop for about two minutes. Known as poffertjes in the Netherlands, these light and airy mini pancakes are made of yeast instead of batter, giving them a satisfying chewiness and a richer, more complex taste. Using toothpicks, secure your bite-sized pancakes to a styrofoam cone (available online or at arts and crafts stores) until the cone is completely covered. Use additional toothpicks to secure berry “ornaments” to your tree and sprinkle with a dash of edible glitter. Top with a paper star. Dazzling and delicious, this pancake tree might just outshine your real one!
Upgrade this year’s gingerbread house with this miniature, no-bake version. We don’t know what we like more about these stroopwafel houses– their adorable, waffled texture or crunchy, caramelly taste.
Using a kitchen knife, cut five identical squares out of our authentic Dutch Caramel Stroopwafels. For the front and back of the house, cut two 5-sided shapes that slant into peaks at the top. Using one of your hollowed-out stroopwafels as a base, assemble the four walls of your house. You can use either caramel or royal icing as “glue.” Use two of the remaining squares to build your roof. If you’re feeling extra ambitious, cut the last square into four rectangles and assemble into a miniature chimney before securing to one side of your roof. Decorate with more royal icing and serve with a warm mug of hot cocoa. For more detailed instructions on how to build stroopwafel gingerbread houses, check out our Stroopwafel Gingerbread House blog post.
Why leave Santa plain old Christmas cookies when you can surprise him with these festive waffle Christmas trees instead?
Simply cut our Original Belgian Waffles into triangles to create the classic pointed fir tree shape. Belgian waffles are made with brioche dough and pearl sugar, giving them a light, airy texture with a hint of sweet crunch. Melt down green candy wafers, or mix a few drops of green food dye in with melted white chocolate. Dip each Belgian waffle in the melted chocolate, using a spoon to cover all the grooves and edges. Decorate with small candies and sprinkles, and add a candy cane as the tree trunk.
From hot cocoa, to apple cider, to pumpkin spice lattes, there’s no shortage of festive drinks during the holidays. Make your favorite warm beverage just a little bit sweeter with the addition of Santa’s mustache. The Belgian Boy’s Speculoos Mini Cookie Stash are just the right mix of sweet and crunchy, making them perfect for dipping. Just remember, you don’t have to stash them away after Christmas– these mustache cookies can be enjoyed all year long!
What’s the difference between a tree and a Christmas tree? The ornaments, of course! So, what’s the difference between a pancake and a Christmas pancake? Well, we think the answer is clear.
Transforming the Belgian Boys Breakfast Bundle mini pancakes into jolly ornaments takes only a few ingredients and even fewer steps. Melt down two cups of white chocolate melting wafers in the microwave, following the directions on the package. Warm up your mini pancakes over the stove or in the microwave, then dip in the melted chocolate, ensuring each pancake is completely covered. Attach a mini peanut butter cup to the top edge of each pancake to create the caps. Decorate with sprinkles, mini candies, and colorful frosting.
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