Guys, how is it almost Christmas? But, this is the time of year we can truly relax, and enjoy the company of those we love. But another important part of this time of year is the importance of giving. Gifting around this time of year has become so commercial. And it is important now more than ever for us to remember what this time of year is all about. Creating, packaging and giving edible holiday gifts reminds me to give more of my time and love to those around me. I hope these three gift ideas inspire you to give more time and love to those people who have made a difference in your lives.
Three Easy Edible Holiday Gift Ideas
Now if you are wondering if any of these gift ideas are Paleo, Gluten-free or Vegan, no they aren’t. Now there are two reasons for that. One, I didn’t want them to be “healthy”. Two, I wanted to make these accessible to everyone. It’s easy to forget not everyone has the means to buy six to seven expensive ingredients to make a dessert paleo. Now, if you want to do gluten-free versions of these, please go for it. There is nothing wrong with that. I also don’t think there is anything wrong with having some balance in your life. That is exactly why I am such a believer in real food and programs like Whole30. I want all of you to be able to have a piece of chocolate or a cookie and also be able to get back on track the very next day.
HOT CHOCOLATE ON A STICK:
There isn’t a soul on earth who doesn’t like hot chocolate. I mean seriously is there someone who doesn’t like a hot cup of chocolate with marshmallows? Because if you are out there, we need to talk!
These are so yummy. All you need is three ingredients: chocolate, peppermint extract, and marshmallows to create comfort on a stick. Perfect for the kids to take to school and share with their friends.Print
- 6 ounces milk Chocolate
- 3 ounces dark Chocolate
- 1/8 tsp peppermint extract
- 8 jumbo marshmallows
- lollipop sticks
- treat bags
- edible glitter
- king ice cube trays
- Start by heating the chocolate in the microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted and stir in peppermint extract. Scatter a little glitter in each cube and pour over melted chocolate and fill them about one-third of the way (should fill 8 cubes).
- Now add marshmallows on top of the chocolate and press lollipop sticks into the center. Transfer trays to the fridge and let cool for 12 hours or overnight.
- Now, remove the hot chocolate sticks by lightly grazing the edges of the molds with a small knife, then easily pop them out from the bottom. Then individually wrap them in the treat bags and tie them off using the ribbons.
- To turn these adorable sticks into hot chocolate, dunk them in a mug of hot milk (water just won’t work here) and stir vigorously until chocolate is melted. Add extra marshmallows if necessary.