Easy and budget friendly treats

School is back into swing, but we’re all probably missing the cozy days at home over the holiday and the abundance of tasty treats and big feasts – I sure am! Chocolates and Christmas cookies are a favourite of mine, but since 2018 has come around, it’s a great opportunity to try some tasty but healthy treats!

The winter holiday season is my favourite time of year to stay at home and bake delicious treats, and I wanted to share some recipes I made over the break.  As a sucker for sweet and salty treats, this “holiday popcorn” from Laura Vitale, my favourite YouTube chef, was the best crunchy snack I tried and shared with my friends.

http://www.laurainthekitchen.com/recipes/festive-popcorn/

Ingredients include:

  • Popcorn
  • Melted bittersweet chocolate
  • Melted white chocolate
  • Pecans
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Salted pretzels

To make it healthier, I took out the white chocolate and mini marshmallows, and drizzled the popcorn with dark chocolate! Perfect for movie watching, or the inevitable studying we all will be doing.

Lastly, I wanted to share this cookie recipe that’s delicious but healthy enough for breakfast on-the-go! Making healthy treats are a challenge, but it allows you to be more creative and to take a break from the indulgent treats around the holidays.

https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/thumbprint-cookies

If you don’t have fancy ingredients like pure maple syrup or brown rice syrup (I don’t either), you can substitute it with honey. I’ve made these before, and the fruity jam in the middle is the best part to this nutty and tasty cookie!

Post Written by Tracy