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4 Holiday Treats You Can Make in <30 Minutes

Sitting around the fireplace, feeling the warmth of the mug of hot cocoa in your hands is a wonderful way to spend a cold, dark, winter day. However, my absolute favorite way to spend the holidays is spending the day making sweet Christmas treats.

I really enjoy making holiday treats, but often do not have the time. If that's the case for you, no worries, I've got you covered. Here are four easy recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less. 

White Chocolate Covered Popcorn

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 mins
  • Total Time: 13 mins
  • Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 bag popcorn
  • 2 squares vanilla almond bark
  • 1 canister sprinkles

Anna Jones

Step 1

Put the bag of popcorn into the microwave.

Step 2

Microwave the popcorn until popping begins to slow down.

Step 3

Microwave almond bark for 60 second increments until completely melted.

Step 4

Pour the bag of popcorn into a bowl and poor melted almond bark on top of the popcorn.

Step 5

Mix together until popcorn is evenly coated.

Step 6

Pour the mixture onto a piece of wax paper and add sprinkles.

Step 7

Let the mixture dry for 5-10 minutes.

Loving this popcorn recipe? Check out more fun ways to use popcorn here.

Reindeer Noses and Reindeer Hooves

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 mins
  • Total Time: 19 mins
  • Servings: 5
Ingredients
  • 1 bag square shaped butter snap pretzels
  • 1 bag Rolo candy
  • 1 bag Christmas M&Ms
  • 1 bag pecan halves

Anna Jones

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Place 20-30 pretzels on baking sheet.

Step 3

Place one unwrapped Rolo in the center of each pretzel.

Step 4

Place in the oven for 2-4 minutes or until the Rolo is slightly melted, while still maintaining its original shape.

Step 5

Take the pretzels out of the oven.

Step 6

For reindeer noses: place one M&M in the center of each Rolo.
For reindeer hooves: place one pecan half in the center of each Rolo.

Step 7

Let reindeer noses and hooves cool for 10 minutes.

White Chocolate Covered Pretzels

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Servings: 14
Ingredients
  • 14 pretzel rods
  • 6 squares vanilla almond bark
  • Optional: Red and Green Sugar
  • Optional: Christmas-themed sprinkles

Anna Jones

Step 1

Melt the almond bark in the microwave using 60 second increments until it is completely melted.

Step 2

Once melted, use a spoon to coat about 3/4 of the pretzel rod in the melted bark.

Step 3

Lay each pretzel rod onto a piece of wax paper.

Step 4

Optional: Sprinkle green and red sugar or Christmas-themed sprinkles on each pretzel rod.

Step 5

Let them cool for 5-10 minutes.

Here's another fun holiday pretzel recipe here.

Cranberry and Pecan White Chocolate Clusters

  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Servings: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 cups dried cranberries
  • 8 squares vanilla almond bark

Anna Jones

Step 1

Melt the vanilla almond bark in microwave in 60 second increments until it is completely melted.

Step 2

Combine the chopped pecans, dried cranberries and melted vanilla almond bark into bowl and mix together.

Step 3

Drop teaspoons of the mixture onto a sheet of wax paper.

Step 4

Let mixture set for 10-15 minutes.

These treats are fun to make with friends and family or fun to make by yourself. So next time, you're stuck inside on a cold, dreary day, try these out. I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do.