Maybe it’s my roommate’s wonderful decorations, maybe it’s because I play Christmas music all day every day at home, and maybe it’s the chilly weather, but one thing’s for certain: I am feeling more festive this year than ever before!
In true Christmas spirit – and like any good domestic – I took this festive feeling to the kitchen. With three parties in three days, I decided to go on a bit of a Christmas baking rampage. The result was delicious, but extremely messy. It left my couches covered in cooling baked goods and my sink and counter piled high with things to be washed.
I cut a lot of corners. I used store-bought cupcake mix, for example. Why? My theory is that drunk people don’t care if you made it from scratch. So why bother? Saves time and definitely save money.
Here’s what I made:
Chocolate Cupcakes with festive icing and edible decorations
Peanut Butter Balls (at My Other Half’s request)
Sugar Cookies, also with Christmas detailing
Christmas Rice Crispy Squares and Candy Canes
There’s really not much as far as recipes go for these, because they’re self explanatory or the mixes were store-bought. You can get the Rice Crispy Squares recipe on the inside of the box, and I recommend a trip to the Bulk Barn for all other festive needs. Here’s the Peanut Butter Balls recipe, though, which was awesome and also used Rice Crispies.
My Other Half helped a lot with the cupcakes, which were a blast to make together. The key? Getting really awesome food colouring and not being afraid to use it. It was the same brand I used for my Halloween cupcakes too.
Another note: don’t bring cupcakes to parties where people are drinking. No one will eat them. Drunks prefer salty snack foods, like dips and chips. Thankfully I learned this at the first of my three parties and kindly gave the rest of the cupcakes to a house full of boys that I know. No doubt they devoured them, or at least picked at them.
I love the holidays! And I can’t wait to get home to be with my crazy and wonderful family. Merry Christmas, and remember: Jesus is the reason for the season!