Staff Favorite Holiday Treats

The team at Aways For Me is passionate about plus size fashion. However, at this time of year, we find out about another area of interest we all share, holiday treats for our friends and family.

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The team at Aways For Me is passionate about plus size swimsuits, plus size coverups, plus size activewear and plus size sleepwear.  However, at this time of year, we find out about another area of interest we all share, holiday treats for our friends and family.

We think these two recipes pass the holiday treats test.  They are fun to make, great to bring to a school, office or party, and best of all they taste great.  We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Turkey Pretzel Jars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup melting chocolates
  • 16 pretzels rods
  • sprinkles
  • Glass Jars

Instructions

  • Melt the chocolate according to the package directions.
  • Dip the pretzels in dark chocolate, lay on parchment paper,  and cover them in bright fall colored sprinkles to mimic a turkey’s tail feathers.
  • While those are drying, you can add some googly eyes and a felt beak to a glass jar with a glue gun.  I also added an orange heart to the bottom of the jar for his feet.  That’s up to you though.

Fill the jar with chocolate covered raisins to hold the pretzels in place and to give the turkey a chocolate body.  We happen to love chocolate covered raisins around here, but feel free to use chocolate M&M’s or your favorite chocolate covered small candy.  It just needs to be a candy that you can push the pretzels into easily.

Always For Me comment: These jars are very easy to make and the kids love to be apart of the process. You cannot mess up a pretzel dipped in chocolate so any age is appropriate to participate in this craft. Lots of laughs as we dipped and dunk our rods into the chocolate. Lots of tasting also which makes for a wonderful craft to do as a family.

We made 8 jars for family and friends. We wrapped and delivered them right before the holiday. They were used as table centerpieces, put on kids tables and they were a hit for the adults as well as the kids when dessert time came around.

Yummy….Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies

CookiesIngredients

  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies or 1 package (16 oz) Pillsbury™ Ready To Bake!™ refrigerated sugar cookies (24 cookies)
  • 1 container (16 oz) chocolate creamy frosting
  • Candy corn
  • Orange decorating icing
  • Miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits

Instructions

  • 1
 Bake cookies as directed on roll or package. Cool completely about 10minutes.
  • 2
 Spoon chocolate frosting into 1-quart Ziploc® Brand storage bag; seal bag. Cut off tiny bottom corner of bag. On each cookie, pipe frosting on outer edge of half of cookie. Arrange candy corn over frosting for feathers.
  • 3
 Pipe orange icing onto each cookie to resemble turkey face and feet. Use orange icing to attach baking bits to turkey face for eyes. Pipe black gel on baking bits for centers of eyes.

Always For Me comment: These cookies have been a family favorite for years. Originally made with my daughter in 3rd grade we continue this tradition year after year as all the kids in our family love to make the turkey cookies. A very easy activity for kids of all ages. The kids love to decide if their turkey will have blue or green eyes. You can see it’s about half and half in our family.

I put the cookies on a platter lines with fall pastry leaves found at a craft store to add just a little more spirit to the platter.

Enjoy…gobble gobble!

 

 

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