With only a little over a week left until Christmas and Hanukkah, it's time to think of buying and wrapping those last minute gifts before getting together with family and friends. While this season of gift giving can be magical, we know that it also can be a bit stressful. This is why we've come together with a few of our favorite bloggers to create #simplegifts you can make for your loved ones. They require minimal time, not much wrapping, no stress and a whole lot of love!
Besides, who doesn't love a yummy baked treat for the holidays?
While most of us think of the holidays as a time to bake up a batch of cookies for Santa, we just can't forget about our long lost love - brownies! Monique of Ambitious Kitchen brings together two of our favorites: hot cocoa and our Chocolate Muffin & Cake Mix
to form these fudgey works of art. Don't forget the mini marshmallows on top and an optional but highly recommended drizzle of chocolate!
What's a holiday party without a little toffee? Nora from A Clean Bake took a twist on your average toffee to not only simplify it but make it gluten, grain and refined-sugar free. She topped our Fine Ground Sea Salt Crackers with a combination of dark chocolate, coconut sugar and maple syrup. To make these toffee pieces your own, you can add sprinkles, nuts, shaved coconut or extra chocolate chips. Wrap them in cellophane and hand them out at any last minute holiday party or use as a stocking stuffer. Yum!
Lauren of Lake Shore Lady put together the ultimate Christmas morning treat of a coffee cake made from our Vanilla Cake Mix
. To give the cake a little extra love, she topped it with a cinnamon, coconut sugar and pecan crumble that makes this gift the ultimate holiday breakfast, brunch option or even side by side with a scoop of ice cream, one dreamy dessert. We don't blame you if you make this one on your own but if you're giving it as a gift, you can print the instructions here
What's a winter holiday without gingerbread cookies? Now add our Pumpkin Muffin Mix to the mix and top it with our Vanilla Frosting and you've got yourself one kid-friendly baked gift. Kristin of Iowa Girl Eats prepped these cookies by adding in gingerbread spices to the muffin mix to give it that classic holiday flavor. This #simplegift is ideal for both kids and parents alike, as it makes for an activity to bake together on Christmas Eve or the first night of Hanukkah!
Now you successfully have four #simplegift ideas to give to a loved one this holiday season.
Happy Holidays from Simple Mills!