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Holiday Baking 101: All The Recipes You NEED To Try This Year

Let’s get baking folks.

If you’re like us and stress out over the long list of ingredients needed for a so-called simple bake, then you’re in the right place. We’ve decided to make things 100x easier for ourselves and YOU this holiday season.

Here’s a guide to holiday baking that will wow all of your friends and family. These recipes are fail-proof and they’re simple enough to bake without all the hassle.

Take a look at all your options!

Pillsbury Sugar Cookies.

Okay so, this one may not have the wow factor, but everyone loves the annual Pillsbury sugar cookies! They’re already set and ready to be popped into the oven without doing any extra steps! You only have to wash one cookie dish, that’s a win in our book.

They’re classic and they taste amazing. 

Peppermint Brownies.

Grab a box of Betty Crocker fudge brownie mix, some candy canes, chocolate chips, and you’re good to go! Follow the instructions on the brownie box, crush the candy canes in a ziplock bag, sprinkle it on top of the brownies and you’ll have yourself some festive brownies to share.

Simple and delicious.

Holiday Oatmeal Cookies.

Again, grab yourself some Betty Crocker – this time, the oatmeal cookie mix. When these are just about ready to be placed into the oven, pop on some green and red M&M’s for a little holiday touch. Très festive.

Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats.

Take a bag of marshmallows, some butter, Rice Krispies cereal with a couple drops of green food colouring and microwave it until it melts. Hint: the box of Rice Krispies will have a recipe on it.

When you’re building these treats, instead of cutting them up into squares, try and shape them into cones. Then, take some icing; some sprinkles and whatever else you want to spruce up these Christmas tree Rice Krispies treats.

Candy Cane Truffles.

All it takes is cream cheese, powdered sugar, chocolate and candy canes. 

Here are your instructions:

1. Beat together cream cheese and powdered sugar.
2. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave.
3. Mix the two together.
4. Cover and refrigerate for about 20 minutes.
5. Scoop out the chocolate into balls and roll them into crushed candy canes.

There you have it! Have you tried any of these? If you haven’t, definitely use this as a guide for some holiday baking.

Let us know how it all goes in the comments or tweet us @umusic with some pics of the final product. HAPPY BAKING!

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