Happy Holidays my wonderful friends. I wish you the very best this Holiday Season and a Happy and wonderful New Year! This is the most beautiful time of the year when I can indulge in many treats and yummy desserts and not feel bad about it. Actually this is not a rule for me. I actually feel this way all year round! haha! Today I’ve created three easy lovely recipes for the holidays and I hope you try them out. The first one is Mincemeat Pies. Did you know they don’t have meat in them? The second is a Almond Milk Vanilla Chai Latte and the last one is yummy Rocky Road Chocolate Squares.
Almond Milk Vanilla Chai Latte
2 Cups of Plain unsweetened Almond Milk
(Feel free to use what ever almond milk you like.)
2 Tazo Chai tea bags
2 Tbs Honey
1 Star Anise
1/4 Tsp Pure Vanilla extract
2 Cinnamon Sticks (One for warming up and one for decoration)
A pinch of Cinnamon
A pinch of nutmeg
Add everything to a pot and slowly warm it up. Do not boil it. EnjoY!
A mince pie is a sweet pie of British origin, filled with a mixture of dried fruits and spices called “mincemeat”, that is traditionally served during the Christmas season… -Wikipedia
1 Package of Presidents choice Puff Pastry
1 Jar of Presidents Choice Mincemeat Pie filling
1 Apple finely chopped
Icing Sugar to sprikle
12 Cup Muffin Pan
Pam Spray or oil to grease the muffin pan. (Very little)
Preheat oven to 350°F
Gently grease the muffin pan. I used a little oil. You can use Pam or butter. Very lightly.
Chop up the apple and add it to the mincemeat pie filling.
Roll out the puff pastry and cut 12 circles to fit each muffin cup.
Make sure the puff pastry comes up the sides of the muffin cups.
Add a 1 tbs of minced meat filling in each muffin cup.
Take the second puff pastry and cut out 12 stars.
Place each star on top of each mincemeat pie and gently press each corner of the star to the pastry. This is just so that it attaches to it.
*Try not to stretch the stars and best to use puff pastry when it’s very cold.
Place in oven for 25 min or until golden brown.
Let them cool before topping them with icing sugar.
Rocky Road Chocolate Bars!
450gms of Semi Sweet Baking Chocolate
3 Cups Mini Marshmallows
3 Cups broken up Biscuits
1 Can 300ml of Condensed Sweet Milk
1/3 Cup Golden Syrup
1 Cup of Cherries (I used Maraschino Cherries but its better to use Glace Cherries)
1 Cup of Nuts of your choice. I used Mixed Nuts.
You can also add a little Grand Marnier in the mixture. (LOVE Grand Marnier!)
I used a double boiler on medium heat to melt my chocolate slowly.
When the chocolate is melted add the condensed milk and syrup and mix.
Turn heat off and add all the ingredients. Mix well and add the marshmallows last.
Place Mixture in a pan that has been lined with parchment paper and cool in the fridge.
When cooled cut into squares and dust with icing sugar.
I hope you enjoy the recipes.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!