2 Quick and Easy Desserts for the Holidays! [Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls & Dark and White Chocolate Peppermint Bark]

If you couldn’t tell by all my gift guide posts I’m a tad obsessed with the holiday season. It really doesn’t get better than festive activities with friends and family and just hanging out and having a good time. My friend Miranda is hosting our second annual girls ugly Christmas sweater party and I’m pretty sure my friends and I have been talking about it since the day after her party last year… everyone brings some appies, a gift, wears the most outrageous sweater they can find and we binge on cheese and wine and have way to much fun. This year I’m bringing a savory appie as well as a few easy desserts…. I’m not crazy I just really like food, okay.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups peanut butter

½ cup melted butter

2 ½ cups icing sugar

as many M&M’s as desired

1 package dark chocolate

 

Directions:

  1. Add peanut butter, melted butter, icing sugar, and M&Ms into a bowl and combine until mixed together and a dough forms
  2. Roll into tablespoon sized balls, place on a baking sheet, and let cool in the fridge for 20 mins
  3. Melt dark chocolate in a double boiler
  4. Dip cooled peanut butter balls into melted chocolare and place back on baking sheet to set
  5. Store in the fridge until you’re ready to bring to a party!

 

Dark + White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Ingredients:

1 package dark chocolate chips

1 package while chocolate chips

Chopped candy cane bits

 

Directions:

  1. Melt white chocolate chips and dark chocolate chips in separate double boilers
  2. Pour dark chocolate in an even layer onto a lined baking sheet and let cool in the fridge until set
  3. Pour white chocolate in an even layer on top of the dark chocolate and sprinkle peppermint bits on top
  4. Let the second layer of chocolate cool in the fridge for at least 30 mins or until completely set
  5. Break the bark into manageable size pieces and store in the fridge until the party!

 

I hope you guys like these insanely easy and delicious recipes that are a perfect addition to any holiday party! Let me know what your go to potluck item is and if you’ll be attending any holiday parties this year!

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