Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Treats

I am having a really hard time getting in the Christmas spirit this year.  Thanksgiving really did me in and then after the tragedy in Newtown last week, I've thrown in the towel on trying to make Christmas some big Pinterest worthy event.  I'm not going to fight anymore crowds or race around town trying to find the perfect ribbon for a present.  Those are the trivial things that make you miss the holiday season all together.

I put together little Christmas treat boxes for my neighbors- they're pretty good neighbors (and not just because they're probably reading this! ;-)) so I'll thank them with sugar!  These sea salted chocolate caramel pecan bars are always a big hit and they're really easy to make.

I also made some of the beloved flourless chocolate chip fudge cookies.  Everyone loves these and they're gluten free!

Todd and I will go to both of our parents houses for Christmas- mine on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning and his on Christmas day night.  It's a long 2 days- especially because they live about 7.5 hours apart.  A few people have asked so I'll share my very modest Christmas decorations in the next few days as well!


  1. when are y'all getting engaged?! I'm just saying here. haha Love your blog and I need the recipe for those cookies/bars!

  2. I love this post! I've felt the same way. I've almost had to force myself to get my presents wrapped & after Friday I just threw in the towel too. These recipes look delicious! I can't wait to surprise my sister with the gluten free cookies! She always gets the short end of the holiday cookie stick! ;) Happy Christmas to you guys! xoxo

  3. My boyfriend and I made your flour-less cookies last weekend & he loved them! Thanks for the recipe. I need to try the sea salted caramel pecan chocolate bars now, they look delicious. Oh, and I love your packaging!

  4. Those chocolate caramel pecan bars look amazing! Going to have to try that recipe out in the very near future.

  5. I cannot tell you how much I LOVE this post. The photos and packaging look amazing and the cookies look unbelievably delicious.

  6. The packaging looks just as yummy as the treats inside!!!! Just adorable!!!!!

  7. I'm having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit too... Have literally been forcing myself into the motions. I hope you and Todd have a very Merry Christmas! x

  8. Those cookies look so good! I think I'm going to make them this weekend for my girls (and my husband)! :)

  9. I need these recipes! I have to bring desserts for Christmas this year and I've been looking for new ones!

    1. The recipes are linked in the blog post but they're sort of hard to see where the URL is.
      Here are the cookies: http://www.puttinonthegrits.com/2012/04/flourless-chocolate-chip-fudge-cookies.html

      And the bars:

  10. I wish I was your neighbor! The packaging looks such as good as the yummy treats.

  11. Your neighbors are still fighting over these treats! They are amazing! Thanks for being wonderful friends and neighbors. Looking forward to a new year filled with fun and friendship!

  12. Amazing. It is always a big deal of thinking process
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