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Boozy Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles and more Christmas Cookie Recipes

Boozy chocolate hazelnut truffles and more Christmas cookie recipes

Today I’m sharing my Boozy Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles and more Christmas cookie recipes from some of my friends. (Be sure to follow over on my Instagram too!) My favorite Christmas memory is for sure holiday baking and all the Christmas cookies. My mom used to do a cookie swap every year with her girlfriends. She would make a bunch of cookies ahead of time and pop them in the freezer. My sisters and I knew where they were and we’d go down and sneak some when no one was looking. One year, my mom went to go to her cookie swap and all the cookies were gone! She had to make over 6 dozen cookies last minute, needless to say she wasn’t happy but we laugh about it now.

These chocolate hazelnut truffles are dairy free and made with my homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Liqueur.  They’re super rich and decadent and make great homemade gifts too!

Boozy Chocolate Hazlenut Truffles dairy free

Scroll down for my printable recipe and be sure to check out the other Christmas cookie recipes from my friends!

Boozy Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Click here for my homemade chocolate hazelnut liqueur that you can make ahead of time!

Boozy Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles and more Christmas Cookie Recipes

Boozy Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

These boozy chocolate hazelnut truffles are made with my homemade chocoloate hazelnut liqueur. They are super rich and decadent and also makes great gifts for people throughout the holidays as well! This is a dairy free recipe so perfect if you are vegan or plant-based.
5 from 1 vote
4 hrs
Course Dessert
Servings 2 dozen truffles

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups vegan chocolate chips
  • 2 1/3 cups vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup my homemade chocolate hazelnut liqueur (you can also omit)
  • 1/4 cup soft silken tofu
  • confectioners sugar, cocoa powder, chopped nuts, chopped candy canes (option for rolling the truffles in)

Instructions
 

  • In a microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and butter. Heat on 30 second intervals, stopping to mix well in between, continue until completely melted.
  • Once melted, pour in the liqueur, stirring well.
  • Add in the tofu and blend using an immersion blender.
  • Pop in the fridge for about 3 hours so that it can thicken up and solidify.
  • Once the mixture is firm, take out of the refrigerator and start rolling into balls.
  • Prepare a few bowls of chopped candy canes, chopped nuts, powdered sugar, cocoa powder or whatever you choose for topping your truffles.
  • Roll your chocolate truffles into the toppings.
  • Store in an airtight container in the freezer until ready to serve. Once serving, serve chilled as they become soft at room temp.
Keyword Christmas, cookies, dairy free, holiday recipes

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dairy free boozy chocolate hazelnut truffles

Check out these other Christmas Cookie Recipes from my friends:

Christmas Sugar Cookies from The Pursuit of Pink

The Best Christmas Sugar Cookie

Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies from The Okayest Moms

Chocolate chip Peppermint Cookies

Vegan White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies from The Urben Life

dairy free white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies

Gingersnap Cookies from Aratari at Home

Gingersnap Cookies and More Christmas Cookie Recipes

Caitlin Houston’s Best Christmas Cookies Ever

Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

Frosted Holiday Sugar Cookie Bars by Tonya Michelle

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7 In food

How to Make Banana Split Apple Nachos

Banana Split Apple Nachos

These banana split apple nachos are a healthier option for when you’re craving a banana split! They’re also a great snack to use those fresh picked apples during apple picking season or any time of year for that matter. Scroll down to learn how to make Banana Split Apple Nachos.

Banana Split Apple Nachos

Banana Split Apple Nachos

You will need:

  • Apples (I used Pink Lady but Honeycrisp are also a good option)
  • Bananas
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chopped pineapple
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Nuts (I used leftover glazed nuts I had for salad toppings but you can also use peanuts)

Directions:

Arrange thinly sliced apples around the outer edge of your tray or dish.

Layer with sliced bananas.

Add your whipped cream, chopped pineapples and strawberries.

Drizzle with chocolate syrup.

Finish off with maraschino cherries and chopped nuts!

Enjoy!

This is a super easy snack to prepare and will be a huge hit whether it’s just at home or for entertaining!

How to make banana split apple nachos

Check out this fun video on my Instagram for how to throw together!

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How to make banana split apple nachos

 

How to make banana split apple nachos

And since it’s apple picking season, my head is swarming with all kinds of fall recipes and crafts. I recently teamed up with some of my friends. Click the link below for my apple cinnamon french toast casserole and their ideas below!

My apple cinnamon french toast casserole

 

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4 In food/ Recipes

Easy Homemade No Churn Ice Cream

Easy homemade no churn ice cream

One of the things on our summer bucket list this year was to make homemade ice cream. This recipe is for easy homemade no churn ice cream and the best part is the flavor options are endless! I did a little experimenting in the kitchen last weekend and put two flavor combinations to the test. I’m sharing them below.

Easy Homemade No Churn Ice Cream

The base for the ice cream is super simple with only 4 ingredients – heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract and salt. Once you have the base, you can add in whatever your taste buds desire to make different flavor combos.

Easy homemade no churn ice cream

5 from 3 votes
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • dash salt

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks start to form.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract and salt
  • Gently fold in the sweetened condensed milk mixture into the heavy whipping cream until combined.
  • If serving plain vanilla ice cream, spoon into a bread loaf pan or glass container. Cover and freeze.
  • If making flavored ice cream, add in your mix-ins of choice and then follow step 4.

2 of my favorite flavor combinations are lemon blueberry and one that I named “Salty Mama”.

Lemon Blueberry

Easy homamde no churn ice cream

This one is just so refreshing and perfect for summer. Prepare the ice cream using the recipe above. Add in 1 cup of blueberries (I did mine whole but I would probably suggest quartered or mashed) and 1 tbsp lemon zest. Freeze as instructed. Prior to serving, top with some additional grated lemon zest to taste.

Salty Mama

This one is definitely richer! Peanut butter and nutella flavored topped with salty pretzels for the perfect sweet and salty combo.

Prepare the vanilla ice cream base. Using a mixer, mix in 1 cup of peanut butter and 1/2 cup of nutella until smooth. Freeze in your loaf pan or container. Prior to serving, top with crushed pretzels. Mmmmmm.

Easy Homemade No Churn Ice Cream

 

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Easy Homemade No Churn Ice Cream

Easy Homemade No Churn Ice Cream

 

 

4 In food/ Recipes

The fudgiest chocolate zucchini brownies you’ll ever make

the fudgiest chooclate zucchini brownies you'll ever make

Ahhhh zucchinni season. There are so many amazing things you can do with the vegetable but sneaking it into dessert so that your husband and kids will never know brings me great joy! I’m sharing my recipe for the fudgiest chocolate zucchini brownies you’ll ever make.

The fudgiest chocolate zucchini brownies you'll ever make

Fudgy chocolate zucchini brownies

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil or coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini (approximately 1 large zucchini)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cups of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • sea salt (optional)

Directions

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8×8 square pan with nonstick baking spray.

2.) Mix the vegetable oil and sugar together. Add in the vanilla, eggs and shredded zucchini combining well. (The zucchini will be watery. Be sure to leave the water as that will add the moisture).

3.) Stir in cinnamon, cocoa, flour and salt until a brownie batter forms.

4.) Pour the batter into the greased pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.

5.) Bake for about 28-30 minutes, will be fudgy. Remove and cool.

6.) Cut into squares.

7.) Optional – sprinkle with sea salt. My fave!!!

Store in an airtight container. I like to keep these in the refrigerator to maintain their fudginess.

 

The fudgiest chocolate zucchini brownies you'll ever make

 

Try some of my other favorite recipes

Strawberry cheesecake trifle

Chocolate chip peanut butter bars

 

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