To me, Christmas traditions are the best part of the holiday season. Even though it is only our second Christmas together, Dan and I have already made a few traditions that we hope to continue for years to come. We have loved creating and keeping up these traditions together. Even more so, we have enjoyed remembering traditions we had as children. As we talk about the traditions we had as kids, it is so fun to relive all of the festive things we did to prepare for Christmas.
My favorite holiday memories revolve around baking and decorating cookies for Santa. I loved rolling the dough, making a mess with the frosting, and sneaking nibbles of the sprinkles. Partaking in creating the cookies with my family was probably the highlight of my Christmas each year. In honor of my favorite thing growing up, a tradition that Dan and I have started together is making sweets before wrapping presents and decorating the tree. This year, before starting the daunting task of wrapping too many presents, we decided to make these delicious Oreo bonbons. Every bite was an amazing chocolate treat! Given that they were so incredibly tasty, I am sure that these bonbons will be something we make for many years to come.
While making these Oreo bonbons, I could imagine little hands helping with these little chocolate delights. Since I work with three and four year olds every day, I am certain that children would love to help with the entire simple process. I can picture my students being entirely thrilled by each chocolatey step. This would be such an easy and fun holiday treat to make with children. Their tiny hands would be perfect for forming the bonbons and rolling them in the chocolate. Just be prepared for lots of finger licking and a giant (but delicious) mess.
After trying these bonbons, I know that I will be making them year after year. Upon the first bite, I knew that these were my new favorite holiday treat. Each bite was packed with a rich and tasty chocolate crunch. They can easily be varied by rolling them in peppermint, chocolate sprinkles or powdered sugar. We loved the light crunch that these clear sprinkles gave. Best of all, they looked so festive and almost as if they were sprinkled with snow. Whether you make these with children or as a tasty surprise, we hope that you include them into your holiday traditions. We know that you will be just as amazed by how effortless and scrumptious they really are.