Stay Happy at Home this Holiday Season with Sling TV x So Yummy

December 09, 2020
So Yummy

If you are feeling down about cancelled travel plans or the holidays looking a little different this year, know you are not alone. Even though we are celebrating from the comfort of our own homes, that doesn’t mean we won’t be making great memories. Many of us at So Yummy will be throwing on our coziest pair of festive pajamas, cranking up the fire, and binge watching all of our favorite holiday movies on Sling TV.

Since there’s extra time to stay comfy on the couch this year, we are bringing you all-new recipes for adorably delicious holiday treats. Donuts that look like reindeers and brownie bites that appear to be tiny Santa hats are guaranteed to put a smile on all of your household members’ faces. Christmas cocoa is a key component of any good holiday movie marathon. Jazz up your signature recipe with our hot chocolate dunkers and serve with a plate of melted snowman cookies!

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Reindeer Donuts

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Yields: 3 servings

Total Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

 

Ingredients: 

  • 3 donuts
  • 3 donut holes
  • 6 almonds
  • 24oz melted chocolate, (white, milk, dark… or all three!)
  • 6 candy coated chocolates
  • 6 small, oval-shaped pink sprinkles
  • 3 cinnamon candies
  • 6 mini candy canes

Directions: 

  1. Begin by placing a cooling rack on top of a sheet pan — this will catch any excess chocolate. Onto the cooling rack, set one donut. To the center of the donut, place one donut hole and push in lightly to secure.
  2. Next, take two almonds and insert the pointy-side of them into the top corners of the donut to create “ears.”
  3. Pour melted chocolate of your choosing onto the donut, donut hole, and almonds to coat completely. Tap the baking sheet a few times to allow extra chocolate to drip off.
  4. Take two candy coated chocolates and place on either side of the donut hole bump to create “eyes.” Then, take a toothpick dipped in melted white chocolate and draw on two dots for a “shine” on the eyes.
  5. Underneath the eyes, place the small pink sprinkles to create “blush.” On the donut hole bump, place a cinnamon candy for the red “nose.”
  6. Lastly, insert two small candy canes into the top of the reindeer donut to create “antlers.”
  7. Repeat with remaining donuts, allow chocolate to set fully in the fridge, and enjoy!

 

Santa Hats

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Yields: 6 servings

Total Time: 15 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

 

Ingredients: 

  • 6 mini brownie bites
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, cold
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 6 strawberries, hulled

 

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, or stand mixer, whip together cold cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form (around 6-8 minutes.) Load cream into a piping bag fitted with a star tip.
  2. Onto a brownie bite, pipe a design along the ridge using the cream. Place a hulled strawberry into the center of the brownie bite.
  3. Top strawberry with a single star of cream to create the top of Santa’s “hat!”

 

Polar Bears

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Yields: 6 servings

Total Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 12oz bag of white chocolate chips
  • 1-2 tsp coconut oil
  • 6 chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 12 white chocolate disks, or candy melts
  • 6 blue candy coated chocolates
  • 12 candy eyes

 

Directions:

  1. Microwave white chocolate in 30 second increments, until melted. Stirring after each. If chocolate appears too thick to coat smoothly, stir in a teaspoon of coconut oil at a time to smooth and thin the chocolate out.
  2. Using a fork, dunk and remove the chocolate sandwich cookies into the chocolate and allow excess to drip. Set onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  3. To the center of the cookie, place one white chocolate disk or candy melt. On top of that, place the blue candy coated chocolate as the “nose.”
  4. Break apart one white chocolate disk and secure to the top of the cookie as “ears.”
  5. Lastly, add two candy eyes above the nose. Repeat with remaining cookies, and chill until the polar bears are firm!

 

Melted Snowman Cookies

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Yields: 6 cookies

Total Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

 

Ingredients:

  • 6 plain, round sugar cookies
  • 1 cup royal icing, (or melted white chocolate)
  • 12 candy coated chocolates
  • 6 marshmallows
  • ¼ cup melted chocolate, (in piping bag or ziplock)
  • 6 orange sprinkles

 

Directions:

  1. Using a spoon, spread royal icing onto the plain cookies in a “puddle shape.” Place two matching candy coated chocolates as “buttons” in the puddle.
  2. Place a marshmallow onto the top of the puddle as the snowman’s “head.” Pipe melted chocolate onto the marshmallow — two dots for the eyes and an “O” for the mouth.
  3. Secure an orange sprinkle in the center of the marshmallow as the snowman’s “carrot nose.” Let set and enjoy!

 

Holly Cookies

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Yields: 6 cookies

Total Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

 

Ingredients:

  • 6 gingersnaps
  • 1 cup royal icing, or melted white chocolate
  • 12 red candy coated chocolates
  • A handful of green sprinkles

 

Directions: 

  1. Dip each gingersnap halfway into royal icing. Allow excess to drip and set onto parchment paper.
  2. Set red candy coated chocolates onto the icing as “holly berries” and garnish with green sprinkles, set carefully into a “leaf” pattern. Let set, and serve.

 

Santa Bananas

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Yields: 6 Santa Bananas 

Total Time: 30 min

Difficulty: Easy

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 large bananas
  • 6 strawberries
  • 2 marshmallows, sliced in thirds
  • 6 mini marshmallows
  • 12 chocolate sprinkles
  • 6 red candy coated chocolates

 

Directions: 

  1. Slice bananas in half and skewer lengthwise onto a lollipop stick. Then, skewer on a third of a marshmallow, a strawberry, and a mini marshmallow to act as Santa’s “hat.”
  2. Lightly push in two chocolate sprinkles as “eyes” and a red candy coated chocolate as “nose.” Repeat with remaining bananas.
  3. Serve Santa’s immediately to avoid browning of the bananas!

 

Snowman Cocoa Floaters

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Yields: 6 Cocoa floaters

Total Time: 10 min

Difficulty: Easy

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 marshmallows
  • ¼ cup chocolate, melted
  • 6 orange sprinkles

Directions: 

  1. Slice marshmallows in half and place sticky side face-down on parchment.
  2. Using a piping bag with a small round tip, or plastic baggie with a tiny hole cut from the tip, pipe two chocolate dots for eyes, dots to form a mouth, and a dot in the center to secure one orange sprinkle “nose.”
  3. Serve floating on a cup of warm hot cocoa, while watching your favorite shows on Sling!

 

Trimmed Tree Brownies

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Yields: 3 brownies

Total Time: 15 min

Difficulty: Easy

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 square slices of brownie
  • 1 can frosting
  • 1 bottle green sanding sugar
  • 9 red & green candy coated chocolates
  • 3 candy canes

Directions: 

  1. Slice edges off of each brownie square in order to form a triangle “tree” shape. Load frosting into a piping bag with star tip.
  2. Onto the brownie, pipe frosting in rows across, from bottom to top. Sprinkle frosting with green sanding sugar.
  3. Top brownie with red & green candy coated chocolates to act as “ornaments.”
  4. Finish with the bottom end of a candy cane, pushed into the base of the tree as the “trunk.”

 

Reindeer Krispie Pops

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Yields: 6 pops

Total Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

 

Ingredients:

  • 6 marshmallow rice crispy squares
  • 2 cups melted chocolate, (in a tall, wide cup for dipping)
  • 12 small pretzels
  • 12 candy eyes
  • 6 red candy coated chocolates

Directions: 

  1. Skewer rice crispy squares with lollipop sticks and dip into melted chocolate to coat. Let excess drip and set onto parchment.
  2. Place two small pretzels on the top corners of each crispy square as “antlers.”
  3. Complete the reindeer pops with two candy eyes and a red candy coated chocolate nose! Let set for an hour, or until firm.

 

Christmas Bark

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Yields: 3 servings

Total Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 bar white chocolate
  • Handful crushed candy canes
  • Handful red & green candy coated chocolates
  • Handful red & green sprinkles

Directions: 

  1. On a microwave safe plate lined with parchment paper, microwave one full bar of white chocolate until the top has softened.
  2. Using a spoon, spread the top of the chocolate bar to smooth while retaining the overall shape of the bar.
  3. Top with crushed candy cane, candy coated chocolates, and assorted red & green sprinkles.
  4. Allow bar to firm completely in the fridge. Break apart and share!

 

Reindeer Bites

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Yields: 12 reindeer bites 

Total Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup melted chocolate
  • 12 mini peanut butter sandwich crackers
  • 6 pretzels
  • 12 red candy coated chocolates
  • 24 silver ball edible sprinkles

Directions: 

  1. Dunk sandwich crackers into melted chocolate and set onto parchment. Set pretzel pieces onto top of chocolate-coated crackers to secure as “antlers.”
  2. Top each with a red candy coated “nose” and silver sprinkle “eyes”
  3. Let the little reindeer set, and snack on!

 

Hot Chocolate Dunkers

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Yields: 6 dunkers

Total Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

 

Ingredients:

  • 6 mini candy canes
  • 6 marshmallows
  • ½ cup melted chocolate

Directions: 

  1. Skewer each marshmallow in the center with a mini candy candy.
  2. Dunk marshmallow halfway into chocolate.
  3. Let set and serve dunked into a cup of warm hot cocoa. Hang candy cane on the edge of the glass for fun!