Do you have any holiday traditions in your house? No matter what holiday it is, from Thanksgiving and Christmas to Valentine’s Day and Easter, Hershey’s Kisses are a staple ingredient of holiday prep for me. I always have a candy dish full of Hershey’s Kisses themed for the relevant holiday and I usually use them to make cookies or desserts, too!
Christmas is a huge holiday, even though the kids are getting older and don’t get sucked up in the magic of making holiday cookies or decorating very much anymore. Still, every year I like to find cute little treats to make for my kids (and my nieces and nephews) that will bring a smile of delight to their faces.
Three Christmases ago, I made How The Grinch Crinkled Christmas Cookies and Grinch Punch for our family holiday get together. I was surprised by how much they loved them! The next Christmas, I didn’t make them again, instead deciding to prepare a holiday game for them. I made one of those Christmas Saran Wrap Treat Balls where you wrap up the plastic wrap in a ball inserting treats and small holiday favors into it randomly as you roll it up. They thought that was great fun, but I was surprised when they asked about the Grinch cookies and punch.
This past Christmas occurred after an extremely stressful year for my family. There was family drama going on, our stepdad passed away last Spring and viruses and colds really hit us hard this Fall and Winter. It was a struggle to get in the mood to decorate for the holidays, much less plan fun snacks.
I didn’t make the Grinch Punch this year. I had too hard of a time finding the right flavor of Hawaiian Punch the recipe called for. I didn’t even think I was gonna get the Grinch Cookies made because I was so sick and just had no energy level at all. Finally, the day of our family get together I managed to force myself to get into the kitchen and just power through it because I didn’t want to disappoint the kids.
I thought it might make a cute addition to the cookies to add the Hershey Kisses Kissmas Chocolates (still wrapped in their fun, colorful foils) to the top of the cookies after they came out of the oven. I think they turned out really cute! And the kids liked them, too, so it was a success.
Now that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and Easter is on the horizon, I’m in full swing prepping Hershey Chocolate treat ideas. Even though my kids are 13, 17 and 23 I still make them all little Valentine’s Day Snack bags, it’s a tradition I am loathe to give up…ever. I will still do it even when they’re all grown up with kids of their own.
I found a great Valentine’s Day cookie recipe using Hershey Kisses and a Springtime Hershey Kisses Cookie recipe that I’m going to use for the upcoming holidays. You can find many more holiday recipes using Hershey Kisses at the Hershey website or Hershey Pinterest Page! I’m so glad I found these resources and have bookmarked them for future holiday treat ideas! After raiding my kitchen cabinets, I found all these fun candy sprinkles and sugars in my stash to use for the Valentine’s Day and Easter treats I plan to make.
What is your favorite way to eat Hershey’s Kisses, straight from the bag or in a fun recipe? Share your ideas in the comments so we can all get inspired!!!
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