Simple Scrumptious Sweets: Holiday Recipe Blog Hop

Happy Wednesday, Friends! Welcome, to everyone visiting for the Holiday Recipe Blog Hop, I'm glad you're here! I'm looking forward to pinning lots of new recipes for the upcoming holiday season. It's no secret that I have quite the sweet tooth--so today I'm sharing a few of my favorite Christmas sweets. 

simple fudge truffles

Usually, I am pretty intentional about eating healthy. If you were to browse through my recipes, you'd find mostly healthy choices sprinkled with the occasional chocolate indulgence. Having said that, I will tell you that the holidays are my favorite time to indulge and I do so guilt free! These are both simple recipes to prepare, yet decadently delicious. First, salted caramel tarts...

salted caramel tarts

...and here's the recipe: 

salted caramel tart recipe

There's a funny story behind this next recipe, which is how I came up with the name. Every year, for as long as I can remember, I've made the same fudge recipe. It was always a favorite among friends and family and I never had any problems with it setting....until a few years ago. I made the recipe as usual, but it never would set. Being the thrifty girl I am, I couldn't bear to waste the still delicious fudge that could only be eaten with a spoon. I got creative, made truffles and a new recipe was born! I enjoyed them so much, I made them for a Christmas dessert social I hosted. They were so popular, I ended up taking orders for them! They do make wonderful gifts for teachers or neighbors. Make extra and store them in gift tins in your fridge until you're ready to give them. 

simple fudge truffles

Incidentally, I eventually realized my mistake. I had picked up a different brand of condensed milk that was on sale and didn't realize it was 14.4 ounces instead of 14. That little extra was enough to make a difference, so be sure you do use the 14.4 ounce size, or you will have fudge instead of truffles! (Nestle makes a can that size.) Another tip, they are absolutely divine if you substitute orange or peppermint extract for the vanilla. The sprinkle covered ones are festive and always a hit with the kids, but the cocoa dusted are my favorite. Your hands will get messy chocolate-y on the last step, but believe me, they're worth it! Here's the recipe: 

simple fudge truffle recipe

Pin it!

no bake simple and scrumptious holiday sweets

Are you hungry, yet? ;) Thanks so much for dropping by and remember to visit the other blogs for more recipes each day! 

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  1. Cecilia- your recipes sound delicious and I can't wait to try them both:)
    I love your story about your accidental truffles. There is that perfect experience that occurs in the kitchen when our personality ( our frugal nature) combines with what we are cooking:)

  2. Both these recipes sound so good, easy and holiday pleasy Cecelia! Love the story about accidental truffles, so cute, and I would much rather have a soft truffle than the chewier fudge! Great recipes, thanks-

  3. Cecilia, thank you for the double whammy. 2 great recipes for the price of !. Both look wonderful. I've had baking "mistakes" that turned out to be yummy and popular ~ sometimes more so than the original. hats off for being creative. Loved that you shared on the Holiday Recipe Blog Hop.

  4. Cecilia, both of your recipes look yummy! I have a sweet tooth, and I can't wait to try these. The Holiday Recipe Blog Hop has been so much fun! My recipe collection is growing with all of the delicious recipes. Thanks for sharing yours, and I hope that you have a great day!!!

  5. Those both look and sound good! I love caramel and I love chocolate! Win on both! Going to pin and save!

  6. These are so pretty and look so yummy ♥

  7. Hi Cecilia, Both these recipes sound and look so good. Isn't it fun when a mistake gives birth to a new favorite. Love the story for the truffles. Thanks for sharing, I will most likely be trying both of these for the holidays. Have fun visiting today. xo

  8. Both of your recipes sound perfect for the holidays, Cecilia! I'm ready to make both to satisfy my sweet tooth. I loved the story behind the accidental truffles! Thanks for sharing with us.

  9. Some of the best treats come from accidents in the kitchen. And these look the best "accident" ever! Thanks for putting these on my radar.

  10. Perfect recipe for edible Holiday gifts! Can't wait to try this one. Thank you for sharing! Happy Holidays :)

  11. Your little truffles are adorable! I love that you shared your cute story too :) Happy holidays!! xoxo, Andrea

  12. What wonderful recipes and I am going to make both! The little truffles will be the perfect something extra for the cookie plates I gift to our neighbors each Christmas. Your little mistake turned into a winner!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  13. I am always hungry for sweets and these recipes are looking pretty good right now! Thanks for sharing the "accident" story with us😄

  14. Good Afternoon!
    I always enjoy hearing how recipes were born! i can only imagine how decadently delicious these sweets are! I am always on the lookout for new sweets:)!
    Pinned to my sweets & drinks board!
    such a fun blog hop! (typing with one hand while I hold this new grandbaby)

  15. Yum ... so pretty and sound so good. The salted caramel tarts look real easy and quick to make.
    Audrey Z.

  16. These both sound extraordinary and satisfy my two favorite sweets....chocolate and caramel! Thank you, thank you! Pinning!

  17. Both sound so good! The accidental truffles look decadent! Thank you for sharing. Happy Fall! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  18. They both look absolutely delicious, Cecilia--thanks for sharing :)

  19. Truffles are my all time favorite Christmas treat! We've made many over the years. Yours look yummy! Too funny about the "accident"! Makes sense, though -- many great inventions were discovered by "accident":)! xoKatleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

  20. I love salted caramel, so I must give them a try. The truffles look good too, and I love the accidental story! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  21. I told my girls that I wanted to make something new this holiday season...I think I found it!! to pin!! :)

  22. Oh wow! These both sound so wonderfully delicious! They look pretty yummy too! I will be pinning them both. How brilliant were you to make the truffles...when that happened to me, my sister and I just dug in with spoons and wasted the rest.

  23. Loving the recipes! Just got through pinning! Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  24. Cecelia,
    This recipe looks decadent and one that I want to try this year. Thanks for sharing your accident that became a hit. Pure genius!


  25. I love truffles. Those look delicious. The tarts are fabulous. I can't wait to give these a try.

  26. Ohhh salted caramel tarts.... so yummy


  27. LOL love the truffle accident and I can't wait to try the Salted Caramel Tarts. Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party! I am featuring you today at the party.


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