Last Minute Dessert: Festive Holiday Pretzels

It’s that time of year, when we are invited to family affairs, Ugly Sweater parties, White Elephant/Dirty Santa shindigs, or maybe even a potluck at your place of employment. With parties, there comes food. I’ve been making these little treats for the past five years, and I’ve tried making all different varieties. These pretzel treats are super easy to make and also very delicious! This quick dessert allows you to customize them in any way you deem fit. You can use different types of kisses and m&ms, as well as different color m&ms.

I usually prefer my “7 Layer Bars” that I’ve been making since I was a child, but they are relatively expensive to make and sort of time-consuming. Plus, I don’t like to share those.

These pretzel treats are perfect for the person who is a last minute shopper or who doesn’t have a lot of time. These only take about five minutes to cook, and the rest of the time is spent in the refrigerator to allow the chocolate to harden. Plus, they are inexpensive to make, which is a huge win-win!

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Easy Peasy Flourless Bourbon Brownies

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National Bourbon Heritage Month is getting ready to come to a close. The Kentucky Bourbon Festival has come and gone. It was September 12th through the 18th in Bardstown, Kentucky aka “The Bourbon Capital of the World.” Some may be wondering if I went, but I didn’t go. Instead about 20 friends, my husband, and I went down to Huntsville, Tennessee to go to Brimstone to go 4-wheeling, camping, drinking, and to see Hank Williams Jr. in concert (That particular event was called Brimstone Paragon). Brimstone is approximately 19,196 acres with over 300 acres of trails for riding. Sorry, but none of the shenanigans (haha!) will be posted here on my blog, but you can see a few pictures, if you follow me on instagram.

Anyways, just because National Bourbon Heritage Month is almost over, that does not mean that the bourbon events have come to a close. I mean, this is Kentucky after all.  There IS always some type of bourbon or foodie event going on! In fact, The Bourbon Social is comprised of four events back-to-back in October (Thursday, October 6 through Sunday, October 9). On Thursday, the event is Bourbon & Bites. On Friday, the event is A Day at the Races, which is at Keene Manor at Keeneland. On Saturday, this is when The Main Event takes place. Lastly, on Sunday, the event is The Buffalo Trace Brunch held at none other than the Buffalo Trace Distillery. I’m really excited because I bought tickets for Saturday’s and Sunday’s events. The Bourbon Social has hosted other bourbon related events throughout the year (but October is the main extravaganza), including the Beer, Bourbon, and Bacon Garden Party, I attended back in June of this year. Tickets are almost all gone to the upcoming events!

Even if you don’t like bourbon, these events can still be for you!

As promised, earlier this month, I said that I would be posting several recipes in spirit of National Bourbon Heritage Month. So, today, I have for you…

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