Make The Holidays Sweeter With International Delight

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I have a love/hate relationship with the holidays.  The decorations, annual events and activities, gift buying, seeing the family...things I love and hate to deal with.  I need a moment....or ten.

Make The Holidays Sweeter With International Delight

I'm not the big coffee drinker but my husband can't start the day without a cup or two.  And during the day.  And sometimes at the end of the day.  My beverage of choice when I need a moment is hot chocolate, loaded up with creamer. He has his caffeine, I have my sugar.

Make The Holidays Sweeter With International Delight; dessert table

I'm excited to team up with International Delight and share how their staggering array of creamers  are perfect for everyday drinking and holiday entertaining.  Seriously...staggering! There is a flavor for every taste. You can make a cup of coffee (or cocoa) at home that tastes like those fancy coffeehouse ones.  And really, we know that is everyone's dream.

I bet you've never thought you can use creamer for more than just hot beverages.  I'm sharing easy and stress-free ways to entertain with International Delight and make your holidays even sweeter.  These ideas are perfect add-ons to your holiday event, whether at home or the office.

Make The Holidays Sweeter With International Delight; peppermint cupcakes

Holiday baking is not my strong suit...everyone's all with their homemade cookies.  I stick to what I know...cupcakes and jazzing up store bought sweets.  I'm going to share with you two no-fail recipes that will get you through.

Make The Holidays Sweeter With International Delight; peppermint truffles
  • Do you know how I doctor box mix cupcakes to taste like hours in the kitchen? For my peppermint cupcakes, to the mix, I added in a small box of chocolate pudding, an extra egg and replaced the water requirement with  Peppermint Mocha creamer.
Don't let truffles intimidate you...they sound and look fancy but are very simple to make.

Make The Holidays Sweeter With International Delight; truffles

Peppermint Chocolate Truffles
makes about 30 truffles

20 oz semisweet or dark chocolate chips
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup of Peppermint Mocha or Frosted Cookie International Delight creamer
crushed peppermint candy

  1. In a small saucepan, over low heat, bring the creamer to a simmer.
  2. To melt the chocolate without burning it, you will need to create a double boiler.  Place the chocolate and butter in a glass mixing bowl and and saucepan  the bowl will fit on top of. The two should fit tightly together.  To use the double boiler, add water to the pan and bring it to a simmer, then place the bowl on top.
  3. Pour the creamer over the chocolate and stir together with a rubber spatula until thoroughly melted over the double broiler.
  4. Pour into a loaf pan and let cool on the counter, about 20 minutes. 
  5. Transfer to the freezer until hard, about an hour.

  6. Using a melon baller or small spoon, scoop the chocolate and roll the truffles into balls.
  7. Place truffles onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place into freezer for at least 30 minutes and up to 24 hours. 
  8. Before you are ready to serve, roll truffles in the crushed peppermint candy. 
Make The Holidays Sweeter With International Delight; Italian soda bar

Make The Holidays Sweeter With International Delight creamers



Make The Holidays Sweeter With International Delight; mini ID creamers

For those who need a warm drink in hand, set up a coffee bar with Pumpkin Pie Spice Single Creamers.  These are shelf-stable and ready to go.


Make The Holidays Sweeter With International Delight; gingerbread men cookies

Make The Holidays Sweeter With International Delight; veggies


I hope you can use a few of these ideas to make your holidays a little easier.  I've showed you how I captured and shared the spirit of the season to make the holidays delightful.  Now it's your turn...share your own photo, video or story in International Delight's Spirit of the Season contest and enter to win a $5000 holiday brunch!

Need more party inspiration? Be sure to check out these fabulous holiday recipes that you will need to stock up on creamers for.  Look out for the holiday flavors in a special refrigerated bin at Walmart.

Do you have any ideas and tips that help you through the holidays? Don't be shy, leave a comment and share!

I have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DelightfulMoments #CollectiveBias




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