Overflowing dainty trays, steaming cups of hot cocoa and sneaking cookies before dinner are some of our most delicious holiday memories. There's nothing quite like sweet treats made with love by the special people in our lives. This holiday season, give the gift of something sweet and homemade by using some of our favourite recipes from Jenna Rae Cakes and Sweet Treats!
Our book is filled with recipes that can be created and gifted! Pick up or have groceries delivered and spend an afternoon with a favourite holiday movie on in the background while you prepare something made with love for those you wish you could be with this season. Check out our favourite recipes from Jenna Rae Cakes and Sweet Treats perfect for a homemade holiday.
1 - Jars of Salted Caramel
Make a batch or two of our irresistible recipe for Salted Caramel and pour it into jars to gift this liquid gold! Add some festive ribbon around the top of the jar or attach a little note letting people know it's great on, well, just about anything and everything!
2 - Marshmallows
'Tis the season for endless cups of steaming hot cocoa and what better way to enjoy it than with homemade marshmallows. Take our marshmallow recipe and try using a cookie cutter to cut cute shapes to make your hot cocoa even more playful. Gift marshmallows in little bags or festive containers.
3 - Chewy Salted Caramels
The most elegant candy dish treat, whip up a batch of our chewy salted caramels and gift them to friends and family in a bowl from a local maker.
4 - Caramel Pecan Popcorn
This recipe was part of our pre-order bundle and for good reason-- it's simple, delicious and would make the perfect Christmas Eve snack to savour while watching your favourite holiday movie. Package the popcorn in boxes or a festive tin for a nostalgic feel.
5 - Nanaimo Party Squares
Is it even the holidays if nanaimo bars don't make an appearance? Our Nanaimo Party Squares elevate the traditional nanaimo bar by adding a delicious brownie later. Make a batch of party squares and place cut-up pieces into festive cupcake liners then on a tray to leave on a doorstep of a loved one for a tasty surprise.
6 - Strawberry Jam
There's nothing quite like homemade jam on toast, in your PB+J or eaten out of the jar with a spoon. Double the batch, get some jars and gift a classic this holiday season.
7 - Pistachio and Goat Cheese Macarons
If you've spent some time during various lockdowns or quarantines to perfect your macarons, the holidays are the perfect chance to show off your skills. Our Pistachio and Goat Cheese Macarons are salty, sweet and creamy and a lovely festive shade of green. Gift stacked up in a thin box and show those you love they're worth every moment spent making these stunning creations.
8 - Spiced Candied Nuts
A snack that won't last long, our recipe for Spiced Candied Nuts is used on our Carrot Cake Cupcakes and Carrot Cake but they make a delicious treat all on their own. Package the nuts and gift along with a favourite beverage for a simple snack box.
9 - Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares
A childhood classic turned nostalgic treat, Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares are quick and easy to make. Try using molds to make them into fun shapes for an extra fun surprise when gifting.
As we find ways to get creative this holiday season, we hope spending time in the kitchen helps you show the ones you love how much they mean to you.
Don't have a copy of Jenna Rae Cakes and Sweet Treats yet? We have signed copies available where Jenna and Ashley can even write a personalized dedication inside! Click to pre-order for pick-up at our shop at 580-E Academy Road or Unit 9-A 20 Island Shore Boulevard in Island Lakes or to have shipped across Canada and the United States.