Holiday Season is HERE! Time for shopping, cooking, baking, and family time. I love cooking big family dinners, but it is a lot of work. Over the years, I’ve learned the dinner doesn’t have to be perfect to be amazing. It is all about planning and sticking to a schedule. I will share some tips a little later on How To Have a Stress-Free Holiday! I do want to share an amazing dessert recipe that is a bit different than the traditional Thanksgiving dessert options at my house. However, using products we buy all the time-NABISCO Cookies and Crackers! Check out- Bring Home The Holidays With The Ultimate Party NABISCO Party Planner
NILLA, PB AND MALLOW SQUARESPrep Time: 15 min. Cook Time: 2 hr. 45 min.Servings: 25
What You Need
- 1 pkg. (11 oz.) NILLA Wafers, divided
- 6 Tbsp. butter, divided
- 3 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1 pkg. (10 oz.) peanut butter chips
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1-1/2 cups dry-roasted peanuts
- 1-1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
- 1 oz. white baking chocolate
HEAT oven to 350°F.
LINE 9-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Reserve 20 wafers; finely crush remaining wafers. Melt 5 Tbsp. butter; mix with wafer crumbs. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 10 min. STAND remaining wafers, top sides out, around sides of pan. Sprinkle marshmallows over crust. Bake 3 to 5 min. or until marshmallows are puffed. MEANWHILE, microwave peanut butter chips, honey and remaining butter in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min. 15 sec. or until chips are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 1 min. Add nuts and cereal; mix well. PRESS peanut butter mixture over marshmallows to completely cover marshmallows. Refrigerate 2 hours. MELT chocolate as directed on package; drizzle over dessert. Let stand until chocolate is firm. Use foil handles to remove dessert from pan before cutting into squares.
- Guest List- it’s all about who you invite. Make sure everyone gets along.
- Make sure you ask about allergies or restrictions- you want your guests to enjoy their meal, not get sick or can’t eat anything.
- Why not have a Potluck? That would ease some stress and time.
- Get your family involved- give each member a job or two. That way you are not doing everything and can enjoy some family time too, not stuck in the kitchen the whole day.
- Make a schedule and stick to it!
- Make foods the day before- like all the side dishes.
- Have kid-friendly activities on hand like~ arts/crafts, video games, board games, and movies.
- Get storage containers from the dollar store so you can give out leftovers to your guests.
- Accept help! Don’t say no, it’s okay- take it!
- Make sure to relax and enjoy your family and friends.