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With all the holiday hoopla about to descend on your schedule, now is the time to prepare some simple hostess gifts for all the merry-making events you’ll be attending. Here are three easy and quick gifts that will make you look oh so thoughtful. Just FYI, you might want to double the dessert recipe, it’s pretty delicious.
The first are these delicious Paleo Cookie Balls – they are sweet and delicious, simple and healthy.
Paleo Cookie Balls
Prep Time: 10 Minutes Servings: 12
6-8 Dates, pitted
1/3 cup Baker’s Coconut
1/3 cup Sliced Almonds
2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
3-5 squares Semi-sweet Baker’s chocolate, melted for drizzling
*reserve additional almonds and cocoa powder for topping
Mix all ingredients, except toppings, in food processor
Roll dough into 1 Tablespoon balls
Top with a dusting of cocoa powder, roll in almonds, or drizzle with melted Baker’s chocolate
Instructions for the recipient:
Will keep fresh 3-5 days in refrigerator
*caution: nut allergen
The second gift is faster to prepare – what?! How is that possible? I know. Awesome. This is the perfect for the Coffee-loving hostess. Coffee and Brown Sugar Body Scrub.
Brown Sugar and Coffee Body Scrub
Prep Time: 4 minutes
1/4 cup Maxwell House Coffee
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Grapeseed Oil
Mix all ingredients in a jar with a secure lid
Instructions for Recipient:
Enjoy while showering for a refreshing and invigorating morning.
My favorite holiday hostess gift is Welch’s Sparkling Grape Juice, because who doesn’t love a little bubbly? This one is perfect for a hostess with children, they will LOVE you!
Tie each gift up with a little baker’s twine and gift tag with instructions as listed below the recipe. These gifts are easy because you might already have the items on hand and if you don’t then you can just pop over to Walmart and grab them. Keep the finished gifts on hand for the last minute soiree, or make these ahead and keep them on hand for all your seasonal celebrations!
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What are your go to Hostess Gifts?
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