There are many times this holiday season we gather together for fun holiday festivities. I can imagine it is the same for you. Holiday gatherings don’t have to be complicated whether entertaining at home or when traveling and taking goodies your hosts home. Ideas like this no-bake treat recipes. Peanut Butter Cereal Treats are so easy to make and take!
My favorite one-stop shopping places over the holiday season are Smart & Final! (Save big! but, without club fees!) More about that in a bit.
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This year for us, we are traveling to one central location to all get-together. It’s fun to bring a basket full of goodies to be shared with the adults. Not only are you helping the host of the house, but you are putting together items you know everyone can enjoy when sitting around catching up, chatting, listening to music and for while playing games.
Ideas for the Holidays
Must have’s for festive parties include chocolate. Don’t you just love good wine and chocolate? For the beer drinkers, a good pairing is salted peanuts, cornnuts and chips. Usually, there are several gatherings. Cocktails such as a Kahlua and Cream minted lemonade vodka or tequila with lime. Smart & Final has a huge selection of beverages.
Use CountryTime Lemonade instead of real lemons for your mixer! Works perfect and you’ll have another non-alcohol beverage too! Don’t forget to brew up some coffee and have creamer on hand.
After grocery shopping rather than unpacking and putting your purchases away just to drag them out later. Then, to be packed to take to your gathering, I have a solution for you. Get a basket or reusable plastic container to put all the items in right when you get home from the store. This makes it easy to bring to the hosts’ house. Just add a gift tag and ribbon or twine if you like.
Make a Holiday Gift Basket
Putting it together doesn’t have to take long either. Shopping at Smart & Final you can find all these items and more in one place. You can find, party size, warehouse-size to regular size, fresh produce, meats & in our store, bulk bins. Priced to save, but without the club fees!
Before you head to the store
- Make a list of needed items for dessert that you are going to bake or your non-bake dessert
- Add to the list the other needed snack and beverage items for the hostess basket
- Have on hand or purchase a basket or container
- Optional items: Clear cellophane wrap, ribbon, bakers twine or twine and tag to dress it up
Time Savers to make things easy
- Unpack items for your dessert and set them where you will be preparing it
- Put all the other items straight into the basket or container you have (to take to party or hostess)
- Bake or mix dessert to take, let it cool, transfer onto a tray
- Place it with the items your taking so you don’t forget them!
Peanut Butter Cereal Treats
First, I like to create at least one treat that if there are leftovers, the kids can enjoy the next day, plus what adult doesn’t like a fun treat too? This Cheerios Peanut Butter Marshmallow Treat takes less than 20 minutes to prepare and is no-bake. (for printable no-bake cereal bars recipe scroll down)
How to make Peanut Butter Marshmallow Treats
*Pre-spray bowls and baking dish with a non-stick spray such as Pam.
Pour melted mixture into the Cheerios mixture and stir!
Toss the mixture and press into a sprayed dish, then let it cool. Cut and serve. Or if traveling…
How to store or take Peanut Butter Marshmallow Treat Bars
Cut and place into wax paper-lined purchased First Street sheet cake pan with dome lid. They are perfect for when traveling and don’t want to bring your dishes! Now it’s ready to take to your party!
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Here’s a peek at some offering at some wine offerings.
Smart & Final’s non-alcohol, wine, and spirits sections are really big perfect for picking up what you need over the holiday season or any time. This is just the end cap! Just remember to drink responsibly.
Peanut Butter Cheerios Treats (NO-BAKE)