This post has been sponsored by Challenge Butter. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Everyone has a love language. Some people love gift giving to show their love, others perform acts of service for someone else—doing chores or getting groceries for someone else who may need help. My love language is food based and putting my time into something for others—namely, baking. High-quality food is my love language, and it brings me a deep sense of satisfaction and gratification when the people I care for eat and love what they are eating. But beyond that, the time and effort that goes into it is what I like about it. And it’s now something I can do with my son and build that connection for him as well. To get started with baking, I head to my local Safeway to pick up Challenge Butter for our dishes.
Don’t get me wrong, baking with a toddler is not easy breezy! But his curiosity and independence are starting to show, and he insists on being involved in every step, from getting out ingredients to pouring, stirring, pressing, and most of all, tasting. Being so little, he is frustrated (and voices it!) when he can’t see what is going on above him. I ordered him a helping tower to get him to counter level, and he is up there every chance he gets.
For the holiday season, I want to make sure there are plenty of recipes and treats we can make together. These riff on the tried-and-true holiday favorites, the Seven Layer Magic Bar, are a peppermint lover’s dream, with cool peppermint, white and bittersweet chocolate, walnuts, and sweet coconut. And everything is held together by the essential graham cracker crust with Unsalted Challenge Butter. Luckily, everything is easy to find at my local Safeway. I can find all the ingredients I need in a snap and not dawdle around. These 7-Layer White Chocolate Peppermint Magic Bars are easy with the graham crackers, chocolate chips, and nuts down the baking aisle, and the Challenge Butter in the refrigerated section, I’m done quick. Or, you can always shop the Safeway mobile app, which I find super helpful, and just pick up right at the store!
I become very reflective around the holiday season and fondly remember Challenge Butter on my grandmother’s kitchen counter. I loved the stag on the front. She is the best baker I know, and I trust her judgement in products. They have been churning butter for over 100 years using the freshest, purest cream from California dairy farms, and now it’s a new family tradition with my son. Grab all your ingredients at your local Safeway, and enjoy creating new recipes, like these 7-Layer White Chocolate Peppermint Magic Bars, and traditions with those you love this holiday season.
Fore more Christmas treats try these!
7-Layer White Chocolate Peppermint Magic Bars
- 1 1/2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
- 1/2 cup Unsalted Challenge Butter, melted
- 1 can 14-oz Condensed Milk
- 1/2 cup White Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 cup Semi-Sweet or Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 cup Peppermint Bark Pieces, crumbled and chopped
- 2/3 cup Chopped Walnut Pieces
- 2/3 cup Sweetened Shredded Coconut
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.
In a mixing bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until it is completely combined. Press it into the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. On top of the pressed graham crackers, pour the condensed milk. If needed, gently spread it out to all corners of the pan.
Sprinkle the white chocolate chips over the top of the condensed milk, followed by the chocolate chips and peppermint bark pieces, along with the walnut and shredded coconut.
Bake for 25 minutes, and then remove to cool completely on a wire rack. Slice into bars and serve.
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