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8 Tips for Bringing in More Earnings All Holiday Season

The holidays are the best time to shop with gift cards, even if you don’t participate all year long. It feels good to raise money for your organization during the season of giving—and it doesn’t require you to spend money on things you don’t want, or give money out of your own pocket. From garland to gifts that give back and everything in between, use gift cards for all your holiday essentials.

Chloe Wasserburger
By Chloe Wasserburger
on 11/27/19 5:07 PM
   

Easy Christmas Treat Recipe: Peppermint Patties

Louise Sanderson
by Louise Sanderson on 12/22/17 1:15 PM

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If you’re tired of the same old sugar cookies, we have a delicious recipe we pulled from our Team Member cookbook: homemade peppermint patties! Don’t get us wrong, we love a good sugar cookie slathered in frosting, but this Christmas we thought it’d be fun to try something new, and these peppermint patties definitely did not disappoint.

 

Here’s what you need:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 4 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • Chocolate CandiQuik
  • Bag of mini pretzels
  • Candy eyes
  • Red chocolate candies
  • Sprinkles

Instructions:

  1. Combine cream cheese and peppermint extract in a mixing bowl.
  2. Gradually mix in powdered sugar. The end result will be crumbly.
  3. Knead the filling into a ball and roll it out into a log.
  4. Cut discs of the filling and flatten them out. Set the discs on a lined baking sheet, then put the sheet in the freezer for an hour.
  5. Cut pretzels in half and set aside with other decorations.
  6. Melt the CandiQuik following instructions on packaging.
  7. Take filling out of freezer and dip a disc in chocolate. If you want to decorate them, do so immediately as the candy dries quickly!

And there you have it! A tasty treat you can decorate how you see fit, although we recommend making reindeer because they are so cute! Want other Christmas treat ideas? Check out our Pinterest board!

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Louise Sanderson
Written by Louise Sanderson
Attending public schools all her life and being a three-sport athlete, Louise is no novice to fundraising. When she's not writing copy for Great Lakes Scrip Center, Louise can be found playing recreational sports too competitively, or spending quality time with her dog.

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