Help Out Your New Year’s Resolutions

January 4th, 2016 by Desiree Smith

Mmmm. Smell that? It’s a fresh new year! What is it about the start of each January that is so exhilarating? There’s often talk about New Year’s resolutions being pointless, but the feeling of having a blank canvas ahead of me always makes me feel inspired, optimistic and motivated. I suspect many of you feel the same way. Here are some ideas that tie in to two of the most common New Year’s resolutions: trying something new and being more health conscious.

Try Something New

Perhaps you’ve never decorated a dessert in your entire life. Maybe you love baking brownies and cookies, or you’re just looking for a new hobby for the new year. We have countless ways for you to learn a new skill or try a new recipe! Browse through Wilton.com or Pinterest for project instructions and recipes and save your favorites. You can also sign up for classes at your local craft store or learn a lot online: video instruction for the Wilton Method of Cake Decorating can be found on Creativebug, Craftsy, and even YouTube. No matter what you’re looking to learn or do, we have plenty of ways to help!

Being More Health Conscious

After all the sugar we’ve consumed during the holiday season, most of us try to eat healthier once January rolls around. However, let’s face it – a life without any dessert is neither fun or realistic! There are ways you can still enjoy dessert and satisfy a craving, and portion control is key. Here are some bite-sized treats that may help keep your health goals in check:

Mini Peanut Butter Pie Bites

Peanut butter lovers, this one’s for you! A graham cracker crumb base topped with a blend of cream cheese, peanut butter, confectioners sugar and vanilla. Finish it off with a drizzle of both light cocoa and peanut butter flavored Candy Melts®  make a rich and satisfying bite-sized treat. Just use a 24-cavity mini muffin pan for a perfectly portioned treat.

Mini Peanut Butter Pie Bites

Mini Coconut Caramel Cupcakes

What’s more decadent than devil’s food cake? The sinfully good flavor trifecta that we’ve created in these Coconut Caramel Mini Cupcakes. Plus, you can tie in your “try something new” resolution as this recipe calls for the Treatology Flavor System! This rich, chocolately, delicious devil’s food cake is infused with sweet Salted Caramel and notes of Warm Cinnamon Graham flavor. The cupcake filling and icing swirl on top combine notes of nutty Toasted Coconut Flavor, Creamy Vanilla Custard and Warm Cinnamon Graham flavors to make the most mouth-watering taste combination.

Mini Coconut Caramel Cupcakes

Mini Goat Cheese Cheesecakes

Searching for something more savory? These elegant little quiches feature a savory cheese filling baked in flaky biscuits.

mini-cheesecake-with-goat-cheese

Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

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