Tacos make the perfect quick and easy meal. I always have meat in the freezer and taco shells in the cupboard. Plus, you can find my favorite turkey taco seasoning mix on hand at all times.
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If you have never made a chocolate bark recipe before this is a great place to start. Chocolate bark is usually a little more involved and this recipe is just a simple melting and add some embellishments kind of thing instead.
I really like that you can let kids help with this one. Once the chocolate is on the parchment paper and cooling there’s nothing dangerous they have to deal with. You can let them design the reindeer however they like! It’s a great way to let them help make chocolate reindeer bark for their classmates, teachers, or friends.
What do I need to make this chocolate reindeer bark?
This recipe uses candy eyes, red M&M’s, small twist pretzels, chocolate chips, wax paper, and cooking spray. You can sub in gluten free pretzels if you need to make this one gluten free / gluten sensitive friendly!
You can also use smaller or bigger eyes depending on what you find / what is available. It’s pretty easy to create these reindeer, once you see the process you’ll be making them every time you need a dessert during the holidays.
Kitchen essentials for tasty no bake recipes:
When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.
Of course mixing bowls, a mixer, spatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!
I like these casserole dishes from Pyrex which are great for no bake recipes and for all your favorite dinners, cakes, and casseroles.
How to make Rudolph chocolate bark:
These easy to follow instructions and photos will help you create some adorable chocolate Rudolph snacks. Even kids can follow along and make some tasty chocolate treats.
Pour the chocolate chips into a sauce pan and lightly spray with cooking spray.
Melt the chocolate chips over medium heat.
Lay out a piece of wax paper.
Spread the melted chocolate onto the wax paper in two-three inch circles.
Add two pretzels for antlers.
Then add two candy eyes.
Place a red m&m onto the chocolate for a nose.
Let the chocolate harden.
The great thing about this homemade turkey taco seasoning, besides being low cost is simple is that you can use it for more than turkey tacos.
You can use this turkey taco seasoning recipe on any ground meat, like beef, chicken, or pork. Tacos don’t have to be boring spice them up and have fun with your food. This recipe blend is good on rice or in your favorite enchilada sauce.
Clean Taco Seasoning
It’s great to be able to make your own spices and seasonings at home. You control the ingredients and can adjust things to fit your family’s needs.
Grab a glass or plastic storage container, garlic powder, chili powder, paprika minced onion, cumin and cayenne pepper for just a bit of heat. No additives or preservatives needed.
Always keep your fresh taco seasoning mix in a cool dry place and use it within four to six months for the best flavor.
Since tacos are a mainstay in our house, we have several other recipes to share all inspired by tacos. Your whole family will enjoy the turkey tacos or easy taco bake recipe that our favorites in our home.
Turkey Taco Seasoning Recipe
- 2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
- 5 teaspoons Chili Powder
- 5 teaspoons Paprika
- 1 Tablespoon minced onion
- 2 Tablespoons Cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Put all the ingredients in a mason jar or plastic shaker and mix well.
Each time I use the seasoning I give the jar a good shake to make sure everything is mixed well.
When cooking your meat use about 1 Tbsp per 1lb of meat.
We used minced onion but you can substitute with onion powder.
Increase or skip the cayenne pepper according to the spice level you prefer.
Serving Size:1 teaspoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 7Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.