Fair Trade Certified Holiday Recipes

11/26/2012 - 12:00 PM

Who doesn't love the scent of freshly baked cookies wafting through the house, or the joy that comes with frosting cupcakes with friends? This is the season to get together with loved ones and make memories that keep you warm inside despite the cold. Holiday baking is a classic, tasty tradition, and when you bake with Fair Trade Certified ingredients, it's also one of the most fulfilling. 

That's why this year, as part of our Fair Trade Certified Holiday Guide, we've put together a list of some of our favorite holiday recipes - all of which can be made with Fair Trade Certified ingredients. We tested them out ourselves in a staff baking contest, and we're confident you'll love them too. All you have to do is swap out the basic ingredients you use for baking with their Fair Trade Certified alternatives. You'll love the taste of these high quality products, and you'll feel good knowing that the cookies, cakes, and brownies you make will help improve the lives of families around the world. 

Fair Trade Turtle Cake

The Fair Trade ingredients in this rich, sumptuous chocolate-caramel cake keep it from being too sinful. Based on Café Latte’s Famous Turtle Cake recipe, it’s a visually stunning crowd-pleaser that’s surprisingly easy to make. Bring it to your next holiday party and you’ll be the hit of the season.





Fair Trade Coco-Nana Nut Cookies (Vegan)

Looking for a holiday treat you can feel good about? These vegan Coco-Nana Nut Cookies are easy to make, waistline friendly, and use a variety of healthy, Fair Trade Certified ingredients. Simple and delicious, they’re a light and fruity alternative to the traditionally heavy desserts we all tend to eat during this season.





Fair Trade Lavendar Earl Grey Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting (Vegan)

Adapted from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, these light and luscious cupcakes are so good they won our office Holiday Bake-Off. Made with Fair Trade Certified sugar, vanilla, and tea, they’re a creative approach to a classic dessert. Once you try one, you’ll never look at vegan baking the same way again. 

11/26/2012 - 12:00 PM
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