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Stock Your Holiday Pantry for $25

Add eight key ingredients and have everything on hand to make all sorts of (lightened) holiday treats. By Katherine Brooking, MS, RD

Baking on a Budget
Beau Gustafson

Indulge...on a Budget

With our lightened recipes for home-baked sweets, you'll feel great about treating your guests (and yourself) to some guilt-free goodies. If you already have the basics―sugar, milk, eggs, butter, baking powder/soda, cream of tartar, vanilla extract, cake and all-purpose flours, spices, and so on―you're in good shape. For $25, add a few key ingredients that expand your options for delicious holiday treats. Remember, a well-prepared host is a happy one.

Shopping List:

Walnuts $4.49
Pecans $2.99
Oatmeal $2.65
Flaked sweetened coconut $2.19
Unsweetened baking chocolate $2.39
Semisweet chocolate baking chips $1.79
Unsweetened cocoa powder $2.79
Seedless raspberry jam $4.99

Total: $24.28

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