5 Classic Holiday Treats from Kimberton Whole Foods (Including a Bonus Recipe!)

‘Tis the season to buy and give local, and your community Kimberton Whole Foods has all the classic holiday indulgences, each one thoughtfully crafted and ethically produced. These seasonal favorites are perfect for the foodies and conscious consumers on your list. Grab ‘em and go celebrate!

Stoudts Stollen Bread

Traditional and tasty, Stoudts Stollen Bread is a German-style fruit bread crafted with a family recipe and local ingredients by baker Elizabeth Stoudt. Rum-soaked golden raisins, dried cherries, apricots and currants speckle the bread made from free-range eggs and organic flour. Wrapped in decorative holiday paper, this gift is festive and easy. Unwrap this home-made treat and serve with after-dinner drinks shared with friends.

Trickling Springs Creamery Egg Nog

Using only milk from grass-fed cows and the best all-natural ingredients and spices, Trickling Springs’ recipe contains no unnecessary additives. Strictly seasonal, this nog won’t be around for long.

Cocktail Crate Craft Mixers

Pre-made mixes are typically faux pas in the food world, but these small-batch artisan mixes are guaranteed to impress even the toughest cocktail critic in the family. Cocktail Crate has updated classic cocktail recipes with modern twists and tastes. Kimberton Whole Foods’ selection includes the Ginger Bee, Spiced Old Fashioned, Maple Whiskey Sour, Sriracha Margarita and Spicy Michelada.

Cheese Boards

No party spread is complete without cheese—and lots of it. Kimberton Whole Foods has stocked up on a tremendous array of local cheeses this holiday season. Pick out a few favorites and create your own artisan cheese board.

Try Yellow Springs Farm’s Nutcracker goat cheese, which is aged in a black walnut liqueur made from walnut trees on the farm in Chester Springs, Pa. Don’t forget to add vegan cheeses from Miyokos and Treeline Cheese to make sure your spread has something for everyone.

DIY Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Bars

Kimberton Whole Foods co-owner Pat Brett has shared a family recipe that is sure to be a holiday hit in your home, too. Pecan Pie Bars are a great substitute for a whole pie when bringing dessert to a holiday party. Bite-sized and less sticky, these are easy party pickings your host/hostess will appreciate. Pick up wholesale pecans and the rest of your baking supplies at one of their five KWF locations.

Recipe for Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Bars



  • 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill One-to-One gluten-free flour mix
  • 1 cup organic raw sugar
  • 1½ sticks organic unsalted butter, sliced into small pieces
  • 1½ tsp. Himalayan pink salt


  • 1 cup organic raw sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup real maple syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. Singing Dog gluten-free vanilla
  • ½ tsp. Himalayan pink salt
  • 1½ cups organic pecans, chopped coarsely


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients for the crust.
  3. Slice butter and blend with dry ingredients using a food processor.
  4. Lightly butter or oil a 9″ x 13″ baking sheet (or line with parchment paper).
  5. Dump the crust mixture onto the pan, spread it out, then press down with your fingers until it is packed as evenly as you can make it.
  6. Bake crust for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned in spots and firm all over.
  7. While the crust bakes, in a medium saucepan, heat the sugar, water and maple syrup until it’s nearly boiling and the sugar has melted.
  8. Remove from the heat, and add the butter, salt and vanilla.
  9. Beat the eggs in a small bowl, then add to the sugar mixture.
  10. When the crust is slightly cooled, pour the filling mixture evenly over it. Sprinkle the pecans evenly on top.
  11. Return the pan to the oven and bake for another 15 minutes.
  12. Cool, then cut into 24 small bars.

Visit your nearest Kimberton Whole Foods at these five locations: Kimberton, (610) 935-1444; Downingtown, (610) 873-8225; Malvern, (484) 324-2800; Douglassville, (610) 385-1588; and Ottsville, (610) 847-2419.

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