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Favorite Holiday Desserts

There are SO many things to love about this time of year, one of the most lovable being the many delicious treats to be eaten! Here are some of my favorite recipes to make, share, and munch on throughout the holiday season.

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Peppermint

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White chocolate peppermint fudge – This is the best recipe I’ve found for minty fudge. I’m still on the search for the best peanut butter and chocolate recipes. Tips, please?

Peppermint patties – Okay, these are INCREDIBLE. You must make them if you like peppermint patties. You may need to experiment with the amount of peppermint you add (we used extract, not essential oil) – just keep tasting until you like what you’ve got.

Peppermint bark – I can never have too much peppermint. This is a classic treat, and so easy to make.

Peanut Butter

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Buckeye bark – Have you ever had Buckeyes? If not, think of a round Reese’s cup. Now, scratch the idea of forming everything into balls and dipping in melted chocolate, and make this bark instead! It is delicious, and tastes like homemade Reese’s cups! You can thank me later.

Haystacks – This was a staple in our household growing up. For a gluten-free version, try using chex mix or pretzels instead of noodles.

Cookies

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Of course, sugar cookies – For the best gluten-free version, the key is to use the Betty Crocker cake mix, and alter the recipe for sugar cookies (see the recipe on the website linked).

Mrs. Sigg’s Snickerdoodles – Cinnamon-y snickerdoodles are a perfect complement to all of the chocolate and peppermint that you’ll be eating. This is the recipe for the most well-loved Snickerdoodles (they’re good gluten-free, too!)

Pinwheel cookies – These are so fun to make, and the dough is delicious. The only problem is that it is IMPOSSIBLE to make them actually look like pinwheels. They still taste good though!

Other

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Cake balls – Always a crowd-pleaser! Follow the tips in the recipe for the best results, and feel free to experiment with flavors.

Snickerdoodle chex mix – I love mixing up some Chex mix, popcorn, and pretzels or candy to make a yummy snack to munch on while watching Christmas movies

 

What are your go-to dessert recipes for the holidays?

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