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Sweet Treats to Make this Holiday Season!

One of my favorite things about the holidays is all the baking that goes on. As a tradition, my mom has always liked to bake a bunch of her favorite holiday treats and give them out on a cute Christmas platter to friends and family, so this year we compiled a list of a few favorites alongside some new ones! We are getting together soon for a full day of baking to put these together, and I am so excited about it. So be sure to look out for the final product in a future post!

Candy Cane Peppermint Kiss Cookies

by Creations by Kara

These cookies are so stinkin’ cute and look delicious! I’m a sucker for a sugar cookie (with candy canes mixed in!?) and also peppermint kisses, so I was immediately drawn to these. I also really want to try out these Peppermint Meltaway Cookies! I feel like most holiday treats are made with chocolate (fudge, peanut brittle, etc.) so I wanted to pick out a few things that steered clear from chocolate. If you didn’t already know, I really dislike it!


Christmas Tree Brownies

by One Little Project

Do you see how cute these are?! Okay, not only are they so cute, but they are so simple. You just use your favorite boxed brownie mix, a jar of your favorite white frosting with green food coloring and decorate these babies to perfection! I thought they were to die for and you would be surprised at how good a person can make boxed brownie mix taste. My mom somehow, someway makes them taste freshly baked from scratch and as many times as I try, it’s never the same. So she will be in charge of these for our Christmas plate this year.

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

by The Wicked Noodle

For as long as I can remember, we’ve always made white chocolate covered pretzels every holiday season. Melt the almond bark, coat the pretzels, make a huge mess… ring a bell? So this year, we are kind of modernizing those and making pretzel rods, dipping them in a mug filled with almond bark and decorating them to our liking. I am so excited for these and all the customizing we can do! I want to crush up some candy canes and do a few peppermint ones as well.

Microwave Peanut Brittle

by Shinee

This is one that is made every year that is staying. Everyone loves this easy microwave peanut brittle and my mom has been making it for years. It’s one less thing you have to cook on the stove or in the oven and your an just throw it in the microwave. I am not a fan of peanuts in my candy, so this is one I do not eat but based on it being one of everyone’s favorite holiday treats, I think it’s safe to recommend it!

Crockpot Christmas Crack

by Just a Pinch

We have never made this before, but have heard lots about it! We decided to ditch the fudge for a change and try out crack. Haha! I love that you can just throw this in the crockpot and let it do it’s thing until finished. We all love crock pot meals, so I’m sure we will all love crock pot crack! If you have had this before, how good is it?!

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14 Comments

  • Reply Renee

    These look delicious and easy to make! Thanks for sharing! I love to bake with my kids around the holidays!

    November 26, 2018 at 3:57 pm
    • Reply Calista

      No problem! Happy baking, Renee! ☺️

      November 26, 2018 at 9:57 pm
  • Reply Dana

    My kids are old enough this year to start traditions like baking! I can’t wait to try some of these with them, thanks for sharing!

    November 26, 2018 at 4:22 pm
    • Reply Calista

      I can’t wait until my girls are a little older and can really start baking with me!

      November 26, 2018 at 9:57 pm
  • Reply Ya

    I love holiday treats! Never Mae peppermint cookies before but I may have to add that to my list this year. Thank you!

    November 26, 2018 at 5:26 pm
    • Reply Calista

      I’ve never made them before either, but I am so excited to try them out! They look delicious!

      November 26, 2018 at 9:56 pm
  • Reply Tonya

    I love you!
    I’m looking forward to all of our holiday festivities

    November 26, 2018 at 6:51 pm
    • Reply Calista

      I love you! I can’t wait either! ❤️

      November 26, 2018 at 7:47 pm
  • Reply Heidi

    I’m a totally carb addict and this post most definitely made me fall of the wagon. Those Christmas tree brownies have my name written all over them!

    November 26, 2018 at 9:36 pm
    • Reply Calista

      Girl! Same! I’m obsessed with carbs! Haha! But aren’t those brownie Christmas trees so dang cute? I can’t wait to make them!

      November 26, 2018 at 9:56 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    These all look so good! I love that they are easy to make too. With all the crazy that comes with the Holliday’s it’s nice to know there are yummy and easy treats that I can make.

    November 26, 2018 at 10:26 pm
  • Reply quijuana

    OMG, peanut brittle. My grandfather used to eat this. I will need to share this with my mom. This is the easiest roundup. Will be making these during the holidays.

    November 27, 2018 at 5:39 pm
  • Reply val@thoughtfulneighbor.com

    Those candy cane peppermin kiss cookies look so yummy! I’ve done the Christmas Tree Brownies before, although they did not look quite as nice, LOL. We love to make the standard rolled cookies so the kids can use the cookie cutters, ice them, and use sprinkles, but we’re always looking for a new recipe to try alongside it.

    November 29, 2018 at 2:44 am
    • Reply Calista

      Don’t they look delicious!! I can’t wait to make them. Oh my gosh, I bet your brownies looked amazing! Once my girls get older I’m sure we will stick to easy standard cookies but until then, I’m going all out! LOL. Happy baking and happy holidays, Val! 😊

      November 29, 2018 at 3:34 am

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