Thursday, December 31, 2009

My 13 Favorite Holiday Treats


1. Bark Cookies. The ones made with Saltines, melted chocolate and topped with candies. I have a great recipe, if anyone wants it!

2. Sand Tarts. Love them thin and buttery.

3. Mint Truffle Hershey Kisses. A special edition Kiss.

4. Rum Balls. I make them strong enough to knock you on your ass! Love ‘em.

5. Eggnog. With rum, of course. But I can no longer eat/drink dairy, so I’ve switched to soy.

6. Gingerbread Men. Live -- or cookies. Yum.

7. Roasted Chestnuts.

8. Struffoli. Being raised Italian – this Italian treats were a staple at Christmas

9. Cranberry sauce. I love the canned. Chill it, plop it on a serving plate and slice it.

10. Candied Sweet Potatoes. All right, I admit… I usually eat healthy. Normally sweet potatoes are healthy. But one time out of the year. I like them non-healthy. Nom nom nom.

11. Rum Cake. See #4 and #5. See a theme?

12. Challah Bread French Toast. Oh, it’s the best way to make French toast! I promise! I can’t always find Challah bread. But it’s definitely available around Hanukkah.

13. Fudge. I know it’s good all year-round. But the holidays are a good excuse to eat it.

So what's YOUR favorite holiday treat?

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Jeanne St. James said...

Check my other blog posts if you want the recipes for some of these treats. I've posted them -- like for the bark cookies.

Ella Drake said...

These all sound great! I love the chocolate cream pie we make for the holidays. Yum!

Adelle Laudan said...

I didn't get near enough chocolate this year lol I think I'll file a formal complaint! I want to reach in this computer and grab some of that fudge lol Drooling here.

Happy New Year!

Elise Logan said...

I had to look up struffoli - but they sound divine. I'm a HUGE eggnog fan myself, so I'm right with you.

I am a sucker for treats of most sorts. hence my need for the gym.

Stephanie Adkins said...

Oh my .... is anyone else starving now? LOL! Happy New Year, Jeanne! *Hugs*

Inez Kelley said...

Our staple is monkey bread!

Jennifer Leeland said...

I make almond roca which is my favorite holiday treat.
And those rum balls sound awesome.

Alice Audrey said...

You're wrecking havoc with my loose weight resolution.

Anonymous said...

What a delicious list. My mom always would make Russian teacakes and rum balls. I've made struffoli a few times. Yum. Happy New Year!

Shelley Munro said...

I think I might visit your house. We have no treats in the cupboard.

Hubby and I made Rocky Road this year, which I really like. I also always have shortbread at Christmas. I adore shortbread.

A. Catherine Noon said...

TREATS!!!! gomgomgomgom!!! :)