30 Christmas Treat Recipes

30 Christmas Treat Recipes

I’m going to admit a little something to you today.

Are you ready?

Every year, a few days after Thanksgiving I get a little bit blue.


Bummed, I suppose you could call it.

The reason for a silly dip in this old gals mood?

I suppose you could call it a simple case of Bah-Humbug Grinch-itus. Not that I don’t love Christmas. I do! I think I just get a little bit overwhelmed with the thoughts of hanging the lights, putting up the tree, shopping, making dreams come true, shopping, buying, getting, going and going and going and going clear up to the very moment the last Hoo down in Hooville eats his roast beast.

Yikes. It can be a lot to take on. Pass the Tylenol.

But then, the Christmas lights go up. And they really are so beautiful.

The tree finds its way to the corner of my living room, my kids gaze at it with wide eyes and we cuddle and read stories next to it… and it really is beautiful.

People drop off plates of decadent treats on my doorstep, fluffy snow falls outside while my kids and I listen to Christmas music, I watch the wonderful Tabernacle Choir sing things like this and this. Beautiful. So very beautiful.

I see people caring for each other, generosity is evident all around.

And by the time the middle of December hits, this crusty old heart of mine has softened right up and I wonder why it ever gave into Grinch-itus in the first place. I’m going to try to avoid The Bah-Humbugs next year. I truly am.

Hope you all are enjoying the beauty of the season…in all its many shapes and forms. 🙂 Some of my favorite Christmas Treat Recipes to follow…just for you!

Creamy Dreamy Fudge

Fluffy Chocolate Truffles

Caramels! Rich and Buttery 

English Toffee 

Caramel Apples Dipped In Chocolate

Homemade Suckers 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups 

Oreo Bon Bons 

Peppermint Dipped Oreos 

Pumpkin Fudge 

Peanut Butter Fudge 

Chocolate Caramel and Pecan Turtle Clusters

Candy Decorated Sugar Cookies 

White Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies 

Chocolate Rolo Stuffed Cookies 

Almond Butter Sugar Cookies 

Gingerbread Cookies 

Cream Cheese Cookies

Gingersnap Cookies 

Lemon Cookies with White Chocolate 

Mint Oreo Cookies 

Chewy Gingerbread Bars

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Browies 

Caramel Popcorn Balls 

Cinnamon Bear Popcorn 

Cranberry Almond Bread with Orange Glaze 

Cute Christmas Rice Krispie Treats 

Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes 

Sweet and Salty Corn Pops

Gooey Sweet Coconut Chex Mix (The Bomb Diggity) 

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  1. 1
    December 11, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Thanks for this post! You just put into words the exact feelings I have every year! I love your blog, thanks for sharing with us…and I love your way with words. I love the post as much as your awesome recipes every time!

  2. 2
    December 11, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Glad to know I’m not the only one ! I have a lesson to teach on top of everything, and boy, do I feel the pressure ! How many goodies do you make each Christmas? Do you change it up or have the standard 5,8,10 that are a MUST to make??

    I really enjoy you, wish we could meet sometime, and love your pics and wonderful recipes. OH….My store JUST started carrying Corn Poppers, so I bought two bags, and will make them using your recipe…when, exactly, I don’t know, but I will !!

  3. 3
    December 11, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    These are all so beautiful- thanks for sharing them! The Peppermint Dipped Oreos really jumped out at me…..my husband was glancing at my computer screen from over at his desk and spotted the Chocolate Rolo Stuffed Cookies…I’m pretty sure we’re on the way to the store for ingredients NOW. 🙂

  4. 4
    December 12, 2012 at 9:49 am

    I will have 5 servings of each please. OMG YUM-O

  5. 5
    December 12, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    I TOTALLY screwed up the White Chocolate Peppermint cookies… I substituted Cherry Cordial M and Ms for the white chocolate… but I have a comment… they are still delicious, though in pieces because I had to pry them off the cookie sheet…. I would recommend using PARCHMENT PAPER under them on your cookie sheet. Much easier to get off, and mine had to cook a little longer than 8 minutes… with a new stove, no less. The melted kiss was yummy, and so was the peppermint… and the M & Ms were delicious, too… but I had to scrape them. Trying again tomorrow the right way, but using parchment paper!

    Thanks for the great recipes!

  6. 6
    December 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I am SO glad I am not the only one! When I was a kid I didn’t understand why my Mom felt this way. Now I understand! It IS overwhelming. So much to do!

    I also stopped by to let you know I featured your French Onion Burger of Wonder on my blog and tried to plug you 1000’s times! I love your blog, I love your photography, and I love how I have never been disappointed with anything I try. Stop by to see the post if you’d like http://www.pinterestandthepauper.blogspot.com. Thank you for all your recipes and tips! I LOVE your blog!


    • 7
      December 16, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      Hi Amanda,
      So glad you enjoyed the burger. 🙂 Thanks for sharing my site with your readers!

  7. 8
    December 16, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Would you do a post about how early you begin baking and how you store your Christmas cookies? I hate waiting until the last few days before Christmas but I never know how to store cookies so they will still taste fresh if I do begin cooking earlier. I’d love your advice! Your blog has given our family so many recipes!

  8. 9
    December 15, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Great list of delicious looking recipes!

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