Friday Favorites–Christmas Treats

Welcome to the Thursday edition of Friday Favorites and my last post before Christmas!

Holiday food is like none other.  Not only should it taste good, but it has to look festive.  Those two things aren’t always easy to achieve simultaneously.  Here’s a few things I’ve found that have the look down, and I’m betting the flavor is there too.  I know, I know, again with the sugar.  At least I have the holiday excuse this time.

Two of my favorite holiday treats are fudge and eggnog.  Thanks to RecipeGirl for sharing her Eggnog Fudge recipe and saving me a step.

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My daughter and I recently discovered Red Velvet Cake.  We decided we don’t care it’s just chocolate cake and food coloring, it’s still pretty.  These Red Velvet Cake Balls from Polka Dots and Pizza make me swoon.

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I’m kind of a sucker for reindeer.  And marshmallows.  And chocolate.  And cuteness.  Imagine me when I found these Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Reindeer from Betty Crocker Wannabe.

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There tends to be extra kids around my house during the holidays and they like to eat.  A lot.  This Peanut Butter Popcorn from I Am Just Lu on Leafy Treetop Spot would be a good way to keep them out of the stuff I don’t want them to inhale before Christmas.

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Most people I know seem to either love or hate coconut.  Our house is equally divided.  Personally, it’s one of my favorite flavors so I’d love to try this Almond Joy Cocoa from Delia Creates.  At least I only have to share it with one other person.

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I don’t know how long this Snickers Christmas Tree from The Crafty Chica would survive intact, but I’d kinda like to find out.

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What can you say about a gingerbread house that includes meat?  Seriously.  Go ask Almost Bourdain about the Chocolate Bacon “Not Gingerbread” Cake House.

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Sometimes you need something you can make quickly that still looks impressive.  Candy Cane Mint Milanos from Hostess with the Mostess – done and done.

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These Melted Snowman Cookies have been all over the place lately.  I’m not sure who gets credit for creating them originally, but the ones at Truly Custom Cakery are the cutest I’ve seen yet.

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A tiny gingerbread house that sits on the edge of your mug.  What will they think of next?  Thanks to Not Martha for sharing these.  They’re so cute I can’t stop looking at them. 

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Well, that’s it for my Christmas posts this year!  Happy Holidays from my crazy house to yours!

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