Holiday Cravings

Whether you are in need of an impressive treat to bring to a Christmas gathering, looking for a homemade gift idea, or wanting to fulfil your own Christmas cravings… I present you with my collection of my favourite holiday treats:

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Peppermint Bark

http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2014/11/22/peppermint-bark/

One of the easiest recipes to throw together, this treat calls for white chocolate, dark chocolate, and candy canes. With these simple ingredients you can create an addicting and festive candy, which is sure to be a hit at any gathering.

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/10813/best-chocolate-chip-cookies/?internalSource=recipe%20hub&referringId=841&referringContentType=recipe%20hub

 Sometimes we need to go back to the basics… These amazing chocolate chip cookies are a staple treat for the holidays. After all, Santa loves these cookies with a glass of milk, and he’s never wrong.

Caramel Shortbread Cookies

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/15347/caramel-shortbread-squares/?internalSource=recipe%20hub&referringId=841&referringContentType=recipe%20hub

You will not be able to stop yourself from grabbing more and more of these little treats. With only 30 minutes of preparation and cooking time, these cookies can be made in a pinch for any festive occasion. Special tip: for extra flavour and flair, try adding a taste of Himalayan sea salt or any other large-crystal salt on top of the cookie, for a “salted caramel” spin.

Gingerbread Cupcakes 

http://www.lifeloveandsugar.com/2014/12/03/gingerbread-cupcakes-caramel-molasses-cream-cheese-icing/

Combining moist cake with traditional gingerbread cookie creates and amazing holiday fusion. The icing contains flavours of caramel, molasses, and cream cheese, and the cake is sure to remind you of the gingerbread cookies you know and love. This small dessert can be made bite sized or larger, and are sure to please either way.

Eggnog Cheesecake 

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/24308/eggnog-cheesecake-iii/?internalSource=staff%20pick&referringId=17180&referringContentType=recipe%20hub

Who doesn’t love a good cheesecake? And what reminds us of the holidays more than eggnog? This unusual mix of flavours compliment each other wonderfully. With only 277 calories, you can indulge in this amazing treat without the risk of resembling Santa’s belly.

 

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