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One of my favorite things about this time of year is all the tasty treats. The holidays give us a great excuse to whip up all kinds of festive treats and sweets. I usually make plans to attend at least one cookie swap each year…often I try to hit a couple. I mean how can you pass up the opportunity to hang out with a bunch of your buddies while sampling dozens of goodies?

My house always smells so good when I am preparing for the cookie swaps. My boys will run in the door and head straight to the kitchen to see if they can be my taste-testers.

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If you need an easy holiday treat to serve up to your family or take to your cookie exchange, try my Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods. They are easy to make and you can customize them as you’d like.

- Pretzel Rods
- Chocolate/Vanilla Almond Bark, melted according to package instructions (or candy melts)
- various candies (peppermint, sprinkles, colored sugar, etc)

- Dip the pretzel rod into the melted chocolate/vanilla almond bark
- Immediately sprinkle with candies.
- Allow to harden and serve.

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- What sweet treats do you like to serve up during the holiday season?

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Peanut butter blossom cookies…with the kisses in the middle!

Those Carnation Condensed Milk Magic Bars are always popular at home and at work!!

I also do the same as you do (pretzel rods above) but with Christmas shaped pretzels (found at Aldi, sorry Publix, but you don’t carry them!)

I like to make cookies!

Hello dollies

I make chocolate peanut clusters and spritz cookies

My sugar cookies seem to be everyone’s favorite.

Fingerprint cookies with the sticky sweet jam in the center are my favorite!

Sugar cookies, chocolate chip and peanut butter cups!

My Grandkids favorites.

My favorite and EASIEST is peppermint bark .. crush up 25 peppermints per color of chocolate .. I like Baker’s bars .. use 6 squares of each color .. microwave safe bowl .. 1 minute .. stir .. add 25 sec stirring until smooth consistency (white chocolate if 50% heat and 30 sec intervals or it will burn) .. once the chocolate is smooth .. add the crushed up peppermints/dust and stir … spoon onto wax paper lined baking sheet .. use knife to swirl white and dark chocolates for that marbled look .. cool in fridge .. break into pieces when set .. voila! DELISH!

7 layer magic bars. yumm!!!!

Gingerbread cookies

Frosted sugar cookies are the best!

My absolute fave is ginger bread! Not only delish but also makes the house smell so wonderful

Home made fudge as well as gingerbread! Mmmm

Peanut butter cup bars.

Cookies – especially biscotti.

cookies!

Homemade cookies.

candy cane bread

Gingerbread.. Gingerbread and more Gingerbread hhahahaha….. Did I mention I love Gingerbread ????

Cookies, 7 layer bars, cheesecake!

I love to make chocolate fudge!

Pumpkin Rolls and Peanut Butter Balls

Victorian Fudge and Snicker doodle cookies

Tiramisu’, and also chocolate fudge!

Shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate…..then sprinkled with coconut or crushed heath bars!

Pumpkin Pie!!!

Homemade Cheese Danishes! Or Cream cheese Clouds are my family’s favorites!

My family likes to make fudge, 7-layer cookie bars, and English toffee for the holidays. We’ve been doing it for almost 16 years now!

Cookies and different flavored fudge

Peanut Ritz crackers dipped in chocolate and rolled in sprinkles

My chocolate & peanut butter bars are a huge hit at my house. They are similar to a big thick peanut butter cup…..delicious!

Sweet treats are not a problem at our house , my crew loves all sweets but a special treat at xmas time is Peanut Butter balls made with Rice crispy’s and covered in chocolate.

A special treat for my husband at holiday time is an old fashion prune cake, since his birthday falls just before Christmas it serves as a double present….

Our special treat for the holidays is when my” Best Friend Forever’ brings over her cookie tray, it’s filled with years of baking experience and special holiday treats.

I like to make Jewish Apple Cake. Love the crunchy crust.

All kinds of Christmas cookies!

Good old fashioned peppermint bark — white & dark chocolate with crushed candy canes. YUM!

We make fudge, cut out cookies, peanut blossoms, and all sorts of other goodies!!

Chocolate & peanut butter fudge

I love to make cookies with nestles morsals and hersheys kisses placed on top

I bake small home made pie shells and fill it with chocolate and let it freeze then put sprinkles on top

Buckeyes! Peanut balls dipped in chocolate.

I always bake lots of cookies, but also make buckeyes candy.

Pecan pie

Peppermint bars made with White Chocolate Peppermint M&M candies.

Chocolate truffles coated with toasted coconut!

Cookies by the dozens and Cinnamon Crumbcake.

Rum balls are my specialty of the season! And I don’t skimp on the rum!

I love to make and serve homemade Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese frosting,.

Homemade lemon meringue pie, I’ve been making it for probably 25 years!

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel

chocolate chip and peanut butter cups

Butter Pecan cake

Butterscotch Coffee Cake and Puppy Chow are 2 family favorites,

I make Rum Cookies with Rum Icing and Mini Pumpkin Cupcskes with Cream Cheese Frosting. Yes, I grate fresh nutmeg!

“Magic” cookie bars. Mom used to make them for us out of graham cracker, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and nuts.

I like to serve homemade candies; chocolate fudge, vanilla truffles and coconut chocolate mounds.

Frosted sugar cookies.

Kris Kringle cutout sugar cookies with frosting!

I like to make Mexican wedding cookies, they are little balls of nutty goodness.

7 layer bars.

Homemade candy and cookies.

Pecan pie is always a big hit! Plus cookies, of course.

Peppermint Bark!

Sugar cookies for sure. Kids love to help make those.

Peanut butter balls and this year my oldest daughter requested Magic bars!

Peanut butter fudge, penuche fudge, maple party mix, date-nut squares, butterballs. Yum Yum!

Toll House cookies

Lots of cookies!

M&M’s Cookies and Chocolate Croissants!

I always make a Red Velvet Cake and a German Chocolate Cake.

I bake cookies, usually a chocolate chip, oatmeal, or kitchen sink types.

I serve high quality chocolate – dark truffles are my favorite!

For years I made chocolate fudge with black walnuts from my mom’s black walnut tree as well as beautifully decorated butter cookies and spritz cookies. These were time-consuming. Now I keep it simple with 3 easy winners: gluten-free cream puffs, peanut butter-chocolate fudge, and Charlie Brownie (a decadent layered ice cream pie). I also make gluten-free spritz cookies substituting both vanilla and peppermint extract for the traditional almond extract, and decorate them simply.

My family expects my Mississippi Mud cake for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Delicious Italian cookies from the Publix bakery. They always bring back memories !

For Christmas I always make snow balls, peanut butter balls and no bake cookies

Chocolate dipped pretzels! My favorites!!

Rum Balls

Fudge, cookies and buster bar.

I make a great pumpkin cheesecake.

My husband must have his Oatmeal cookies. Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year everyone.

Peanut Butter Balls

At Publix, I grab bags of Hershey’s Holiday foiled wrapped chocolate kisses. I make sure I give them out after I give my family and friends little real kisses for Christmas. They all get an added KISS ! I think it is cute and sweet. 🙂

I love to serve pumpkin pie. Anything pumpkin really!

I love to make cookies ( granted its the ones from the package already cookie doughy) for the kids during the holidays.

I make about 20 different types of cookies and give friends and neighbors a big plate as gifts!!!!

I love to serve up my famous apple pie. I started getting requests so I give them as gifts as well.

I make watergate salad and sugar cookies!

Peanut butter balls!

I love to serve pecan pie and cookies!

Peppermint bark and gingerbread are 2 of my faves.

No bake cheesecake is a Christmas tradition. I also like finding a cute dessert that I can decorate with my niece. This year, we are making snowman Oreos together. It’s always fun to make our “food craft” every Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Christmas cookies 🙂

I love to serve up maple sweet pops. Just grab and go.

I make brownies with a peppermint bark.

Chocolate covered cheesecake bites.

I like making pies and cakes. This weekend I will bake a sheet cake for our holiday party.

Chocolate candy canes are so delicious.

Love to make chocolate chip Christmas cookies.

Gingerbread men! My kids love the story and love to eat the cookies after reading it 🙂

I love to make powered sugar cookies.

Cocoa with marshmallows and a pinch of cinnamon.

Fudge.

I buy the white fudge covered pretzels. Yum!

I make a mean chocolate cheesecake.

I like to make an assortment of cookies, peanut brittle and muddy buddies.

Buckeyes!

I like to serve Christmas cookies and brownies as a sweet treat.

I recently tried a oreo cheesecake and it came out really good so I’m going to make it for Christmas . And my kids love to bake cookies to leave for santa

I like to make homemade egg nog and peppermint bark candy.

I like to serve chocolate chip cookies, white, milk and dark chocolate truffles and sugar cookies.

Cookies or pie!

Cookies or pie!

i like to keep it simple and make and decorate sugar cookies with my daughter. Also, this year we are starting a new tradition and building a gingerbread house!

Fudge & sugar molasses cookies!

I like to serve Pumpkin Pie!

I love to make all types of cookies including no bake cookies and angel sweets.

Lots of cookies and banana bread

Cookies of all type from a cookie exchange.

I like to serve gingerbread cookies and sugar cookies with red and green sugar.

heath cake

A favorite at our house is Christmas Bark!

I make dipped pretzels!

Frosted sugar cookies!

Ferrero Rochet, zucchini bread and oatmeal raisin cookies

I like to make peanut butter kiss cookies.

Dirty Snow chex mix!

Yule log and candy canes

Hershey’s Kiss cookies are a classic at our house, but I think this year we’ll add snickerdoodles and the frosted shortbread cookies.

I like peppermint bark , chrusciki cookies and a white chocolate cheesecake.

I am the drinks specialist – Moscow Mule with cranberry this year.

Cookies!

Pumpkin pie

Cheesecake brownies.

I love to bake coconut cakes and gingerbread cookies.

I’m not much for cookies, but my sweet treat is a shot of Baileys on a cup of coffee on a cool evening.

Chocolate pecan cookies.

Chocolate meringue kisses

You be shocked by our dessert table..haha..hey, we are southerners and its once a year.

A sampling..orange cranberry cake, fruit cake, red velvet with peacans..all kinds of cookies…brittle, pralines, meranges..pies..mince, pecan, lemon bars..every fudge you can think of..ALL from scratch..everything is!

Pecan and Cherry pie. Cookies. Maple fudge.

Homemade toffee and Mexican wedding cookies.