Barb's Top 12 Christmas Treats
12. Pecan pie. My husband's grandmother makes the best!
11. Sugar plums. Yes, I listed sugar plums and I'm referring to the candied treat not the actual fruit. If you've not seen a candied sugar plum. Check it out here.
10. Gingerbread cookies/house. Sure they're a mess to make but with a good vanilla frosting and tasty candies attached to the gingerbread it is a classic Christmas treat.
9. Peanut brittle. Sweet, salty and ideal for sharing with neighbors when packaged in a pretty little box.
8. Fruitcake. Plain and simple, I like fruitcake. There. Now you know, my secret is out.
7. Carmel Corn. Another treat that is great for boxing up and sharing with friends, family, the kid's teacher, the mail carrier and the babysitter.
6. Decorated sugar cookies. The classic cookie to leave for Santa is one of the tastiest treats.
5. Fudge. Chocolate, white chocolate, with nuts or without nuts it's all good. This year I am making Kahlua fudge from Simply & Delicious's Dec/Jan issue.
4. Truffles. Oooh, chocolate-y truffles! Need I say more?
3. Sugar-dusted white chocolate-covered pretzels. This is a favorite of my son's. I have been making them for years and he requests them every Christmas. Click here for my recipe.
2. Peppermint bark. So simple but so tasty. If anyone has any easy method for crushing the candy canes, would you post it in the comments section? Thanks!
1. Candy canes. Traditional, sweet, pretty and tasty, the candy cane is my top Christmas treat. I love the classic peppermint ones as well as all the fun, fruity flavors that can be found. The Jelly Belly candy canes are delicious as are the Jolly Rancher candy canes. And...they all look lovely on the Christmas tree!