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Christmas Dessert Recipes

The Christmas season is one of the most enjoyable times of the year. Not only is it a season of family, love, and joy, but delicious treats! Christmas desserts are some of the most delectable treats that are worth the 11-month long wait! Below are 3 easy recipes that will make your holiday a little sweeter!

Peppermint Bark

All you need for this recipe is a few key ingredients: semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and broken up bits of candy canes. First, start off by melting a little less than 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips. You can melt them in the microwave for around 30 seconds, it’s that simple! Once your chocolate is heated you can pour the mix onto a 9 by 13-inch pan with parchment paper. Repeat the same steps with white chocolate chips. Pour the white chocolate chip mix on top of the semi-sweet chocolate and spread accordingly. When the chocolate is ready, cool the bark in the fridge for 20 minutes. Once cooled, you can top your chocolate bark with pieces of broken candy canes, to get the minty flavor!

Christmas Fudge

For this simple recipe, you need 3 cups of chocolate chips, 1 can of condensed milk, 2 tablespoons of heavy cream, 4 tablespoons of butter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, a quarter of a teaspoon of salt, and sprinkles. Prior to making the fudge, line an 8 by 8-inch pan with parchment paper and cooking spray. Once complete grab a saucepan and put it over medium heat. Simultaneously mix the chocolate, condensed milk, butter, cream, vanilla, and salt together. Stir until you have a smooth and thick consistency, then pour the batter into the pan. Top the mixture with sprinkles or any Christmas decorations! Refrigerate for 2 hours and voila!

No-Bake Butter Cookie Blossoms

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Image of the No-Bake Butter Cookie Blossoms from Tasteofhome.com. 

For this final recipe, all you need is 1 cup Biscoff creamy cookie spread, 1/2 cup corn syrup, 3 cups Rice Krispies, and 32 Hershey kisses. This recipe makes 32 cookies. In a larger saucepan combine the cookie spread with the corn syrup. Stir this mixture over low heat until blended completely. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in Rice Krispies until everything is properly mixed in. Grab a clean tablespoon and shape the mixture into balls; place onto waxed paper. Press a kiss into the center of each cookie, and serve!

By: Julia Marotti’21

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