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Dec 20 2015

Fun Delicious Christmas Recipes

Christmas is all about sharing those special moments with the family. Whether it be long distant or close at home, it is a time to get together and have fun. In my family it is also about the food. There better be Sugar Cookies, Pies, and all kinds of homemade candy. The best part is these Christmasy treats are often made together with the kids and adults. And when the home smells like fresh baked cookies, it really brings out the holiday cheer in everyone.

To help bring out the holiday cheer, I wanted to try something new and different. Sure, I am making my famous sugar cookies and delicious mixed berry pie, but it is always great to have a little variety. So when I was given the opportunity to create two wonderful recipes inspired by ‘Frosty the Snowman’ and ‘Santa Claus is Comin to Town,’ two Christmas Classics my family totally adores, I grabbed the recipes with both arms and held on tight.

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Believe it or not, I didn’t have to do too much. These recipes were so unique and entertaining that my mom had to get her hands dirty in the kitchen and try them herself. Instead, I sat on standby as she worked her magic in the kitchen. She makes cooking look so easy and what she produces is nothing less than awesomeness. See for yourself:

Frosty the snoman and Reeces cookies7

These are the cutest snowmen you have ever seen. I know Frosty would approve And let me just add, an entire tray of cookies is missing already (and they were delicious). To make matters even more wonderful this Christmas, these recipes are really not that difficult to make. A little mixing here and a little baking there and you have wonderful treat for the whole family! Get the recipes below and start the holiday fun!

POPCORN FROSTY THE SNOWMAN

  • Servings: makes about 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Stay out of the cold and experience the magic of building a snowman indoors! Using a box of Pop Secret popcorn, marshmallows, and your favorite candy, build and decorate your own Frosty the Snowman!

Just follow these simple instructions with the help of an adult and bring the magic of Frosty to your kitchen!

Ingredients

  • 2 BAGS POP SECRET POPCORN, POPPED
  • 1 POUND MARSHMALLOWS
  • ¼ CUP BUTTER
  • OPTIONAL: CANDY DECORATIONS (Use some of the Reese’s Pieces

Directions

  1. Melt marshmallows and butter in a large sauce pan.
  2. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour over your POP-SECRET popcorn and stir.
  4. Butter hands well and form into balls.
  5. Decorate using your favorite candy!
  6. Display and enjoy!

SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN TO TOWN REESE’S PIECES COOKIES

  • Servings: makes about 30
  • Difficulty: easy
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Nothing spreads holiday cheer like the aroma of fresh baked cookies – especially with this special holiday recipe, straight from Mrs. Claus herself! Using your favorite Hershey’s candy Reese’s Pieces, these cookies are the perfect snack for watching Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town. And to leave out with a glass of milk for Santa on Christmas Eve!
Ingredients

  • ½ CUP (1 STICK) BUTTER OR MARGARINE, SOFTENED
  • ½ CUP GRANULATED SUGAR
  • ½ CUP PACKED LIGHT BROWN SUGAR
  • ½ CUP REESE’S CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
  • 1 EGG
  • ½ TEASPOON VANILLA EXTRACT
  • 1 CUP ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
  • ½ TEASPOON BAKING SODA
  • ¼ TEASPOON SALT
  • 1 CUP REESE’S PIECES CANDIES
Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, egg, and vanilla in large bowl until fluffy. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in candies. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned; remove from oven. Cool slightly; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 30 cookies.

Once you have these recipes printed and ready to go, learn more about The Christmas Classics and grab more recipes and crafts on my blog here. Merry Christmas


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