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Let Your Favorite Christmas Song Dictate Your Next Holiday Treat

Are you tired of traditional holiday desserts? Well, your silent prayers have been answered because here are some dessert recommendations. Simply find a favorite holiday song, and gain inspiration from the corresponding treat being recommended.

If you like “The First Noel,” then you should make No-Bake Cookies. 

During holiday season, sitting and relaxing are unheard of activities. So, instead of wasting time cooking and prepping Christmas treats, make no-bake cookies. They are simple to make, and they taste just as delicious as other Christmas cookies.

If you like “Frosty the Snowman,” then you should make Homemade Ice Cream. 

Who said ice cream is solely a summer treat? As an individual who eats ice cream in any weather, I recommend that you make homemade ice cream this season. 

Once you learn how to make basic ice cream, enhancing the flavor can easily be accomplished through the inclusion of additional ingredients, like strawberries or chocolate. Plus, to make your dessert Christmas-themed ice cream, sprinkle green and red sprinkles over the dish. You could also add colorful chocolate candies or strawberry syrup.

If you like “Feliz Navidad,” then you should make Alfajores (Dulce De Leche Sandwich Cookies).  

Alfajores cookies are popular in Hispanic countries around the world. These treats include two buttery shortbread cookies combined by dulce de leche cream on the inside. Trying foods from other cultures is a great way to grow and learn about the world from the comforts of your home. 

Overall, if you like caramel desserts, this treat may be your new favorite treat.

If you like “Jingle Bell Rock,” then you should make Rocky Road Brownies.

What dessert goes with this song? How about Rocky Road Brownies? Combining nuts, chocolate and marshmallows together always creates a delicious end result.

If you like “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” then you should make Holiday Hot Chocolate.

The holidays are not complete until you have consumed a nice warm cup of Holiday Hot Chocolate. In general, there are lots of ways to up your hot chocolate game. My personal favorite is to stir up normal milk chocolate flavored hot chocolate then add a candy cane, caramel syrup, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and Christmas-colored sprinkles. This warm treat is a great holiday creation to have when sitting by the fire and spending quality time with family or friends.

If you like “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer,” then you should make Cake Pops.

Cake pops are the best of both worlds. They combine classic cake with the proportions of cupcakes. Plus, these treats can easily be taken on the road when trying to accomplish the plentiful to-do list required for the holidays.Once you make the cake pops, there are limitless ways to decorate them. From simply adding sprinkles to trying to construct a Santa Clause or Elf-like edible design, the options are endless.

If you like “This Christmas,” then you should make Christmas Fudge.

From pumpkin spice to mint chocolate, fudge flavors are wide ranging and can be experimented with depending on the chef’s preferences.

If you like “Do You Hear What I Hear,” then you should make Elephant Ears.

When jamming out to “Do You Hear What I Hear,” whip up and eat some Elephant Ears. Often compared to funnel cakes or churros, these treats are puff pastry with a drizzle of cinnamon and sugar.

If you like “Silent Night,” then you should make Oreo Truffles.

Oreo truffles are delicious rich chocolate bites that are great for parties or a light snack throughout the day. Super easy and fun to make!

If you like “Deck the Halls,” then you should make Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips.

If you are trying to eat healthier or diet during the holidays, then this treat is for you. Fruit salsa is a great way to get your fruit intake while also enjoying a delicious dessert.

If you like “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” then you should make Gingerbread Men Cookies.

These are undoubtedly one of the most traditional sweets made during the winter months. One of the best parts of making gingerbread men cookies is the ability to design them afterwards.

If you like “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” then you should make Yule Log Cake.
If you like “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” then you should make Lemon-Thyme Bars.

These gooey lemon bars are a great treat for those who get tired of traditional chocolate-based desserts. Although they may not be adored by everyone, those who enjoy these treats do so whole-heartedly.

If you like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” then you should make Red Velvet Cake. 

Although this flavor is typically associated with Valentine’s Day, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy red velvet during other times of the year, especially Christmas time. Plus, the red color of the cake matches the typical colors of the holiday season. Sprinkle some green sprinkles on top, and the dessert is ten times more festive.

If you like “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” then you should make Sugar Cookies.  

Finally, make some sugar cookies to munch on throughout the season and for your family to leave out on Christmas Eve. Easy to make, fun for the whole family and always delicious

Merry Christmas, collegiettes!

Julia is a Penn State student double majoring in English and Journalism. She enjoys reading, writing, and volunteering with Relay for Life in her free time.
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