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Tis the Season to be Baking: 5 Holiday Treats

The holiday season is notorious for a few things, but between shopping and decorating, there is usually a great deal of baking too. The holiday season has become synonymous with delicious desserts of every type. Cookies, chocolates, cakes and pies don’t even begin to cover the various treats that accompany a holiday party. Here are few recipes that are sure to make your holiday season extra sweet:

Chocolate Candy Cane Truffles: One of the best parts about holiday treats is the freedom you have to make them nontraditional. Candy Cane truffles are a perfect example. They’re like a combination of a cake pop and a chocolate treat, and the chocolate-peppermint hybrid basically tastes like Christmas in your mouth.

Peppermint Bark Puppy Chow: This is a twist on a delicious year-round snack. It’s perfect for informal gatherings where you want your guests to have something to snack on before the real-deal dessert comes out. And because puppy chow isn’t an exact science, you can add as much or as little chocolate, peppermint and sugar to the recipe as you’d like.

Nutella Hot Chocolate: For those of you who might be a little more challenged in the kitchen, Nutella hot chocolate is the recipe for you. It requires two simple ingredients: hot chocolate mix and Nutella. What could be easier — or more delicious — than that?

Marshmallow Dreidels: Hanukkah deserves it’s own holiday treats, too! These Marshmallow dreidels are not only adorable, but also very simple to make. Preparing them is a great activity to do with the kids you’re babysitting over the holiday break because they’re virtually impossible to mess up. All you need is marshmallows, some sprinkles and lots of holiday spirit.

Pretzel M&M Hugs: Here’s another recipe for those who don’t consider themselves the next Food Network star. This recipe is a twist on a classic combination of chocolate-covered pretzels. Using green and red (or blue) M&Ms to decorate the pretzel is a simple way to make the dessert holiday themed. If you decided to switch it up and make these a Halloween treat, all you’d have to do is change the color of the M&Ms and voila!

The holidays are a time to forget about the troubles of school and unwind at home. This Winter Break, let your inner Betty Crocker shine and unwind while whipping up some delicious desserts in the kitchen. Happy holidays! 

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