4 little Ferguson’s Favorite Holiday Treats

This is post 2 for today, be sure to go back a post and check out Cinnamon Cider.

I am excited to start my Holiday Baking!  We give away plates of treats to family, friends and to the hostess of Christmas functions we attend.

I have several new recipes picked out to try, but those aren’t ready to be made, approved, photographed and shared yet.  So, instead I’ll share some of our favorite treats from Christmas past!

Just follow the links below.

Holiday recipes

Rolo Candy Pretzels

Easy Toffee Bars

Puppy Chow Cookies

White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Christmas Kisses

Spiced Crackers

Happy Baking!

~T

Christmas Kisses

    This is Post 2 for today:  Head back 1 post for “Mary Did You Know”.

  So I am NOT a recipe inventor, much preferring to just make other people creations with my own twist.  I don’t know if I actually “Invented” the recipe I am sharing with you today or not, but I will tell you this:

  When I saw the Peppermint Kisses on sale at Dillons, I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to make.

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These: 

Autumn Hugs

Ok, not THESE EXACTLY, but same concept as Autumn Hugs, except doing a Christmas version with different shaped pretzels, and M&M’s. 

  It was a roaring success!!!!  They are so easy, SO pretty on a platter and they are super easy for my kids to help make.  A WIN-WIN-WIN if you ask me.

Unless you have a naughty little Candy Snatcher named Paxton.  It was all I could do to keep him out of the Kisses while the big kids helped.  (Thus, the lack of photos……I was on Candy Patrol.) 

Here are the sad remains of the 5 I found in Paxton’s mouth, little stinker!

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“But, but, but Momma……I WANTED those.”

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  Poor, poor sugar deprived child.

ANYHOW, without further adieu, I give you…..

Christmas Kisses

Cute, right?!  Thankyouverymuch.

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Ingredients:

24 Pretzel Waffle Squares

24 Peppermint Kisses, Unwrapped (great job for the kids!)

24 Red & Green M&M’s

1. Preheat your oven to 250*.

2. Place pretzels on a large baking sheet. Top each pretzel with a Candy Kiss. Place in the oven for 3 minutes, or until the Kisses gets soft.

CHECK THEM REGULARLY!!!! You don’t melt them all the way, they will still look “normal” when you pull them, but easily squish when candy is applied.

3. Remove from oven and lightly press an M&M to the middle top of each Kiss.

4. Let cool before serving or transferring to a Tupperware.

SO Easy, SO Yummy and just beautiful!

Hugs & Kisses  (haha, get it?)  🙂

~T