On the 5th day of Blogmas my true love gave to me … 5 Christmas treats! You sang that, didn’t you? I know I did.
I missed yesterday’s prompt about 4 Christmas carols but that’s ok! Just see the entire Kenny & Dolly Christmas album and that’s pretty much it. It’s impossible to narrow it down to 4 favorites from that. So instead of trying to do that, I’d just going to go ahead and share the 5 treats that I love that really remind me that it’s Christmas time!
I don’t know about your family but when I was growing up, there are specific things that we only have this time of year. I love to eat them but I’m kind of glad they are seasonal because it makes them even more special!
Some people love it and some people hate it and I am firmly in the love it camp! I spent a few Christmases living in England and it was really a struggle to find any when I was there so I ended up making my own. It was still good but not quite the same as home! I can remember having this special treat when I was a kid and if we really wanted to go all out, we’d sprinkle nutmeg and cinnamon on top! It’s something that I still love to do today.
Trying to find a picture of these made me realize that I’m really going to have to take some of my own! Every year my Dad makes peanut butter balls and cherry balls and the cherry ones are by far my favorite! I found this recipe from Red Cottage Chronicles and it’s almost identical to the one my Dad uses. The cherries are covered in a sweet, coconuty batter and rolled in graham cracker crumbs. So yummy and very easy to make should you feel so inspired!
Here’s another one that I’m going to have to get my own picture of! My family is Acadian (a type of French Canadian) and this is a traditional Acadian food that we eat are Christmas time. I found an article about it on CBC from a while ago! Growing up, my family would have this supper on Christmas Eve and for breakfast on Christmas Day. They are great to make ahead of time because they freeze really well. Since starting my own family, I haven’t attempted these on my own yet but I think I’ll give it a try next year.
Here’s another eastern Canadian delicacy and one of my favorite Christmas treats! Although they sounds rather sinister, chicken bones are actually hard cinnamon candies with yummy chocolate center. They are made very close to home in St. Stephen, New Brunswick at the Ganong Chocolate Factory and have become world famous. I had the opportunity to go on a tour of the factory a long time ago and it was so cool to see these being made!
This one is pretty much a given, isn’t it? I could eat these all year round because they are my favorite kind of cookie but for some reason we only have them at Christmas. Why is that? I found this great recipe from Bake. Eat. Repeat and I think I’m going to whip up a batch this week since we’re getting down to the wire and I’ve pretty much already eaten through all of the cookies in the house, oops! The love the melty, butteryness of these cookies and even the little cherries on top. So perfect with a glass of egg nog!
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What are your favorite Christmas treats?
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