Writer: Ashley Bow

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Rice Krispies Treats

An easy mix of Rice Krispies and melted marshmallow, these snacks take about 10 minutes to make. For extra fun, they can be cut out and dipped in colored white chocolate to give them an extra holiday twist.

Oreo Truffles

The most complex part of this treat is covering the truffles with a coating of chocolate. Other than that, the truffles are made by simply crushing up Oreos and combining the crumbs with cream cheese and rolling the resulting mixture into 1 inch balls. I love to make these for my friends around Christmas break. They’re always a huge hit!

Popcorn Balls

Just like the Rice Krispies Treats, these are a matter of combining melted marshmallows with the main ingredient- in this case popcorn. They hold one special surprise, however, because adding food coloring to the marshmallows before stirring in the popcorn in gives them a special effect. Orange works well for Thanksgiving, blue for Hanukkah, and red or green for Christmas.

Mini Cinnamon Apple Pies

For this, bakers can either make the dough themselves or buy premade mini pie crusts. The trick to ensure deliciousness, however, is the correct ratio of sugar to brown sugar to cinnamon. Additionally, placing a one-sixteenth square of butter on top of each pie helps to tie together the flavors.

Homemade Eggnog

Ever feel like there’s too little eggnog to go around at stores? I know I do. When it starts to feel that way, eggnog is easy to whip up with only egg whites, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. I know, it feels like it should be difficult, but it is one of the easiest treats to make- especially with the reward of eggnog close at hand.

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