Holiday Treats


Tabitha Andrews

Looking for some new holiday treats? Well, here are a few you just might have to try! First up we have Christmas Cracker Candy. Christmas Cracker Candy is a saltine cracker, melted sugar and butter mixed, topped with a layer of melted chocolate. When taste testers were asked “Rate this on a scale of 1-10” three said ten, one said eight and one said seven. After being asked “Would you recommend this to others?” Four said “yes” and one said “no.” Overall, three would try and make it and two would not.

Next up is Santa Popcorn. This recipe is a sweet mixture of popcorn glazed with melted marshmallows, sprinkles, and M&M’s. When asked “Rate this on a scale of 1-10” the response from each person was 10, 9, 8, and two 5’s. Once asked “Would you recommend this sweet treat to others?” Four said “yes” and one said “no.” Once again when asked if they would try and make it or not two answered “yes” and three answered “no.”

Now we have Peppermint Pretzel Bites. This delicious treat is a Pretzel topped with a melted peppermint chocolate kiss and a peppermint M&M candies. Now right off the bat I would tell the taste tester that if you do not like peppermint you will not like this. Taste testers rated this 10,8,5,5, and 1. Four said “yes” they would recommend the treat to others and one said “no” to recommending it.

Lastly, we have Christmas Bark, which is a mixture of pretzel pieces, white chocolate park, crushed Oreos, with M&M’s and sprinkles. When asked to rate on a scale of 1-10, the rating was 10, 7, 6, and two 5’s. Three would recommend it and two would not. Overall, three would try and make it and two would not. If you feel like you want to try any of these recipes, I have included them.

Christmas Cracker Candy: Saltine crackers, 1 cup Brown sugar, 1 cup Unsalted butter, ¼ Kosher salt, 1 tsp Vanilla extract, and 2 cups Semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Santa Popcorn: Popcorn, Melted marshmallows, M&M’s, and Sprinkles.

Peppermint Pretzel Bites: Square pretzel, Peppermint Hershey kiss, and peppermint M&M.

Christmas Bark: Melted white chocolate drizzled over crushed Oreos, crushed Pretzels, M&M’s, and sprinkles on top.