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Recipes to Make Your Holiday That Much Sweeter!

It’s hard to deny that the some of the best memories happen around food– especially during the holiday time.  Hot chocolate and pumpkin pie add that needed sweetness to the holiday time.  Here are some more sweet and easy recipes that anyone can make to cheer up the holiday:


Caramel Corn

Cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Servings: 28



  • 28 cups plain popped popcorn

  • 2 cups dry roasted peanuts (optional)

  • 2 cups brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup margarine

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Pop all the popcorn.  Place the popped popcorn into two greased baking pans. Add the peanuts to the popped corn . Set aside.

  2. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, margarine and salt in a saucepan. Boil the mixture for 5 minutes while stirring constantly.

  3. Remove the mix from the heat, and stir in the baking soda and vanilla. The mix should be light and foamy. Evenly pour over the popcorn in the pans.



Hot Cocoa Ice Cream

Cooking time: 5 hours 15 minutes

Servings: 8-10



  • 3 cups of heavy cream

  • 1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk

  • 2-3 hot cocoa packets

  • 1 cup of mini marshmallows, plus more for garnish


  1. Beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form.

  2. Add sweetened condensed milk, hot cocoa packets, and mini marshmallows.

  3. Transfer mix to a 9-x-5" cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Top with marshmallows and freeze until firm.  This is approximately 5 hours.

  1. Remove from freezer to let soften 10 minutes.  It is now ready to serve!



White Chocolate Reeses Fudge


  • 1 bag White Chocolate Reeses

  • 1 cup sugar

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • ½ tsp. salt

  • ½ cup butter

  • 2½ cups white chocolate chips

  • 1 tub marshmallow creme (7oz.)


  1. Cut the White Chocolate Reeses into fours.

  2. Line parchment paper on a 9×9 pan.

  3. Put the white chocolate chips and marshmallow fluff in a bowl. Set aside.

  1. In a pan, melt the sugar, heavy cream, salt and butter on medium heat until it starts to boil. Cook this for 5 minutes.

  2. Pour this mix (step 4) into the bowl of chocolate chips and mix with a blender until it's smooth and soft.

  3. Mix in half the White Chocolate Reeses. Pour into your pan.

  4. Sprinkle the rest of the Reeses on the top. Put in the fridge for 3-5 hours to let it set.  



Maple-Walnut Apple Cobbler

Cooking time: 1 hour

Servings: 6



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces

  • 2/3 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

  • 5 apples peeled, cored, and cut into 3/4-inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees . In a bowl, combine 1 cup of flour, the baking powder, and salt. Add 1/4 cup butter.  Using a blender or spoon, blend the butter into the dry ingredients until mixture resembles crumbs. Stir in 1/3 cup of the walnuts and add milk and maple syrup. Mix together until a dough forms. If necessary, add a little more milk to moisten.

  2. In a cast-iron or other heavy oven-going skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of butter and the brown sugar over a medium-high heat. Cook and stir until butter is melted and sugar begins to melt.  Then, add apples to skillet. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon flour and the cinnamon. Stir until apples are coated. Remove from heat.  Mix in remaining 1/3 cup walnuts.

  3. Drop dough mix atop the apple mixture. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until apples are tender.


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