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6 Recipes to Try This Holiday Season

Photo of Jasmine LeBlanc Jasmine LeBlanc - November 17, 2020

One of our team's favorite parts of the holiday season is the delicious food that is made to celebrate the occasions. Since it's the season of giving, our team members have decided to share some of their favorite recipes to make during this time of year! Scroll through to find a new recipe to make this holiday season.

Our Team's Favorite Holiday Recipes

pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cookies1. Savannah's Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nothing screams fall more than pumpkin-flavored treats, so Savannah is sharing this easy cookie recipe that also has a sentimental meaning for her.

She says, "I love these cookies because they remind me of my old neighbor who passed some years ago. She always made these around the holidays, which is how I developed my love for pumpkin. This one is for Patty."

To get the recipe for these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, click here.

 

2. Lindsey's Coffee Ice Cream Pie

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You could go as far as to say that the holiday season is not complete without having pie. Break out of the traditional pie mold and try this unique, delicious recipe. Lindsey says, "This recipe is so simple and is easily a crowd favorite at my house! My Mom created the recipe and prepares it every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's a refreshing dessert that strays from the typical 'pie' holiday framework and it never lasts long!"

Here's the recipe:

Lindsey's Coffee Ice Cream Pie

Ingredients

  • Package of Oreos
  • 1 stick of Butter
  • Gallon of Breyer's Coffee Ice Cream
  • Cool Whip
  • Smucker's Magic Shell Chocolate Fudge Topping
  • Slivered Almonds (optional)

Instructions

  1. Fill a gal. ZipLock bag with the Oreos and seal it. Set bag on a flat surface. Use a rolling pin to roll over the bag repeatedly until Oreos are crushed.
  2. Place butter in a bowl and microwave in 20 second increments until fully melted.
  3. Using a rectangular freezer-safe food storage container, pour melted butter into the container and spread across the bottom. Then, add the crushed Oreos on top of the butter and spread evenly with a spatula.
  4. Grab the ice cream from the freezer. Using the spatula, scoop out all of the ice cream (in medium flat chunks) and try to spread evenly over the Oreo crust.
  5. Grab the Cool Whip from the refrigerator and spread a thick layer across the top of the ice cream.
  6. Drizzle the Magic Shell topping generously over the Cool Whip layer and sprinkle slivered almonds on top, as desired.
  7. Cover the container with a lid or aluminum foil and place in freezer for at least 2-3 hours to harden. Then, cut yourself a square and enjoy!

 

3. Jasmine's Salted Peppermint Bark

salted-peppermint-barkAnother traditional flavor to enjoy during the holidays is peppermint. When it's paired with chocolate it creates a mouth-watering treat!

Jasmine says, "I love all things peppermint flavored during the holiday season and this snack is so addicting because it's crunchy, sweet, and has the perfect hint of salt!"

To get the recipe to whip up this quick snack, click here.

 

 

 

4. Michelle's Mom's Chocolate Fudge

michelle-phil-hearing-fudgeThis chocolate fudge has been a staple in Michelle's family for each Thanksgiving. She says, "My mom is literally 'famous' with our family and friends for this fudge. They all want a batch of it. Every year, she's made batches for everyone to give away. And she still carries on the tradition by telling others how to make her fudge since she can't this holiday season."

Here's the recipe:

Michelle's Mom's Chocolate Fudge - Makes 64 squares of fudge

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2/3 cup of evaporated milk
  • 16 large marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate pieces
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of crushed Whitman's pecans

Instructions

  1. Combine sugar, evaporated milk, and marshmallows in a pot.
  2. Cook and stir constantly until marshmallows and sugar melt to prevent marshmallows from sticking to the bottom.
  3. When bubbles cover the entire top surface, bring pot to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and stir mixture for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove pot from heat and beat in butter, salt, chocolate pieces, pecans, and vanilla extract until the chocolate has melted.
  6. Spread into buttered 9-inch square pan.
  7. Chill in refrigerator until firm.

5. Justin's Monkey Bread

monkey-breadJustin is sharing his favorite baked good to make during the holiday season.

Here's what he has to say about his monkey bread recipe, "It's always been a family tradition for the Givens family. I remember growing up on the night before Christmas, my dad, brothers, and I would all help make this. It was fun, hands-on, and delicious the next day! It usually only lasted one day at our house!"

Here's the recipe:

Justin's Monkey Bread

Ingredients

  • 1.5 tsp. of cinnamon
  • 1.5 cups (3 sticks) of butter
  • 3/4 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 4 cans of biscuits
  • 1 gallon-sized Ziploc bag

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Place half of the white sugar and cinnamon into the Ziploc bag.
  3. Cut biscuits in quarters and throw into a zip lock bag along with the white sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Close the Ziploc bag and shake! Best done while playing your favorite Christmas music and have the kids help!
  5. Grease a bundt pan with stick of butter (extra) or nonstick spray (I prefer the butter)
  6. Place all the biscuits that are now covered in sugar and cinnamon into the bundt pan.
  7. Melt butter and brown sugar in a pot and bring to a boil, stirring continuously.
  8. Remove from heat and pour over the biscuits in the bundt pan.
  9. Bake for 45 minutes. Make sure the inside biscuits are cooked.
  10. Remove from oven and let it cool for 15 - 20 minutes. Enjoy right away or over the next couple of days.

6. Jacob's Mom's Hashbrown Casserole

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Yes, this is the only "dish" that made our list. As you can tell, we like our dessert. Jacob is sharing one of his favorite dishes to enjoy over the holidays which is his mom's hashbrown casserole. He says, "My mom makes this dish for every major holiday and most family gatherings, and it always gets devoured. Frankly, it wouldn't be a holiday without this dish!"

Here's the recipe:

Jacob's Mom's Hashbrown Casserole

Ingredients:
  • 1 bag of Shredded Hash browns
  • 1 can of Cream of Mushroom soup
  • 1 can of Cream of Chicken soup
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp Tony Chachere's creole seasoning
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 1 bag of Lay's Potato Chips
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 3/4 stick of Butter
 
Instructions:
1. Mix everything together (except the chips) in a big bowl.
2. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray.
3. Pour mixture into dish and spread evenly.
4. Crush chips and spread evenly on top of the mixture.
5. Dot with butter and bake in oven at 375º for 30 minutes.

 

Those are the 6 recipes that our team recommends you enjoy this holiday season! We hope you have a blast making these tasty treats for your friends and family to enjoy.

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