Monday, December 19, 2016

Holiday sweets and treats

Check out these 10 easy to make and ready to give recipes for all kinds of holiday sweets and treats: cookies, candy, nuts, snacks and more!

Easy to make and ready to give recipes for all kinds of holiday sweets and treats

Happy holidays, friends!

Since I can pretty much guarantee that the teachers, hairstylists, mail carriers and everyone else on your list already has all the crap from the mall that s/he could possibly ever need or want, how about making some little thoughtful gifts this year instead?

If you're not up to even the easiest DIY project, The Ninj still has you covered with ten super-easy recipes for holiday sweets and treats that everyone will love: crunchy cookies, easy candy, my famous snack crack and even some no-bake treats.

Chocolate Granola Bark

Whip up a batch of this dark chocolate granola bark, loaded with dried fruit and finished with crunchy sea salt. Store in the freezer for an anytime treat.

Eggnog Cookies

Enjoy this easy recipe for soft eggnog cookies, made with homemade eggnog.

Maple Candied Pecans

Make these 3-ingredient maple candied pecans in 5 minutes, then enjoy them on salads, with cheese, atop oatmeal or as a sweet-and-salty snack.

Port and Cherry Brownies

Rich and decadent round brownies made with ruby port and tart dried cherries. 

Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix

One bite of this sweet and spicy snack mix -- made with nuts, pretzels and a spicy maple glaze -- and you'll know why we call it snack crack.

Coconut Chocolate Drops

These no-bake, bite-sized chocolate drops are only slightly sweet and completely guilt-free.

Nutella Toffee Biscotti

Made with no butter or oil, these biscotti are light and airy, with a subtle Nutella flavor and lovely gooey bits of chocolate and toffee.

Ginger Molasses Spice Cookies

Super crunchy ginger and molasses spice cookies are the yummier cousin of a gingersnap -- and a copycat recipe of Philadelphia's Ivins' Famous Spiced Wafers.

White Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

White chocolate pretzel chip cookies -- the perfect sweet yet salty cookie. 

Panettone Muffins

Panettone muffins: all the sweet, fruity flavor of traditional panettone in a simple muffin -- the perfect holiday breakfast. 

And for even more holiday sweets and treats, be sure to follow my Holiday Sweets and Treats Pinterest board. And, for balance, there's a Holiday Savories and Sides board, as well.

What's your favorite holiday sweet or treat that you look forward to most every year? Leave a comment: The Ninj wants to know.


  1. The personal touch of making something is so much more in line with the true meaning of this holiday season. Thanks for awesome ideas & recipes, we'll get to make something new this year. :-)