Holiday baking ideas


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Maddy McFarlin, Features Co-Editor

With the holidays at home this year, there is a ton of time to try out different recipes for you and your family to enjoy. Here are some of the most fun and easy holiday treats to try out this winter break!


Hot Chocolate Balls – If you scroll through TikTok, your For You Page is probably covered with people trying out these hot chocolate balls. You can recreate them with this recipe by Deanna at Taste of Homemade.

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Homemade Peppermint Patties – These peppermint patties are simple and easy to recreate using this recipe from Butter with a Side of Bread. They look delicious and taste good too! 

DIY: Homemade York Peppermint Patties Recipe
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Peppermint Bark – A popular holiday snack is so simple to make right from home. This easy recipe from Sara from Dinner at the Zoo takes less than 20 minutes and is delicious! 


Peanut Butter Snowballs – These graham cracker based desserts are delicious and easy to make right at home. They look just as yummy as they taste and you can recreate this recipe from Leana Abraham at Delish!

Best Peanut Butter Snowball Recipe - How to Make Peanut Butter Snowballs
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S’mores – Although these may be self-explanatory, you don’t need a bonfire to make a s’more at home. They are a delicious snack that can be made with just a microwave! 


Santa Hat Cheesecake Bites – Adorable and delicious, these are the perfect bite-size snack to enjoy right at home. Recreate using this recipe by Lindsay Funston at Delish here. 

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Chocolate Fudge – if you are a fan of fudge, this easy recipe by Lindsay at Life, Love and Sugar is great to recreate from home because it only has three ingredients!