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By cecelia26_

Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (19 Votes)
Holiday Holly Chocolate Cupcakes 1 Picture
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Servings 24
Preparation time 20
Cooking time 40

  • 1 (2-layer size) package chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (3.9-ounce) package JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 (16-ounce) container ready-to-spread vanilla frosting
  • 1 cup thawed Cool Whip whipped topping
  • 72 red candy-coated chocolate pieces (about 1/2-cup)
  • 24 green gumdrop spearmint leaves, cut lengthwise in half

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Garnished with green gumdrops and red candy-coated chocolate pieces, these festive chocolate cupcakes make a great ...

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These festive traditional Italian Christmas Cookies are a family favorite! Serve with a cold glass of milk and enjo

  • ICING:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 teaspoons water
  • Stir until creamy
4.6/5 (49 Votes)

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This cake is loaded with rum! The glaze is so sweet and buttery, and the cake is so moist, you'll want to eat the w

  • CAKE:
  • 1 (18-ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3.5-ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup water, cold
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup rum, dark or light
  • 1 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • Brown sugar (optional)
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cups rum, dark or light
4.4/5 (50 Votes)

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These Holiday Snowball Cookies are an update to the classic snowball cookie

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened, about 3 sticks
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 2/3 cups (10-ounce package) Nestle® Toll House® Holiday Morsels
  • 1/2 cup nuts, finely chopped
  • powdered sugar, to garnish
4.4/5 (51 Votes)

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I'm not big on making candy

  • EQUIPMENT:
  • 3 (0.25-ounce) packages unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup ice cold water, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • red food coloring
  • nonstick spray
  • 4 to 6-ounces quality dark chocolate, chopped, optional
  • cake pop sticks
  • 9 x13-inch pan, preferably a metal baking pan that doesn't have round corners
  • wax paper and aluminum foil
  • sifter, for powdered sugar
  • stand mixer with wire whisk attachment or a hand-mixer
  • non-stick spray
  • candy thermometer
  • very sharp knife or pizza cutter
4.6/5 (33 Votes)

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Melts in your mouth! These are a refreshing change from those too sweet Christmas Cookies

  • 1/2 pound butter
  • 4 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cup ground pecans
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
4.6/5 (311 Votes)

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This Southern speciality is guaranteed to always be a hit when served warm and à la mode

  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 (28-ounce) can peaches, undrained
  • 3 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 heaping tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • milk as needed
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Are you ready for the easiest recipe of your life? Seriously this stuff is incredible! Not only is it unbelievably ...

  • 40 saltine crackers (I recommend using Nabisco Saltines with Sea Salt)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups chocolate chips, whichever you prefer, milk, semi or bittersweet. I used half milk chocolate half semi-sweet.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla
  • 3/4 cup chopped, toasted nuts of choice - pecans, walnuts, almonds, cashews, Hazelnuts, optional
  • Sprinkles (optional)
4.5/5 (137 Votes)

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Three ingredients. One hour

  • 1 (16-ounce) package Oreos
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14-ounce) package white chocolate candy melts
4.5/5 (123 Votes)

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If you're a fudge and a pistachio lover, this is the recipe for you! Its so easy to make and delicious, too

  • 1 pound white baking chocolate
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure almond extract shopping list
  • 1/8 teaspoon McCormick® green food color
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, chopped
  • Additional pistachios for garnish, if desired
4.4/5 (125 Votes)

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These candied pecans are truly addictive

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon (adjust to your taste; I like 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon)
  • 2 cups nuts (pecans or walnuts are excellent, whole almonds are good too)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Optional: substitute 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste, instead of cinnamon and definitely gives a great pop of flavor
4.4/5 (119 Votes)

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I love the chocolate antlers and the adorable fat little faces! These Reindeer Cookies are a fun and festive treat ...

  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Chocolate-covered mini pretzels
  • Mini brown M&Ms
  • Regular-sized red M&Ms
4.5/5 (108 Votes)

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Invite the grandkids over and get ready for some cookie-making fun! Make these precious Santa Heart Cookies during ...

  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
  • Ingredients to make sugar cookies
  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker Red Cookie Icing
  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker White Cookie Icing
  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker Black Cookie Icing
  • 1 bottle Snow Crystal Decors
  • 1 bottle Betty Crocker Holly Berry Decors
4.5/5 (108 Votes)

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Homemade Pecan Pie filling is poured over cubed French bread and baked to deliciousness! This recipe is perfect for

  • 1 (16-ounce) loaf French bread, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes, about 8 cups
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Scant 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pecans, large pieces and halves
4.5/5 (105 Votes)

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Sweet and salty, these treats are fun and addicting

  • 70 square pretzels (do not use butter snaps)
  • 70 Hershey's Hugs chocolates (from nearly 1 full 12 ounce package), unwrapped
  • 70 Milk Chocolate M&M's, I used the red and green Christmas package
4.4/5 (105 Votes)

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