Holiday Treats for Your Favorite Grinch

Looking for treats to make and bake for guests this holiday season? From sweet to savory, chewy to crunchy, we visited our favorite food websites and culinary bloggers to bring you tempting treats for even the grinchiest Grinch in your life!

Happenin’ Appetizers

holiday treats A crispier, crunchier alternative to classic (and still scrumptious) bacon-wrapped dates, Bacon-wrapped Water Chestnuts from Savory Sweet Life are just as good!

Baked Cranberry Brie Cups from Feeling Foodish is the perfect combination of salty and sweet, and with a few shelled pistachios on the side to sprinkle on or not, these are tasty and elegant, too!

Leave it to Martha Stewart to put smoked trout on pumpernickel! With a little horseradish, dill and butter, these savory bites make great party hors d’oeuvres.

HGTV has a few new pages on its site for holiday treats, with 10-minute treat enticements like Cranberry Pistachio Chicken Salad Cups and Tomato Basil Ricotta Crostini, plus holiday cocktails and mocktails and a sweet citrus spritzer with edible glitter!

Award-Winning Sweets

Straight from the Holiday Baking Championship, courtesy of the Food Network, these holiday treats are sure to please the most discriminating – or picky — palate. Take, for example, Apple Cider Mini-Muffins made to taste like a hot mug of apple cider. Butter, brown sugar and sour cream (the secret ingredient!) blend together with a cider glaze for melt-in-your-mouth tidbits.

Curious, right? Makes your salivary glands pay attention!

Or the champion Eggnog Cookies, which are boozy snowballs that capture the taste of the holiday drink so popular between now and New Year’s. A little bourbon, a little nutmeg, some rum and vanilla extract will get you in the holiday spirit – literally.

For chocolate lovers, winter is the right time for Hot Chocolate Cheesecake. It’s as easy to make as a regular cake, but with a few extras – like hot chocolate mix and marshmallows – you’ll recognize the taste immediately.

For more holiday treats and snacks – like Cinnamon Chocolate Fudge and Raspberry Fig Pull-Apart Cookies, check out Food Network’s collection of 71 classic and innovative holiday baking recipes. The collection has something for everyone, and we’re not exaggerating!

Holiday Snack Attack

holiday treatsIf you’ve never tried crispy sweet treats made with popcorn, like Christmas Crunch with white chocolate and pretzels and Grinch Popcorn with marshmallows and red M&Ms®, both should be on your 2017 bucket list.

Lisa, The Bearfoot Baker, makes clever Pretzel Reindeer, and Blogger Michelle at Crafty Morning has a fun recipe for Rice Krispies® holiday treats.

And for the latest gift recipes, check out the 45 homemade holiday foods from HGTV, to whip up something special for friends and family, like Cookie Pops and Hazelnut Hot Cocoa.

Colliers Hill: Another Holiday Treat!

Colliers Hill is a holiday treat of a different kind! The ranch and two-story models – 10 to tour, with more under construction! — from Shea Homes and Richmond American Homes are priced from the upper $300s to the $600s. One of them is bound to have your name on it! ‘Tis the season to be a homebuyer in this amazing master-planned community in Erie.