Growing up my favorite time of the year was Christmas time, and it still is.  Who doesn't like all the beautiful colored lights, decorated homes, Christmas trees , Santa and sugary treats.  Andy Williams doesn't call it the most wonderful time of the year for nothing.

I think back to my younger years and my Mom's kitchen was always filled with plate after plate of delicious sugary goodness courtesy of all my neighbor's , Mom's bridge club and my parents friends.  My mouth waters just thinking about it.

As I think back to that time (and before I lapse into a sugar induced coma),some of the most favorite Holiday treats.

The first choice is a no brainer.  Ask most people what is their most favorite holiday cookie or treat is and they will probably say frosted sugar cookies..

Creamy delicious chocolate fudge.  Most cooks who finally have the perfect recipe, guard that close and usually don't share.  I know I don't.

Ginger Bread cookies

Chocolate covered peanut butter balls

Homemade Chex mix  A nice change from all the sweets, however to qualify for the list the Chex mix has to be made in the oven nbit microwaved.  (my list, my rules )

Divinity, this was always my Mom's favorite.

Coconut Macarons with a raspberry center.

Butter caramels.  This treat requires patience and a strong arm for continued stirring.  The finished product is totally worth all the work.

Peanut Brittle, Toffee. and no-bake cookies all make the list.

Many people don't have the time or don't make the time to whip up these delicious treats to share with friends and neighbors. Make sure that your families recipes for all these wonderful treats don't get lost over time.  It is a wonderful feeling when people taste your holiday dish and ask where you got the recipe and you say....It's an old family recipe.

allrecipes.com has lots of delicious recipes for yummy holiday treats

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