Personal View: Christmas treats recipes that are to die for


Madilyn Morris, Staff Reporter

Christmas treats are my all time favorite treats ever! I love the cute little snowman pretzels and and Santa Claus marshmallows. The thought of family in the kitchen and getting messy as they put ingredients in the bowl. Christmas treats and all treats are the best part of family time in the holiday. Here are some recipes for cute and yummy Christmas treats you and your family can eat plus enjoy making. I got these recipes from Taste of Home and here is their website: website:


Ornament Popcorn balls:


  • 10 cups of popped popcorn
  • 1 package (10 ounces) of large marshmallows
  • ¼  cup of butter, cubed
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • Optional decorations for the ornaments


  1. Place popcorn in a large bowl. In a large saucepan, combine marshmallows, butter and salt. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Pour over popcorn; mix well. Cool slightly.
  2. With greased hands, shape mixture into 12 popcorn balls, about 3/4 cup each. Place on waxed paper. Decorate as desired; let stand until set.

This recipe makes 12 at a time.

Chocolate-Dipped Candy Canes:


  • 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips
  • 12 candy canes (6 inches each)
  • 3 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • Optional decorations for the candy canes


  1. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Dip curved ends of candy canes in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper.
  2. In a microwave, melt white baking chocolate; stir until smooth. Drizzle over chocolate. Decorate with toppings if desired. Let stand until set
  3. Use to stir servings of hot cocoa. Yield: 1 dozen.