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  • Writer's pictureStephanie Nash

Favourite Holiday Desserts

The holidays are a wonderful time of year for the merriment, music, lights… and treats! 

You’ll need to throw out the scale for this list of scrumptious holiday dessert ideas.

Gingerbread Cookies: Did you know? The oldest recorded gingerbread recipe, dating to the 16th century, is kept in the Germanic National Museum in Nuremberg! A tried-and-true classic for a reason, gingerbread is a particularly festive go-to! Whether you create gingerbread men or a gingerbread house – or a whole town (we won’t judge!) – you need the right recipe!


Nanaimo Bars: Over the years, this delicious treat has gone by many names… The first recipe originated in the 1952 edition of the Women’s Auxiliary Nanaimo Hospital Cookbook where it was simply named “chocolate square”. A similar recipe was later published in a 1953 edition of the Edith Adams’ Cookbook with the name “Nanaimo Bar”. The recipe clipping still hangs in the Nanaimo Museum! A no-bake dessert bar, this mouth-watering treat consists of three main layers: graham wafer crumb and shredded coconut for the bottom, a custard-flavored butter icing in the middle, and a chocolate ganache on top.



Peppermint Fudge: Originating in the 19th century, fudge is not necessarily new… but with so many additions to flavourings, it never gets old! This season, try one of our favourites – peppermint fudge! Easy to make and waiting to be enjoyed.



Peanut Brittle: Brittle is thought to be one of the first candies ever made… and there is a lot of confusion around how it came to be. Some claim it happened by accident as a New England woman was making taffy and accidentally added baking soda in 1890! Another theory dates brittle as far back as the Celts where it was enjoyed as a traditional Celtic dessert, making its way from Europe to America! Still today, peanut brittle continues to stand the test of time as a favored treat.


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