Chocolate Christmas candy is one of the delights that adds to the Christmas season in a special way.
Chocolate is my favorite food, and Christmas is my favorite holiday. Put them together and you can hardly go wrong.
Okay, so maybe chocolate isn't officially a food group, but good chocolate tastes so wonderful that I like to count it anyway.
I always enjoy giving and receiving chocolate around the holidays (or any time of year, to be completely honest). Chocolate is the type of gift that is almost always well received.
When you take the time to make Christmas treats, your gift becomes even more special to the person receiving them. I'm going to share with you some of my favorite Christmas recipes and ideas that might inspire you to make that extra effort and bless someone special in your life.
Growing up in the north in the United States, we almost always had a white Christmas. I loved it!
There is something about a white Christmas that adds to the spirit of the season for me. Sipping on hot cocoa while sitting around the log fire and watching through the window as the white flakes gently fall, is a precious memory that I cherish.
Since 1997, my husband and I have been serving as missionaries in the tropics of Australia. No white Christmases for us! The heat and humidity of an Aussie summer makes it challenging to get into the Christmas spirit from my perspective. Holiday baking and candy making can help.
I have some favorite homemade Christmas candy recipes that seem to do the trick year after year, plus new recipes I discover as each year passes. I'll begin adding these over the next couple of weeks, and I hope you'll add some of your favorites, too.
Living so far from my family, I still like to treat them to some chocolate Christmas candy, delicious cookie treats, or other fun Christmas treats.
Unfortunately, my creative efforts would never survive the journey from Australia to America in any kind of style or decent time frame.
Instead, I've resorted to ordering goodies online for my friends and family on special occasions. I usually go with Amazon because of the fast shipping and return policy.
Here are some creative ideas that make presenting your homemade chocolate Christmas candy, cookies, and other treats extra special and fun and unique...
I hope these ideas have started to get you thinking and excited about giving this holiday season. No doubt you will be a blessing to someone and really make their day.
Do you have any tried and true homemade Christmas recipes? I'd love to give them a try! From one sweet tooth to another, "Hand 'em over!"
Maybe you'd just like to tell us about an amazingly delicious treat you tasted and never forgot, or a clever gift idea or Christmas activity. I'm all ears. Do tell...