Simple and Inexpensive Christmas Recipes



Wow!  Christmas is almost here! 

I really can’t believe it.  Our kitchen renovation has had me a wee-bit distracted. Smile

But I wanted to take a second to share with you some easy Christmas recipes.

First up is these chocolate-covered-marshmallows-on-pretzels-thingies.

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A friend of ours made these at our sons’ piano recitals, and the boys just loved them.

They were easy to pick up and delicious to eat.

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I  made some for Adam’s classroom party the next week, and they loved them too.

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You basically stick two mini-marshmallows on the end of a pretzel stick and dip it in melted chocolate, then add sprinkles, and Voila!


Another recipe I love to make our these marshmallow-cornflake-holly-berry-thingies.

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These are so festive and beautiful on a Christmas table.  Plus, they taste great!

It’s basically like making rice krispy treats.

I melted 1/2 stick of butter in a sauce pan, added a bag of marshmallows and let them melt together.  Then I added a ton of green food coloring to get that deep green color.  You can add a teaspoon of vanilla too, but I was out of it. 

Then you add 3 cups of corn flakes mix them with the marshmallow mixture.  Spoon some of the mix onto wax paper and had a few red hots to the top.  Then let cool.

How easy is that?! 

Warning: These treats will turn your tongue green. Smile


Tomorrow night the boys and I will be making our buckeyes.  This is a tradition that I will never skip.  I’ve been making them as long as I can remember.  Over 30 years at least.


The boys love making them too.  We leave buckeyes for Santa Claus.

Click on the picture above to find the recipe and read the story behind why I’ve been making them since I was a child.


Lastly, every year I share this link again…


We call it “Snow”.  It’s basically white chocolate covered popcorn with M&M’s.  It is delicious!!!

Such a great little snack to have around at Christmas time.

I like to bag it up and give it as a little gift!


Click on the picture to view the recipe.


As a side note, we are almost finished with the kitchen.  I hope to show you how I’ve decorated my shelves for Christmas by tomorrow or Saturday.

Until then, I hope you are enjoying this season, and I pray that you would feel God’s love for you in a fresh way today.


  1. You can just box up some buckeyes and drop them in the mail to me in all your spare time :)

    My little gingerbread family is smiling at me. It’s like a hug from you having that hang where I can see it all day.

  2. OOOHH I think I have everything on hand for the pretzel sticks! Yay! I bet my boys will love those. Those Buck eyes look scrumptious too! We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a very Blessed New Year! :)

  3. Traci and Family …. just want to say Merry Christmas to you and your family. Please take the day off (Christmas Day) to celebrate the Birth of Jesus Christ and that means NO rearranging your pretty items on your pretty new shelves, or rearranging items in your pretty new pantry, or rearranging your items on your pretty new counter tops …. no rearranging at all! You hear me gurl?? LOL

    Seriously, thank you for a wonderful year of inspiration and thank you for a wonderful year of making sure God lives in our hearts … just thank you period!

    Merry Christmas !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to you and yours!

  4. Love when you share recipes and stories behind them. I will be reading your story about the buckeyes shortly, but wanted to take the time to wish you and your family a blessed Christmas and a joyous New Year!
    I am so glad you all are able to see the light at the end of the tunnel with the kitchen reno now that Christmas is just a few days away.

    Thanking you for filling my spiritual cup on days when I needed it this past year as well as my home decor/inspirational cup. : )

  5. Just what I needed since I am regrettably a last minute person. Thank you for rescuing me with these absolutely perfect Chocolate covered-marshmallows on pretzels. What an incredible and creative recipe solution.

    Thank you for this and on behalf of everyone here who appreciates your blog a holiday toast to you and your family…

    May your stuffing be tasty
    May your turkey plump,
    May your potatoes and gravy
    Have nary a lump.
    May your yams be delicious
    And your pies take the prize,
    And may your holiday dinner
    Stay off your thighs!


  6. Tracy, I am making the popcorn recipe right now. I’d say it is a hit. One because the kids enjoy spreading the chocolate all over it. I mean what kid wouldn’t love to drizzle chocolate all over the island top? It tastes yummy.
    thanks for sharing.

  7. I remember those green cornflake treats from when I was a kid. My mom used to make them… Oh…the good ol’ days when mom used to make all kinds of cookies, treats and candies. She doesn’t do that any more. I don’t make them, because we don’t have children…my waistline does NOT need all those treats around! LOL! But I do miss the festive feeling having all the treats around creates. I’ll just have to experience it vicariously through my blog friends like you!

  8. I made the marshmallow-cornflake-holly-berry-thingies for over the holidays and I just want to stop back in and tell that they were a big, big hit. Oh, what an eye-catching conversation piece.

    Thanks a million times over.


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