Magic Bar Fudge

Magic Bar Fudge is two classic desserts in one place! Creamy chocolate fudge, with butterscotch chips, and toasted coconut will be a sure favorite!

Wanted to pop in over the weekend and share a little something with you.

I know you are all scrambling to get your houses, menus and turkeys ready for Thanksgiving…but let’s just take a pause, just for a minute, to anticipate the upcoming Christmas season…

MY OTHER RECIPES

I know, I know, one holiday at a time…but I can’t help it! I’m not a Thanksgiving girl.  You would think I would be, I mean it’s a holiday completely geared towards stuffing your face, putting on happy pants and then napping.  I mean, that’s basically my dream world.  But for some reason, it’s just not my favorite.  I look at it like this:  pie…no thanks, turkey…meh, stuffing…well, alright stuffing I could make a meal out of…but overall, not my thang.  Maybe if I could convince my husband that there needs to be presents on Thanksgiving I could learn to love it.  Presents make everything better.  Fact.

So while you all are thinking pumpkin pie and gravy, I am all about the Christmas cookie…I start planning my holiday baking pretty much in January.  I bookmark, I pin, I gather scrap recipes in a folder.  Yep, it’s all about the Christmas cookie.

With that said, you want to take a gander at what I came up with?

It’s Magic Bar Fudge.

Here’s what I did:

I coarsely chopped up some graham crackers.

I toasted some coconut over low heat until it got to be this pretty golden color…

I chopped up some walnuts…

Then I mixed some chocolate and butterscotch chips, a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan…

and poured a can of sweetened condensed milk in and melted it all together.

When the chocolate mixture melted, I folded in the graham crackers and nuts and spread into my foil-lined pan.

I sprinkled my toasted coconut on top and let it chill in the fridge.

Now you should really let it set up in the fridge for a good 2 hours, but I may or may not have sampled it before then…SO, if you aren’t above eating melty fudge with a spoon over the pan, now would be the time.

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Magic Bar Fudge

Magic Bar Fudge

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 25 pieces

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 (14 ounce) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped graham crackers
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup toasted coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Line 9×9 pan with foil. Set aside.
  2. In a medium skillet, place your coconut over medium-low heat until it’s a light golden color. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan add both kinds of chips, salt, vanilla and sweetened condensed milk. Melt together on low heat until smooth. Remove immediately from heat and fold in nuts and graham crackers.
  4. Spread in prepared pan and sprinkle toasted coconut on top, gently pressing into chocolate.
  5. Place in refrigerator to chill and set.
  6. Cut into squares.

418 Responses

  1. My favorite holiday memory is being a kid and throwing parachute men into my brother’s best friend’s family’s fireplace. I don’t know why this seemed a good idea, but they’d rise really well on the hot air, until they melted!
    I sure could use a silpat that’s not bigger than every pan that fits in my oven!

  2. Jessica

    A holiday memory for me is the annual December 23rd cleaning the house and making rice pudding. So many times have I heard a holler from my mother ‘Check the rice pudding!! Is it boiling over? Enough water underneath?’ as we rush to the stove. The past few years it’s had a bit of a twist with a lactose intolerant sister. Apparently lactose free milk creates essentially the same product – but of a much more orange color! We were baffled the first year we added the lactose free milk to a batch…

  3. Jeanna

    Christmas used to be about 3 day baking weekends but that has gone by the wayside. Now I look forward to brat stuffing at Thanksgiving. Can you guess, I grew up in Sheboygan Wisconsin, brat capital of the world! But I sure would love to make that fudge in that shiny new pan!

  4. My favorite holiday recipe is raspberry thumbprint cookies. I’ve been making these with my kids since they were toddlers (and had tiny little fingers). Back then, my kids couldn’t wait to dig in and help make the cookies. Now they are all teenagers and they can’t wait to dig in and eat them … lol. Thanks for the chance to win this amazing prize! I hope I win. We would definitely make good use of those goodies.

    Hugs,
    Snoopy 😀

  5. My favorite memory is my grandma baking and making candy. She had a bench (I have it now) that she would place container after container of goodies. It took all my will power not to get into the goodies.
    Once I got married and moved into my own place, I continued the tradition. I bake, make candy, and assembly other treats.
    Three years ago, my grandma died on Christmas Eve. It was only fitting because she loved the holidays.

  6. My go-to potluck dessert is actually using sweetened condensed milk – one can + 1 bag chocolate chips melted together + a dash of vanilla. Put it in a lined pan, pop it in the fridge, and you’ve got fudge!

  7. Rebecca

    My favorite thing to bake has got to be brownies-or Texas sheet cake which is so delish I only make it when my sister in law comes so I won’t eat the whole pan!!

  8. Megan H.

    I love making sugar cookies every Christmas. We always use my gmas cookie recipe 🙂 It was fun leaving those cookies out for Santa when I was a kid, and now it’s even more fun making them for my kiddo to leave out 🙂

  9. Linda Sandidge

    Potato Candy! My mother made it every year. I do too… however, I always recall, as a young bride, not remembering it only takes a heaping tablespoon of real mashed potatoes and I used a couple large potatoes – and after about 20 lbs of XXX Sugar and not a flat surface left in the entire house I had made my own Potato Candy memory.

  10. Jess :)

    My favorite holiday recipe is plain ol’ chocolate chip cookies. I have memories of eating them year after year with a big glass of milk on Christmas Eve. Can’t be the simple things in life 🙂

  11. My funniest holiday memory (although it wasn’t as funny when it happened) was when my boyfriend (at the time) put his paper plate on his lap to eat and wound up with a huge grease stain on his pants where something had leaked through the plate. Then he had to spend the next few hours with my family looking like he had an accident. Like I said, not funny at the time, but it became funny as soon as he became my ex 🙂 Am I evil???

  12. Catalina

    My favorite holiday recipe is my knock off version of Starbucks’ cranberry bliss bars. They get requested during the holidays with family and at work, too.

  13. Andrea

    love the magic bars, magic bar fudge will be magically delicious! no baking secret to share just the memory of baking cookies with the kids for santa!

  14. Rose

    My favorite holiday recipe is my grandma’s vintage 1950’s frozen fruit salad. A womanshared it with Grandma one holiday season in the doctor’s waiting room when my mom was sick as a little girl. We’ve had it ever since; even when I lived in Taiwan, I managed to round up the ingredients so I could have a “real” holiday meal.

  15. Favorite Holiday Baking? Mmmm …. SUGAR COOKIES!
    Favorite Holiday Memory? Decorating the BIG TREE all by myself! I’ve been decorating my big tree for 13 years by myself and decorated my parents tree for many years before that when I was a kid.

    Favorite Baking secret?? Planning the baking mess so that I’m making similar things so that I’m not pulling out a dozen different things for 15 different recipes. I make all my fudges first, then chocolate covered cherries …. Basically, I do all my candies first, then my cookies and then if I find something else new to make I make it last

  16. Katie

    my favorite holiday recipe is DEFINITELY pumpkin pie. i’ve never actually made it myself but it is always what i look most forward to 🙂

  17. Courtney F.

    My favorite Christmas cooking memory is making candy with my grandmother. We’d make toffee and hand-dipped fondants for Christmas gift-giving. I miss making chocolates with her.

  18. My baking secret is that I always reduce all the fat (butter, crisco, etc) by half in a recipe and add water of non-fat milk to make up for the “wetness.” No one can tell the difference and I feel like I’m doing my part to spare everyone a few extra calories so they can indulge in my sweets.

  19. Heather Hodge

    My favorite holiday recipe is Jewish Sourcream Coffee Cake…..I found the recipe in one of those little booklets they sell at the grocery check out when I was a teen and have been making it every year.

    Your fudge looks amazing!

  20. van pham

    My favorite memory is definitely all the family getting together. The parents sitting at 2 tables and all the cousins sitting at 1 table. Just sitting and eating and having a good time being around family.

  21. these look amazing, Shelley!

    I make Magic Bars too and keep a STASH of Sweetened condensed milk on hand b/c I am always using it in some kind of dessert. Great giveaway!

    favorite holiday recipe = really anything that’s homemade and made with love…you can taste that in the goodies 🙂

  22. stephany

    I have fond memories of making snickerdoodles and russian tea cakes with my mom at the holidays, she’d always let me roll the dough balls in the cinnamon/sugar or powdered sugar – those are still my favorites to make to this day. But now I’ve also expanded to include my husband’s long family recipe of homemade peanut brittle – it’s by far and away the best peanut brittle I’ve ever eaten in my life!

  23. LisaLou

    My favorite holiday recipe is my grandmothers chocolate pie. She passed away in January 2006 and now I make the pies for my family like she taught me. Baking with her was always the highlight of the holidays.

  24. My favorite holiday recipe is Coconut Bonbons. I think some people may call them Martha Washington Balls. My grandmother makes them every year and it wouldn’t be Christmas without them. Soooooo yummy!

  25. Alison

    gotta make cornbread and milk for breakfast for my hunny for Thanksgiving! Call it a southern thing, but it just isn’t thanksgiving with it for him! 🙂

  26. Katie

    I always loved decorating sugar cookies with my mom. As an adult living in another state, we still make time for an afternoon of Christmas cookie decorating.

  27. Katie Smith

    My favorite holiday (baking) memory was of making Thanksgiving rolls in all kinds of fun shapes, including teddy bears, braids, turkeys, etc. One year, we made salt clay turkeys, too, that I believe we painted and used as centerpieces. Our Thanksgivings were always fun because we hosted a lot of foreign students or otherwise far-from-family guests. Such memories!!

  28. Claudia

    I used to go to England every Christmas and my grandmother would make the most delicious desserts. Even though I was stuffed from dinner, I would always eat some of everything. My favorite memory [dessert] is probably her summer pudding. I could eat so much of that covered in heavy cream or eaten with ice cream. So good.

  29. my favorite holiday recipe is my mom’s stuffing. i know it’s not sweet but she put apples in it. does that count?! my favorite holiday sweet thing is apple crisp. warmed up with a little vanilla ice cream….heaven. 🙂

  30. Corie

    One of my favorite holiday recipes is Magic 7 layer cookie bars! I just bought everything today to take for Thanksgiving dessert. They are delicious!

  31. My most recent favorite holiday memory is a brand spanking new tradition my sister and I have cooked up. We decided to dedicate a baking day for making over a dozen different recipes, putting them all in tins, and giving them out to people for Christmas. I love doing it, but we never pick out in advance who we are going to give our treats out to. So we kinda just end up gorging on 304834 cookies, brownies, cupcakes….you get the idea. In other words, best. tradition. ever.

  32. Marlys Folly

    My favorite Christmas baking is Canadian Butter tarts….. always made them Christmas eve so they were fresh from the evening to eat after Christmas eve church and going to the cemetery when I was at home… now only make them if my brother is coming close to Christmas as I haven’t been home to Canada for Christmas for many years.

  33. Kimie

    Many many years ago, I had my appendix out in January, which left me recovering at my mom’s house for 2 weeks with little to do (and little energy to do it), but I was able to make cookies. So I spent two weeks making all sorts of cookies that could be done ahead so they were all ready to go by Christmas. I had lots of time so I got to experiment with all the really fun ones, not just what was the quickest cause I was out of time and still had a huge list to do!

  34. Jen Kim

    Love this recipe~ Thanks for sharing you wonderful ideas~ My favorite, along with my two children, are the gingerbread men cookies~ Always around the holidays they want me to bake them so they can decorate and eat them all up~ =P

  35. My favorite baking memory (also one of my favorite holiday memories!) is something my family calls baking day. Some time in December every year my mom, sisters and I get together (no boys allowed!) and spend an entire day baking Christmas goodies. I look forward to it every year 🙂

  36. my favorite baking secret is for making oatmeal raisin cookies… soak the raisins in the eggs and vanilla for one hour before incorporating into the batter!! 🙂 it makes them plump and delicious!

  37. Kasey

    I love making caramels and all different kinds of fudge (peppermint, orange cream, raspberry cheesecake). I love making Christmas candy!

  38. Kathy Eyre

    Add half a can of Eagle Swwt Condensed Milk (I use fat free) to eight cups of coffee. Put in the fridge till cold, pour over ice…yummy “starbucks-like” iced coffee!

  39. judy

    my favorite holiday recipe is my mother-in-law’s strawberry pretzel dessert. It’s a treat because she only makes it foe thanksgiving and Christmas!

  40. Ashley Glasscock

    After years of watching my mother fail at fudge making, I made it my mission to perfect it! I included the recipe I use. I believe the key to perfect, creamy fudge is the boiling time and constant stirring. From the moment I begin making my fudge, I never leave it’s side! I have recently decided to turn my love of all things sweet into a career and enrolled full time in college to get my culinary degree!

    Have a very Happy Thanksgiving and keep blogging! I look forward to reading it everyday!

    Ashley 🙂

    3 cups sugar
    3/4 cup butter or margarine
    1 small can (5 oz.) evaporated milk (about 2/3 cup)
    1-1/2 pkg. (12 squares) Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped
    1 jar (7 oz.) Marshmallow Creme
    1 cup chopped Walnuts
    1 tsp. vanilla

  41. Lisa

    My favorite holiday recipe is for homemade Kruschiki which is a polish fried dough that is covered in powdered sugar. Growing up we used to always go to the polish bakery to buy Kruschiki before heading to my grandparents house. I decided one year to try and make my own Kruschiki and now I cant eat the stuff in the stores….mine is THAT GOOD!!!

  42. Tracy

    I always bake some sort of cheesecake for either Thanksgiving or Christmas. My family loves it when they see me coming with a springform pan.

  43. Hope

    I love making Crispix mix (Chex mix) during the holidays. It is the only time that we have it (not sure why) and it wouldn’t be Xmas without it!

  44. Megan

    The holidays have not arrived yet in my house until we bake up a batch of my grandma Ruth’s jelly cookies. They never make it past the day but thankfully this sinful butter cookie is easy to create. I have the original handwritten recipe in a frame on my kitchen counter! Grandmothers always leave the best memories.

  45. Lisa L.

    My favorite holiday/Christmas memory is baking Christmas cookies with my mom and brothers. We loved to help her decorate them! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  46. Connie

    I love big family holiday gatherings, but sometimes I like to sneak away and have a quiet meal out for Thanksgiving.

    I am a little obsessed with Pumpkin Dump cake right now.

  47. Amanda

    I give each of my brothers and my mother a Christmas ornament (I buy myself a matching one) of Father Christmas every year. It reminds us all of the love for and from my deceased father AND because the ornaments are on all of our trees, we are *kinda* together no matter if it’s just in spirit. I agree with you that Christmas is the best!!

  48. Tracy

    I look forward to homemade Chex Mix, homemade and decorated sugar cookies, and homemade white chocolate dipped pretzel rods with peppermint sprinkles. Actually, i look forward to everyone’s homemade cookies and treats. I will take that any day over anything store bought!

  49. Kaley

    My husband would love this recipe! I will have to try it! And my favorite memory would be making christmas cookies every year with my mom and sister, and then, packaging them up and giving them to friends and family. Can’t wait to do the same thing with my little girl when she gets a little older!

  50. Lesley Wert

    Baking day with my mom and/or my sisters, depending on where I have lived throughout the years is a favorite memory and tradition. One of my favorite recipes is cathedral windows. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen them made outside of my family, but they are such a simple yummy, pretty cookie.

  51. CJ

    My favorite memory is baking and decorating sugar cookies with my mom and my sister. It is a tradition that I carried on with my own two children. Even though they are both in college now we will bake and decorate the sugar cookies together. TRADITION!

  52. Maureen

    I have always made the family dessert for the holidays and people always ask for the staples (lemon squares, Mint brownies and pumpkin crisp and banana cake).

  53. Rachel M.

    My favorite Christmas baking memory was making donuts as a family on Christmas Eve every year when I was little. My parents would fry them and the kids would ice them. Yum!

  54. Heather

    My favorite holiday recipe is my mom’s breakfast quiche. It’s flaky crust, creamy and savory goodness is just amazing! I look forward to it every year!

  55. I come from a multi cultural family so I love making recipes from all the different parts of the world that my family comes from. My husband is Dutch and I have to say the recipe I make for him is a family favorite-Almond Tarts. Oh so yummy! Last year we had recipes from the Ukrain, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Mexico, and Ethiopia.

  56. You may eat Eagle Brand with a spoon, but I’ve been known to drink it with a straw. It’s A.MA.ZING.

    I love that these bars are layer upon layer of all things that are right in this world. Love.

    My favorite holiday recipe….Italian rainbow cookies!

  57. donna

    my favorite baking memory is from when i was a little girl. chrismas holiday baking was a 2 or 3 day event with my sister, mom, grandma and great grandma. there were cookies as far as the eye could see and the smells and tastes were fabulous. many of the varieties were things that were only made once a year. those are days i will always treasure.

  58. Jessica

    My favorite memory and recipe is helping, really watching, my grandmother make about 20 pumpkin rolls for holiday gifts for friends and one for our Thanksgiving dessert!

  59. Love this recipe looks yummy. I cooked fudge and orange jelly candy to do a test run for thanksgiving…and it was yummy! I would love the chance to win this very generous gift from eaglebrand thanks for sharing!

  60. Erin D.

    I make cookies in huge batches, and my favorites are peanut butter cookies. I also bake a lot of banana bread, and have learned that it’s so much easier to bake 4 at once…I used to think I could only make one at a time!

  61. One of my favorite holiday traditions is making cherry topped cookies with my family, assembly line style. Everyone has their specific job. The “boys” are grown up now but we still gather on Christmas Eve and make the cookies together.

  62. Elizabeth S.

    My grandmother’s divinity. Every Christmas, I couldn’t wait for those little white puffs of sugary goodness to appear in her kitchen. It’s now my kitchen, but I haven’t mastered her recipe just yet. Maybe this year will be the year.

  63. Angie

    I love making decorated sugar cookies and one time I spent hours making them and we left for a while and came home and my dog had eaten them…i nearly cried:(

  64. Kait

    Every memory of the holidays that I have involved my mom’s Sugar Cookies. They are the best! My brother and I used to hide under the table while my mom and aunt baked them and steal the still warm cookies off the table.

  65. Megan

    My favorite holiday memory/tradition is my dad making tons of cookies. My brothers and I each get to pick a cookie, and he makes a batch of each plus a couple more. We also end up with baklava and fudge and a multitude of other sweets. There are only 4 of us, so it’s a ridiculous amount of sweet stuff. But we all end up with giant ziploc bags full of goodies to take home! =)

  66. Ashley

    My favorite holiday memory is decorating the Christmas tree with my family, and then it fell over because it was too heavy. My mom freaked out but now she can laugh about it. It was funny. I felt bad for her because she had to re wrap all the presents that got ruined because it was a real tree. My mom is ever the perfectionist.

  67. That fudge looks absolutely sinful! Mmmmm! My favorite holiday memory is my whole family at one of my aunt & uncle’s house. All the aunts, uncles and cousins would get together and our moms would cook an awesome meal and all the fun came from just being together. Miss that! My baking secret is Pam and parchment. Whenever I make a cake, I use pam spray in the pan. I don’t butter and flour. Just spray, spray, spray and the cake comes right out! And when I make cookies, I use parchment on the cookie sheet. Keeps things so much easier and the cookies slide right off. Happy Holidays!

  68. Terri A.

    I’ve moved from loving Christmas cookies to making snacky-type foods to eat – like gingerbread popcorn, white trash, different coated nuts. Love that kind of stuff (even if my waist doesn’t).

  69. Amanda Mac

    My fave holiday recipe is a rocky road candy (made with Eagle Brand, of course!). My mom always made it for us the night we put up the Christmas tree. Now I make it for our little family. 🙂

  70. I am SOOOOO a Thanksgiving girl, in fact, it’s my favorite food holiday. I hate turkey, HATE IT! But all the ‘trimmings,’ oh snap, I can LIVE on sweet potatoes swirled with stuffing, mixed with green beans, drizzled in cranberries, then scooped up with fresh rolls. And a few (yes, a few) slices of pecan pie to wash it down. However, we do LOVE fudge in our house, it’s our one Christmas tradition: we make fudge. So I’m pretty dang excited for fudge making!

  71. Jessi A

    My favorite Christmas memory is traveling 8 hours to my Grandparents house. She was an exceptional baker. She would make 2 kinds of popcorn balls and there were would always be a platter of assorted Christmas cookies on top of the fridge!! She is gone now but my mom now makes the popcorn balls and I do the platter of Christmas cookies!!

  72. Ashley

    I used to have this fudge recipe that was AWESOME and super easy and fast to make, but I haven’t been able to find it for a couple of years now. Think i will have to give this one a try so, thanks!

  73. Jude Edling

    There are so many holiday recipes especially for sweets like Russian Tea Cakes and my special Gingersnaps. You can use your favorite Gingersnap recipe just add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of finely chopped candied ginger and 1 to 2 cups of chopped dark chocolate or dark chocolate chips. Amounts depend on the size of your original recipe. Enjoy!

  74. Julie

    My favorite memory was watching my mom roll out pie crust then we would take the scraps and amke pinwheel with lots of cinnamon and sugar.

  75. brookie

    I love anything sweet..One of my favs ( if i dont have anything made ) is pretzels dipped in eagle brand milk..Its that sweet/salty thing..yum..:)

  76. Megan

    How can you pick just one recipe? I love them all–fudge, Christmas cookies, “snowballs” (Mexican wedding cookies), gingerbread men, and pumpkin bread. Oh, and pie. Lots of pie.

  77. I am a traditions girls so I have lots of memories of my kiddos on Christmas. They love to bkae Santa his cookies so usually the 23rd my kiddos and several of their friends belly up to the bar and make some dough, roll, stamp, cut, frost, decorate cookies, counters, floors, themselves. Priceless memories for all! 🙂

  78. That fudge looks divine! Do the graham crackers stay crunchy? Or do they get soft?
    My favorite is Molasses Cookies. I like the softer texture to the Gingerbread. I Cut them out and let my kid decorate them.

  79. Sarah

    My favorite baking secret…patience …you can’t rush the eggs or butter when making cookies or cakes, letting them both come to room temperature makes a world of difference and cutting corners, aka, microwaving the butter just isn’t the same thing as letting it sit out in the pantry over night.

  80. My mom always made fudge but my favorite was a cookie bar she’d make every year called Jan Hagels. She would have to hide them from my sisters and I. That was a long time ago and to this day I cannot make them taste as good as she did.

  81. Nic

    My mom was never much of a baker, but every Christmas she would make cookies with us kids! Sugar cookies w/frosting and all kinds of sprinkles. Good times. 🙂

  82. My favorite holiday treat was always my aunt’s “eggs & bacon” candy…a small puddle of white chocolate w/yellow m&ms & pretzel sticks. As I kid I thought they were so cool!

  83. Jennie

    My favorite recipe and memory is making peanut brittle with my Grandma. I still use the same pot she did to make it. Everyone in our family loves to eat it during the holidays.

  84. My favorite holiday tradition/memory is making Julia Childs’s chocolate mousse on Christmas Eve. My uncle taught me how he did it at a young age – whipping the egg whites and cream ONLY by hand, with such care and precision. I watched him every Christmas Eve growing up and as I got older he’d let me do a bit more each year. When he passed away a few years ago, I took over his tradition of making it every year on Christmas Eve, and now we enjoy it in his memory.

  85. Anna Papperman

    My holiday fun is always filled with time spent in the kitchen baking with my grandmother. She’s an immigrant to the US from Switzerland so she’s brought many of her family’s favorite recipes here. We make so many different cookies but I don’t have any of the recipes because I can’t translate German to English. Since I moved out, I’ve been coming home each time with cookies or brownies and a cake of some sort. This year I’m moving back home so I’ll bring peppermint bark (semisweet morsels, white chocolate, peppermint extract, and crushed candy canes) with me to share.

  86. Cady

    Funny enough, my mom and I always make magic bars together! It has to be one of my favorite memories–now that I’m grown and married we still joke about finding recipes with sweetened condensed milk so we can scrape the can for a taste ourselves. =)

  87. Lindsay

    My favorite holiday recipe would have to be my mom’s beloved caramel cake that we only make for special occasions. Sure the butter content is enough to keep you out of your skinny jeans but somehow it is incredibly worth it 🙂

  88. Jamie

    My favorite Holiday memory was the first Christmas at my parent’s new house. Everyone was there including my grandfather who never got around to holiday gatherings. I took photos of everyone outside in front of the beautifully decorated house. It was the best Christmas just having everyone together. Sometimes it is the simple moments in life you cherish the most.

  89. Sarah Z.

    I always look forward to spending time with my family and our tradition of watching holiday movies together and having snack foods to nosh on. We also drive around on Christmas eve and look at all the decorated houses and lights which is probably our favorite thing of all.

  90. Madison Hazelett

    My favorite thing to do growing up was making spritz cookies with my Great Grandmas cookie press. I just bought one again and I can’t wait to relive this tradition as an adult and remember what a wonderful person my Grandma Stella was.

  91. My grandmother made everything from fudge to fruit cake to her wonderful oatmeal cookies the size of your hand. I love those memories of her and I baking. She made everything from scratch. I loved her divinity, but have never made it.

    I think of her especially at Thanksgiving because she died three days before the holiday. I remember how hard it was to cook all of the food she had bought. My mother, sister and I all lived with her. That was over forty years ago and I still miss her. Making her dressing is how I honor her.

  92. My favorite memory is making gingerbread cookies with my family. As long as I can remember it has been a tradition with special cookie cutters my mother had. I managed to get a set of the same cookie cutters when I got married in 1980, so the tradition continued with my kids. Last year I decided that my cookie cutters have deteroiated, so I bought new ones. I never heard the end of it …. the cookies weren’t the same because the shapes were wrong. I searched for the original cookie cutters – and found them on Ebay. I bought a gently used set for me and one for each of my kids. That is what my grown kids will find under the tree this year ….. I can’t wait!!

  93. My favorite holiday memory is with my mom, aunt and grandma! After everything was cleaned up from Thanksgiving dinner instead of taking a nap we made of Christmas candies. Cream candies, homemade Mounds bars, Caramels and hard rock candies! Since we live in MI usually we have snow by Thanksgiving and everything can be safely stored outdoors until Christmas =D

  94. Suzannah

    Every year my family makes a mean “molasses crinkle” cookie. When I made them for friends last year, someone said they were the best cookies they had ever had. Sounds about right to me!

  95. My favorite holiday memory is when we were 9 or 10 and before my aunt had her own kids, she’d have us all over to bake cookies. We’d each get our own ball of dough, cut them out and decorate them any way we wanted from a wide variety of fun frostings and decorations. Then we got to take our own plate of cookies home with us. It was awesome! 🙂

  96. Jennifer M

    Mom always makes candy to help fill the stockings. She would always make each persons favorite candy and fill their stockings with it. This year my daughter and I are going to keep the tradition going.

  97. Some of my favorite memories of all time have happened at Christmas. Every Christmas Eve, since I can remember, my family has gathered around the table to decorate Christmas cookies. We have red, blue, green, yellow, and white frosting, a whole bunch of sprinkles and mini M&Ms, chocolate chips, licorice – anything and everything to decorate with! In recent years, both of my grandma’s have joined us. So much fun.

  98. LIsa

    My mom and I make homemade pirogi every year for our Christmas Eve celebration. When I was a small girl I used to help my great grandmother make them (I was in charge of forking the edges) and now my mom and I carry on the tradition. It’s the best.

  99. My favorite memory of the holiday’s and baking is when my Mom used to make her chocolates for Christmas. I used to sit at the counter in the kitchen and watch her melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler and then carefully pour it into the molds that lined her counter in front of me. As I got older I was allowed to help starting with putting the sticks in to the chocolate that was being made into choco-pops, then with the actual melting and pouring duties. My Mom stopped making her chocolates many years ago but I still hold those moments as my favorite holiday memory.

  100. tricia

    my “secret” is to always find someone else who is making the big meal & offer to make the side dishes so I don’t have all that stress, plus I get to experiment with different sides! we’re all winners that way!! 🙂

  101. Oh this fudge looks so amazing! I love the incorporation of graham crackers and nuts for some crunch. And what great giveaway! One of my favorite holiday baking/cooking traditions is making homemade peanut brittle with my family. It can be messy and frustrating, but the process is all good fun!

  102. Lysa Christopher

    My favorite holiday memory is trimming our family Christmas tree each year. My dad would turn on the best Christmas music while my mom baked ginger cookies in the kitchen. The smell filled our house with the most delicious aroma and my mouth would start to water. After my dad unwrapped and hung the lights on the tree with a surgeon’s precision, we would all start decorating. Our house was filled with music and laughter as we ate cookies and decorate our tree together.

    Today, I am blessed to still have my parents with me. Now, every Christmas, my two boys, myself and my parents all decorate our tree and my mom still makes her special ginger cookies. My boys tell me it’s their favorite thing to do during the holidays.

  103. My favorite thing has to be roasted sweet potatoes with broiled marshmallows. Yup, it’s my favorite thing on the holiday table. However, trying to narrow down my favorite holiday sweet? Impossible!

  104. Diane

    My favorite memory is the family all being together.
    The parents sitting at the fancy grown-up tables and all the cousins sitting at 1 table. Just sitting and eating and enjoying good family time.

  105. My favorite holiday baking memory is frosting Christmas sugar cookies with my mom. She would make tons of different colors and I could be as creative as I wanted. It was always so fun.

  106. Treva

    my favorite holiday recipe is Seafood Casserole, filled with crab, shrimp, tuna, and rice. I make it for our Christmas Eve open house every year.

  107. Rachal

    My favorite memory is helping my mother bake all of her holiday candies to give away to family and friends. It was often my job to run to the neighbor’s house with a beautifully wrapped basket full of goodies and it’s something that I carry on today.

  108. Joan

    My secret is to start planning early like September or October. You can mix dough and safely freeze it for two or three months. Then I bake and have friends over. It’s a lot of fun!

  109. ColleenB.

    Oh, I love them Magic Bars and then there’s another favorite…cheesecake of any kind and then comes my Million Dollar Fudge which takes 3 different kinds of chocolate and makes 7 lbs worth. Yum, yum.
    Thank U 4 this opportunity. I do use alot of Eagle Brand milk. Cheap is good; Free is better.
    ColleenB.

  110. Jean

    My favorite Holiday recipe/memory is when my Grandparents came to visit us from the country and would bring a whole roaster full of holiday cookies. I plan to recreate this memory this year and use one of the recipes, frosted soft molasses cutouts for the cookie exchange with my sisters.

  111. I LOVE Christmas. One of my favorite holiday memories is the one year when our friend who dresses as Santa every year, came to our door to wish our children Merry Christmas and bring a small gift. After he left (in a car), my oldest daughter, who was 11 at the time, finally figured out that Santa was really mom and dad. Our middle daughter who was 9 did all she could to hold back her giggles, while our older daughter went through the list, “So you are the Easter Bunny?…Tooth Fairy…?” I loved her sweet innocence.

  112. Cindy

    I love our traditional coquito drink. Its like coconut based eggnog and we make out on batches for the holidays…even then it doesn’t last very long!

  113. Lauren Z.

    My absolute favorite family holiday recipe is a Coffee Apple Spice Cake with Maple Whipped Cream. I could (and DO) eat that whipped cream by the spoonful! 🙂 My mom actually told me that a long time ago, she mistakenly grabbed the maple flavoring instead of the vanilla, and has made it with maple ever since! Don’t have to ask me twice! The cake is chocolately but not too sweet, the coffee gives it a wonderfully complimentary flavor to all of the “holiday” spices in it. Then the chopped Granny Smith apples give it a great texture. DE-LISH!

  114. Margie M.

    My favorite memory of Christmas is baking for many days after Thanksgiving and making thumbprint cookies, peanut blossoms, spritz cookies and of course Magic Bars. I used to do this when my children were little and before life got so very busy and complicated. I love your blog and will enjoy trying this recipe. It looks delicious. Thanks!

  115. Maureen Chapman

    Some of my favorite memories are of my grandma making food and baking. Mashed potatoes always in the large Pyrex bowl. Gravy in the blue. I still do that even tho gram is gone. Been making grandma’s pies., lemon meringue, chocolate meringue and apple. Taste just like hers!! Even tho I don’t have family now cooking with friends is one of my favorite things to do! Stuffed baby reds with crab, stuffed mushrooms…anything…just let me cook and create!!

  116. Francesca

    My favourite holiday memory is leaving treats out the night before for Santa and his reindeers – a little something to drink, a carrot for Ruldoph and some water, and something to fill a hungry tum!… freshly baked cookies or a mince pie. Then my sister and I would excitedly go upstairs to bed and my mum would read us christmas stories before tucking us in and kissing us good night… I would try so hard to get to sleep, so that christmas morning would arrive all the bit sooner 🙂

  117. Making and decorating Christmas cookies. I don’t EVER remember NOT doing this. I carried this tradition on with my girls and hope that someday they will do it with their children.

  118. Margaret

    My favorite memory is using my gread grandmother cookie cutter and making cut out cookies. Then making the powdered sugar frosting and using tons of sprinkles to decorate. We still do it every year, not my boys help out. So special.

  119. mhulgrave

    My favorite memory is using my grandmother cookie cutters and making cut out cookies. Then making the powdered sugar frosting and using tons of sprinkles to decorate. We still do it every year, not my boys help out. So special.

  120. Heidi

    It is hard for me to choose a favorite holiday recipe. But the one I cannot wait to make every year is peanut brittle. So easy and takes me back to my childhood in one bite.

  121. Tracy Slater

    My grandma gave me date pinwheel cookies she made this week. I was suppose to put them in my freezer to add to my cookie tray at Christmas, instead I ate all of them ! I hope she doesn’t notice there’s none on the tray :-/

  122. My favorite holiday memory continues every year – my mother and sister’s homemade holiday cookies. Visions of snowballs, candycanes, gingerbread boys and girls, toffee bars and jam thumbprints are dancing in my head. I love the many varieties and can’t get enough!

  123. Sandra M.

    My favorite holiday recipe is Ham Delights. I have to search far and wide for Pepperidge Farm dinner rolls. I have to make a separate pan for each family member or they will fight over who has the most. I would love to win the sweet treats.

  124. Kayla

    My favorite holiday (Thanksgiving) food/recipe is my grandma’s mashed sweet potatoes! I’m going to my boyfriend’s family for this year and I’m seriously going to miss those potatoes!

  125. Robert W

    I loved going to my Grandma’s house and getting to eat off of the huge platter of homemade Christmas cookies! Plus, we got a platter to take home with us!

  126. Denise Wilson

    I love to bake goodies for my family members. Buckeyes, Coconut Dreams, Sugar Cookies, Pumpkin Bread, Caramel Corn, Chocolate Mice, plus some other ones… 🙂

  127. Wendy S

    My favorite part of the holidays are having an excuse to eat a ton of dessets. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but we have friends that always make these peanut butter balls-things dipped in chocolate with, maybe, rice krispies in them. She won’t share the recipe, but I would give my right arm for it (except that I would make them all the time and be the size of a dump truck)!

  128. KellyR

    Learning to make Christmas cookies from my grandma is my best memory. This is our second Christmas without her, but her recipes make it feel like she is still there.

  129. Lisa

    My favorite part of the holidays is making sugar cookies and gingerbread from scratch and decorating them. It’s tradition and always make such great memories.

  130. Amanda Thompson

    My favorite holiday memory is baking Christmas goodies with my Grandma ~ fudge, cookies, fruitcake…we had so much fun together!

  131. Shari

    My favorite is a candy, and conveniently, it calls for Eagle Brand condensed milk! 😉 It’s called “Forever Ambers” and it’s made of those orange candy slices chopped up and mixed with condensed milk, nuts, and coconut, then rolled in powdered sugar. It’s a horribly messy and sticky candy to make, but we love it and it always reminds me of Christmas. 🙂

  132. My favorite Christmas memory is pinching off pieces of toasted bread with my grandfather to make dressing for the turkey. We would toast and pinch all day for days and we’d make a huge pile all the while telling stories and jokes and laughing and having fun! Oh how I miss him, but this memory will always be in my heart.

  133. nicole

    moms peanut butter fudge. hands down fav holiday recipe. mainly because she ONLY makes it for christmas!

    these bars look yummy! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  134. Jenny

    Hello,
    I love this recipe. Thank you for sharing it. Of course Fudge and Eagle Brand go together. The sweetness and creaminess are amazing. I love Rocky Road Fudge, and I am going to love this recipe.

  135. tracey c

    my favorite holiday recipe is what my family calls “cyclops cookies”…peanut butter cookies with the Hershey Kiss stuck on top. YUM!

  136. susan

    My favorite memory of Christmas is baking about 13 to 15 different kinds of cookies (usually about 150 -200 of each) and having my daughters and husband help me plate and package them for gifts for relatives and friends. The thanks and wonderful comments eeryone gives us is worth all the hard work!

  137. kathy

    My favorite holiday memory is making teacher gifts with my daughter when she was younger. We always made dipped pretzel rods with chocolate and then rolled them in all kinds of sprinkles, candies and nuts. When they dried, we would put them in holiday mugs and wrap with red cellophane. The kitchen was always covered in sprinkles, chocolate and laughter!!

  138. Judy

    My favorite holiday memory riding around looking at Christmas lights. When I was growing up my parents always spent one evening driving around looking at homes decorated for Christmas. This is something my husband and I continue to do each year.

  139. Marilyn

    Favorite holiday memories…watching all the classics, Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph, Frosty, and the list goes on! Even better now watching them with my kids.

  140. Jerri

    My Granny’s divinity is my favorite Christmas recipe! She didn’t have much money, but every year she would make all kinds of Christmas goodies and pass them out to friends & acquaintances.

  141. Oh how fun! The recipe looks yummy and I sure could use that awesome pan! One of my favorite memories is baking and decorating homemade sugar cookies with my 5 children. Our three youngest are now pre and teen aged and we still carry on the tradition, then share with neighbors and friends at church. Looking very much forward to Thanksgiving though and it’s gonna be a BUSY week!

  142. Melissa m

    These look devine, on my must make list now. Every thanksgiving and Christmas I make a regional dish called stuffed mirliton, stuffed with shrimp and lump crabmeat. My granny used to make it and now I do, I only make it twice a year, on thanksgiving for my husbands family and on Christmas for mine. I guess having this for the holidays is also one on my favorite memories because my granny was the best little Cajun cook ever and unfortunately her recipes died with her.

  143. Kris

    My favorite holiday memory was from my childhood. We went to see my Grandparents almost every year and there was a house out in the middle of no where that had a Santa in his sleigh on top of their house. We always drove by when it was pitch black, so you could never see the house, just the Santa and his sleigh. My Dad would always tell us that we needed to go to sleep or Santa would pass by Grandma’s house. We would always fall asleep as fast as we could. I loved seeing that Santa every year!

  144. Shelbie

    I love love Christmas too….. My mom & I start making our CHRISTMAS CANDY in october. First we make the centers for our cherry cordials ( they have to sit & get good & ready) before you dip them in chocolate. Then we make turtles, idle isles, toffee, caramels, pecan nut rolls, and lastly divinity……So you can see why I love christmas time & would love some Eagle brand milk!!

  145. Sunnie

    My mom used to make big batches of sugar cookies and wed fill the table up with cookies. there were several bowls of different colored frosting, it was messy but so much fun. I now do this with my kids.

  146. Margaret Hunter

    Christmas memories….so many so good!! One I think of was when the kids were school age we baked together. Magic bars of course, Fudge and peanut brittle too. The kids made press cookies for teachers gifts. They could chose the shapes and decorate them to suit their taste.
    Later a Christmas when I baked with grown up grand daughters. We didnt have a candy themometer and I was able to teach them about hard boil and soft boil stages. Something they had never heard of. It was a very fun day! I cherish all of the memories of families, baking and of course eating it all.

  147. My favorite baking secret? Brown Sugar in place of White! It adds so much chew to any recipe, and a depth of flavor that most people will notice without knowing just exactly what they are getting! It is soo simple!

    I would love to win!

  148. Nette

    Woot!!! This is just fabulous!!!! Thanks to you and Eagle Brand – and I’m totally cheering that I’m not the only person eating this stuff with a spoon. I get it honest though. My mother’s snack when she would visit her Nanna on the farm was a can of Eagle Brand and a sleeve of saltine crackers for the week (her “special” treat from the local store) – LOL!

    My favorite recipe would have to be the Baker’s One-Bowl Fudge, using none other than Eagle Brand – YUMMO – and super, super simple!

    Hugs
    Nette

  149. I remember helping my mother make candies for Christmas – chocolate covered cherries, snickers bars, peanut butter cups, fudge and more. Now I do chocolate tasting parties for a living…coincidence? I think not.

    Thanks to the Eagle brand and YOU for a sweet contest!

  150. Priscilla

    I got a recipe from a friend last year that will no doubt become our holiday tradition. Butter, sugar, chocolate and almonds. How simple is that?

  151. DARLENE E.

    MY FAVORITE RECIPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS IS A LEMON ICEBOX PIE MADE WITH EAGLE BRAND CONDENSED MILK. I MAKE THEM FOR CHRISTMAS TOO. THEY ARE SOOOO YUMMY

  152. Lisa

    Cooking with my kids when they were younger. I wish those days were still here! I love any dessert that has Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk in it. Fudge is particulary good!
    Thank you!

  153. Tracey

    Baking cookies as gift for the family. They always look forward to getting them. One year I couldn’t do them, and they let me know about it.

  154. Celestine

    This year will be my first US thanksgiving with my Canadian fiance. We celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving on 10/10 and the weather was so perfect that we ate outside. I’ll never forget that.

  155. My favorite holiday recipe is for good old-fashioned sausage stuffing, and my favorite holiday memory is waking up on Thanksgiving morning and smelling the sausage that my mom was cooking. That smell just means Thanksgiving to me!!

  156. My favorite holiday memory is of making tons and tons (and tons) of thumbprint jelly cookies with my mom and younger sisters. They were our favorite to leave for Santa because, instead of filling all the thumbprints with jelly (booooring), we’d mix it up with sprinkles, or Hershey kisses, or M&Ms to make a billion different filled thumbprints. 🙂

  157. Sarah S

    The only time I eat fudge is at Christmas. I have a favorite Aunt that always brings fudge at our family get-together. So it’s not Christmas without Fudge!!! Thanks for sharing this great recipe & give away!

  158. Magsie

    Every year my mom makes a truck load of desserts and we all help hand them out to the neighbors. Some years she actually makes us sing… our poor poor neighbors. Of course I do the same thing now that I live away from parents. Well except the singing.

  159. Julie

    My favorite thing to make during the holidays is my grandmother’s cheese straws. It’s a favorite to make, a favorite to eat and a favorite memory since I used to get help make them when I was a little girl

  160. Victoria R

    I can’t pick just one. It’s about the perfect combination of Christmas cokies in my house. My grandmother always made date-nut pinwheels, Mexican wedding cakes, church windows, chocolate peanut butter bars, and white chocolate cashew cookies (my Grandad didn’t like macadamia nuts). And when she passed away at Christmas a few years ago, I took up the baking! And now my dad and brother start checking in the day after Thanksgiving to see if I’ve started yet! By far my favorite Christmas tradition.

  161. My favorite holiday tradition is decorating a gingerbread tree every year with my daughter. We bake cookies that morning and then put on the Christmas music and decorate the gingerbread house that afternoon.

  162. Anne Weber-Falk

    My favorite holiday recipe is, ooo, that’s tough because I have a lot of them. My sweet is a pumpkin roll. You can never have too much cake! My savory would have to be my stuffing. But then again I really enjoy cream cheese and beef spread on Triscuits. Oh, and thumbprint cookies! Ahhhhh!!!! There are so many!

  163. My mama could make the best divinity…I would help her pour the hot stream of syrup while the mixer was going . I have yet been able to make a batch that didn’t require a spoon. (and yes I know that you can’t make candy on a high humidity day in the South)!

  164. Shari

    My favorite holiday recipe is zucchini corn casserole…but it’s kind of a pain to make so I don’t do it every year. Second favorite is any kind of christmas cookie without nuts!!

  165. Melinda

    My favorite thing to make during the holidays is whoopie pies. I have a really great recipe that always gets rave reviews. My family also loves Magic Bars. They never have time to cool down before they are gone!!! Have a great Thanksgiving.

  166. Jane Cooley

    I always think about my late mother and grandmother during the holidays making Spritz cookies every year, especially for St. Lucia. It’s one of the beset swedish traditions and memories that I will always cherish.

    Thank you for the contest.

  167. Christine M. Barnhart

    me and my husband started making theses cookie things and it is so simple! Crushed oreos mixed with softened cream cheese. mmmmm!!! this year we are gonna get wild and roll em in a grahm craker crust. LOL!!

  168. Jamie Pruitt

    Christmas Bark is my favorite recipe to make. It’s basically saltine crackers with a whole lot of yummy chocolate goodness on top!

  169. Vicki

    My favorite holiday recipe is my great-grandma’s molasses cookies…we seem to make them only once or twice a year, but always right before Christmas….they are a harder molasses cookie and perfect for dunking into cookies or coffee (we eat them for breakfast)….in fact when my daughter was 5, she started calling them “dunkin’ cookies.”

  170. Kathy A

    I love baking at Christmas. I always bake a big batch of different goodies for the teachers’ lounge at school. I love the smiles I get as I bring them in! Fudge and homemade caramel turtles are my favorties!

  171. Megan

    My favorite holiday food/memory is making sausage balls! I just love them and wait all year long to eat them during Thanksgiving/Christmas!

  172. nicole p

    My favorite holiday memory would be the first Christmas I spent with my long-distance boyfriend. We danced in the kitchen while I baked and went to “the city” (toronto) and ice skated outside under the lights.

  173. Michelle H

    I don’t think I could choose just one recipe. My kids love it when I make molasses cookies, and I love the homemade toffee and caramels.

  174. Melanie

    My favorite baking for the holidays is pies. My life will not be complete until I perfect my grandma’s technique of rolling the crust in the saran wrap so she can just fold it up & lay it in the pan-perfect every time!

  175. Susie

    That looks delicious! My parents always have a Christmas Eve party with all the local extended family. My dad usually cooks most of the food, but I always loved making homemade wontons w/my mom and grandma. Now, my husband, sons and I make the wontons for the party!

  176. Michelle

    These look great. We have Magic Cookie Bars every Christmas! My favorite tradition is that we have stuffed shells and lasagna as our main dish. Everyone is still turkeyed out from Thanksgiving, and it’s a nice change. And, like you, I plan out out Christmas cookies months in advance, slowing going through recipes until I narrow it down to a manageable number. 🙂

  177. Elizabeth

    My favorite Christmas recipe is my mom’s date nut bread – she bakes it in a can and I always looked forward to that first slice on Christmas morning (schmeared with plenty of cream cheese)!

  178. My German Grandma’s sugar twist cookies. Agonizing to make, layers and layers, but so delicious. Every time I make them I swear it’s the last time. Til next year…

    Magic Cookie Bars are my soul.

  179. abigail

    my most usefull holiday secret is have a plan in place to keep the kids from getting board. i have work sheets and crafts ready for my 3 and 5 year old. i also use a treasure box so when they complete their work or do something elspecially nice they can pick something out of the box.

  180. One of my favorite holiday desserts is pretzel bark. Its super easy to make and so delishously perfect.

    Pretzel bark

    1cup chopped pretzels
    1/3 cup chopped toated pecans,
    1 1/2oz (8 sqares) semi sweet baking chocolate, chopped

    Melt chocolate over double broiler, add pretzels and pecans and mix. Spread evenly over cookie sheet lined with wax paper or silicone matt. Cool in fridge for 10mintes, then very coarsley break into pieces and enjoy!

  181. Kelli

    my favorite holiday recipe is a chocolate trifle.

    my aunt brought it to a family gathering many years ago & since then I’ve made it at least 30 times with many variations.

    I could eat the whole thing by myself!

  182. Terry Forster

    One of my favorite memories from when I was a child is sitting in the living room, where the Christmas tree was, with my brother and sister. We used to play a game in which one of us would describe an ornament, and the others would have to find it on the tree. Such a simple game but it kept us busy until dinner.

  183. Kathy Linklater

    One of our matriarchs passed away two Thanksgivings ago. One of her specialties was walnut chocolate chip pie (like pecan pie with chocolate chips). I offered to let one of her “kids” (we’re all in our late 40’s and early 50’s) make the pies. No one took me up on the offer. When I served the pie, the matriarch’s husband said that he never thought he’d taste that pie again. Guess what I’m making again this year?

  184. Christa

    I can’t really say that I have just ONE favorite holiday recipe….I just love ALL of the food during the holidays..naturally, it’s my favorite part 🙂 One thing that my family always asks for and would definitely notice if they weren’t made is pumpkin bars. Imade them for the 1st time about 5 yrs ago..and now they are just expected!

  185. Fran P.

    I love making baklava!! It’s so time-consuming, but it’s totally! worth it… and just doesn’t seem like Christmas if I haven’t made it.

  186. Erin F.

    I have to make peanut butter blossoms every Christmas! There is something about the mix of Hershey’s chocolate kisses mixed with peanut butter that just tastes like Christmas to me!

  187. Christine Gill

    My favorite memory of Christmas was making 7-layer bars. My grandmother cakled them, “Hello Dolly.” Not sure why, but they were so good. This fusge recioe looks good. I love the Eagle brand products.

  188. Heather Miller

    My favorite holiday memory is of a Christmas when I was a child and my entire family…aunts, uncles, cousins all slept over at my Grandpa’s house. We woke up the next morning and had an incredibly huge Christmas all together! It was so fun!

  189. Jessica D

    My favorite holiday recipe is this White chocolate cheesecake with fruit on top and a almond shortbread crust that I make, its amazing….. just saying.

  190. Nina

    It really isn’t a well-kept secret since I know a lot of people do this . . . using parchment paper instead of extra flour to roll out cookie dough. And using the rolling pin rings to maintain uniform thickness.
    Happy Holidays to everyone!

  191. Tanya K. Moyer

    I have a new favorite holiday recipe…and I’m baking it right now!! It’s a poppy seed bread with an almond glaze that is sooo yummy! My mom got it from her cousin and it’s been our favorite for the past few months! Between my mom and I, we have been making it every couple of weeks. It’s sooo good!!!

  192. Joanna

    We make homemade Christmas candy every year right after Thanksgiving. Although I don’t eat much of it anymore, everyone enjoys getting it as gifts. It also makes the house smell WONDERFUL!

  193. My favorite memory of Holidays is eating endless sweets and cookies.. But top of it was the rum soaked plum cake at my friends home.. her mom made the best plum cake.. have never had such an intense cake ever..sadly the recipe is their family secret, they do not share it with anyone.
    Love Ash.

  194. Ashley Slater

    My favorite part of the holidays is baking new things, the problem… my family wants me to make the same things all the time because they love them so much!! I just want to try some new things, but no. Little do they know, this year I’m making what I want.

  195. Diane

    My favorite holiday recipe are my red velvet brownie sandwiches! They are layers of red velvet brownie sandwiching thick, delicious, cream cheese frosting. Can’t wait to start baking!

  196. Janet C

    My favorite holiday baking recipe is Maple Pumpkin Pie. My son just loves the pumpkin pie. My funny baking story happened when I was about 10 years old. We didn’t have an oven in Taiwan, so my brother and I decided that we’ll just use rice cooker to make a chocolate cake. I don’t even remember if we followed any recipe or we just throw chocolate and flour together and into the rice cooker. Well…the result as you can imagine…was straight to the trash can. We did get a good laugh out of it!

  197. Melissa D

    One of my favorite Christmas memories is of the year my oldest daughter got a doll house for Christmas. She really, really wanted one – it was the only thing she would say if you asked her what she wanted for Christmas. But there was no way we could afford one. I happened to mention it one day at a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meeting. The following week one of the ladies at my table came to me and told me she had a doll house for me. Turns out she had said something about it at home, and her 9-year-old daughter decided that since she had more than one doll house, she wanted to give one to my daughter.

  198. Erin

    My favorite holiday memory is a baking one… I take the day off work, put National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on loop all day while I bake cookies. It’s pretty much my favorite day all year 🙂

  199. Amy Jo

    My baking secret: classical music. I always do my best when I devote my full attention to what I am baking. If it is something special I wait until my mid-week day off when the kids & hubby are gone and play some soothing music while immersing myself in baking land.

  200. Darlene

    My favorite holiday recipe is a broccoli casserole made with broccoli florets, Cheez Whiz, eggs, chopped onion, and topped with crushed Ritz Crackers tossed with melted butter. The smell of it is intoxicating, and it is hard to resist on the drive to my sister’s home. (Even veggie haters love it!)

  201. My favorite Holiday recipe is my boyfriends families Sweet Potato Casserole. It’s seriously the most amazing thing ever. I kind of wish every day was a holiday so I could eat it more often!

  202. Angie

    My favorite holiday recipe is cookie doh truffles. They’re so addicting I only make them around the holidays. And only a batch (or two).

  203. Those Silicone Baking Liners are amazing! My favorite holiday baking memory is my grandmother making apple sauce cake in a cast iron skillet. She’d always bake it in the skillet instead of any of the cake pans she owned.

  204. Roseanne

    I too am a holiday cookie baker. I always look forward to persimmon pudding with our holiday meals. Thanks for the chance to win the Eagle Brand give-a-way!

  205. Tammie

    My favorite memory is staying up half the night with my mother, helping her cook dinner for all the family that would be there on Christmas day. I misss her and the family gatherings. 🙁

  206. Jodie

    My favorite recipe is my mom’s sugar cookies and this mint bar that has a brownie on the bottom, a mint layer, topped with melted mint chocolate chips. It is soooo Yummy, My sister and I used to sneak them out of the freezer before Christmas.

  207. Nadia

    My favorite recipe to make over the holidays is cookie-dough brownies! I layer fudge brownies and cho. chips cookie dough and then frost them with a homemade chocolate ganache…so much fun to make!

  208. Linda Hedfelt

    One of my favorite holiday cookie recipes if “Magic Peanut Butter Middles”…a chocolate cookie with a peanut butter middle…my kids love them! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  209. Kathryn

    My favorite Christmas memory is of my mom, sister, and me making cookies together with the oldies station on in the background. It wasn’t cookie time until that station was put on!!

  210. Jenni K

    My favorite thing at Christmas is that my mom ALWAYS makes gooey caramel rolls for Christmas morning, even though we’ve all moved out. We go over for breakfast for our caramel rolls every year!

  211. Laurieann Tobias

    I have lots of wonderful holiday memories from being a kid. But my best memories are being created now, as I teach my almost 3 year old granddaughter the wonderful tradition of Christmas Cookie Baking Season. She loves to do the stirring, yes, when she helps we have a mess, but who cares, we’re having fun and she and I are sharing the best of times.

  212. Liz Carver

    My secret to making great holiday bread…. especially when it is cold here is to turn on the oven and open it a crack while I am putting the ingredients together. I leave it on which helps the bread rise correctly.

  213. Definitely hard to name just one, but I have very fond memories of the baked goods and candies my grandmothers and Mom turned out every year. Pralines were my Mama Nezat’s speciality. My mom made the best and most unique date bars and my Mama Robin’s sand tarts are legendary.

  214. Karen L

    My favorite holiday recipe is the meringue pecans. We started giving out to teachers when my daughter hit middle school, and all the teachers love them. When i take them to gatherings they are always a hit and usually all gone by the end of the event.

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