Best holiday treats to make over your break

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Sugar cookies fresh out of the oven are delightful.

With the holiday season coming around again and with free time on the horizon, it is a great time to make tasty treats. If you do not know what to make, here are ideas to get you started.

Peppermint bark was the greatest thing ever invented. It’s my favorite dessert to eat during the holiday season. I would definitely recommend that you try it.”

— Carli Katz

Peppermint bark is the ultimate holiday treat and one of the best tasting ones. Generally it consists of peppermint candy pieces such as candy canes, on top of white and dark chocolate. It’s easy to make because all you need to do is melt the two types of chocolate and pour them into a baking pan. Then, sprinkle candy canes on top and put it in a freezer to harden. In total, the process takes around 30 mins. There is also a brownie version where you stack the bark on top of a brownie, combining the flavors and making it twice as good. “Peppermint bark was the greatest thing ever invented. It’s my favorite dessert to eat during the holiday season. I would definitely recommend that you try it,” junior Carli Katz said.

A fan favorite activity during the holiday season is making a gingerbread house. Not only is it fun to make a house with some close friends or family, but the best part is that when you are done making the house, you get to eat it. “Every year my family and I have a gingerbread house making competition. My favorite part is eating the candy while we make the houses,” sophomore Matt Repie said.

Rolo pretzel reindeer are another delicious holiday treat. They consist of a pretzel with a rolo in the center. It has two white m&ms as the eyes and a big red m&m as the nose. Then, stick two broken pretzels into the top of the chocolate to complete the reindeer look. The chocolate, caramel and pretzels make a great combo. 

A common cookie made during the season is the peanut butter blossoms. They are great cookies for peanut butter lovers, with a warm, gooey Hershey Kiss pressed into the middle of the peanut butter dough. The cooking and cooling process will take around two hours.

One of the most popular holiday treats is sugar cookies. Not only do they taste good, but they are also one of the most creative with different designs. There are many different recipes you can do, along with whatever design you want. “I love making sugar cookies during the holiday season. My favorite kind are the Christmas tree ones, where the cookies are stacked on top of each other like a tree,” junior Jessica Winson said.