Each day I am featuring a different Proverbs 31 Ministries gal offering an idea, recipe, memory or story of Christmas.
The fabulous online Bible teacher and encourager-in-chief:
Hey everyone! Who can’t use a new tried-and-true recipe at the holidays? Here are a few of my favorite Christmas recipes, the name of the item and where I got them from:
Hay Stacks (Little Granny)
I remember my husband’s grandmother, Little Granny, making this easy, crunchy candy. It’s made with chow mein noodles, peanuts, and butterscotch chips.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup peanuts
- 2 cups chow mein noodles
Microwave the butterscotch chips and peanut butter on 50 percent power for 3 to 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and blend to coat noodles thoroughly. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper.
Traditional Home-made Chex Mix~ (My Mother in Law)
|3||cups Corn Chex® cereal|
|3||cups Rice Chex® cereal|
|3||cups Wheat Chex® cereal|
|1||cup mixed nuts|
|1||cup bite-size pretzels|
|1||cup garlic-flavor bite-size bagel chips or regular-size bagel chips, broken into 1-inch pieces|
|6||tablespoons butter or margarine|
|2||tablespoons Worcestershire sauce|
|1 1/2||teaspoons seasoned salt|
|3/4||teaspoon garlic powder|
|1/2||teaspoon onion powder|
|1.||In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips; set aside. In small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in seasonings. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.|
|2.||Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container.|
|Oven Directions Heat oven to 250°F. In large bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips; set aside. In ungreased large roasting pan, melt butter in oven. Stir in seasonings. Gradually stir in cereal mixture until evenly coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.|
I get real creative with this adding just about whatever my family loves. Like Cheetos, cheerios, and cheez-its.
Home-made Crispix Mix~sweet (My Beautiful Mama, who I really miss a lot!)
This is the note card from my mom’s recipe box in her handwriting. How precious and special! My mama wrote that y’all! That alone makes this Christmas treat extra special!
Jesus’ Birthday Cake (Southern Living)
This is the cake we bake for Jesus each year. It is from the Southern Living Annual Recipes Cookbook, 20th Edition. Of course you know that Jesus likes any cake baked for Him. We used to do chocolate cake until I found this one. It’s so delish! I make this when I need to take something to a Christmas brunch or gathering. I’ve never met anyone who didn’t LOVE this!
Nutty Orange Coffee Cake ( Happy Birthday Jesus!)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1/2 (8 oz.) pkg reduced fat cream cheese
2 (11 oz.) cans refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons fresh orange juice
*Combine 1st 3 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside
*Place about 3/4 teaspoon cream cheese in center of each biscuit; fold biscuit in half over cheese, pressing edges to seal.
*Dip biscuits in melted butter, and dredge in sugar mixture; place biscuits, curved side down, in a single layer in curves of a lightly greased 12-cup Bundt. Place any remaining biscuits around center tube of pan, filling in spaces, if necessary. Drizzle any remaining butter over biscuits; sprinkle with any remaining sugar mixture.
*Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until done. Immediately invert onto a serving plate.
*Combine powdered sugar and orange juice, stirring well; drizzle over warm coffee cake. Serve immediately.
Peppermint Sticks and Candy Canes (Grammy)
These are completely store bought. We get the soft peppermint sticks because they remind us of Grammy. She was my grandmother and every Christmas she handed out peppermint sticks. She was such an influence on my life spiritually. Jesus was her best friend. When we share our peppermint sticks, we also share a story about Grammy.
The candy canes, we place in a small Christmas bucket and keep them where guests can take one on the way out. Attached to each cane is the “Legend of the Candy Cane, Jesus Edition.” Just another way to share Jesus during His birthday season.
A few days before Christmas, my kids and I set aside a day to bake lots of fun cookies, candies, etc, etc. We keep some and give some away. Christmas Eve we make Jesus’ Birthday Cake and build a Gingerbread House together.
Now, I’d love to hear about the food you love at Christmas. Maybe it’s part of the meal or maybe some kind of yummy treat. You pick. Just make sure to share the recipe with us! This will be like having our own little 12 Days of Christmas Recipe Book!
Share a recipe and you will be entered to win a Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study Package including:
- Our past 2 Online Bible Study books, Unglued (signed by author, Lysa TerKeurst) and Greater by Steven Furtick
- A Proverbs 31 Ministries T-Shirt
- Our next OBS, which is a mega-package~ including the Let.It.Go.book (signed by author, Karen Ehman), Participant’s Guide, DVD Series, and Conference Call Series
Please share with us your favorite recipe! I can’t wait to read all them!
If time is tight, just shre the name of your favorite holiday food. :)
Karen, thank you so much for inviting me to share in your exciting 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!
A unique advent candle display depicting Bethlehem, Mary and Jesus, with votive holders and candles nestled inside. A $50 retail value. And, along with it, a copy of my new book LET. IT. GO. How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith.