5 Holiday Baking Recipes With Minimal Ingredients!

Buck Eyes
2 C graham cracker crumbs
1 1/2C peanut butter
2 sticks margarine
1C chopped nuts
1 6 oz package of chocolate chips

Directions: Mix all ingredients except for chocolate chips together and form into little balls. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Melt chocolate chips on low, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and dip balls into chocolate. Put on wax paper until hardened.

Mama’s Fudge

12 oz. pkg. semi-sweet pieces
3 (4 oz) pkg. sweet cooking chocolate (bars)
1 (8 oz) jar marshmallow creme
2C broken nuts
4 1/2C sugar
2 tbsp butter or margarine
1 13 oz. can evaporated milk
Pinch of salt

Directions: Combine semi-sweet chocolate pieces, cooking chocolate (broken into pieces), marshmallow creme, and nuts in a large bowl. Combine sugar, salt, butter, and milk in heavy saucepan and heat to boiling for 6 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour at once over chocolate mixture in bowl. Stir vigorously until chocolate is melted and mixture creamy. Pour into a shallow 9X13X2 inch pan. Let stand a few hours, then cut into pieces. Store tightly in a covered container.

Pecan Sandies

2C butter
1C confectioners’ sugar
2 tbsp water
4 tsp vanilla extract
4C flour
2C chopped pecans
addtl confectioners’ sugar

Directions: Cream butter & sugar, add water & vanilla. Gradually add in flour, fold in pecans. Roll into 1″ balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet & flatten w/fingers. Bake 20-25 min at 300°, cool & dust w/confectioners sugar.

Christmas Chex Party Mix

6 cups Rice Chex™ or Corn Chex™ cereal
2 cups miniature marshmallows (from 10.5-oz bag)
1 cup mini pretzel twists (from 16-oz bag)
15 oz vanilla candy coating (almond bark) (about 9 cubes from 20-oz package)
3 tablespoons holiday-colored sprinkles or nonpareils
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup holiday-colored candy-coated chocolate candies

Directions: Line large rimmed cookie sheet with waxed paper. In large bowl, mix cereal, marshmallows and pretzels. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave candy coating uncovered on High 60 to 90 seconds, stirring after 1 minute, until almost melted. Stir until smooth. Pour onto cereal mixture; mix well. Spread on cookie sheet; sprinkle with holiday sprinkles, and cool completely, about 15 minutes. Break into bite-size pieces. In 2-gallon re-sealable food-storage plastic bag, add coated cereal pieces and powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake to coat. Remove from bag; discard any remaining powdered sugar.
In large serving bowl, mix coated cereal mixture and chocolate candies.

Sausage Balls

1 pound ground pork sausage
2C biscuit baking mix
1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a large bowl, combine sausage, biscuit baking mix and cheese. Form into walnut size balls and place on baking sheets. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown and sausage is cooked through.

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