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Unique Christmas Treats

There are so many wonderful recipes for Christmas candy, cookies and other desserts…all very normal. I wanted to round up some slightly “unique” treats and share them. Here is some of what I found:

Magical Reindeer Chow: http://candy.about.com/od/christmascandy/r/Magical-Reindeer-Chow.htm

 

 

Cream Cheese Mints: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Cream-Cheese-Mints/Detail.aspx

 

 

 

Pumpkin Seed Beer Brittlehttp://allrecipes.com/recipe/pumpkin-seed-beer-brittle/detail.aspx

 

 

 

Pumpkin Marshmallows: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pumpkin-marshmallows/detail.aspx

 

 

 

Old Fashioned Gingerbread Fudge: http://christmas.betterrecipes.com/old-fashioned-gingerbread-fudge.html

 

 

Gingerbread Popcorn: http://candy.about.com/od/christmascandy/r/Gingerbread-Popcorn.htm

 

 

 

Gingerbread Truffles: http://candy.about.com/od/christmascandy/r/gingerbreadtruf.htm

 

 

Candy Cane Truffles: http://candy.about.com/od/specialoccasions/r/ccanetruffles.htm

 

 

Easy Oreo Truffles: http://dessert.betterrecipes.com/chocolate-oreo-truffles.html

 

 

Peanut Butter & Jelly Truffles: http://dessert.betterrecipes.com/peanut-butter-and-jelly-truffles.html

 

 

Truffle Ornaments: http://candy.about.com/od/christmascandy/r/Truffle-Ornaments.htm

 

 

 

 

 

Candy, candy, candy: It’s all about unique candy

Candy. Just the word alone makes many people’s mouths water, mine included. I admit, I have a sweet tooth that demands to be fed the occasional piece of candy. I especially like chocolate candy.

One explanation I’ve read for this strong need for chocolate is that the stimulants theobromine, caffeine, tyramine and phenylethylamine found in chocolate candy provide a brain-fogged person a lift. And tryptophan lessens anxiety by producing the neurotransmitter serotonin. (borrowed from http://www.chacha.com/question/why-do-people-like-candy)

Me, I don’t need explanations…just bring on the candy!

LINKS TO SOME INTERESTING CANDY SITES

Speach Family Candy – Fun facts about candy and holidays

Polyvore –  Peppermint Snow, Orange Blossom Flavored Candy, Violet Flavored Candy

Beaucoup – A kid’s guide to making candy – rock candy, homemade cotton candy, and more

Candy Recipes- How to Make Candy – Avacado-Chocolate Truffles, Chocolate Clay Roses, Chocolate-Covered Grape Truffles, Deep-Fried Chocolate Truffles, Oreo Truffle Balls, Mashed Potato Fudge, Marshmallow Peeps, Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Truffles

Sweet Potato Queen’s Pig Candy – Candy made of bacon and brown sugar

Backwoods Home Magazine – Salmon candy

Delish – Grilled Candy Bars

Tomato Casual – Sweet and Tart Tomato Candy

Quarry Girl – Vegan candy, gelatin-free candies