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As the nights get nippier and the daylight wanes into a few scant hours, the chilly months of the holiday season pull you into a million different directions. You have obligatory musts — decorating, shopping, get-togethers, and gift-giving — but where is the actual time to make recipes? Many of us start the season off with a list of must-make recipes, but the time to actually preheat the oven and bake something disappears before our eyes. If you’re in need of a recipe that you can make in a pinch, we have you covered. These sweet treats will dazzle your taste buds and will make you the hero of the holiday season.

German Candied Pecans

These German Candied Pecans are just like the sweet treats you’d find in a German Holiday market. They are encrusted in a sweet coating that’s laced with a touch of cinnamon, creating a wonderful aromatic kiss of warmth. The best part? You can make this candy in thirty minutes flat, talk about a holiday miracle! To get the recipe, click the link here.

Amish Zebra Cashews Clusters

Nothing quite hits the spot like a chocolatey treat, and these Amish Zebra Cashew Clusters check off all of the boxes. They have a salty bite from the roasted cashews, and they have a sweet side thanks to the duo combo of white and milk chocolate. The initial crunch of the clusters is satisfying, and the chocolate melting in your mouth afterward holds you in the moment for a perfect bite. And it’s all done in forty minutes? I’m sold! For more detailed instructions, click the link here.

Southern Pecan Log

Southern Pecan Log’s short list of ingredients serves a tall order in terms of flavor. The pecans and graham crackers join forces with the help of condensed milk and flavored with the essence of cinnamon and vanilla. Slice and serve on any holiday platter, and be prepared to see them disappear. Intrigued? Try out the recipe by clicking the link here.

Donna’s Chocolate Covered Cherries

Family cookbooks are where it’s at for getting quick recipes, and luckily we hit the jackpot in finding this recipe called Donna’s Chocolate Covered Cherries. A thick, buttercream-like cream paste enrobes stemmed cherries, which then get dunked into melted chocolate. The result is like an out-of-this-world chocolate-covered cherry. A triple threat of cherry, creamy fondant paste, and chocolate is a pop-in-your-mouth bite that’ll dazzle any holiday night. If you’re curious to make the recipe, click the link here!

Mamie Eisenhower’s Fudge

For fudge that can feed a crowd, look no further than this recipe for Mamie Eisenhower’s Fudge. This recipe from the first lady is a straightforward recipe bolstered with chocolate, marshmallow cream, and evaporated milk. Studded with walnuts makes a bite of fudge a satisfying treat! And luckily it makes a ton, so you can share as much as you want, six pounds worth of it! Talk about checking off your gift-giving list! To get the recipe for this vintage fudge, click the link here.

Toffee Graham Cracker Squares

The humble graham cracker isn’t just reserved for summertime s’mores, they make an excellent base for a quick no-bake treat like these Toffee Graham Cracker Squares. Six ingredients combine to make something truly magical. The brown sugar butter sauce sinks into the graham crackers, creating an out-of-this-world bite of flavor. A hefty portion of buttery pecans adds the perfect pièce de résistance, it has so much flavor packed into a single bite! To get all of the details about this recipe, click the link here.