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December 19, 2023
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Easy And Delicious Christmas Treats That Won’t Break The Bank

Easy And Delicious Christmas Treats That Won’t Break The Bank

The holiday season is a time for joy, gathering, and indulging in delicious Christmas treats. When asking yourself what holiday treats to make this year, we suggest you take some inspiration from 10 of our favorite festive recipes below.

A toast with wine at Trelio in Clovis.

What Are The Most Popular Holiday Treats From California Grown?

Whether you’re just learning to cook or you’re a seasoned pro in the kitchen, there’s something incredibly satisfying about whipping up festive treats that fill your home with the sweet aromas of the season. Even better? You don’t have to spend a fortune to make your holiday table really shine. We’ve gathered an incredible selection of easy and budget-friendly Christmas treat recipes that celebrate the bounty of the Golden State.

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

1. Cozy Up with Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Imagine curling up by the fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate, with a special adult twist: a splash of red wine. This Red Wine Hot Chocolate recipe is decadent and a perfect way to warm up on a chilly evening. The combination of rich chocolate and robust California wine creates a luxurious treat that’s sure to impress.

Click here to make this Christmas treat!


2. A Nostalgic Bite: Traditional Sugar Plums

Sugar plums are a classic holiday treat that brings a touch of nostalgia to your Christmas festivities. These delightful morsels from G Free Foodie are made with dried fruits and nuts, for a sweet and nutritious snack. They’re easy to make and a great way to introduce your family to traditional Christmas treats.

Click here to make this Christmas treat!


A figgy pudding being drizzled with caramel.

3. Celebrate with Figgy Pudding

No Christmas is complete without the iconic figgy pudding, and this recipe is a must-try. Loaded with the goodness of figs and a blend of warm spices, this pudding is a testament to the traditional flavors of the holiday season. It’s a wonderful way to showcase the versatility of California-grown figs.

Click here to make this Christmas treat!


Fiery Candied Walnuts. Soooo good!

4. Spice It Up: Fiery Candied Walnuts

Add a little heat to your holiday snack table with these Fiery Candied Walnuts. They’re a fantastic blend of sweet, spicy, and crunchy, making them an irresistible snack. These candied walnuts are perfect as a stand-alone treat or a topper for salads and desserts.

Click here to make this Christmas treat!


The No-Guilt Holiday Cookie You Really Need, Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie Recipe

5. Healthy Start: Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie

Who says you can’t have cookies for breakfast? These oatmeal breakfast cookies are a healthier option that doesn’t compromise on taste. They’re packed with nutrients and are perfect for busy holiday mornings when you need a quick yet satisfying breakfast.

Click here to make this Christmas treat!


6. A Unique Twist: Strawberry Tamales with Horchata Sauce

These Strawberry Tamales with Horchata Sauce from Hola Jalapeno are a unique, delightful and completely unexpected treat. Did you know that strawberries from California are available year-round? This recipe is a wonderful way to enjoy this versatile fruit, even during winter.

Click here to make this Christmas treat!


An Easy Recipe For Homemade Pistachio Almond Honeycomb Candy

7. Sweet and Crunchy: Pistachio Almond Honeycomb Candy

This Pistachio Almond Honeycomb Candy is not only delicious but visually stunning. Combining pistachios and almonds with the airy crunch of the honeycomb candy creates a delightful texture and flavor. It’s a great way to use California-grown nuts in a sweet treat.

Click here to make this Christmas treat!


Sweet & Salty Pistachio Brittle broken into pieces.

8. Classic Crunch: Pistachio Brittle

Continuing with the nut theme, this Pistachio Brittle is a classic that never goes out of style. The brittle’s hard, glassy texture combined with the rich flavor of pistachios makes it a holiday favorite. Plus, it’s surprisingly simple to make!

Click here to make this Christmas treat!


The Ultimate Guide to Gluten-Free Fruitcake Recipes

9. A Holiday Staple: Fruitcake

What’s Christmas without a fruitcake? This Fruitcake recipe from This Mess is Ours will change your mind about this often misunderstood holiday staple. Packed with dried fruits and nuts, it’s a dense, moist cake that embodies the season’s spirit.

Click here to make this Christmas treat!


Buche de Noel with Pistachio and Raspberry Filling

10. Bûche de Noël with Pistachio and Raspberry Filling

This recipe is a festive and visually stunning Christmas treat. It reimagines the traditional French Yule log (aka Bûche de Noël) by combining a luscious pistachio pastry cream with fresh California raspberries, giving it a delightful red and green holiday look. It looks fancy but there is no need to be intimidated! Our recipe includes detailed instructions, ensuring success even for those new to baking rolled cakes.

Click here to make this Christmas treat!


From warming beverages to sweet and spicy snacks, these Christmas treats are easy on the wallet and a celebration of California’s rich agricultural heritage. As you prepare for your holiday festivities, remember that these recipes are more than just food; they’re a connection to the farmers and producers who work tirelessly to bring these ingredients to our tables.


Click here to view the Google Web Story for this post!

BE SURE TO SHARE YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY TREAT RECIPES WITH US BY SNAPPING A PIC AND TAGGING US ON SOCIAL USING #CAGROWN. Craving more CA Grown goodness? Follow us on Pinterest for fresh and fabulous recipe inspiration!

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Easy And Delicious Christmas Treats That Won’t Break The Bank

The holiday season is a time for joy, gathering, and indulging in delicious Christmas treats. When asking yourself what holiday treats to make this year, we suggest you take some inspiration from 10 of our favorite festive recipes below.

A toast with wine at Trelio in Clovis.

What Are The Most Popular Holiday Treats From California Grown?

Whether you’re just learning to cook or you’re a seasoned pro in the kitchen, there’s something incredibly satisfying about whipping up festive treats that fill your home with the sweet aromas of the season. Even better? You don’t have to spend a fortune to make your holiday table really shine. We’ve gathered an incredible selection of easy and budget-friendly Christmas treat recipes that celebrate the bounty of the Golden State.

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

1. Cozy Up with Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Imagine curling up by the fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate, with a special adult twist: a splash of red wine. This Red Wine Hot Chocolate recipe is decadent and a perfect way to warm up on a chilly evening. The combination of rich chocolate and robust California wine creates a luxurious treat that’s sure to impress.

Click here to make this Christmas treat!


2. A Nostalgic Bite: Traditional Sugar Plums

Sugar plums are a classic holiday treat that brings a touch of nostalgia to your Christmas festivities. These delightful morsels from G Free Foodie are made with dried fruits and nuts, for a sweet and nutritious snack. They’re easy to make and a great way to introduce your family to traditional Christmas treats.

Click here to make this Christmas treat!


A figgy pudding being drizzled with caramel.

3. Celebrate with Figgy Pudding

No Christmas is complete without the iconic figgy pudding, and this recipe is a must-try. Loaded with the goodness of figs and a blend of warm spices, this pudding is a testament to the traditional flavors of the holiday season. It’s a wonderful way to showcase the versatility of California-grown figs.

Click here to make this Christmas treat!


Fiery Candied Walnuts. Soooo good!

4. Spice It Up: Fiery Candied Walnuts

Add a little heat to your holiday snack table with these Fiery Candied Walnuts. They’re a fantastic blend of sweet, spicy, and crunchy, making them an irresistible snack. These candied walnuts are perfect as a stand-alone treat or a topper for salads and desserts.

Click here to make this Christmas treat!


The No-Guilt Holiday Cookie You Really Need, Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie Recipe

5. Healthy Start: Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie

Who says you can’t have cookies for breakfast? These oatmeal breakfast cookies are a healthier option that doesn’t compromise on taste. They’re packed with nutrients and are perfect for busy holiday mornings when you need a quick yet satisfying breakfast.

Click here to make this Christmas treat!


6. A Unique Twist: Strawberry Tamales with Horchata Sauce

These Strawberry Tamales with Horchata Sauce from Hola Jalapeno are a unique, delightful and completely unexpected treat. Did you know that strawberries from California are available year-round? This recipe is a wonderful way to enjoy this versatile fruit, even during winter.

Click here to make this Christmas treat!


An Easy Recipe For Homemade Pistachio Almond Honeycomb Candy

7. Sweet and Crunchy: Pistachio Almond Honeycomb Candy

This Pistachio Almond Honeycomb Candy is not only delicious but visually stunning. Combining pistachios and almonds with the airy crunch of the honeycomb candy creates a delightful texture and flavor. It’s a great way to use California-grown nuts in a sweet treat.

Click here to make this Christmas treat!


Sweet & Salty Pistachio Brittle broken into pieces.

8. Classic Crunch: Pistachio Brittle

Continuing with the nut theme, this Pistachio Brittle is a classic that never goes out of style. The brittle’s hard, glassy texture combined with the rich flavor of pistachios makes it a holiday favorite. Plus, it’s surprisingly simple to make!

Click here to make this Christmas treat!


The Ultimate Guide to Gluten-Free Fruitcake Recipes

9. A Holiday Staple: Fruitcake

What’s Christmas without a fruitcake? This Fruitcake recipe from This Mess is Ours will change your mind about this often misunderstood holiday staple. Packed with dried fruits and nuts, it’s a dense, moist cake that embodies the season’s spirit.

Click here to make this Christmas treat!


Buche de Noel with Pistachio and Raspberry Filling

10. Bûche de Noël with Pistachio and Raspberry Filling

This recipe is a festive and visually stunning Christmas treat. It reimagines the traditional French Yule log (aka Bûche de Noël) by combining a luscious pistachio pastry cream with fresh California raspberries, giving it a delightful red and green holiday look. It looks fancy but there is no need to be intimidated! Our recipe includes detailed instructions, ensuring success even for those new to baking rolled cakes.

Click here to make this Christmas treat!


From warming beverages to sweet and spicy snacks, these Christmas treats are easy on the wallet and a celebration of California’s rich agricultural heritage. As you prepare for your holiday festivities, remember that these recipes are more than just food; they’re a connection to the farmers and producers who work tirelessly to bring these ingredients to our tables.


Click here to view the Google Web Story for this post!

BE SURE TO SHARE YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY TREAT RECIPES WITH US BY SNAPPING A PIC AND TAGGING US ON SOCIAL USING #CAGROWN. Craving more CA Grown goodness? Follow us on Pinterest for fresh and fabulous recipe inspiration!

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