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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

12 Days of Christmas: Day 9 - Favorite Holiday Recipe

Favorite Recipe

I have a major sweet tooth. Chocolate always seems to do the trick for me. Every year I have to have these:

2 cup(s) semi-sweet chocolate bits
1 cup(s) salted peanuts
2 cup(s) chun king chow mein noodles
Melt chocolate & pour over peanuts & noodles.
Stir to mix; drop by spoon onto waxed paper to harden.

I know they don't look pretty but they are delicious!

My family always has a big meal but we also love to just snack while we watch Christmas movies or while we are playing games. So my snacky food that I have to have is :

Dried Beef Log
16 ounces dried beef, finely diced
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
½ cup sour cream
2 or 3 green onions, with some of the green, very thinly sliced
1 tablespoon worchestershire sauce
Cream together all dip ingredients until well blended together.
Form into a log
Cover and chill
Serve with assorted crackers

I couldn't find a picture of it in log form. But you can always use it as a spread too just like on the right of this picture.

What are your must have recipes?


  1. Mmmm! My family makes chinese christmas cookies (what we call them ;-)) for the holidays too! I haven't had them in ages... but maybe this is the year when I make them again. YUM!

  2. I've never heard of either of these. Thanks for the recipes!

  3. They both look DELISH!

    Thanks for linking up :)

  4. We call them Haystacks and use butterscotch instead of chocolate! They are my favorite! (the chocolate looks delish though!!!)

  5. mmm that chocolate goodness looks so yummy!

  6. We make tin lings too! But we call them Chow Mein Noodle cookies.. so effin good!!!!

  7. MMMMM...OK that looks so good! :-)

    1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
    1/2 cup butter, softened
    3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
    2 tablespoons brown sugar
    1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
    3/4 cup finely chopped pecans

    In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in confectioners' sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

    Shape chilled cream cheese mixture into a ball. Wrap with plastic, and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

    Roll the cheese ball in finely chopped pecans before serving. But it can be hard to form a ball so I skipped the nuts and just put the mixture in a bowl.

    SO GOOD!

  8. We make both of these at Christmas too! I LOVE them both :)