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Top 10 Christmas Treats

By Deandra Jilani, Yejin Shin, and Soyeon Park
Staff Reporter
The Pawprint

We all love food, especially when it comes to Christmas. Here are our top 10 Christmas treats and their recipes from all around the world. Enjoy this year Christmas making unique and delicious treats with your family and friends!

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Bibingka, a delicious sweet from the Philippines, is a lovely Christmas-time delight. It can be eaten either for breakfast or dessert.

If you want to make this delicacy, here is the recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bibingka-recipe-1955549

Pan de Pascua – Chile
pan-pascua-chocolate-h 2.jpgPan de Pascua is a delicious Chilean cake that is eaten during Christmas.

If you would like to make Pan de Pascua, follow the recipe here:

Christmas Pudding – England
chriistm 2.jpgChristmas Pudding is a delicious dessert from England.

Here is the recipe:

Turrón – Spain
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Turrón is a Spanish confection, typically made of honey, sugar, and egg white with toasted almonds and other nuts usually shaped into a rectangular tablet or a round cake.

If you would like to make Turron this christmas, check out this recipe here:

Pfeffernüsse – Germany
Pfeffernusse-cross-section 2.jpgPfeffernüsse are tiny spice cookies, originated in the Netherlands. It is a popular holiday treat in Germany and other European countries.

Recipe can be found in this link:

Shortbread – Scotland
Shortbread is a biscuit traditionally made from one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three parts flour.

Here is the recipe:

Struffoli- Italy
struffoli- jeffrey gurwin.jpgStruffoli is a Neapolitan dish made of deep fried balls of dough about the size of marbles. Struffoli is mixed with honey and other sweet ingredients. It is crunchy on the outside and soft inside. It is relatively sweeter than most pastries as it is drizzled with honey and topped with sugary decorations.

If you would like to try making this, here is the recipe:

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The brigadeiro is a Brazilian delicacy, created in 1940. It is made with condensed milk, cocoa powder, butter and chocolate sprinkles covering the outside layer.

Recipe can be found in this link:

Besitos de Coco- Puerto Rico
Besitos-de-coco.jpgBesitos de coco, which translates to “coconut kisses”, is the Puerto Rican version of coconut macaroons. Besitos de coco are crisp little balls of coconut heaven made of half cookie and half crumble.

Follow this recipe to find out more information about this delicacy:


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Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert named after a Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova. It is a meringue dessert with a crisp crust and soft, light inside, usually topped with fruit and whipped cream.

If you want to make this delicacy, here is the recipe:

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