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Non-Cookie Treats for the Holidays

popcorn and chocolate candies mixed together in a bowl.

Traditionally, cookies are the go-to for the holiday season. However, we here at The Apartments at Charlestown Crossing have never been ones to adhere only to tradition. Sometimes it’s right to add a little variety to your life. So as the holidays start rolling around and you need something to impress your family and friends, try one of these three recipes we have listed here. Your North East, MD holiday party will be off the hook in no time.

Christmas Light Cupcakes
Try out one of these cute little cupcakes in what is sure to be a hit with friends and family of all ages. They are also super simple to make and only take 30 minutes. To make these delectable treats, you’ll need water, vegetable oil, eggs, heavy cream, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, salt, decorating gel, and mini M&Ms to decorate as the lights.

Cranberry Marshmallow Fluff Salad
When most people think of salad, they think of the gross green stuff. Worry no more, this is a salad that will satisfy any sweet tooth in the building. It’s perfect for entertaining large parties, since huge quantities of it are simple (and inexpensive) to make. For this recipe, be sure to get marshmallows, whipping cream, ground cranberries, sugar, a can of crushed pineapple, and chopped pecans.

Grinch Cake
We all know the classic tale of the Grinch. He was a heartless monster in Whoville who just wanted to ruin the holidays, no matter what the cost. However, right when he has the prime opportunity to sabotage everyone’s fun, he doesn’t. It turns out there was a little bit of heart in him after all. Just like the Grinch, this cake has a little heart in it, too. This fun design puts a colorful twist on a classic holiday pound cake. To make it, you’ll need two boxes of pound cake mix, a heart cookie cutter, red and green food gel color, a loaf pan, green and yellow frosting, and some colorful sprinkles for added decor. Once you make this cake, there’s no way anyone could steal away the holiday fun.

Maybe you like sticking with the classic cookies, or maybe you’re looking for something a little unique in your apartment this year. Whatever you’re baking this year, be sure to share it with your friends and family. After all, that’s what the holidays are all about!