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Desserts for the Holidays

Updated on August 7, 2012
Snowballs you won't throw
Snowballs you won't throw

Snowballs for kids of all ages

The following recipe is simple and something the kids can help you make. It is not only a nice light dessert but also very attractive when brought to the table for serving.

Recipe for Snowballs


2 cups coconut

4 scoops of vanilla ice cream (very firm)

1. Put the coconut in a shallow glass dish.

2. Drop each scoop of ice cream into the coconut.

3. Roll ice cream ball in the coconut until completely covered.

4. Immediately put balls in another dish or baking sheet and move to freezer.

5. Keep in freezer for about 3 hours, or until snowball is very firm.


A Dessert for a Victorian Christmas

These pudding cups can be made several days before they will be served to your guests. They need to be covered loosely with aluminum foil and refrigerated. Warm them up in a 350 degree (F) oven for just 15 minutes

Recipe for Christmas pudding

This recipe will take about 20 minutes to prepare and will need to bake 45 minutes to 1 hour.


1- 8 ounce package chopped dates

2 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs

1 cup each of the following: currants, golden raisins, and chopped pecans.

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon each of the following: cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice

Grated rind from 1 orange and 1 lemon

1 cup melted butter

3 eggs, lightly beaten

3 tablespoons brandy, divided (optional)

Preheat your oven first to 350 degrees F and spray 8 (1/2) cup ramekins or custard cups with nonstick coating spray. Combine the dates, bread crumbs, raisins, currants, flour, brown sugar, spices and rinds in a large bowl. Mix in the butter and eggs; pour into prepared pans. Cover the ramekin or custard cups tightly with aluminun foil and place them in a larger shallow baking pan into a preheated oven. Carefully pour hot water into the pan until it reaches about halfway up the baking dishes. Bake for 45 minutes to a hour. Pudding needs to be firm to the touch. If you are using the brandy, now is the time to drizzle about 1 teaspoon brandy over each pudding, Run a knife around the edges to loosen and unmold onto desired serving plates. Serve with lightly sweetened whip cream or cool whip is also great.

This recipe will serve 8 people.




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    • laringo profile image

      laringo 9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Thanks to all for your kind and trying out new foods is one of my passions. I like change and variety along with healthy choices also.

      Gods Child, I haven't made divinity for several years so I will have to go through my recipes and send it to you.

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      Gods Child 9 years ago from New Orleans, La

      I'm in for the pudding. I like, no wait, make that love, chocolate. Keep them coming. BTW do know how to make old fashioned Divinity?

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      VioletSun 9 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      The pudding sounds great! I enjoy your recipes as I get ideas from you.

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      mhei 9 years ago from Philippines

      hmmmm.... you're making me hungry! lol!! thanks for sharing these recipe's ...Im sure i'll try the chocolate pudding when i have time. :)