Christmas Dessert Post

I did some baking for Christmas, so I’ll just put some of what I did in one post.

 

These are just pretzels dipped in Almond Bark and sprinkled with different candies (red hots, m & ms, sprinkles)

 

I also made banana and pumpkin breads.  These are great to make up and put in the freezer for a quick breakfast.

 

Banana Bread:

1 ½ cup sugar

¾ cup butter or shortening

2 eggs, beaten

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour (put baking soda in it)

1 tsp baking soda

½ cup buttermilk

1 cup mashed bananas

1/2-1 cup nuts

 

Mix the dry ingredients together (baking soda, flour).  In another bowl, cream shortening and sugar together. Add eggs, vanilla, buttermilk.  Blend well.  Add dry ingredients to sugar mixture and mix.  Add mashed bananas and nuts.  Place in loaf pans and bake at 350 for around 30-40 minutes.

 

 

Pumpkin Bread:

2 cups sugar

1 ½ cup oil

5 eggs

2 cups of pumpkin (1 can)

2 pkgs of instant vanilla pudding

2 cups of flour

2 tsps baking soda

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp salt

 

Mix dry ingredients.  In another bowl, mix sugar, oil, eggs, pumpkin.   Mix together. Pour into loaf pans and bake at 325 degrees for 30-40 minutes.