Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Treats!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

We had a great time at the Christmas Eve party and I took lots of pics (which I can't download yet--Please Santa--the laptop!). Hopefully I'll have those up this weekend.

Right now I'm in the midst of preparing our Christmas morning treats which is Monkey Bread and Cherry Chiffon--I thought I'd share the recipes...

MONKEY BREAD

4 cans refrigerator biscuits
1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup butter
**OPTIONAL--I prefer without**1/2 cup pecans, raisins and/or coconut, if desired

Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Pour white sugar and cinnamon into a plastic bag and mix.
Add biscuit pieces, several at a time; shake to coat well.
Place pieces in a buttered Bundt pan.
(OPTIONAL--Sprinkle layers with nuts, raisins or coconut.)
Bring brown sugar and butter to a boil in saucepan. Cool 10 minutes, then pour over top of biscuits.
Bake at 350F for 45 minutes. Allow to cool 15 minutes before removing from pan. Turn upside down to serve. The pieces will just pull apart.

My kids LOVE Monkey Bread!!

I used to serve something called Cranberry Whip with this until my friend Jen told me about Cherry Chiffon and I've been using her recipe ever since! Here it is:

Cherry Chiffon

1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie filling
1 (15-1/4-ounce) can crushed pineapple- well drained
1 (14-ounce) can Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
1 (8-ounce) container frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1/4 c. chopped pecans (I leave these out because of allergies)

1) In large bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well.
2) Chill 30 minutes (I chill overnight so the flavors really meld!).
3) Serve and enjoy!

I can't wait to get into all that in the morning!

Wishing you all Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!!!
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12 comments:

Susie said...

Yummo!!

Constructive Attitude said...

Can you put a picture up of this "monkey bread"..lol

Rebecca Jo said...

I love Monkey Bread... havent had it in so long!!!!!

Hope you had a great Christmas!

Z's Mom said...

yummmmm.....that sounds delicious!!!! I'm stuffed right now....but I'll have to make the monkey bread for my monkey soon....

I hope you and your family are having a fabulous Christmas!!! ;)

JANE said...

Ok gotta try the Cherry Chiffon!! I've done Monkey Bread for I think forever!
Hope ya'll had a great Christmas and you got that laptop! I'm still gonna have to wait on mine!!

Becky said...

Sounds so good...I am soo full now...maybe new years..

Yay! the holidays were great, but over...on to the next venture...

Jaime said...

Mmmmm - those sound delicious! I think maybe I'll try making them sometime!

noble pig said...

Merry Christmas to you Jen! I love monkey bread too and that cherry chiffon sounds awesome. I hope you got the laptop.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I hope Santa brought you your laptop - he brought me mine!! Yippee!

Karen said...

Okay ... I'm going to try that Monket Bread !!!

CaraBee said...

These recipes sound fabulous, I will definitely be giving them a go!

Yaya said...

Mmmm...Monkey bread-I haven't had that in about 10 years!