10 homemade Christmas sweets, the authentic taste of Christmas

Huma Qurashi By Huma Qurashi

Christmas sweets are an essential part of the holidays. Nougat, marzipan , polka dots , Christmas cookies , roscon … their flavor is linked to the memories of these special dates. They are always present on our tables and are a sweet tradition that passes from generation to generation.

However, with the rush of everyday life, we have become accustomed to buying these sweets in stores , opting for immediacy instead of making them at home. Stores have been full of these products since early October, making it easy to grab something ready-made instead of preparing it ourselves.

But the truth is that homemade sweets taste much better . There is something about them that makes them special. Maybe it’s the taste of the natural ingredients, the time spent or the love that goes into making them. Dare to prepare some of these recipes to make your Christmas even more special.

Traditional Christmas sweets

Rediscover the flavor of Spanish Christmas by preparing our traditional sweets at home. Each bite tells a story of cultural heritage and know-how from many generations.

Spanish Christmas

Jijona nougat

Of all the varieties that we can find today, Jijona nougat is one of the classics that resists all types of fashions and currents. Homemade Jijona nougat at  Christmas  has nothing to do with industrial nougat.

Jijona nougat

Homemade yolk nougat

Believe it or not, this Christmas dessert recipe is easy to prepare at home. It is simply a matter of combining the ingredients and letting them dry at room temperature. We will be left with a juicy, compact and flavorful yolk nougat, better than many of the ones we can buy.

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Homemade yolk nougat

Chocolate and hazelnut nougat

By following a few simple steps, and in just 15 minutes, we can enjoy a luxury chocolate and hazelnut nougat. At Christmas it is perfect to prepare with children, who will surely love to see the result of their work at the end of the process and, of course, taste it.

Chocolate and hazelnut nougat

Homemade chocolate nougat, Suchard style

If playing Trivial the question were which chocolate nougat we know, almost all of us would come to mind the same one: the one from the Suchard brand. I am referring to the stuffed with puffed rice that delighted all children back in the 80s. Well, the homemade version is prepared in no time and the little ones can also help you.

Homemade chocolate nougat

Homemade marzipan

Modeling figurines with almond paste is the most homemade and Christmassy activity you have ever been able to do. And you are also going to be amazed by the flavor they have, nothing to do with the industrial ones.

Homemade marzipan

Homemade almond powders

This is one of the recipes that surprised me the most the first time I prepared it. If you dare to make them you will realize that there is a huge difference with the industrial ones , when you put them in your mouth they dissolve, they are very light and the intense almond flavor is totally different, their texture is slightly crunchy on the outside and very soft on the inside. inside.

Homemade almond powders

Chocolate shortbread

I have to admit that, even though I am a chocolate lover, until I made this recipe they were not among my favorites, because I had only tried the commercial ones. These homemade Polvorones do not have any of that artificial sweet aftertaste that industrial Polvorones have, the flavor of this candy is impressive, especially for dark chocolate lovers.

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Chocolate shortbread

Homemade snowfalls

It is true that the snowballs I ate at Christmas when I was a child were not homemade, but for me they were so good that I was delighted to be able to make them myself and discover that I could prepare something even better.

Homemade snowfalls

White sugar shortbreads

I encourage you to prepare your own white shortbreads at home. Even the little ones in the house can help you, it is a very simple recipe and adapts perfectly to them. It’s a delicious bite.

White sugar shortbreads

We hope you are encouraged to try some of these recipes and incorporate them into your family Christmas traditions. And remember that this is just a selection of our favorites. On the blog we have many more options for Christmas sweets and desserts to inspire you!

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Hi! I'm Huma Qurashi, an international educator and food writer, excited about bringing you traditional Pakistani recipes from across the country.
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