Christmas Rocks

I’m sorry, but I’m not familiar with the term “Christmas Rocks” in the context of health and nutrition. It’s possible that you may be referring to a specific food or dish associated with the holiday season, but without more information, it’s difficult for me to provide specific details.


However, in general, during the holiday season, there are many traditional foods and treats that people enjoy. While these foods are often delicious, they may not always be the healthiest options due to their high sugar, fat, or calorie content. It’s important to enjoy these treats in moderation and balance them with nutritious foods to maintain a healthy diet.


If you can provide more information about what exactly you mean by “Christmas Rocks” or if you have any specific questions about health and nutrition during the holiday season, I’ll do my best to help you.


Christmas Rocks


* 1 cup walnuts

* ½ cup almonds

* ½ cup pecans

* 1 cup pitted dates

* 1 cup candied cherries

* 2 cups candied pineapple

* 1 cup dried cranberries

* ¾ cup all purpose flour, divided

* ¼ cup butter, softened

* 1/3 cup brown sugar

* 1 whole egg

* ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

* ¼ teaspoon baking soda

* ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

* Non-stick pan spray



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place rack in top one third of oven.

2. In a food processor, pulse each nut one at a time until pea sized and place in a large bowl.

3. Pulse the four fruits one at a time to same size and add to nuts in bowl.

4. Add ½ cup of the flour to the fruit and nuts and toss and mix until combined. Set aside.

5. In a separate bowl, mix butter and brown sugar until creamed. (I used a stand mixer with a paddle attachment but this could be done by hand)

6. Add the egg and combine.

7. Add remaining flour, cinnamon, baking soda and vanilla and combine.

8. Pour this mixture over the fruit and nuts and combine by hand.

9. Line four cookie sheets with parchment paper and lightly spray with non stick pan spray.

10. Divide mixture into 48 one ounce drops using a small scoop placing 12 per pan.

11. Bake two pans at a time in top third of oven for 20 minutes but watch that bottoms don’t get too browned. Rotate pans after ten minutes.

12. Remove to a rack to cool.

13. Seal and an airtight container.


If you’re referring to making or baking Christmas Rocks, here are some tips to consider:

1. Recipe selection: Look for a recipe that suits your taste preferences and dietary needs. Consider factors like ingredients, cooking time, and level of difficulty.


2. Quality ingredients: Use fresh and high-quality ingredients to enhance the flavor and texture of your Christmas Rocks. This includes ingredients like butter, sugar, flour, nuts, dried fruits, and any other components specific to your chosen recipe.


3. Proper measurements: Follow the recipe instructions carefully, especially when it comes to measurements. Baking is a science, and accurate measurements can greatly affect the final outcome of your Christmas Rocks.


4. Mixing technique: When combining ingredients, follow the recipe instructions for the order and method of mixing. Overmixing can lead to a tough texture, while undermixing may result in uneven distribution of ingredients.


5. Chilling the dough: If your Christmas Rocks recipe requires chilling the dough, ensure you allow enough time for it to firm up. Chilled dough is easier to work with and helps maintain the desired shape during baking.


6. Baking temperature and time: Preheat your oven to the recommended temperature stated in the recipe. Keep a close eye on the baking time, as different ovens may vary. Over-baking can result in dry or burnt Christmas Rocks, while under-baking may leave them uncooked in the center.


7. Cooling and storage: Allow your Christmas Rocks to cool completely on a wire rack before storing them in an airtight container. This helps maintain their freshness and prevents moisture buildup that can lead to spoilage.


8. Presentation: If desired, you can add a festive touch by decorating your Christmas Rocks. Consider dusting them with powdered sugar, drizzling icing or glaze, or adding edible decorations like sprinkles or edible glitter.


Remember to enjoy the process of making and sharing your Christmas Rocks with loved ones. Baking during the holiday season can be a joyful and rewarding experience.

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