10 Recipes That Would Make Buddy The Elf's Christmas
There is something to be said for a 6'3" grown-ass man who still manages to be defined by his relationship to sugar — and so there is an awful lot to be said for Buddy The Elf. In honor of The Elf himself, we’ve culled decadent recipes from four of the most important food groups — candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup. We also threw in some Pop-Tart-garnished ice cream sundaes, spiked eggnog, and a cupcake fondue spread, just for good measure. These recipes rank high on the Cheer-O-Meter, and, with their sugar content, they'd be sure to keep Buddy rocking around the Christmas tree for days. Buddy, we share your affinity for Elf culture. Let us show you just how much.
Brown Sugar Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sundaes
Pop-Tarts are the perfect garnish, as evidenced by Buddy’s breakfast spaghetti extravaganza. They also make for a whimsical ice cream sundae topping. These sundaes from Willow Bird Baking know what’s up. Topped with brown sugar Pop-Tarts and a thick ripple of brown sugar glaze, they’re sure to be Buddy’s favorites.
Image: Willow Bird Baking / Klara Kim/Flickr
Hot Cocoa Cookies
Jessica from How Sweet It Is has streamlined the classic hot cocoa by baking it into a cookie. These fudgy treats are stuffed with chocolate chips and marshmallow fluff, and are the perfect alternative (or accompaniment) to hot chocolate. Now Buddy can have his cocoa and eat it too.
Image: How Sweet It Is
Spaghetti and Meatball Cupcakes
Disguised as a tasty pile of spaghetti and meatballs, these cupcakes from Food, Family, and Fun are sneaky and Elf-worthy. Because savory spaghetti and meatballs is so human.
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Peppermint Candy Cane Marshmallows
Candy canes are an important component of a complete Elf diet, and so these marshmallows from Family Fresh Cooking are obviously just what Dr. Elf ordered. For an Elf-approved meal-on-the-go, pack up these little guys in a Mason jar with cocoa mix and chocolate chips.
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Chocolate Cola Cupcakes
With these chocolate cola cupcakes from A Cozy Kitchen, Buddy will enjoy all the sugar (but none of the belching) that a 2-liter bottle of Coca Cola has to offer him. Which is good news — who has time to work on their table manners anyways? There are presents to wrap!
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Amaretto-Spiked Eggnog Latte
Buddy’s mid-day mail room shenanigans will be super festive with these amaretto-spiked eggnog lattes from Back To Her Roots. Table dancing, anyone? Whoomp, there it is.
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches
With these chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream sandwiches from Mel’s Kitchen, Buddy can achieve his goal of eating an entire roll of cookie dough. And he’ll get his daily quota of ice cream in, to boot.
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Candy Corn White Chocolate M&M Blondies
These blondies from Averie Cooks satisfy one of the most important elements of the Elf Food Pyramid — candy corn. Just to be on the safe side, Averie has also added white chocolate M&Ms and, like, a bucket of brown sugar. A good breakfast-on-the-go option for Buddy.
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Cake Batter Marshmallows
No doubt these sprinkle-ridden cake batter marshmallows will appeal to Buddy’s inner child tendencies. I’d say these little guys from Cookies and Cups have just the right amount of sugar to make any Christmas Elf swoon.
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Guys. Cupcake fondue is a thing. And methinks Buddy ought to know about it. Perfect for an Elf dinner party or even just an afternoon snack, this idea from How Sweet It Is brings it home with this brilliant masterpiece of sugar and sprinkles.
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