Holiday Treats in Orange County

It’s that time of year when everything is a bit sweeter.

Swirling with cinnamon, peppermint and just a splash of egg nog, delectable seasonal sweets are dancing through our dreams this season. Here are some of OC’s best sugar-filled highlights for the holidays.

This special time of year would not be complete without a signature treat from Disneyland. The famed theme-park celebrates the season with dozens of savory and sweet culinary creations. Their holiday menus span across Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure Park featuring different options at each vendor. Try their limited-holiday treat, the Chocolate Peppermint Bar – a sweet vanilla ice cream bar dipped in drizzled in peppermint icing and topped with crushed peppermint. We all know a Disneyland Churro is delicious, but the Santa’s Cookies and Milk Churro is on another level. Try the artisan churro, rolled in cookie butter sugar and served with a condensed milk dipping sauce or pick up a hand-pulled candy cane to savor the sweetness of your magical visit.

Beloved Porto’s Bakery in Buena Park dashes into the season of sweets with a full menu of warming goodies including an army of gingerbread men. Even with their crisp golden exterior, they are delectably soft in the center. If you’re looking to make your next holiday party something to remember consider delighting guests with their amazing holiday croquembouche. The towering confection is constructed to resemble a Christmas tree. Covered in cream puffs filled with vanilla custard, spun sugar and sugar flower decor cascade down to create a beautiful and delicious treat to share. 

Sprinkles Cupcakes has remixed their artisanal flavors to blend together a seasonal menu for everyone to enjoy. The delightful bakery mixes in the nostalgic flavors of the holidays in their Christmas Cookie Cupcake – vanilla cake studded with red and green sprinkles, topped with vanilla buttercream frosting with red and green sprinkles and a homemade sugar cookie coated in sprinkles. If that doesn’t but you in the holiday spirit try their Gingerbread Cupcake – spiced ginger cake topped with cream cheese frosting and dusted with cinnamon sugar adorned with a gingerbread man decorations. Pick up a few to enjoy at the Corona Del Mar location in Newport Beach.

The specialty macaron shops, Honey and Butter, make this holiday season even sweeter with their custom macaron creations. Their fun assortment of flavors is sticking around this holiday season, but they will be paired with some of our favorite holiday and winter characters. You’ll be able to catch these seasonal creature creations at the Irvine Spectrum, but be sure to get their early before they sell out.

The specialty macaron shops, Honey and Butter, make this holiday season even sweeter with their custom macaron creations.

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