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10 local seasonal treats to up your holiday cheer

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Hints of pumpkin, gingerbread and peppermint have started wafting out of Utah Valley’s restaurants and bakeries. Follow your nose to one of these local spots for some of our favorite holiday treats.

 

1. Magleby’s Fresh

Magleby's eggnog French toast is served with marshmallow honey butter and the Magleby's famous buttermilk syrup.

Magleby’s eggnog French toast is served with marshmallow honey butter and the Magleby’s famous buttermilk syrup.

Oh, you thought eggnog was just for drinking? Not so. Magleby’s Fresh is now serving eggnog french toast so you can drink your eggnog and eat it too.

 

2. The Cocoa Bean

The Cocoa Bean Cupcake Cafe in Provo is now serving its seasonal customer favorite, a peppermint stick hot cocoa.

The Cocoa Bean Cupcake Cafe in Provo is now serving its seasonal customer favorite, a peppermint stick hot cocoa. (Photo courtesy of Gary Rasmussen)

Candy cane lovers will go balli-stick for The Cocoa Bean’s peppermint stick hot chocolate. The baristas at The Cocoa Bean add peppermint flavoring to gourmet milk chocolate and sprinkle crushed candy cane on top. It can be served hot or cold.

 

3. Sweet Tooth Fairy

The Sweet Tooth Fairy is now serving a peppermint bark cupcake, among other sweet seasonal treats.

The Sweet Tooth Fairy is now serving a peppermint bark cupcake, among other sweet seasonal treats.

While everyone’s dreaming of sugar plums this holiday season, locals are dreaming of The Sweet Tooth Fairy’s peppermint bark cupcakes. Try one now and thank us later.

 

4. Kneaders Bakery and Cafe

Kneaders' raspberry cheesecake pie is an employee and customer favorite.

Kneaders’ raspberry cheesecake pie is an employee and customer favorite. (Photo courtesy of Kneaders Bakery & Cafe)

Kneaders is known for its plethora of holiday treats, but we like to rave about its bestselling raspberry cream cheese pie. It tastes even better than it looks.

 

5. Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone's winter menu includes a minty mocha brownie creation.

Cold Stone’s winter menu includes a minty mocha brownie creation.

It may be freezing outside, but it’s never too cold for ice cream. Cold Stone Creamery offers a few seasonal flavors at Christmastime. We recommend the Minty Mocha Brownie creation. Peppermint mocha ice cream is mixed with peppermint patties, crushed candy cane and whipped cream (ask for it on top).

6. Cravings Alisha’s Cupcakes

Cravings Alisha's Cupcakes has a full lineup of delicious holiday cupcakes this season.

Cravings Alisha’s Cupcakes has a full lineup of delicious holiday cupcakes this season. (Photo courtesy of Alisha Nuttall)

Cravings Alisha’s Cupcakes won season seven of The Cupcake Wars “All American Rejects.” There is nothing we want to reject about Alisha’s delectable cupcakes. The only problem is deciding which flavor to try. During the holidays, Alisha comes up with almost 10 holiday-specific flavors, like the hot chocolate cupcake — a cocoa cupcake topped with whipped cream frosting, caramel sauce and marshmallows.

 

7. Dippidee

If you're looking for a good sugar cookie to sink your teeth into, Dippidee won't disappoint you.

If you’re looking for a good sugar cookie to sink your teeth into, Dippidee won’t disappoint you. (Photo courtesy of Dippidee)

If you’re picky about the perfection of your sugar cookies, you’ll be satisfied with the soft, moist holiday-shaped sugar cookies at Dippidee.

 

8. Waffle Luv

Waffle Luv's pumpkin waffle is back by popular demand, just for the holidays. (Courtesy of Waffle Luv)

Waffle Luv’s pumpkin waffle is back by popular demand, just for the holidays.
(Photo courtesy of Waffle Luv)

Just when you thought Waffle Luv couldn’t get any better, it’s added a seasonal pumpkin pie waffle to it’s menu. Waffle Luv’s famous liege waffle is filled with chocolate and topped with homemade pumpkin-pie flavored whipped cream.

 

9. Provo Bakery

Provo Bakery's glazed pumpkin cake donut is worth getting to the bakery early for.

Provo Bakery’s glazed pumpkin cake donut is worth getting to the bakery early for. (Photo courtesy of Provo Bakery)

Provo Bakery’s glazed pumpkin donuts come but once a year, and they are usually gone early in the day. Make sure you get there in the a.m. to enjoy this moist pumpkin donut that melts in your mouth.

 

10. Decadence Cafe

Drinking a cup of Decadence Cafe's pumpkin hot cocoa is a fun (and delicious) way to warm up this winter.

Drinking a cup of Decadence Cafe’s pumpkin hot cocoa is a fun (and delicious) way to warm up this winter. (Photo courtesy of Decadence Cafe)

You don’t have to be a coffee drinker to enjoy a pumpkin latte. Decadence Cafe in Orem offers a full menu of coffee-free drinks, like the seasonal favorite pumpkin latte, made from roasted cocoa beans. Decadence also offers a variety of hot cocoa flavors, including customer-favorite pumpkin hot cocoa.

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