Ovaltine Holiday Recipe {with Giveaway!}

I am so excited to be sharing another Ovaltine recipe.   This one is perfect for your next holiday celebration…

…even if that celebration is a snack with your holiday-lovin’ kids.

We are making Ovaltine Crisped Rice Treats!

YUM.

All through my childhood, my mom would make cookie plates to give away through the holiday season.   She would make 3 or 4 different kinds of cookies so all the plates had variety.   Each year she would try a new recipe and some years it would become a staple on the cookie plate, and sometimes it would disappear never to be made again.

I thought it would be fun to try something new using Ovaltine in a favorite recipe.   After making a LARGE batch and having it disappear in less than 24 hours, I can say that this will be one of those recipes that make it into Christmases future.

Ovaltine crispy rice treatsOvaltine Crispy Rice Treats

 Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter
  • 2 cups of Ovaltine – we used the Rich Chocolate flavor
  • Large bag of marshmallows {mine was 1 lb and 12 oz}
  • 12 cups of Crisped Rice Cereal
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Directions:

  1. Melt the butter in a large bowl in the microwave.
  2. Dissolve the Ovaltine into the melted butter.
  3. Add the marshmallows and put back in the microwave for several minutes until the marshmallows melt.
  4. Stir the mixture fully.
  5. Add the Crisped Rice Cereal and stir as quickly as possible.
  6. Spray your hands and a pan with non-stick cooking spray and then press the mixture into the pan.
  7. Wait until it cools completely and then cut into squares.
  8. EAT!

I think it is fun to flavor a traditional recipe with Ovaltine which includes 12 vitamins and minerals with no artificial flavors and a natural source of color.

Oh!   And now for the giveaway…

Ovaltine Giveaway

The prize package includes:Ovaltine Giveaway

  • THREE 12-ounce containers of OVALTINE (one of each flavor)
  • OVALTINE recipe booklet
  • Glass countertop straw canister
  • $50 Visa gift card

To enter:

  • Leave a comment below with a holiday memory.

 

 

 

By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to all the fancy rules.   The contest will run for 5 weeks ending at midnight on December 19, 2011 CST.   The winner will be contacted via email.   This giveaway is open to US only.

Thanks to the sweet people at Ovaltine who sponsored this post and are providing the giveaway for our readers.

335 Comments

  1. My favorite holiday memory is on Christmas Eve, we would always go to the church service at 11 p.m., and when it was over it would be midnight on Christmas. We would come home, drink some hot chocolate and go to bed. It was a great way to start Christmas.

  2. One of my fondest memories is just lying in my bed on Christmas Eve trying to go to sleep but the anticipation of what Santa might bring was just too exciting.

  3. Christmas memory to share: I love surprising my children with a festive table, a note and a little gift at their places to wake up to. The joy and smile on their faces is precious!

  4. my favorite Holiday memories were going to my Aunt’s house on Christmas morning and spending the day coloring and playing with Lincoln Logs. The best part of the Christmas day was eating thanksgiving and choosing between half a dozen pies for desert

  5. One Thanksgiving, we had moved into our new house, but the military hadn’t shipped our belongings from overseas yet. We had no table or chairs, so we got a blanket and had Thanksgiving on the the floor!

  6. My fave holiday memory is my family gathered round the dining room table eating together all the great cooking and effort that went into it and us sitting around enjoying it. It was like that every Christmas.

  7. my favorite holiday memory is Christmas 2003…the year before my son died. the whole family was here for Christmas Eve and had a wonderful time! We took lots of pictures and made lots of memories!

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  8. Katrina Klauer says:

    My favorite memories are every year just sitting around eatting horderves and spending time with family

  9. We always make cookies for our family and friends. We call it our “edible Christmas card”!

  10. I remember my Gram used to make this amazing Date Nut bread around the holidays- she was actually the one who got me drinking Ovaltine as a kid since it was better for you than the other chocolate milk mixes. She went into baking overdrive around the holidays and she made the best food- I still have her recipes. 🙂

  11. One of my favorite holiday memories was spending it with my girls last year – our first Christmas as a family of four (well…six if you include our furbabies too!). 😀

  12. I grew up in Australia, so I remember hot Christmases in the middle of summer (with no tree!).

  13. I remember making popcorn garland as a kid to string on the tree. Then we made popcorn balls! Oh, and I just remembered snow cream! My mom would take fresh snow and make ice cream. Nothing better!

  14. My favorite holiday memory is the year my mom made us listen to her sing every Christmas song that she knew and my sister and I not quite understanding that my mom was not kissing Santa last night. Fun times.

  15. As a little girl, I used to spend Christmas with my mother’s large family opening presents, watching holiday films, and eating Christmas dinner over at my grandparents.

  16. Best Thanksgiving ever was last year- my brother just came home from another tour in Afghanistan the day before. We all traveled into town & enjoyed a glorious day together. So grateful for the sacrifice & his safe return. This year he is there for the holidays- but will return before summer.

  17. My favorite holiday memory is of my first Christmas after my mom married my step-dad, Jeff. He always introduced me as his daughter…no step- anything. He’s been more of a dad to me than I could ever imagine. He showed us what Christmas was all about. He made sure we all got a gift from each other and one from Santa and we went to his mom’s house for Christmas dinner and than we all just hung out reading Christmas stories and having a bible study for about 2 hours. It was nice and it’s a tradition that I continue to carry out with my kids.

  18. I remembered going up to my Grandparents home with my family to have a big dinner with extended family members.

  19. Every year for as long as I can remember we pull out the family recipe box and pick our favorite holiday recipes to make. I always went with something chocolate. Since having kids we have also added letting them pick a special cookie recipe for Santa. Christmas morning I always get up before the kids and prepare hot cocoa for us all to enjoy while we open gifts.

  20. As children, my sisters and I always got new pajamas on Christmas Eve. We looked forward to opening that one package and putting on our new jammies.

  21. Great recipe – nutritious AND thrifty! Thanks for sharing this… I’ve shared it too on Twitter and Facebook!
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  22. great giveaway! my favorite holiday memory is frosting and decorating sugar cookies on Christmas Eve as we listen to Christmas songs!

  23. OMG, this sounds delicious. I’m going to have to make it for my kiddos. My favorite memory of holidays gone by is of 17 members of our extended family squeezed into my grandparents living room and then we’d always get some sort of nerf gun (or similar) in our stockings. Soon the place would be made chaos with a ton of laughter!

  24. I remember when I used to believe in Santa Claus and my friends’ father got up on the roof and stomped around to make us believe Santa was up there.

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  28. My best memory was making carrot cakes with my grandmother for Christmas.

  29. Kasey Goodnough says:

    I always loved preparing for holidays. Visiting family. Having dinner. Now I’m looking forward to creating memories with my own famIly.

  30. Stephanie says:

    My fondest holiday memory is church at midnight on christmas eve and being able to stay up late and having goodies/treats late….it was just such a happy time and everyone enjoyed.

  31. I have four brothers and a sister and when we were young my mother used to always make us matching Christmas jammies to wear on Christmas eve. You wouldn’t believe some of the old photos!

  32. My mom and I used to make Christmas candy with the melt-able white chocolate chips and molds… we’d make tons of it to give away to neighbors, friends and relatives. Every time I see those bags of melting chips in the store, it brings back such wonderful memories! I need to start doing that with my kids! I always looked forward to that time in the kitchen, humming Christmas songs and chatting. So special!

  33. Laura of Our Virginia Home says:

    Celebrating our first Christmas in our house. We had hardly moved anything else in, but our tree was decorated and in the front window.
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  34. I loved stringing the popcorn garland when I was little each year at Christmas! I love Ovaltine. Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. One of my favorite holiday memories is getting to help with the cooking in my grandma’s kitchen. All my aunts would be gathered there and there was lots of visiting and laughing. I would peel, core and chop apples for apple salad and soak in all the “womanliness” going on around me. I loved it!

  36. My favorite holiday memory is making carrot cake with my mom. I was responsible for shredding the carrots — it made my hands all orange for days! I complained the whole time, but the final result was worth it.

  37. Every year we attend a holiday open house in a small town. We walk the town square and try treats and collect recipes. It is our tradition and we have many memories since the time my son was a baby and being carried in a backpack and he is now 5.

  38. One holiday memory that carries over to today ~ making the “Crudite” tray for Thanksgiving dinner at my grandmother’s home. I am still responsible for that tradition, and am passing it along to my children. Thanksgiving dinner isn’t complete without olive pimento stuffed celery, black and pimento olives, dill and sweet pickles, and Italian garden mix (especially pickled caulifower). 🙂

  39. We do the same thing as your mom. Every year we make a variety of cookies and about 6-7 neighbors do the same thing and then we exchange cookies. Of course the kids are the ones that love it the most!

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  41. My favorite holiday memory is the looks on my little kids faces when they saw the presents on Christmas morning.

  42. I remember sneaking in the laundry room to open Christmas prestents so that my dad wouldn’t know. My mom would wrap them back up for us.

  43. In our country where I grew up (Philippines), one of the things we do during the holiday is to setup 12 different fruits specifically round ones on the table…like Orange, grapes, melon, apples (well as long as its curvy i guess lol!), and other local fruits. Then wrap it with clear red plastic wrapper. I’m not really sure what it signifies but as far as I know it means good fortune. I miss preparing stuff like that since we don’t do that here in the states anymore.

  44. Last year was my daughters first Christmas. She was teething, so she kept chewing on the corners of the presents. It made for some cute pictures.

  45. I am really glad I saw you on business to blogger. I love Ovaltine. I think it is a great source of vitamins for the kids. I am loving the recipes.
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  46. I will always remember drinking hot chocolate after a night of caroling in the neighborhood!
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  47. Our family spent an unforgettable New Year’s Eve in NYC last year. We were able to watch the live performances and fireworks right through the windows of our hotel room.

  48. One of my first holiday memories is making sugar cookies and “painting” on them with colored icing. So much easier now that we can buy pre-made dough and mix!

  49. My favorite holiday memory is watching a christmas story with my mom and brother on Christmas Eve. This tradition has now been passed down to my children. We leave the tv on all day on a chistmas story while we wrap gifts and bake our goodies

  50. One of my favorite childhood memories is of a spiced torte we received one year from family in Iceland, where my father is from. It was like gingerbread, only much better, and it was sliced into many thin layers with icing in between. We ate it on Christmas morning. It was when my childhood was still all happy and wonderful, before my brothers and I hit adolescence, my mother hit menopause, etc.

  51. I remember our first Christmas as new parents. Our daughter was not even two months old and it was just perfect. Now we are the happy parents of 4. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway 🙂

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  52. I remember on the holiday my mom used to make sweet potato pie and it used to taste so good!

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  54. I remember our first Christmas with our first baby. She was only 1 month old and we tried so hard to get her into a stocking for a photo! 😉

  55. Loved hearing my mom belt out the Christmas tunes at the top of her lungs whether she was in tune or not!

  56. Because of brain damage, I have very poor memory…so I get to make new ones each year;-)
    My husband will take out our “Christmas Album”, and tell me stories of the past years.
    Thanks so much for this giveaway.

  57. A favorite holiday tradition of mine is to leave the cookies and milk out for Santa to eat. Its so fun to wake up the next morning seeing the crumbs left.

  58. One of my favorite holiday memories was when our kids would come downstairs Christmas morning and see all the presents under the tree. Funny, our youngest son is now 14 and last year the look on his face was still priceless!

  59. One of my favorite memories is always the jammies we got as kids on Christmas eve and my kids and now my grand kids.

  60. One of my favorite holiday memories has always been staying up late with my grandma on new years eve, drinking hot chocolate and apple cider, waiting for the ball to drop and making homemade cinnamon rolls. The next morning we would get up and have a warmed up cinnamon roll with a cup of hot chocolate, and we would dip the cinnamon roll in the hot chocolate. Those were the days I wish I could relive and but now my husband and I share a new tradition of staying up to watch the fire works, and then dancing to our song since the 1st of the year is our anniversary. I love our new tradition just as much as the old one.

  61. Every year when I was growing up I’d get sick at Christmas time. After I’d moved out (as an adult) I discovered I am allergic to pine trees. My mom always insisted upon getting a “real” tree at Christmas. In retrospect, it’s funny that we never figured it out when I was growing up and always just accepted that I was ALWAYS sick during the holidays.

  62. My holiday memory is driving to my Grandma’s on Christmas Eve after performing in our church’s Christmas service. My Grandma lived in another town, and we had to drive about 15 mins to get to her house. It was always so magical driving through the country under the stars, snow on the ground, seeing all the houses light up, and being all dressed up from church.

  63. I love building gingerbread houses with my children!

  64. my favorite holiday memory is dad lifting me up high to put the star on the top of the Christmas tree!! It always made me feel so special! 🙂

  65. My favorite Christmas memory is spending christmas with my entire family, plus some inlaws. We spent it in western michigan by the lake. It was perfect.

  66. My best holiday memory is always having all the family together

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  68. My favorite holiday memory was last Christmas! It was my daughter’s first Christmas. So special.

  69. A few years ago, my family and I threw out our old traditions of having a Christmas feast with the works, and decided to get pizza and watch holiday movies together. I guess mine is more of a tradition than a memory. But it’s the one time of the year that I will always remember as being the good time that we actually shared together. 😀

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  71. Fave holiday memory is decorating my grandparent’s Christmas tree…

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  75. My best holiday memory is spending time with my family who now live in another state.

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  77. Tabitha Blue says:

    I love the memories of getting to open “just one more present” on Chrisas eve, an then leaving only one for Christmas morning… And now, making a fire and peppermint hot chocolate while we decorate the tree!

  78. My favorite holiday memory is always making homemade treats with my mom to give to people. One of my favorites was raspberry flavored popcorn balls, but I have always loved the maltiness of ovaltine, so I will DEFINITELY be making this recipe this year!!! YUM!

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  81. tara pittman says:

    I love making cookies with the kids

  82. My fav holiday memory snow on Christmas 2 years ago.

  83. One of my favorite Holiday Memories was sitting on my dad’s lap (now deceased) watching Christmas shows, eating a can of Black Olives together. Minor thing but such a great memory in my heart that I think about that every Christmas

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  85. Going to Midnight Mass with my grandparents and then going home to eat some delicious snacks and open 1 present before bed.

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  87. When I was 5,there was a knock on the door.I opened it to find Santa standing there with a big bag of presents.I was amazed..and even more so when we looked out to see a sleigh complete with reindeer and elves parked in front of my house.The elves carried in more bags and boxes of gifts too! I remember Cabbage Patch dolls,a Strawberry Shortcake bike and table and chairs,Rainbow Brite dolls and much, much more.I never have found out how my parents pulled that one off but I will never forget it!

  88. String Presents! My parents would always have us follow a “string trail” throughout the house to our BIG GIFT! We continue this tradition today in our family!

  89. My favorite holiday memory is opening up stockings on my grandparents farm in our jammies and eating chocolate gravy for breakfast 🙂

  90. We would go see all of the Luminarias in our city on Christmas Eve, and it is just beautiful!

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  92. I remember one year I got a rosemary mini christmas tree. I put lights on it and it made the whole house smell so good. I think the heat got to it though and it died. I was so sad.

  93. I will always remember my grandma getting my cousin and I (we’re 9 months apart) the EXACT same gift for a very long time. One Christmas we even sat next to each other, opened them simultaneously and then exploded in laughter upon seeing the [outrageous] matching sweaters. Sooo much fun!

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  96. I love doing Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom every holiday season- one of the few times we get “snow” (yeah, it’s fake) in Florida! Plus they give out hot chocolate and cookies! Nom!

  97. Amy Otrosinka says:

    My best holiday memory is baking cookies with my grandma.

  98. I dont’ remeber ever having drank Ovaltine. I’m sure I did though. I bet my kids would love it too. I just haven’t gotten around to getting it for them.

  99. We always opened presents one at a time and it took hours!

  100. Stacey Kay says:

    I would love to win this! My holiday memory is watching for Santa Claus to come over the neighbor’s roof during a holiday party when I was a child. I love this time of year!

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  101. I remember one year we had a Chinese Christmas feast! My mom didn’t want a traditional supper so we made home made egg rolls!

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  103. Singing with friends and family on Christmas Eve – the best=)

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  105. Oh, one of my best holiday memories was Christmas 1989. I live in Florida, so it doesn’t really snow here. Well, we had family staying at our house, so it was my sister and I, and 2 of our cousins all sleeping in our room, when my mom runs in and wakes us all up saying “GET UP GIRLS! IT’S SNOWING!!!!!” We all bundled up, put on gloves, and went outside to play in the snow. We made a snowman on the end of our slide… complete with a carrot nose and raisin eyes. He melted before noon, but it was still a blast! 🙂

  106. We like to make gingerbread houses every year. My kids have only recently gotten old enough to do it almost all by themselves.

  107. Some of my best holiday memories are going outside to play in the snow and being welcomed back inside by a warm cup of Chocolaty Ovaltine.

  108. Two years ago while staying at my dad’s house for Christmas, his Yorkie woke me up with her barking. I went to see what was the matter. She crawled up in my lap and had her puppies!

  109. I love leaving out cookies and milk for santa and carrots for the reindeer. SO fun.

  110. We loved writing an elabourate letter to Santa and figuring out what we should leave for him for sustenance. It’s a long night for him. Also getting the carrots out for the reindeer. Santa always took the time to consume our offering and the reindeer always left the carrot tops for us to find in the morning.

  111. I love the holidays! When I was a kid all my family gather at my grandma’s house and she would cook a fancy dinner and lots of goodies for her grandchilds. I learn few recipes from her andmy mom that I like to make at christmas.

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  112. loved opening gifts with the family at home each year.

  113. My favorite Holiday memory… tough to pick just one, but I think it was my son’s first Christmas. He was in complete awe on Christmas morning and tore through everyone’s gifts at only 9 months old!

  114. Waking up early only to have to wait until my mom got ready for opening gifts! ha!

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  116. Favorite memory was my son’s first Christmas photo with Santa. I had him perfectly dressed and then he made a mess, so we had to redress him in whatever was in the bag. At the last minute, last kid in line, I found a Santa hat in the bottom of the baby bag, put it on his head and he made the most perfect smile with he and Santa. When I got the photo, I almost cried. It’s amazing what happens when you aren’t trying for those perfect moments.

  117. Ellyn Reid says:

    Oh goodness. I can’t even begin to describe my favorite Holiday Memory. It would have to be 2004, my parents had divorced and it was the first Christmas with my soon to be step-mom. My dad and her were trying to make it extremely cheerful and homey so they bought a REAL Christmas tree and set it up. I came walking in and threw a fit to put it mildly because my dad and I are allergic to the fir trees, pretty much accused her of trying to kill us both. Oh to be a dramatic teenager again. She got upset by it, grabbed the 8 foot tree by the top and dragged it out the back door and threw it in the backyard. My dad and I were just completely STUNNED, because that’s just not how we “wage war” in our family. An hour later I apologized and the tree was back in the house and we were decorating it, when I admitted maybe it wasn’t “ALL” that bad.
    My family laughs about it every year now, it’s the most outrageously comical thing to bring up each holiday season. My step mom and I good naturedly rib each other about it because that was the very beginning of our relationship in a new family and boy did we start off with a bang! Oh and every year since then, even now that I’ve been married for 3 years, I HAVE to have a real Christmas tree. It gets taller every year too! <3

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  119. My favorite holiday memories are all from my children and their experiences at Christmas time. My little girls love to lay under the tree and look up through the lights and whisper to each other about presents and Santa. It’s so sweet!

  120. my favorite memory is when we couldn’t afford a tree, so we hung an ornament on a plant.

  121. My fave Christmas memory is My first daughters first Christmas! She kept pulling the ornaments off and kicking them, and antagonizing my cat! I have a video of her doing it and laughing at it. She was one and a half! 🙂

  122. A favorite memory of the Christmas holidays was lying under the Christmas tree and squinting to make the likes look like prisms. Also, my sister and I watching out the window for Rudolph’s red nose and Santa’s sleigh, when we’d see a red light in the sky (probably just a plane) we’d run to bed and pretend to be asleep so Santa would come to our house, lol!

  123. One of my favorite Holiday memories is decorating the house for Christmas, especially the Christmas tree. We get a new ornament each year. It is so fun to pull out the ornaments and remember all the great memories associated with them!

  124. First of all, I LOVE Ovaltine! And so do my kids! A holiday memory…I remember helping my grandpa decorate the Christmas tree. He was such a perfectionist about certain things, and the tree was one of them. It took forever to get the lights just right. He would stand back and scrutinize the ornament placement and make me re-arrange everything. At the time it was pretty frustrating, yet I still looked forward to it every year. And now looking back, I love those memories!
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  125. My favorite Christmas Memory is only a couple years ago when we add our first Grandchild to our family!! This year we celebrate with THREE!!! I think this will be our favorite yet!
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  127. My fondest memories are of my parents taking the time to go outside with us kids and make snow angels and go sledding. We had such fun with 2 of the most fun loving parents around. They were always the life of the party for all the neighboring kids. Hot chocolate with marshmallows would be served after playing outside in the cold with cookies.

  128. One of my favorite Holiday memories is sitting around and opening presents. It’s so much fun to guess what presents are inside!

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  130. One of my favorite Christmas memories is when we are waiting for the clock to struck 12 midnight. I came from the Philippines and live here in the US for 7 years now and they don’t do it here. That is what I missed so much because when the clock strike 12midnight every body will say Merry Christmas!! And then we gather to the table and eat. We do not have gifts growing up but we have food on the table. ^_^

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  132. My favorite holiday memory is waking up VERY early with my sister and sneaking downstairs to look through or stockings before our parents woke up. We were giddy with excitement.

  133. Holidays have always been hard on me. Between all the emotional up roar, extra work and families not always being their best at this time…..It was something I had to learn to deal with. Now in lil steps one at a time I am beginning to see the pleasure in holidays. And my favorite so far has been the holiday breakfast. Time to sit with family, sip our drinks and enjoy a meal as we anticipate the day to come.

  134. Melissa Pancoast says:

    Spending Christmas day 2009 with my week-old son Gavin and my husband. It was just the three of us and that was the same year that we had a white Christmas!

  135. I absolutely adore the holidays! One of my favorite holiday memories is baking cookies for Santa with my much younger little sister, and then setting out presents and eating the cookies with my Mom after my sister went to sleep in Christmas Eve 😉

  136. One holiday I tried to make a big meal and everything burned! I cried. Dh took us to a restaurant. I still haven’t made another big one as yet.

  137. One of my favorite holiday memories is making this elaborate pie from Victoria magazine back when I was about 18 years old (I’m an old soul). It had this dome made from boiled sugar…you know at the hard crack stage. I did something wrong and the dome wouldn’t come off the bowl to be placed atop the pie. I broke down and cried. My mom (trying not to laugh) showed me that I could crack it and sprinkle it on top of the pie. Everyone loved it. It tasted very good. All I can remember is that it was a cold/frozen type pie with a hazelnut crust. I can’t find it in the archives as hard as I look. I laugh at myself when I think how devastated I was that the dome didn’t come out. You know that was a big part of the presentation.

  138. chelesa sims says:

    i remember one year in 1992 when my son Kenny and i were at mom’s and of course she spoiled him like all grandmas. The look on his face as he opened his gifts is what i remember the most .his excitement touched me.

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  141. Christmas 2000, my husband had to go home for the holidays to see his parents and I stayed by myself in the city, San Francisco, that we had just moved to.

    I didn’t know a single soul (SERIOUSLY), so Christmas Eve, I made 14 dozen chocolate chip cookies , painstakingly wrapped 4 cookies at a time together with a candy cane. Then Christmas morning, I took BART (the transportation system) to downtown San Francisco and started handing the bundles of 4 cookies and candy cane out to the homeless.

    I had a lot of fun talking to people and doing my own thing. The only bad part was that the homeless looked at me like I was from mars and a lot of my cookies were turned down.

    Although many turned me down, it is a memory that I will cherish forEVER!

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  143. Christina N says:

    I had a Christmas on an island when I was in 7th grade- such a magical experience with Santa on the beach!

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  145. mistysunrise says:

    my best holiday memory, was my daughters first Christmas. I love the way her eyes shined, when she looked at the lights. I cried like a baby, because it made me so happy, to be blessed. 🙂

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  147. Since we were little my sister and I fought over a shiny apple ornament and who would hang it. The tradition goes on, as we steal it from each other’s tree and send pictures of it on our own tree! I still swear it’s mine ; ).

  148. My Mom always made Christmas magical when I was a child. I remember the excitement of bringing out the ornaments, the awe of the lighted tree in a darkened living room… My favorite memory is from a time of being old enough to know that my parents were Santa, and that money wasn’t growing on trees. I will always remember the thrill of seeing a brand-new ten speed bike under the tree on Christmas morning. How they managed such a wonderful Christmas for three girls all of those years, I’ll never know.

  149. I remember my grandma overcooking the pecan pie (that she always made for my uncle) and it was so hard that the dog wouldn’t even eat it! 🙂

  150. One of my childhood memories is going Christmas caroling with my youth group. Afterwards we would have hot choclate and some sort of treat (cookies, etc). It was always freezing (in Mid-MO) and we always managed to have a good time. 🙂

  151. our greatest holiday memory is every year cooking christmas cookies with the kids. I have one specific picture of my son who was about 2-3 at the time with flour all over him and crying because I guess his sister was allowing him to roll the dough….he looked so cute!!!

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  153. One holiday memory is getting a My LIttle Mermaid doll on Christmas morning when I was about 7. I was so excited! Thank you for the giveaway!

  154. Favorite holiday memory is our goofy family tradition that strarted with my grandma, she was a huge marshmallow fan and would dunk cheddar cheese into her chocolate milk instead, most people found it weird until they actually tried it. It was our tradition with her, and now we all still do it!

  155. Momma would always try to hide our Santa gifts, be we would manage to find them and sneak and play with them way before Christmas

  156. Shannon Thompson says:

    i love christmas morning. last year my little girl got a bike and was so excited the look on her face was priceless…

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  157. One of my favorite memories was when my mom worked at Macy’s, she worked in the gift wrap department, they always decorated so beautifully, the food smelled great and tasted divine and I can’t remember a another time when my mother was so happy. To date she still wraps the most beautiful packages ever.

  158. My best holiday memory is sledding all day, then coming home to a beautiful tree and wonderful smells of delicious food.

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  161. Amy @ Pounds4Pennies says:

    I was allergic to chocolate when I was little. Yes it was torture. My mom would always make me Ovaltine malts and warm them up. She said it was my special hot chocolate. Just for me. I even had a special mug my aunt made for me with my name on it I would drink from. Now my son is allergic to chocolate too. He is two and I just bought his first malt Ovaltine. This will be his special hot chocolate when it is cold outside and the other kids are having the real hot chocolate. I hope to make the same memories with him and Ovaltine.

  162. We like to put ovaltine into plain yogurt. Turns it into a yummy chocolate dessert!

  163. Holiday memory tends to be family around the table. Good china nice table cloth. That sticks in my mind above all else.

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  165. My holiday memory is tons of people, kids running around, and fun gift exchange. And the Zilker Christmas Tree!

  166. I remember my mom giving us a hot cup of Ovaltine…..daily and telling us it was good for us as it wouldopen up our appetite and help us gain weight. So after many years of not having any when I had a cup it brought back so many memories enough to begin an old family tradition to my home.

  167. My favorite holiday memory is getting to bake with my mom every year. Her favorites are pumpkin roll and anise cookies… which quickly translated into my favorite. 🙂

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  169. Shannon Thompson says:

    i made a sign for nana’s salon last year and gave it to her for a present.. she loved it so much was so excited and went right out and hung it on the salons door. my other fav memory is watching the kids faces light up when they open their present.

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  170. Since I lost my mom and brother fairly young, I ALWAYS associate Christmas with them. We used to decorate our Christmas tree on Thanksgiving evening while listening to the Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas and Elvis Christmas albums. 🙂 (Yes, albums…lol)

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  173. My favorite Christmas memory is making decorations with my sister using popcorn and Cheerios.

  174. On Christmas eve our daughter, son in law and grandson come to our house. We have all kinds of snacks prepared. We play games, drink a cup of hot chocolate ovaltine. Then we sit beside the Christmas tree and I tell the story of Baby Jesus and why we celebrate Christmas. It is such a joyous time for us. We watch our grandson who is now 4 years old eyes light up from the story of Jesus and knowing when he wakes up the wonderful surprises that will be under the tree for him. Christmas is a very special time in our family.

  175. We love to put ovaltine in our coffee. It makes the best chocolate coffee and is a lot better than chocolate coffee creamer. The rich and choclately flavor makes our morning coffee more a treat than a wake me up drink. Try it in your coffee or tea for a treat to remember!

  176. We used to always bake big batches of sugar cookies, and we would have the table full frosting them all.

  177. A favorite Christmas memory is when I was 7 or 8 when I got my first Bible with my name on it, and then I got one of those blowup punching bag bopper characters. It was a lot of fun.

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  179. GretchenH says:

    A favorite memory? The first Christmas after my second son was born. Our oldest said “Christmas is way more fun with two kids!”

  180. Favorite Christmas memories include our 1st Christmas in our new house-1978-our boys were 5 & 1. Now our Christmases include their kids, 16, 10 & 3. Hmmm…great times with FAMILY!

  181. Debi Chandler says:

    We love Christmas…. some of our favorite memories include the Living Christmas Tree ( a huge tree shaped stand filled with Choir members singing Christmas songs), driving around looking at lights and Christmas Eve at my Aunt’s house. All ended with cups of Ovaltine and Coffee.

  182. I remember so many Christmas times with family and friends. The wonderful smells in the house and opening presents on Christmas morning. I think it is being with people you love.

  183. Christine says:

    My favorite memory is when my boys were small and wanted to decorate the tree themselves–the bottom half would have tons of ornaments and the upper half (too high for them) had none–too cute!

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  185. My Holiday Memory would be putting up the Christmas tree at grandma’s house every year. She would be baking and us grandkids would be putting the tree together. She usually had to redecorate after we were done ( we couldn’t reach the top). Its a good memory, I miss her.

  186. flo dietzel says:

    I love my ovaltine.My mom use to make drink it everynight before bed. I like to put some in my coffee,it gives it that rich chocolately taste and its good for you.

  187. Favorite Christmas memory is making cut out, frosted, decorated cookies with my girls!

  188. Haven’t tried Ovaltine since I was a kid, thanks to this tweet, I’m running to store . Mom used to make Christmas morn!!

  189. I remember getting my first bike for christmas it was a pink and white huffy bike with a basket
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  191. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I have fond memories of every holiday dinner we ever enjoyed around my parents table. The food was delicious and there was so much laughter.

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  194. Christine Sladyk says:

    My holiday memory as a child is Everyone drinking wine and the family gives my a Shirley Temple. It was my favorite memory.

  195. Janice Cooper says:

    My favorite holiday memory for me is waking up early Christmas morning with my sister to see what Santa brought us. Another favorite memory is going to midnight mass on Christmas Eve.

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  198. Deanna G. says:

    I remember baking gingerbread cookies with my mom. 🙂

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  201. Christine! You are the winner of this giveaway! I am emailing you right now to get your contact information to forward to the good folks at Ovaltine! Congrats!

  202. That’s SO awesome! I can’t wait! I told the boys and they’re as excited about getting goodies in mail as I am lol.

  203. Been looking for chocolate crispy cereal receipe to make with my grandsons. We will be in the Dallas area Tuesday and hope to make them at that time. Never tasted such good treats.

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