Superduper Last-minute HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY!!!!


Hey folks,
I’ve always wanted to do a giveaway, but I’ve been so crazy busy that I never have anything left to giveaway!
I took the opportunity after BazaarBizarre to put together a lil sumthinsumthin for all of you who have supported me and read my blog!

This giveaway package includes red and white striped peppermint wristwarmers/fingerless gloves, a red and white striped peppermint candy-heart necklace, and a red and wdhite swirled lollipop brooch.


Just leave a comment on my blog, telling me what your most favorite holiday treat is! (and make sure to enter your email address in the email address field so I know how to contact you!)


This is super quick! I will choose a winner with a random-number-generator on Monday, December 21st, at noon, PST. This way, I can hopefully have time to contact the winner, and have the winner send me his/her mailing address, and get the package out before the post office closes on the same day. For people in the U.S., the package should arrive before Xmas (according to the USPS….). Sorry to my international readers! I just didn’t get my act together in time! I will obviously still send the package to an international winner, but the package will probably definitely not arrive in time for Xmas.

Okay, this is my first giveaway at my own blog, so if I left anything out or messed something up…please let me know! πŸ˜›


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479 Replies to “Superduper Last-minute HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY!!!!”

  1. Jocelyn says:

    Twinkie, you crochet items just DELIGHT me! Thanks for your inspiration! My favorite holiday treat is Chocolate/Peanut Butter Squares that I make every year. They are better than Reese’s!
    Happy Holidays to you.

  2. michelle says:

    My Gram’s italian cookies! Specifically the cucidati’s. Sooo gooooooood.

  3. adrienne K says:

    my fave holiday treat….hmmmm…you cant eat it,well when oyu are making it you can,and then later on when you are in the mood for a snack you can take bits of it off when no one is looking….ginger bread houses. we like making them,they alwasy look a bit wacko after my kids decorate but still i love ginger bread houses πŸ™‚
    ~adrienne K~

  4. la says:

    hmm.. well, I’m pretty boring, but i love love candy canes LOL not really original or anyting :p but I’m more of the baker than the eater. My fav thing to make are these.. cheesecake swirled brownie things. not really a holiday treat per say, but I only make them for christmas :p I’m not a fan of chocolate :p so I don’t eat them.. but everyone adooooores them, which makes me a happy chickie :]

  5. Jen says:

    My favorite holiday treat would have to be gingerbread men because I make them once a year since i was in elementary πŸ™‚ but then there’s the cheesecake my aunt makes which so yummy.

  6. alison says:

    this is a tough one, but as someone else mentioned, i’m gonna go with peppermint bark also. i love minty chocolate things and the fact that it is called bark for some reason makes it even more fun for me…call me a weirdo.

  7. April says:

    It’s so hard to choose a favorite treat…I think I’m going to have to go with my mother’s coconut chocolate bars…mmmmm…I love those!

  8. Megalina says:

    The last two holiday seasons I’ve not gone home to be with my family so my favourite things were not in the really in the picture. There was always my stand by of a couple of packages of contessa lebkuchen (a German gingerbread cake covered in chocolate on one side– here’s a link to what it looks like if you’re curious and a bottle of Champagne. But this year I’m actually going there so I made a list for my mum of all the things we have to eat/make. Including all of my favourites that over the years make me think of the holidays: polish glamupki, spritz cookies (until they’re coming out of my ears), gingerbread cake with maple whip cream, molasses cookies, cheese straws, homemade Eggs Benedict, fresh pasta, some kind of risotto (sun dried tomatoes, zucchini something), and I’m sure there’s at least 5 other kinds of cookies she’s planning that I don’t know about, and that’s just the start of the list!

    I hope you have a holiday filled with warmth, lots of sweet treats, and time enough to finish all your crocheting/holiday presents! I know I’ll be knitting until the last minute!

    1. Twinkie Chan says:

      i was totally talking about making cheese straws for presents for some body!!! any tips!! πŸ˜‰

      1. Megalina says:

        Here’s my Mum’s recipe and advice–

        1 Lb of cheese- grated- make sure it’s a super sharp cheese or the cheesy flavour won’t come through
        1 stick of unsalted butter- melted
        2 c. flour
        Β½ tsp salt
        Β½ tsp red cayenne pepper

        Mix all the ingredients together, chill for a few hours,
        Roll out on wax paper, pretty thin, not paper-thin but not as thick at cookies; more like piecrust and less like cookies, and cut out in the shapes that you want, bake at 325 for 10-12 min

        Be sure not to put too much flour when you roll it outβ€”or it won’t taste like cheese anymore it will taste like flour— that’s why it’s important to roll out on wax paper.

        To make straw shape cut with one of those wavy pastry cutters and cut in sections about 3 inch long and an inch wide…
        or what my mum does; she cuts in them in circles with a circle cookie cutter, and then cuts a date in half and pinches the two sides of the circle over the top of the date and bakes them, the date doesn’t affect the cooking time.

        My Mum says they taste better if you make them a day ahead and put them in a tin box and then use them, not a few days… just the one day in the tin box.

  9. Amy says:

    I’ve not comment on your blog much, as I don’t usually feel like I have something intelligent or witty to say. So maybe I should start, regardless πŸ™‚

    My favourite holiday treat is making Chocolate Balls with my family. They have also been referred to as Naked Chaked Balls due to the chocolate crash and burn a few years back and our lack of chocolate dipping sauce.

    And this year, we watched a Robin Williams comedy special, so they were especially dirty. Like, inviting my sister’s boyfriend, but informing him that he would have to dip is own balls.

    Yeah…my family is kinda odd πŸ™‚

    1. Twinkie Chan says:

      ahahhhhaa your family sounds fun!!!

  10. Sandy says:

    My favorite treat are sugar cookies and mexican wedding cookies! NOM!

  11. Jaclyn says:

    Hey Twinkie!

    As someone who is constantly baking, it’s pretty hard to pick just one holiday favorite! If I have to choose just one sweet treat, I’d have to pick Buckeyes…how can you go wrong with peanut butter, powdered sugar, and butter rolled together, dipped in chocolate, and then stashed conveniently in the freezer?

    They’re like my secret treats that I made just for me to keep me on a sugar high while I’m baking cookies for everyone else! :]

  12. Theresa says:

    I love the pizzelles my mom makes for Christmas. They look like pretty little snowflakes and they’re so tasty!

  13. Naomi says:

    For Hannukah I really love jelly doughnuts that are coated in sugar and super squishy and amazing, haha. I always end up eating too many but they taste so good!

  14. Elaina says:

    Hmmm…seems that everyone is choosing treats that are homemade/baked? I like the chocolates that only ‘come out’ at Christmas. Toffifee and Ferrero Roche…mmm. This is maybe no one in my family bakes?

    1. Twinkie Chan says:

      MMMM ferrero rocher!!!!!!!!

  15. Jo says:

    It’s a tie between my mom’s pumpkin bread with cream cheese icing (all homemade) or our traditional holiday iced sugar cookies. But if I could only have one forever I would pick the pumpkin bread because it is just irresistible.

  16. Brittney says:

    My favorite holiday treat is apple pie for Christmas. I love apples, and I love pie, so they go together nicely. My mom once made me a pie for my birthday and I ate about half of it lol.
    Omg I just noticed the winner is announced on my birthday! πŸ˜€

  17. Airemiss says:

    hahaha someone said rum balls. tehehe

    my favorite is no bake cookies for sure! chocolatechocolateCHOCOLATE!

  18. Deb says:

    mmm…pumpkin pie! definitely! πŸ™‚

  19. Duncan says:


    I would have to say my all time favourite holiday treat is peppermint hot chocolate with toasted marshmallows and cream with a cherry on top πŸ™‚

    Have a fantastic Christmas

    Duncan xxx

  20. Hey hey happy holidays to you twinkie chan πŸ™‚

    My favourite holiday treat is rudolph-shapped ginger breadmen :p and a pot of melted chocolate to dip them in.

    Have a holly jolly christmas


  21. Katie says:

    My favorite holiday treat would be a plate of frosted shortbread cookies, like beautiful snowflakes or pudgy snow men, served with a large mug of steaming hot cocoa topped with whipped cream

  22. Nathalie says:

    Well, obviously the necklace is my favorite as I just bought it πŸ˜‰

  23. Carol Ann says:

    My favorite holiday treat is fruitcake. Just love the stuff.

  24. Stephanie! says:

    Awww, this is so awesome! Thanks so much!

    My favorite Christmas treat would have to be ribbon candy. Its my dad’s favorite too. I don’t have a whole lot of holiday memories with him, but every year we (just the two of us) would hit up every single candy store in search of ribbon candy, coz it was what made his christmas. For some reason it was really hard to find!

  25. paulie says:

    hard to choose… peppermint bark makes me squee tho. cookies… i decorate cookies like my life pended on it.. and ANYTHING covered in chocolate, but thats all year round. πŸ™‚

  26. SugarKitty says:

    I have a major sweet tooth, so I couldn’t pick just one treat, but I managed to narrow it down to two. Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and thumbprint cookies with cream cheese frosting. πŸ™‚

  27. Nicki says:

    I don’t what to do. My favorite is dark chocolate/white chocolate bark from godiva. Use to get it fresh when I worked there. Though I am insulin resistant and no longer allowed carbs or sweets. Though I would gladly dress myself to look sweet!

  28. undeadonion says:

    My favorite holiday treat is eggnog! You can drink it plain, with rum, and use it in baking! It’s like the holiday swiss army knife! And the best thing about eggnog is that they make dairy/egg free nog for vegans or friends with food allergies! Eggnog makes everyone happy!

  29. Kimi says:


    My favorite holiday treat is delicious homemade red velvet cake that my aunts make with luscious buttercream frosting. Nothing can beat the deliciousness of my family’s red velvet cake!

  30. Elysse says:

    My favorite holiday treat is fudge, hands down. I just made some last night. I don’t really crave or make it any other time of year.

  31. Danette says:

    okkkkkkkk, favorite holiday treat…??? well let me start by saying i am a jew who has celebrated christmas for as long as i can remember (and i have memories back to 2 yrs old!!)! single mom, two kids, both parents jewish, she looooooved christmas, blah-de-blah!

    oh k- all that said my mom was not what you’d call the typical mom who loves to cook and bake for christmas- my grandma (who loved upstairs in the house we lived in with them)- loved to cook- but again not bake so much!! so I can’t remember any special baked treat or special christmas food (ask me bout thanksgiving!!)!
    but every christmas morning after we’d open our presents with our mom downstairs- we’d run upstairs to grandma and grandpa and open gifts and have pancake breakfast…i loved that morning!! jeez- i honestly hadn’t thought of that since they were both alive!! thank you! you helped bring back some fond memories and that means alot!!!
    love you and love the beautiful crafts your talent brings!!!! Happy Holidays!!! luv danette : D


    sorry meant my grandma “lived” upstairs….but nice fraudian slip, huh??

    1. Twinkie Chan says:

      pancakes are a FANTASTIC treat! what a great memory! thank you for sharing !!!! πŸ™‚

  32. Sharla says:

    Hmmm My favorite treat would have to be….Sugar cookies, my mom and I make sugar cookies that are really huge. Super fun giveaway! πŸ˜€

    1. Twinkie Chan says:

      HUGE cookes: must have pictures πŸ™‚

  33. kristy says:

    My favorite holiday treat are tamales! I love eating them and making them. They are sooo yummy.

  34. Priscila Zimmer says:

    Cute giveaway!!!

    I just love all kind of desserts we have on christmas night! Yummy!

  35. alyssa says:

    pumpkin pie! i only get it the last two months of the year & i have to struggle to not eat it by the truckload!

  36. kasi says:

    My favorite treats are my pistachio thumbprint cookies…I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I tasted the first one!

  37. Jody says:

    This is thee best giveaway EVAR!!!!! I’d just about shank my own mama for a heart candy cane necklace.

    My favorite holiday treat are these tiny square pieces of cheescake that my favorite Aunt brings to Christmas every single year. I only have them at Christmas and I wait for them every year. My fave is the raspberry swirl and turtle!

    1. Twinkie Chan says:

      “I’d just about shank my own mama for a heart candy cane necklace.”

      oh my god. i totally laughed out loud!

  38. Louplorange says:

    My favorite treat during the holidays is simply that of a rainbow candy cane.

    I love dining on one and fashioning a razor sharp treat from meticulously sucking on the candy cane.

    I’ve had a few incidents wherein I’ve pricked my mouth with the deadly candy cane but it is honestly fun as hell and worth the casualties.

    Happy Holidays!

  39. kayte says:

    My favorite is English toffee. My family has made it every year for as long as I can remember. I would even eat it when I had a retainer, and just let it dissolve back into sugar. Mmmmm.

    The best part when making it is when the chocolate chips have melted on top and you get to spread them with a butter knife. So cool!

  40. hubbub says:

    My favorite christmas treat is eating really good chocolates with no limit because it’s Christmas!

  41. Veronica says:

    mmmmmm My favorite holiday treat is chocolate walnut fudge homemade by my mom πŸ™‚

  42. Kristin says:

    My favorite holiday treat is Holly Cookies, basically the same concept as Rice Krispie Treats but made with cornflakes and green food coloring. You drop them on wax paper and add a few red hots for the berries. Come to think of it, a holly cookie scarf would be super cool! Happy Holidays ~ Kristin

  43. Kristyn says:

    My favorite holiday treat is reindeer food! Chex covered in peanut butter and chocolate, coated in powedered sugar! so yummy ^_^

  44. Meesha says:

    My favorite holiday treat is a Starbuck’s peppermint latte. omgs! With an expresso brownie to go! I looove that necklace! πŸ˜€

  45. Erica B. says:

    My fav holiday treat would have to be the popcorn we string on our tree. Usually it takes a few tries to get it done, because I am snacking the whole time!!

  46. camille says:

    My favorite treat is definetly SNAILS ! ( yeah french thing i guess ah ah ! well it’s what i like the most during Xmas !)

  47. Xandra says:

    Because I’m at work all the time, my favorite holiday treat is a soy peppermint mocha latte from the Starbucks there. I just love peppermint in general!

  48. Cindy says:

    I think my favorite holiday yum has to be homemade toffee!! Every year my mom makes some for the whole family. I used to help but this year I can only help by DEVOURING!!! I don’t get to see my mommy for the holidays. She did promise to send toffee though! Sometimes she even puts white chocolate on top instead of dark or milk chocolate. YUM! :9

  49. omg wahoo!!!! my favorite holiday treat is spice cookies!!! my mil makes them and they are so good. when i was a kid it was definitely frosted sugar cookies but the spice cookies have cloves and just taste really good πŸ˜€

  50. Sarah Marie says:

    My favorite treat is peppermint candy canes! I’m baking up choclate candycane cupcakes today, mmm mmm!

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