From candies and cookies to a savory roast, the smorgasbord of delicious foods available this time of year is hard to beat. But it's the signature combination of creamy cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg flavors that make eggnog one of the most indulgent of all (especially with an added dash of brandy or rum for those old enough). For those of you who can't get enough of it, you're in luck. There are all kinds of treats, from bubblegum to popcorn, that emulate eggnog's classic, creamy taste. Go ahead and try one of these eggnog edibles while you can.
CupcakesOne of the most delicious-sounding treats on the list, this eggnog-flavored cupcake, available between Thanksgiving and Christmas, boasts cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg goodness in both the cake batter and the buttercream frosting. Yummy Cupcakes also sells a "spiked" version that's kicked up with brandy and a dollop of fresh vanilla bean buttercream on top so you can tell which cupcakes are for adults only! Photo: courtesy of Yummy Cupcakes
Candy corn isn't just for Halloween anymore. Now you can get it at Christmastime too! Instead of orange and white, these yellow, white and brown-colored "mellocreme nuggets" are the perfect way to enjoy eggnog on the go! Photo: courtesy of CandyWarehouse.com
Beulah's Candyland, which sells online through eBay, offers these eggnog-flavored malt balls. Available seasonally, from October through December, these candies are your traditional malted milk dipped in milk chocolate, but with the added touch of an eggnog-flavored coating. Photo: courtesy of Beulah's Candyland
Cake MixWhat could be more delicious than eggnog-flavored cake? Thanks to King Arthur Flour, you can whip up your very own with this Golden Eggnog cake mix. Available seasonally, from early fall through the holidays, all you have to do is add butter, eggs and milk before baking. And if you want to cover it in eggnog frosting, get some of their Eggnog Flavoring to add to your favorite icing recipe! Photo: courtesy of King Arthur Flour
BubblegumEggnog bubblegum sounds pretty interesting, to say the least. But who wouldn't want to give it a try? Only available during the holidays, these seasonally delicious balls of gum, which come in a festive tin, are alcohol-free. Photo: courtesy of CoolStuffExpress.com
Salt Water TaffyAdd some salt water taffy to your candy bowl this Christmas with these chewy treats. The eggnog flavor will get you in the spirit, and guests will fall in love with the spiked-drink-flavored bites. Photo: courtesy of CandyCrate.com
McDonald's has their own set of seasonal specialties, and among them is this eggnog-flavored milkshake. Beginning with the classic vanilla milkshake, the dessert is enhanced with eggnog flavoring, coloring and a sprinkle of nutmeg on top. Photo: courtesy of . McDonald's
PopcornCarmel, chocolate, Cheddar or…eggnog popcorn? You bet! Kernel Encore's Gourmet Popcorn Shop sells eight different sizes of the unusual-flavored snack all year long. Photo: courtesy of Kernel Encore Popcorn
TeaAdagio Teas offers a lighter, less caloric way to enjoy eggnog-in tea form. The tea, which is made with vanilla, rum and cinnamon flavors, is best served with a touch of cream, according to the manufacturer. Photo: courtesy of Adagio Teas
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