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18 Sweet Christmas Treats From Around The World That You'll Immediately Want To Try If You Haven't Already

From cakes to cookies and puddings!

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about which Christmas sweets are traditional in their country. Here are some of their responses!

1. Cozonac – Romania

"They are super tasty and we literally eat one of them in 2 days!!" —biancaa4ed954040
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"They are super tasty and we literally eat one of them in 2 days!!"

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2. Turrón – Spain

"Turrón, polvorones, mazapanes and roscón de reyes in Spain! I live in England now but every year my parents bring a suitcase filled with Spanish Christmas treats! It wouldn't be Christmas without them!"—pilarromanm
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"Turrón, polvorones, mazapanes and roscón de reyes in Spain! I live in England now but every year my parents bring a suitcase filled with Spanish Christmas treats! It wouldn't be Christmas without them!"

pilarromanm

3. Grittibänz – Switzerland

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"In Switzerland we have Lebkuchen of course, but we also have Grittibänz, which is a 'bread man' made of sweet dough, sprinkled with sugar and/or with chocolate."

sophia91

4. Bejgli – Hungary

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"In Hungary there's a special roll, which is filled with poppy seeds or walnut and is called bejgli."

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5. Pavlova – New Zealand

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6. Tikvenik – Bulgaria

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This is a pastry made with filo and stuffed with sweetened pumpkin before being baked in the oven.

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7. Musketkransen – The Netherlands

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"Translated, they are musket wreaths. They are small round cookies or pieces of fondant covered in chocolate and sprinkles. There is a hole in the middle so you can hang them on the Christmas tree. As a kid I would get one each day and my parents let me pick it out of the tree myself."

Karlsels

8. Krumkaker – Norway

"In Norway we have pepperkaker, krumkaker, kransekake, and lots of chocolate! We also have special christmas soda called julebrus."—lavinium
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"In Norway we have pepperkaker, krumkaker, kransekake, and lots of chocolate! We also have special christmas soda called julebrus."

lavinium

9. Joulutorttu – Finland

"It's basically butter pastry with plum jam in the middle. They're usually shaped like a star too which makes them cute as hell."—n424f4eb1a
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"It's basically butter pastry with plum jam in the middle. They're usually shaped like a star too which makes them cute as hell."

n424f4eb1a

10. Risalamande – Denmark

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"It is technically part of the Christmas dinner as it is dessert, but it is so good! It's rice pudding mixed with whipped cream, vanilla, and chopped almonds and most of the time it's served with a warm cherry sauce. On Christmas Eve you also put a whole almond in it and whoever gets that in their portion wins a little prize."

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11. Natilla – Colombia

"In Colombia we have natilla at every Christmas gathering. It is made with panela [cane sugar] and occasionally aguardiente [alcohol] is added in."—ashrome
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"In Colombia we have natilla at every Christmas gathering. It is made with panela [cane sugar] and occasionally aguardiente [alcohol] is added in."

ashrome

12. Lussebullar – Sweden

"Usually decorated with granulated sugar but very often raisins. The special ingredient is to add kesella, a kind of cottage cheese, to the dough."—paulinef42e81bb69
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"Usually decorated with granulated sugar but very often raisins. The special ingredient is to add kesella, a kind of cottage cheese, to the dough."

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13. Makówka – Poland

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"Makówka is this poppy seed pudding-type thing and it’s so delicious."

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14. Panettone – Italy

"In Italy it's tradition to have panettone or pandoro (or both) with zabaione (a sort of custard served warm) or with whipped mascarpone."—beaconti94
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"In Italy it's tradition to have panettone or pandoro (or both) with zabaione (a sort of custard served warm) or with whipped mascarpone."

beaconti94

15. Christstollen – Germany

"It’s a traditional German bread that has dried fruits and nuts in it."—maddsb
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"It’s a traditional German bread that has dried fruits and nuts in it."

maddsb

16. Bebinca – Goa, India

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"Goan layered pudding made of flour, ghee, egg yolks, coconut milk and sugar."

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17. Mince pies – United Kingdom

"I never liked the idea of mince pies as a kid - I actually only started eating them last year. They are DELICIOUS, and go amazingly with a dollop of cream."—beyourowndensity
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"I never liked the idea of mince pies as a kid - I actually only started eating them last year. They are DELICIOUS, and go amazingly with a dollop of cream."

beyourowndensity

18. Vanillekipferl – Austria

"You’ll find it at the supermarkets as soon as it's October, but they‘re super easy to bake at home. And they‘re extremely addictive!!"—sawyea
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"You’ll find it at the supermarkets as soon as it's October, but they‘re super easy to bake at home. And they‘re extremely addictive!!"

sawyea

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