Favorite Lowcountry Holiday Snacks

Holiday season in the Lowcountry means a lot of family get-togethers and a lot of food. These favorite holiday snacks stand out as some that you definitely should try this year.

Grey Ghost Bakery's holiday cookie spread

Molasses Spice Cookies

Spices like ginger, cinnamon, and clove provide the essential smell of the holidays in the south. One of the classic cool weather baked goods in the Lowcountry is a spice cookie sweetened with molasses.

Grey Ghost Bakery’s version just won a national award for how delicious they are.

Roasted Oysters

Oyster Roasts start around the time the temperatures start dropping. A special Lowcountry style roast involves buckets of fresh oysters, a wood fire, and some good friends.

Spiced Pecans

Pecans are already bite-sized, making them a great southern snack. Once roasted in sugar and spices they become a nearly perfect holiday snacks, especially if you’re about to take a walk around downtown Charleston.

They're deceptively easy to make too.

Cheese Straws (Pic by: Gkrew on Flickr)

Cheese Straws

Nearly every Lowcountry family has a cousin, aunt, or sibling who brings these delicious little snack-sized biscuits to holiday gatherings.

Cayenne pepper adds an extra dimension to these otherwise cheesy, crispy treats.


Pepper Jelly (Pic by: Marco Arment on Flickr)

Pepper Jelly

Usually bright red or bright green, it’s often served as an appetizer with crackers and cream cheese. A festive addition to the holiday table, it’s a great combination of hot, sweet peppers.

If you’re feeling brave you can make your own jelly with some of the world’s hottest Carolina Reaper Peppers.