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Ree's First Scene 04:15

Ree tries to calm her nerves as she prepares to film her first movie scene.

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Meet Molly's Dad

Not only does John McCook play Fred Gallant, Molly Gallant's dad on Candy Coated Christmas, but he's the real-life dad of actress Molly McCook as well!

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Incoming!

Noah Winter, played by Aaron O'Connell, winds up to launch a snowball on the lawn.

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All in the Family

Playing Dakota Winter and Kim Winter, respectively, Landry Townsend and Lee Garlington join Aaron for an on-screen hug.

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Welcome to Town

The welcome sign in downtown Peppermint Hollow declares the town to be the "peppermint capital of the world."

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Decking the Halls

Molly McCook as Molly Gallant is all too excited to put the finishing touches on the tree.

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Morning Snuggles

Kim and Dakota cozy up on the couch while opening gifts.

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Together Time

Dakota and Noah are all smiles as they sit down to dinner.

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Careful, Molly!

This is a close call for Molly as she nearly loses her balance on the ladder.

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Welcome Home

Could this be any cuter? The house used as set of the Winters' family home is dressed to impress with tons of holiday decor and charming accents.

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New Pals

Molly and Aaron became fast friends while filming together in Utah.

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A Special Token

In the peppermint capital of the world, it's only right to have a Mint to Be ornament hanging from the tree.

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Ree As Bee

Between shots on set, Ree sat down for an interview to document her first time filming a movie.

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Party On

Bee the bakery owner is all smiles as she joins Molly and other guests at the town's holiday bash.

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Holiday Treats

It wouldn't be a party in Peppermint Hollow with a full spread of Bee's famous sweets, of course.

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A Winter Wonderland

In a picturesque barn in town, Molly, Noah and the whole town of Peppermint Hollow come together for a night of holiday festivities.

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Santa Baby

Just as she does with every customer who walks into the bakery, Bee welcomes Molly with a friendly smile as she takes her order.

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Behind the Scenes

It takes a village of hard-working crew members to make Candy Coated Christmas come to life.

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Sweets for Sale

The display cases at Bee’s Bakery are full of real-life desserts made from Ree's very own recipes.

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Santa Baby

Bee and Noah catch up over warm drinks in the bakery.

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Bee's Bakery Recipes

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Chrismas Sweets from Ree (and Bee!)

As you're streaming Candy Coated Christmas on discovery+, we bet your sweet tooth will start to tingle. Why? Because while Ree Drummond makes an appearance as Bee the bakery owner, her recipes also have a starring role on set!

And what better way to enjoy the movie by making some of the treats yourself to eat while watching. Here are the recipes for the goodies we spied in Bee's bakery case.

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Mint Brownie Bites

Mint plays a big part in Candy Coated Christmas (the fictional town in which it takes place is called Peppermint Hollow, after all). Ree's brownie bites are made in a muffin tin to create their adorable stout shape, and chocolate mint candies easily add extra pizzazz.

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Christmas Cake Cookies

Ree's super-soft, frosting-covered cookies are like a warm hug from grandma on the most festive day of the year.

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Shortcut Peppermint Bark

For a perfectly packable cookie, Ree dips sandwich cookies in white chocolate and tops them with a little crushed peppermint — super easy!

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Quick and Easy Apple Tart

Frozen puff pastry is the star of this elegant Ree recipe. The shape and structure is perfect for slicing into handheld pieces and eating on a snowy walk around your town square where you just might run into ... the love of your life?

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Sticky Buns

A cozy pastry case wouldn't be complete without super-sized sticky buns. In this version of the recipe, Ree piles on the pecans for tons of crunch.

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Maple Oat Nut Scones

We'd pick these up from Bee's bakery if we wanted a special breakfast for Christmas morning. Ground oats give them a hearty flavor, while a coffee-maple glaze brings rich sweetness.

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Caramel Brownies

Brownies are a nostalgic recipe that probably make you think of special times with your family. In this recipe, Ree swirls dulce de leche on top as a final flourish to make them extra gooey — and memorable.

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Dark Chocolate Brownie Bites

Or if you want to try a poppable version of the brownie's in Bee's bakery, try Ree's petite dark chocolate squares.

Behind the Scenes

'Tis the season for a stuffed bakery case and charming Christmas decorations! Spot more of Ree's recipes in Candy Coated Christmas, streaming only on discovery+ starting Nov 19, 2021.

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About the show

Molly Gallant lives in Beverly Hills, spends Christmases in Hawaii and wears designer clothes. But her carefully planned life takes an unexpected turn when she visits the picturesque town of Peppermint Hollow to sell her mother's childhood home.

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