Jingle bells, jingle bells, Christmas time is here! Christmas time is always the most wonderful time of year, filled with lots of shopping, decorating, and baking to prepare for all of the festivities with family and friends. Although, every aspect of Christmas is fun, let’s not forget that the most important, and delicious part of the holiday season, which is baking and eating all of the desserts! Don’t even think about celebrating the holidays without indulging on some delicious homemade desserts. Get ready to treat yourself and your tummy this holiday season with these festive Christmas desserts and treats. Remember, calories don’t count during the holiday season!
1. Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars
Transform the classic sugar cookies into festive Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars! Instead of baking the cookies in the typical ball shape, roll out the down and cut them into triangles to represent a Christmas tree! Once the cookies are done baking, and have cooled off for a bit, frost them with green frosting to represent the Christmas tree. Add some festive sprinkles on top for the ornaments!
2. Christmas Oreo Truffles
Satisify all of your Oreo cravings this holiday season with these Holiday Oreo Truffles! This dessert is extremely easy to make, and is even more delicious than it looks. Use your favorite Oreo flavor to make this dessert, or if you are feeling festive, use the Christmas-themed Oreos. Dip the Oreo truffles in some white chocolate and add some Christmas colored sprinkles on top. You are guaranteed to come back for seconds, and thirds, for these treats!
3. Christmas Layered Brownie Bars
These Christmas Layered Brownie Bars are the ultimate chocolate inspired treat to have this holiday season! These brownie bars are filled with M&Ms, chocolate chips, and coconut flakes, which will satisfy all of your chocolate cravings. Make sure to keep room in your stomach to enjoy a few of these bars, as they are so good!
4. Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Give your Gingerbread Bars a touch of Christmas by adding some Cream Cheese Frosting and sprinkles! These bars are chewy and delicious, and the cream cheese frosting adds just the right amount of flavor to the cookie.
5. Rolo-Stuffed Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Add a little somethin-somethin’ to your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe to create these Rolo-Stuffed Double Chocolate Chip Cookies! By adding a Rolo to the middle of each cookie, you are creating the most delicious mix between chocolate and caramel! You can make these cookies even more festive by adding red and green colored chocolate chips, and a few sprinkles on top!
6. Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
You can’t celebrate the holiday season without enjoying some chocolate fudge bars and hot chocolate! This Chocolate Peppermint Fudge recipe is smooth and creamy, and makes for a perfect dessert option this year. Add some sprinkles or pieces of candy cane on top to complete this delicious dessert.
7. Candy Cane Twist Cookies
Get super festive with your desserts this year by making these Candy Cane Twist Cookies! All you have to do is make the classic Sugar cookie recipe, and split the dough in half. Add some cocoa (to create a chocolate flavor), or some red food coloring (to create a red color), and twist the two doughs together into the shape of Candy Canes. These will be even more delicious than the classic Candy Cane!
8. Chocolate Cranberry Mini Cakes
Why make a whole cake when you can make these Chocolate Cranberry Mini Cakes instead?! These little cakes are so cute and fun, and your guests will love them! The cakes are filled with just the right amount of chocolate and a touch of cranberry to make for a delicious combination.
9. Peppermine Bark
You can’t celebrate the holidays without Peppermint Bark! This dessert is such a staple during Christmas time and is perfect to serve to your guests, and even give to your friends, neighbors or family members as a gift. The combination of the milk chocolate and the white chocolate, with pieces of candy cane make for the perfect dessert. Enjoy these treats with some warm hot chocolate or coffee!
10. White Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake
Calling all cheesecake lovers! Get ready to trade in your favorite cheesecake flavors this holiday season for this delicious White Chocolate Peppermine Cheesecake. This triple-layered cheesecake is everything you have dreamed of having this Christmas time, and will go perfect for any dinner menu that you have planned. Your guests will definitely be coming up for seconds for this dessert!
11. Christmas Pretzel Hugs
These Christmas Pretzel Hugs are the perfect combination between sweet and salty for this holiday season! All you need is some pretzels, and top each of them with some white or milk chocolate kisses. Add some M&Ms or sprinkles on top. This is one of the easiest, yet tastiest desserts you will make this Christmas!
12. Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups
Hot Chocolate and cookies are two of the most common desserts eaten throughout Christmas time, so it just sounds perfect to combine the two into a dessert, right?! These Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups are super easy to make, and will be a top hit at your next Christmas party. Use sugar cookie dough to form the base of the cup, then fill the cup with some chocolate ganache, and top it off with mini marshmallows. Add a pretzel handle on the side, and Enjoy!