As with any holiday, it is that time to start baking delicious treats to serve at any gathering you may have. These delicious holiday treats will give you some ideas of what to make for the holiday season. Here are the twelve desserts of Christmas!
1. Oreo Truffles
Oreo truffles are a delicious holiday dessert to serve any time during the holiday season! Similar to oreo balls, you shape your oreo mixture into a ball and then cover it with chocolate before letting it harden. You can choose to change the color, if you cover it with white chocolate, to make the colors holiday theme. Add sprinkles if you so choose or leave it plain. Try out this recipe of no-bake holiday oreo truffles by clicking here.
2. Santa Hat Cupcakes
Appropriate for the season but also fun to make, Santa Hat Cupcakes are great to make for your children’s school party or even for your own party! Bake the cupcakes as normal but when dressing your topping, make it into a Santa Hat! Be creative with the topping. Use red and white frosting or mini marshmallows for the top and bottom of the hat. Some people have even used strawberries for the red of the hat! View the recipe for this version of Santa Hat Cupcakes here.
3. Chocolate Kiss Cookies
Instead of a cherry on top, there is a Hersey kiss on top of this delicious dessert. The best part, there are so many different ways to make this dessert. Some people choose to have peanut butter cookies while others use chocolate chookies. You can decide to decorate the cookie with frosting or sprinkles or just have the Hersey kiss be the sole item in the cookie. To check out this recipe of chocolate kiss cookies, click here.
4. Sugar Cookies
This delicious holiday treat is a classic to have during the holiday season. There are so many ways of having this treat from baking it with cream cheese frosting or buttercream frosting. You can mold the cookie into whatever shape you want or just have them the classic round shape. To make the sugar cookies as seen in the picture below, click here to get the recipe.
5. Rudolph Brownies
Brownies with the decoration of Rudolph, and it’s so easy to do! Bake your brownies as normal and then decorate them however you please. There are some recipes of this dessert that have you frost the brownie or not. But most recipes involve pretzels and M&Ms to make the face of Rudolph. You can see how this person made her Rudolph brownies by clicking on the recipe here.
6. Christmas Fudge
Fudge is another classic holiday dessert to have, and it’s so easy to make! Just mix in all of your ingredients then, after it’s all mixed together, pour into a pan and let it sit overnight. The next day, cut the fudge into squares and serve it to your friends and family. However, you can mix up the fudge by adding sprinkles to the top or adding peppermint to give it a little kick. To make this peppermint fudge, check out the recipe by clicking here.
7. Gingerbread Bars
Gingerbread is one of those treats you hear all about during the holiday season. The most famous are the gingerbread houses you can make and have them on display or even eat them whenever you feel like it. But this dessert is not a house nor is it complicated.
These gingerbread bars are easy to make and they won’t be on display for long before they are consumed. Cover the bars with cream cheese frosting and add some red and green sprinkles to make them look festive. You can put a miniature gingerbread man for decoration in the middle of the bar, but that is up to you. To check out this delicious holiday treat, view the recipe here.
8. Pretzel Hugs
This delicious holiday treat doesn’t take that long to make, and it only needs three ingredients! All you’ll need are square pretzels, Hersey’s hugs chocolates, and red and green M&Ms. Place one Hersey’s hug on top of each pretzel, like them back until the chocolate is soft and shiny, and then place one M&M in the center of the melted hug. This makes seventy pretzel hugs but if you’re going to a large gathering, you can double the recipe! Find the full recipe to make here.
9. Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups
These treats not only look creative, but they are also delicious! It’s a nice take on hot chocolate and it won’t burn your tongue when you eat it! Of course, make sure the cookies are cool before you decide to eat them. This treat does take some work for it is different parts to make the whole dessert, but it is worth it in the end.
After you’ve baked your cookie, press down on top with a small spoon to create a dip for the fudge filling. Place mini marshmallows on top like you would for an actual cup of hot cocoa. As for the handle, take the arch of a candy cane and use white chocolate to glue it to the side. It is creative, unique, and fun treat to make for friends and family. Check out the full recipe by clicking here.
10. Rice Krispie Treat Bites
Rice Krispie Treats are the main treat to have any time of the year, especially during the holidays. Decorate the treats in any way or shape with a variety of different decorations. But this one particular dessert is different and may tempt you to make them. Instead of the standard square shape, this recipe calls for you to mold them into balls.
With these Rice Krispie Treat Bites, use food coloring to make red and green treats and add sprinkles into the mix, if you want. When you are finished, you’ll have three different colored balls and they’ll fit in well with the holiday season. If you want to make this dessert at your next holiday party, check out the recipe here.
11. Peanut Butter Balls
Chocolate and peanut butter come together to make this delicious holiday treat! You can choose to add Rice Krispies to the mix if you so choose. Once you have made the peanut butter mixture, shape them into little balls and then dip them in chocolate. Place in the refrigerator to let the chocolate harden then enjoy this delicious treat. Check out the recipe by clicking here to make this yourself!
12. Christmas Bark
The last delicious holiday dessert on this list is Christmas Bark. This dessert can be made in many different ways. Add peppermint to give it a minty flavor or make it with white chocolate and red and green M&Ms. You can go classic by just adding nuts and M&Ms to the bark. Search the web for thousands of different ideas to make. But if you want to be daring, you can try this white chocolate pretzel bark recipe by clicking here.