Christmas Holiday Treats & Desserts Recipe Ideas

| November 20, 2018

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Treats and desserts are a beloved part of the season. If you’re looking for some new Christmas dessert recipes to add to your holiday favorites, consider one of these Christmas treats from our House of Ideas partners.

Braided Cinnamon Roll Wreath

braided cinnamon roll wreath

braided cinnamon roll wreath by Randi Dukes

Christmas morning calls for cinnamon rolls, but jazz them up by braiding the dough into a wreath form. Premade cinnamon rolls makes them easy as 1, 2, 3!

Peppermint Serving Tray

how to make a peppermint serving tray by Randi Dukes

how to make a peppermint serving tray by Randi Dukes

This peppermint plate is the perfect way to send treats to friends and neighbors and it couldn’t be easier. Place unwrapped peppermints on a cake plate and pop it into the over for a few minutes until everything melts together.

Snowman on a Stick

snowman on a stick by Randi Dukes

snowman on a stick by Randi Dukes

Mini powdered donuts create the perfect snowman on a stick. Jelly beans and a candy scarf are fun touches that your kids will love.

The "Grinch" Christmas Sheet Cake (+Youtube Tutorial)

 

The Grinch Cake: an easy Christmas sheet cake by Kim Byers

The Grinch Cake: an easy Christmas sheet cake by Kim Byers

 

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If you’re having a Grinch party to celebrate the new movie or you want to have a watch party when the TV special comes on, this Grinch cake is the perfect Christmas dessert. The Grinch template from Kim makes it easy to decorate too.

How To Make Christmas Tree Brownies (+Youtube Tutorial)

How To Make Christmas Tree Brownies | Kim Byers

How To Make Christmas Tree Brownies by Kim Byers

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A tray of brownies makes easy Christmas trees when you cut them into triangles. Add peppermint stick tree trunks and candy decorations for a fun Christmas treat.

Easy Fudge Recipe for Holiday Hot Cocoa Bar Cart

Easy Fudge Recipe for Holiday Hot Cocoa Bar Cart by Kim Byers

Easy Fudge Recipe for Holiday Hot Cocoa Bar Cart by Kim Byers

No Christmas party is complete without a hot cocoa bar! This easy fudge recipe with Butterfingers is the perfect complement to your hot cocoa bar.

Chocolate Covered Oreo Reindeer

Chocolate Covered Oreo Reindeer by Toni Roberts

Chocolate Covered Oreo Reindeer by Toni Roberts

These chocolate covered Oreos look like reindeers and are the perfect gift for friends and neighbors. Candy melts and a premade reindeer mold make this a simple treat.

Easy Christmas Pretzel Wreath

Easy to make Pretzel Wreath by Toni Roberts

Easy to make Pretzel Wreath by Toni Roberts

Pretzel sticks dipped in green candy melts are arranged into a circle for a Christmas wreath that’s good enough to eat!

Reindeer Caramel Apple Recipe

Reindeer Caramel Apple Recipe by Toni Roberts

Reindeer Caramel Apple Recipe by Toni Roberts

These reindeer caramel apples are easy when you use premade cararel apples! Add some eyes, a red candy nose and some pipe cleaner antlers and you have an instant treat.

Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies

Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies by Mandy Beyeler

Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies by Mandy Beyeler

Nutter Butters make the perfect reindeer faces! Add some pretzels, candy eyes and a nose for a cookie that’s perfect for school parties or after school treats.

Best Iced Cookies Ever

Best Iced Cookies Ever by Mandy Beyeler

Best Iced Cookies Ever by Mandy Beyeler

Although the recipe calls these “plain cookies,” there’s nothing plain about them! They’re the perfect cookie for frosting.

Mistletoe Jello Dessert

Mistletoe Jello Dessert by Mariah Leeson

Mistletoe Jello Dessert by Mariah Leeson

Green Jello topped with Cool Whip, mint leaves and red candies make a Christmas treat that kids of all ages will love. These Mistletoe Jello desserts are easy enough that they won’t add to your already long to do list.

Hot Cocoa Cookies

Hot Cocoa Cookies by Giggles Galore

Hot Cocoa Cookies by Mariah Leeson

A marshmallow sits atop a chocolate cocoa flavored cookie for a Christmas cookie that’s the perfect complement to a cup of hot cocoa. Yum!

Cinnamon Vanilla Candied Pecans

Cinnamon Vanilla Candied Pecans by Giggles Galore

Cinnamon Vanilla Candied Pecans by Mariah Leeson

These cinnamon and vanilla candied pecans are super easy to make in the crockpot and a DIY gift container is the perfect way to give them to family and friends.

Reindeer Ho Ho Treats

Reindeer Ho Ho Treats by Giggles Galore

Reindeer Ho Ho Treats by Mariah Leeson

Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho hos and mini candy canes and candy eyes and noses make adorable reindeer treats.

Momofuku Cookies

momofuku cookies by Tammy Mitchell

momofuku cookies by Tammy Mitchell

These cornflake chocolate chip marshmallow cookies are the perfect cookies to deliver frozen! Gift these frozen dough cookies to your friends so they can have freshly baked cookies on their own time.

Cinnamon Roll Snowman

cinnamon roll snowman

cinnamon roll snowman by Randi Dukes

Stacking two cinnamon rolls on a plate and adding a bacon scarf creates a snowman that’s almost too cute to eat.

These Christmas treats are fun to gift and fun to eat! Whether you make them for your own family or to gift to others, these treats are sure to please.

Capirotada Mexican Bread Pudding Recipe

Capirotada Mexican Bread Pudding Recipe by Michelle Stewart

Capirotada Mexican Bread Pudding Recipe by Michelle Stewart

Sugared Nuts

Sugared Nuts Recipe by Toni Roberts

Sugared Nuts Recipe by Toni Roberts

Ornament Popcorn Balls Recipe

Ornament Popcorn Balls by Michelle Stewart

Ornament Popcorn Balls by Michelle Stewart

Cranberry Orange Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

 Cranberry Orange Cinnamon Rolls Recipe by Michelle Stewart

Cranberry Orange Cinnamon Rolls Recipe by Michelle Stewart

Soft Chewy Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

 

Soft Chewy Gingerbread Cookies Recipe by Tauni Everett

Soft Chewy Gingerbread Cookies Recipe by Tauni Everett

PS. Here’s another easy gingerbread cookie recipe by Tauni.

Gingerbread Popcorn Recipe

Gingerbread Popcorn Recipe by Tauni Everett

Gingerbread Popcorn Recipe by Tauni Everett

Risalamande (Ris a La Mande) - Danish Rice Pudding Recipe by Tauni Everett

Risalamande (Ris a La Mande) - Traditional Danish Rice Pudding by Tauni Everett

Risalamande (Ris a La Mande) – Traditional Danish Rice Pudding by Tauni Everett

Dairy-free Eggnog Frosting Recipe

Dairy-free Eggnog Frosting Recipe by Lindi Haws

Dairy-free Eggnog Frosting Recipe by Lindi Haws

Marshmallow Brownies, German Chocolate Cake Bars, and Caramel Bars by Lindi Haws

Marshmallow Brownies, German Chocolate Cake Bars, and Caramel Bars by Lindi Haws

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