Christmas is right around the corner! Everybody is putting up the decorations, planning the big day celebrations, and selecting some delicious dessert recipes to make, of course. Haven’t decided on which ones to try yet? Then check out these holiday dessert recipes below that are so delicious they’ll make you wish Christmas was everyday!
Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling. -Edna Ferber
Candy Cane Brownie Trifle
This recipe is not only delicious, but it will also wow the guests! These beautiful and rich trifles are a fun combination of candy canes, brownie chunks, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce, which makes them look super festive and perfect for a celebration.
Check out the full recipe over at The Food Charlatan!
Easy Christmas Tree Brownies
Want something even more Christmas-y to celebrate the holidays? Then you have to try this fun idea by One Little Project. These fun tree-shaped brownies not only taste good, but they’re also very easy to make:
- Cut the brownies in a triangle shape;
- Add green frosting and sprinkles
- Add the candy canes.
That’s it! Isn’t it super simple to make? They’re also great as gifts for your loved ones: simply put them in a box and finish with a beautiful ribbon!
Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Buttercream
A gingerbread dessert is a must at any Christmas, but this recipe by Cookie Named Desire is much more than that. The gluten-free dessert combines a moist gingerbread cake with a delicious cinnamon buttercream and chewy cookies, making this beauty disappear from the plate in a matter of seconds.
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Red is the official color of Christmas, so no dessert is more fitting than red velvet cupcakes. In this recipe by Woman’s Day, the cupcakes have a delicious cream cheese frosting, which makes them a crowd-pleaser, while the glitter and iced snowflakes make them perfect to celebrate the holidays.
Candy Cane Kiss Marshmallow Dip
Another thing that is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser is a dip, especially when it’s this festive! This beautiful dip is a combination of a party of flavors: melted candy canes, cream cheese, and marshmallow cream, which creates an interesting and very tasty flavor.
Serve it with:
- Brownie bites
- Graham crackers
- And any other treats you like
Everybody will love it!
Snowball Christmas Cookies
Want an delicious treat that looks perfect on the Christmas cookie tray? Then you have to check out these wonderful snowball cookies by Wicked Good Kitchen. These shortbread cookies are packed with walnuts, and the tasty, buttery texture melts in your mouth, making them a guaranteed hit for the holidays.
Funfetti Shortbread Bites
These funfetti shortbread bites are perfect to entertain a crowd! The tasty treat looks very festive with the red, white, and green sprinkles, but you can use any colors you want and they’ll be great year-long. Check out the full details over at Cooking Classy!
But beware: They’re completely addictive! Before you know it, you’ll be munching on them like popcorn and having a hard time stopping. They’re that good!
Peppermint Bark Cheesecake
The classic cheesecake is always a staple, but this version pictured above is on a whole other level. The creator of this cheesecake had the clever idea of adding peppermint to the mix, which made this dessert perfect for the holidays. Check out the full recipe over at Lil Luna!
Chocolate Cranberry Mini Cakes (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
Christmas celebrations are all about family, and that means having treats and recipes to include everybody. These vegan and gluten-free mini cakes by Nirvana Cakery are perfect for the holidays, as they look festive and taste divine, due to the mix of chocolate and cranberry.
When these babies are served, doesn’t matter if the guests are vegan or not or if they avoid gluten or not: everybody will devour them!
While the cranky grinch doesn’t like Christmas, we love it! So how about making a batch of these awesome cookies in his honor and devouring them? This recipe by Simplistically Living is super creative with its green color and adorable little heart, and it definitely looks perfect for the holidays. These cookies are a must!
Christmas Trees with Chocolate Orange Cream
These awesome mini trees are the perfect treat to get a ‘Wow!’ out of your guests. With their festive charm and colorful appearance, these beauties are definitely unforgettable!
The chocolate cream has an interesting hint of orange zest, but you can change it for mint of coffee liqueur, too. For the cones, you can decorate them with any ingredients of your choosing, such as:
- Peppermint candies
- Crushed hazelnuts
- Crushed chocolate chunks
Doesn’t it sound fun? Check out the full instructions over at A Recipe for Aperture!
Holly Jolly Jello Shots (Adults-Only!)
Want something more boozy to entertain the adults? Then you have to try these special Holly Holly Jelly Shots! The recipe by Tablespoon is spiked with vodka, creating a playful holiday party treat that looks super festive. Just remember to keep them away from the kids!
Oreo Holly Bark
Forget the classic peppermint bark and try out this festive recipe by Woman’s Day. The treat is very easy to make, it looks fantastic and it has a great advantage over other bark recipes: it has whole Oreos inside! Yep, it couldn’t get any better!
Peppermint Icebox Pie
No space in the oven for a pie? Don’t worry, this beautiful peppermint icebox pie only requires a fridge! The crust is made out of crushed Oreos, while the filling is a tasty combination of cream cheese, marshmallow creme, and peppermint extract. Doesn’t it sound heavenly? Check out the full recipe at Country Living!
Cranberry and Pomegranate Pavlova
To finish this list, let’s talk about this festive pavlova which looks perfect for the holidays. The dessert mixes the flavors of cranberry and pomegranate with a sweet and thick mascarpone cream, creating a dessert that no one can resist.
Get the full recipe over at Gastro Senses!
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