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Christmas is almost here, and with it brings tons of delicious desserts you can only enjoy around the holidays. The holiday season the most wonderful time of the year, in part because of all the cookies, cakes, brownies, and pies that abound during this time of year. If you’re hosting a holiday gathering or attending a festive celebration, check out our guide below for creating the perfect holiday treat.
How to Make a Dessert for Christmas
If there’s any reason to go all out for dessert, Christmas is it. Festive desserts that taste as good as they look make Christmastime even better. ‘Tis the season for delicious flavors that only come out this time of year, such as chocolate, peppermint, mocha, eggnog, and so much more. It’s also the season for red and green desserts, or desserts dressed up to look like your favorite Christmas decoration, such as wreaths, Christmas trees, and stars. The options for Christmas deserts are practically endless, including sugar cookies cut out in fun holiday shapes, eggnog pie, red and green white chocolate fudge, chocolate caramel cake, peppermint bark, or pecan pie. Whatever dessert you choose, make sure you have enough for all of the guests at the gathering to have their fill. If you’re hosting your own holiday get together, make sure to offer a few dessert options, so your guests have a wide variety to choose from. When it comes to Christmas desserts, the more really is the merrier.
Top 10 Desserts for Christmas
If you’re wondering what dessert you should bring to your holiday celebration, look no further. We’ve gathered up ten delectable desserts that everyone will enjoy this Christmas:
This gorgeous display of grapes, strawberries, honeydew, and cantaloupe is made even more festive with star-shaped pineapple. All arranged beautifully in a festive red container, it’s the perfect centerpiece for any holiday party.
With chocolate dipped apple slices, pineapple stars, strawberries, grapes, honeydew melon, orange slices, and so much more, this gift will surely make your holiday. It’s paired with a bundle of balloons for even more festive fun!
Any kind of lasagna is delicious on Christmas, but this treat takes it to a new sweet level. It’s made with a red velvet shortbread crust, a peppermint cheesecake layer, white chocolate pudding, whipped cream, and topped with mini marshmallows.
Peppermint chocolate bark is a holiday season staple. This delectable dessert pairs it with pre-made cannoli shells and an easy-to-make ricotta mixture for the most festive cannoli you’ve ever tried.
This eggnog pie tastes so festive and it’s so easy to make. Just replace the milk you’d usually use in a vanilla creme pie with eggnog and you’ve got a super rich dessert that’s simply delectable.
Your favorite holiday coffee shop drink has been transformed into donuts with this delicious recipe. They’re just as good for breakfast as they are for dessert, but we can promise they won’t last that long.
Mexican Wedding Cookies are also known as Russian Tea Cakes, Sugar Butter Balls, Snowball Cookies, or Polvorones. No matter what you call them, these sweet, buttery little cookies make any holiday complete, with lots of powdered sugar on the inside and outside.
This wreath shaped meringue cake features crisp meringue, whipped cream, cranberry topping, and pomegranate arils. Plus, it’s so beautiful, it makes a perfect addition to your holiday tablescape.
This layer cake embodies the spirit of a white Christmas. It’s made with three layers of vanilla cake (you can even use boxed to make it easier) and vanilla frosting, and it’s topped with sparkle sprinkles and sugared cranberries.
These rich, moist chocolate cupcakes look like tiny Christmas trees and are a lot easier to make than you’d think. The trees are made from ice cream cones, green buttercream piped on in dollops, and a dusting of powdered sugar for snow!
Choose one of these delicious desserts for your holiday gathering, and it’s sure to be the hit of the party. And, if you choose to make one just for yourself, we certainly wouldn’t judge.