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20 Holiday Desserts No One Will Be Able to Resist

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December 14, 2016 · 3.1k Views

Whether it’s a family gathering or a friendly potluck, this holiday season will be well-spent with great company and even better food. After a massive feast of savory fixings, everyone always has room for holiday desserts, so this is where this delectable list of sweets comes into play.

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1. Christmas Sugar Cookie Truffles

christmas sugar cookie truffles

Source: If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen

Try this twist on traditional sugar cookies by turning them into truffles. They only require four easy ingredients, and your guests will be popping them left and right!

Get the recipe from If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen


2. Peppermint Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake

peppermint chocolate brownie cheesecake

Source: The Gunny Sack

All the best flavors of chocolate, cheesecake, and a holiday must-have, peppermint blended into one beautiful dessert. Whether your guests want a taste of one or all three of these flavors, we’re sure they’re not going to complain once they get a bite!

Get the recipe from The Gunny Sack



3. Melted Snowmen Oreo Balls

melted snowmen oreo balls

Source: The Girl Who Ate Everything

If you’re expecting some pint-sized visitors this season, whip up these adorable melted snowmen Oreo balls for a fun treat. Make an easy batch of 40 with only 4 simple ingredients.

Get the recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything


4. Cranberry Pear Tart with Almond Cream

cranberry pear tart with almond cream

Source: Some the Wiser

Cranberries are one of the notable fruits of the holiday season, and this sweet, buttery tart is the ultimate embodiment of cranberry desserts.

Get the recipe from Some the Wiser


5. Hot Chocolate Fudge

hot chocolate fudge

Source: Wonky Wonderful

This is basically hot chocolate in compact fudge form, and it’s even topped off with mini marshmallows! As the chef writes, “Bring on winter. Bring on the holidays.”

Get the recipe from Wonky Wonderful


6. Gingerbread Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Buttercream

gingerbread cake with caramel cream cheese buttercream

Source: Half Baked Harvest

It’s going to be hard to slice into this masterpiece of a cake, but once you realize that it’s gingerbread cake with decadent caramel cream cheese buttercream, there’s no turning back.

Get the recipe from Half Baked Harvest


7. Eggnog Creme Brulée

eggnog creme brulee

Source: The Cozy Apron

Put on your master chef pants and torch up some eggnog creme brulee to top off your holiday dinner. Its recipe calls for a hint of dark rum, but you can always opt out for a sweet, traditional taste.

Get the recipe from The Cozy Apron


8. Chocolate Pinecones

chocolate pinecones

Source: Handmade Charlotte

If you want to wow your guests with home decor that can double as a delicious, chocolate indulgence, these Chocolate Pinecones are what you need. Let them think they’re real, dusted pinecones before you take a massive bite and surprise them!

Get the recipe from Handmade Charlotte


9. Red Velvet Truffle Bark

red velvet truffle bark

Source: Something Swanky

What’s a holiday season without chocolate bark? Nothing. This recipe is that on another level. It’s baked cake smashed with frosting (like cake balls) and then sandwiched with white chocolate.

Get the recipe from Something Swanky


10. Apple Pie Pull-Aparts with Maple Glaze

apple pie pull-aparts with maple glaze

Source: Oh Sweet Basil

Imagine sitting around the dinner table as you and your guests reminisce on your happiest days together and everyone snacks joyously from this Apple Pie Pull-Apart. This is what the holidays are about!

Get the recipe from Oh Sweet Basil


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11. Nutella Hot Chocolate

nutella hot chocolate

Source: Cafe Delites

If you thought a basic hot chocolate could do the trick, well you’re right, but have you ever added the nutty flavor of Nutella to your chocolatey drink? I think not, but this concoction will change you forever.

Get the recipe from Cafe Delites


12. Gingerbread Gooey Butter Cookies

gingerbread gooey butter cookies

These may not be your traditional gingerbread man cookies, but man, they’re mouthwatering. Anything with butter is automatically better in my books.

Get the recipe from Wicked Good Kitchen


13. White Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

white chocolate peppermint truffles

Source: Sober Julie

What colors represent Christmas more than red and white? Adorn your desserts bar with these White Chocolate Peppermint Truffles and your guests will have a ball!

Get the recipe from Sober Julie


14. Eggnog Cheesecake Cookie Cups

eggnog cheesecake cookie cups

Source: Liv for Cake

You can have your (cheese)cake and eat it too! Enjoy these treats in whatever cookie flavor you want, and they’re sure to be the hit of your holiday party.

Get the recipe from Liv for Cake


15. Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Wreath

chocolate-dipped pretzel wreath

Source: Taste of Home

For a fun and festive treat, put together this pretzel wreath for your friends and family. You’ve been warned though - the wreath will disappear before you know it!

Get the recipe from Taste of Home


16. Reindeer Rice Krispies

reindeer rice krispies

Source: Thirty Handmade Days

You can these cute treats in advance, or you can set up a treat bar and have your guests make their own Reindeer Rice Krispies!

Get the recipe from Thirty Handmade Days


17. Cranberry & White Chocolate Macarons

cranberry and white chocolate macarons

Source: Hint of Vanilla

If you want to show off your baking skills, try your hand at these Cranberry and White Chocolate Macarons. They might require a few trial and error attempts if it’s your first time baking macarons, but trust me, they’re worth it!

Get the recipe from Hint of Vanilla


18. Gingerbread Tiramisu Ice Cream

gingerbread tiramisu ice cream

Source: Cook Republic

Want to give your guests the ultimate indulgence this holiday season? Serve them a scoop of this Gingerbread Tiramisu Ice Cream and you’ll be the talk of the town.

Get the recipe from Cook Republic


19. Eggnog Magic Cake

eggnog magic cake

Source: Boulder Locavore

What is a magic cake, you ask? It consists of three layers when complete: a thin crust, a custard layer, and a lofty-cake layer rests on top. Prepare to have your tastebuds blown.

Get the recipe from Boulder Locavore


20. Peppermint Marshmallows

peppermint marshmallows

Source: Bakerita

Top of your rich hot chocolate with these homemade marshmallows for the best cup of hot chocolate you'll have. Send your guests home with some marshmallows as a great treat!

Get the recipe from Bakerita

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Daisy loves to write with humor and can be quite the sarcastic commentator when it is appropriate. Loves carbs, fashion, staying active, and pinning the latest DIY projects for her room (which she will actually never do).
CrystalloverDec 14, 2016
Wow, so many delicious food.
dtran5Dec 15, 2016
I agree!
CrystalloverDec 16, 2016
Do you write blogs on other places? Such as wordpress? I want to talk to you more, i love your blogs and amazing pics.
dtran5Dec 16, 2016
Nope, just here!

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