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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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!
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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!
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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.
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Cranberries are one of the notable fruits of the holiday season, and this sweet, buttery tart is the ultimate embodiment of cranberry desserts.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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.
These may not be your traditional gingerbread man cookies, but man, they’re mouthwatering. Anything with butter is automatically better in my books.
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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!