25 BEST CHRISTMAS DESSERTS – RECIPES AND TREATS TO ENJOY THIS YEAR!

It’s the sweetest time of the year! What’s not to love about the holidays? Christmas decorations are everywhere, there are holiday parties to go to and you get to spend extra time with family and friends. Plus, there’s all the Christmas baking! Looking for the perfect Christmas desserts to go with your holiday meal?

  I thought it would be fun to put together a round up of 25 Christmas desserts and treats other than cookies.  We’ve gathered 25 so that you can find the perfect dish to round out your dinner, be it a Christmas dessert charcuterie board, a Christmas dessert table display, a Christmas dessert platter, or Christmas desserts for kids.

I’m so inspired by these awesome Christmas dessert recipes that I can’t wait to start baking again. From Christmas cakes, tarts and trifles and more, these are some of my favorites! Ready to start your Christmas planning?

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What are popular Christmas desserts?

Christmas is a time for tradition and for many homes, that includes certain classic desserts. Desserts like Christmas pudding, English trifles, rum balls, Christmas cakes such as a Yule log, fruit cake, and sticky toffee pudding are popular.

Easy Christmas Dessert Recipes to Try

Some of our favorite and easy Christmas dessert recipes that are both adult and child approved are peppermint bark, gingerbread ice cream cookie sandwiches and popcorn balls. Peppermint bark only requires three ingredients- chocolate, peppermint extract and crushed candy canes.

The Gingerbread ice cream cookie sandwich is a treat that only requires two ingredients – gingerbread cookies and your preferred ice cream flavor. Place the ice cream between 2 gingerbread cookies, and you’re good to go. You can either buy store bought cookies or make your own with the recipe below.

Popcorn balls are a childhood Favorite! They are a fun and delicious way to celebrate the season. You can dress them up with sprinkles and holiday colors.

How can I make Healthy Christmas Dessert Recipes?

There are lots of healthy Christmas dessert ideas out there! Some healthier Christmas desserts are fruit, whether you make fruit kabobs or a fruit salad, or serve fruit with cheese. Vegan and vegetarian recipes that substitute the heavy creams with alternatives like coconut cream, gluten free recipes that use substitutes such as oats or oat flour, and recipes substituting ingredients for healthier ones such as dark chocolate and nut butters. We’ve got recipes for those here as well!

Peppermint Bark

Peppermint bark is a candy we cannot wait to get our hands on every holiday season. Luckily for you, you can make a batch in 10 minutes flat.

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Gingerbread Ice Cream Sandwiches

Gingerbread Ice Cream Sandwiches combine the best of two worlds: summer and Christmas. Homemade vanilla ice cream between soft and chewy gingerbread cookies-it’ll have you singing “fa-la-la!”

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Easy Classic Popcorn Balls

It’s a childhood favorite! These Christmas-inspired Easy Classic Popcorn Balls are a super fun, nostalgic treat to make for the holidays!

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25 BEST CHRISTMAS DESSERTS – RECIPES AND CHRISTMAS TREATS TO TRY THIS YEAR!

Christmas Dessert Charcuterie Board

This Christmas charcuterie board is one of my favorite Christmas food boards! It’s a dessert charcuterie board full of cookies, candy, and other seasonal treats!

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Eggnog Cake

This Eggnog Cake with cream cheese frosting and white chocolate ganache is just the thing to warm you up this Holiday season!

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Yule Log Cake (Bûche de Noël)

This classic Yule Log Cake is a tender chocolate sponge cake filled with mascarpone whipped cream and covered with whipped chocolate ganache! It’s delicious, festive and made completely from scratch!

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25 BEST CHRISTMAS DESSERTS – RECIPES AND CHRISTMAS TREATS TO TRY THIS YEAR!

Christmas Cake – moist, easy fruit cake

Christmas Cake is a traditional fruit cake with a rich, velvety texture that’s so full flavoured and moist it can be eaten plain.

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English Christmas Trifle

Christmas Trifle is a classic English dessert with layers of pound cake, crème anglaise, fresh fruit, and whipped cream. This holiday trifle uses raspberries and poached pears, making it as delicious as it is beautiful.

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Black Forest Chocolate Trifle

Black Forest Chocolate Trifle is an extraordinary dessert that is surprisingly easy to make. Layers of chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, and cherry pie filling form a beautiful make ahead dessert that everyone loves!

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25 BEST CHRISTMAS DESSERTS – RECIPES AND CHRISTMAS TREATS TO TRY THIS YEAR!

Sticky Toffee Pudding

These luscious sticky toffee puddings are all about the honeyed sweetness of plump dates and creamy caramel.

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Traditional British Christmas Pudding

Traditional British Christmas pudding is a make-ahead, steamed, fruit filled dessert, also known as plum pudding

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Pull Apart Brownie Christmas Tree

How fun is trimming the tree when it’s made of bite-size brownies? These cute Christmas tree brownies are easy to make and they’re decorated with beautiful pulled stars, green frosting and colorful holiday sprinkles.

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25 BEST CHRISTMAS DESSERTS – RECIPES AND CHRISTMAS TREATS TO TRY THIS YEAR!

Santa Crunch Popcorn

“Our sweet and salty Santa Crunch Popcorn is delicious, easy to make, and will be very popular with both the kids and adults at your Holiday party.Our sweet and salty Santa Crunch Popcorn is delicious, easy to make, and will be very popular with both the kids and adults at your Holiday party.”

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Canadian Butter Tarts

A rich dessert with rich roots that has stood the test of time, these Canadian Butter Tarts are a total classic! A maple syrup custard filling in buttery tart shells makes for tasty handheld treat.

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Reindeer Rice Krispies Recipe

These adorable Reindeer Treats would be perfect for the kids to help with.

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Christmas Mice

How cute are these? Kids will love these!

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Vegan Chocolate Truffles

“Prepare to lose all self-control and stuff 14 truffles into your face in one sitting.”

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Gluten Free Rum Balls

A super simple, 6 ingredient, no bake gluten free rum balls recipe. These are so festive that you may just want to extend your holiday-ing a bit longer.

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25 BEST CHRISTMAS DESSERTS – RECIPES AND CHRISTMAS TREATS TO TRY THIS YEAR!

Healthy Buckeyes (Peanut Butter Balls)

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Easy Christmas Fruit Kabobs

Easy and healthy Christmas fruit idea! Christmas Kabobs! These cute fruit Santas and strawberry Santa hats with grapes make great Christmas party appetizers.

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Chocolate Cranberry Christmas Mini Cakes (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)

“I wanted to create simple cakes that aren’t complicated to make and that would look great on a festive table. I’ve picked very Christmassy colours and flavours and filled these little sponge cakes with cranberry chia jam, topped them with luscious Amore di Mona chocolate and fresh cranberries.”

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Rice Krispie Caramel Marshmallows

Heaven help me, these babies are trouble. How can you say no to an ooey gooey marshmallow covered in a rich creamy caramel and then rolled in rice krispies?

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Homemade Almond Roca

“The hard caramel crunchy center, coated with creamy milk chocolate and surrounded by little pieces of chopped almonds, this candy really is jam-packed with incredible flavor and texture. If you haven’t tried it yet, I definitely encourage you to! It really is delicious!”

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Marshmallow Yule Log

“This Marshmallow Yule Log (also commonly known as Church Windows, Stained Glass) is one of my very favourite retro Christmas recipes! This is not the recipe known as TV Roll which has raw eggs in it. This treat is pure chocolate and colored marshmallow goodness!”

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Christmas Pavlova Wreath

A Christmas pavlova wreath for the festive season containing your favourite berries, coulis, mint, and delicious whipped cream!

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Tips for Creating A Beautiful Holiday Dessert Table

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My Christmas Planner 

Are you looking to have a more enjoyable, stress-free Christmas? My Christmas Planner will help you do just that! Juggling all manner of jobs at Christmas time when expectations of festive fun are sky high means that effective planning and time management are vital.

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