Christmas is coming and we’re gearing up with some of the yummiest and easiest dessert recipes around.
Amaze your friends and family this season with some festive treats that seem more complicated than they are. Whether you want to dress up some store-bought cookie dough, style fruit to look like Santa, or add a little festive flavor into a traditional dessert, we’ve got you covered.
Try one of these recipes to make the most of your holiday season in the kitchen!
Strawberry Santas from the Food Network
Festival? Check. Easy? Check. No baking or cooking required? Check. Yummy? Oh yeah.
These strawberry Santas not only look adorable but taste amazing as they are filled with a sweetened mascarpone cream. Strawberries and cream plus a little chocolate? Classic combination. You can’t go wrong with these sweet Santas.
Easy Ritz Toffee from Betty Crocker
Easy is actually in the name for this one, so that is promising. Impress any holiday party with some homemade toffee. With just thirty minutes of prep and only a few ingredients (including Ritz crackers), you can enjoy this chocolate covered toffee. This simple recipe includes some cooking on the stove but no baking. Most of the time recipe is just resting time for the toffee to harden. You can also garnish your toffee with some Christmas themed sprinkle to give it a little extra holiday cheer.
Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies from Pillsbury
These little guys sound delicious right? They are. But they also sound like a lot of steps. Don’t worry, they aren’t! With premade cookie dough, a package of caramel candies, some chocolate chips, and a little sea salt, you can make this culinary creation in no time at all. If you don’t have the time to make cookies from scratch, you can still dress up store-bought dough to make it some of the best cookies you’ve ever made. Salted caramel is always a crowd pleaser, plus the classic favorite of chocolate chip? You’ll hit a home run (easily) with these.
No-Bake Christmas Wreath Treats from Taste of Home
This Christmas twist on rice crispy treats uses marshmallow, cornflakes, and a little green food coloring to make holiday wreaths that look adorable and taste delicious. A sweet crunch adorned with red M&M’s for a little taste of chocolate make this Christmas treat a crowd favorite. If you’re going for quick, stylish, and delicious, this is the recipe for you this holiday season.
Eggnog Cheesecake Brownies from A Cookie Named Desire
Eggnog. Cheesecake. Brownies. What more could you want?! This holiday treat is sure to please and is combines some favorite and festive flavors to create something so yummy. Though it may sound not so easy—this recipe boils down to a basic brownie recipe that is swirled with a cheesecake mixture. The cheesecake mixture is only a few ingredients (mainly eggnog and cheesecake) whipped together. But with all the flavors, it’s bound to impress and delight anyone who tries it.