Delicious Christmas Dessert Ideas You NEED To Try

Sunday, November 15, 2020

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The big day is almost here, so now is the time to start planning what Christmas treats will be at the table! If you're like me, then you've got a major sweet tooth. I love experimenting with new treats and sharing them with my guests. Here's a collection of yummy Christmas recipe ideas that you could make and treat your guests with. They're all Christmassy and would make the perfect warming desserts for your cosy evenings in!

Christmas Shortbread | Life With Ktkinnes

Christmas is not complete without shortbread! Every year, we collect a new shortbread tin. This year, I think it's time to make my own and save on the packaging! Katie shares this delicious, easy shortbread recipe, perfect for any Christmas evening! There are only 4 ingredients and 10 steps to this shortbread, so you can get back to your family festivities quickly. I love shortbread and if you do too, make sure you try out this tasty recipe this Christmas!

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow | Lemon & Zest

If you're looking for Pinterest worthy desserts, you need to check this Lemon & Zest recipe out! The beauty about this recipe is it requires no baking, is made with household items and captures the Christmas season perfectly. It's also easy to make, so you don't have to wait long to dig in. If you don't like dark chocolate, you can swap it for milk or even white chocolate. It's completely customisable, so you can add in whatever treat you'd like and switch up the flavouring!

Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies | Plant Prosperous

It can be hard to find vegan-friendly treats for the whole family to enjoy. Plant Prosperous has developed the classic crinkle cookie recipe and added a vegan, Christmassy twist to this treat. This recipe also doesn't require you to chill your dough beforehand, so you can be eating these treats in no time! I love how simple this recipe is, but how inclusive it can be. I also adore peppermint flavoured treats, so this is a must for Christmas this year. 

Apple Kuchen | Slumber & Scones

Slumber & Scones shares her delicious Apple Kuchen recipe, a family tradition for Kait! Typically served on a Christmas morning, this cinnamon and apple cake would be the perfect treat warmed up with a glass of apple cider! I love how tasty this recipe looks, especially with the golden brown cinnamon sugar on the top. It's the perfect autumnal recipe combined with the magic of Christmas. If you bake this recipe, you'll not be disappointed!

Panforte With Figs & Nuts | Marcellina In Cucina

Panforte is a classic Italian favourite which I see everywhere at Christmas time. Surprise your family with a homemade version this year using Marcellina's simple recipe. This recipe is the perfect combination of chewy, sweet, nutty and crunchy, so ticks all of my boxes. Panforte can be quite expensive, so you'll save some pennies by making it yourself. You can also impress your family with your skills! With only 7 ingredients needed and a range of ways to customise, you need to give Panforte a go this season!

Vanillekipferl Vanilla Crescents | Life In Full Flavour

Sarah from Life In Full Flavour shares her delicious Vanillekipferl recipe! This popular German treat, also known as vanilla crescents, would make a delicious stocking filler or evening treat. These biscuits are easy to make but do take a bit of preparation the night before. I love German Christmas biscuits, and this is another one to add to my list of favourites. If you're looking for a vanilla flavoured Christmas treat, make sure you bake these Vanillekipferl! 

White Chocolate Peppermint Bark | On My Kids Plate

Whether you want to treat your family or gift a loved one some DIY treats, chocolate bark is one of the easiest ways to go. It's hard to mess up bark, so you can even do this recipe with children. White chocolate and peppermint is a delicious combination, so this recipe from "On My Kids Plate" needed to be added to this recipe list. With only 5 ingredients, you can be indulging in this easy treat in just 30 minutes! I love how cute the bark turned out, making this a great table treat or DIY gift idea. There is even instruction on how to gift the bark!

Chocolate & Gingerbread Swiss Roll | Crumbs & Corkscrews

Chocolate cake is one of my favourite types of cake, putting the classic Colin the Caterpillar cake at the top of my cake favourites' list. Crumbs and Corkscrews has mixes chocolate log roll with Christmas to bring us this delicious chocolate and gingerbread roulade cake! This recipe offers lots of guidance so you can ensure your cake turns out perfect this holiday season. It only takes 45 minutes to master with only 15 minutes of cooking time, so this recipe is a must for the dessert table. 

Copycat Chick Fil A Peppermint Milkshake | Easy Budget Recipes

When I travelled to Florida, I wanted to try as many American treats as I could. I went during the summer, meaning the festive treats weren't available. If you're experiencing FOMO on American seasonal drink, Easy Budget Recipes has you covered! They've created this copycat peppermint milkshake, perfect for those who don't like warm drinks in the winter. This milkshake is budget-friendly and really easy to make, costing around 60p to make. Who says you have to splash out on expensive seasonal drinks this year? 

Gluten-Free Pecan Wreath Cake | Craft With Cartwright

Christmas is a time for giving, but it can be hard to include everywhen when intolerances are involved. This delicious and tasty pecan wreath cake would be a great treat to share with those who can't eat gluten. This edible wreath would make a lovely table decoration and be a fun alternative to typical Christmas dishes. Why hang a wreath on the door when you can create one to enjoy!

Christmas Mince Pies | Craftroom & Beyond

Don't forget Santa when you're baking Christmas treats this year. Mince pies are the staple to any Christmas, but why not make your own? Craftroom & Beyond shares this delicious mince pie recipe using shop-bought ingredients, so you don't have to spend the whole day baking! These mince pies look so tasty, and you'd impress any of your guests with homemade mince pies. Top them with a start and a sprinkle of icing sugar and serve on a pretty Christmas plate!

No-bake Peppermint Pie | Simply Stacie

As you may have already guessed, I love peppermint. To finish off this year's Christmas recipe round-up, I had to add in one last minty dessert. Simply Stacie has created this gorgeous peppermint pie which requires no baking, so you don't even have to turn on the oven. This Pinterest worthy pie would delight any guest the Christmas with its creamy taste and holiday flavouring. With only 45 minutes of making, you'll have plenty of time for your loved ones this Christmas.

If you've got an afternoon spare, baking is the perfect way to fill it! There are so many Christmas treats to make, and I have a couple of recipes to share closer to Blogmas. I love baking, it's such a fun way to spend time with people and bring people together. The treats you create don't have to be difficult, there are lots of easy options or "cheats" to get around things. What tasty Christmas treats do you think should be added to this list? I'd love to see what you're baking this year! If you make any of these recipes, send me your pictures!

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  1. I make white Chocolate peppermint bark every year as it's a firm favourite of my family. I love making treats for family as presents, so many great things to try this year. Thanks for sharing!

    Steph |

  2. Thanks for sharing, these look lovely ideas :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

  3. I love sweet treats! If we had an oven, I'd probably try my hand at baking these! They'll definitely be a good addition to our Christmas feast.

  4. I've been looking for some unique xmas recipes and these are perfect! The panforte and apple kuchen look particularly interesting 😍