Christmas Desserts


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These Christmas desserts tick all the boxes: cookies, candy, cake, and more! Tons of easy recipes that will ensure the holiday season is a breeze! 

Christmas desserts.

When you think about the holidays and desserts, cookies seem to get all the attention. While they are incredibly delicious, we’re here to prove that your holidays can have more than just cookies and there are tons of other desserts to bake up!

Christmas dessert recipes

With all the parties, gatherings, and events, it can be daunting to come up with something to bring. Here, we have the best Christmas recipes that even a beginner cook can be comfortable making.

Whether it be as simple as our 2 ingredient fudge or homemade almond Roca, or something a little fancier like pecan pie bars, every person is catered for!

Nuts and candy 

2 ingredient peanut butter fudge

Candied pecans

Candied nuts

2 ingredient peanut butter fudge

3 ingredient fudge

Almond joy

English toffee


keto christmas cookie recipe

Ricotta cookies

Vegan Christmas cookies

Gluten-free Christmas cookies

Keto Christmas cookies

Almond butter cookies

Coconut cookies

Vegan shortbread cookies

Cream cheese cookies

Brownies and bars

flourless brownies

Flourless brownies

Gingerbread blondies

Peanut butter blondies

Cookie bars

Keto brownies

Apple bars

Pecan pie brownies

Cakes and muffins

keto pumpkin cheesecake.

Pumpkin cake

2-ingredient pumpkin cake

Caramel apple cake

Opera cake

Snickerdoodle cake

Pear cake

Pumpkin cream cheese muffins

Tiramisu cake

Apple cinnamon muffins

Pies and crumbles

mock apple pie

Apple pie with crumb topping

Pecan pie

Keto pecan pie

Cheesecake cupcakes

Caramel pecan cheesecake


Healthy apple crisp

Cheesecake bites

Peanut butter pie

No bake desserts

kit kat bars.

Kit kat bars

Crunch bars

Crunch cookies

Cookie dough balls

Avocado chocolate mousse

Frequently asked questions

What is the most popular Christmas dessert?

Historically, the most popular Christmas dessert has been a Yule log or a chocolate cake. In recent times, puddings and hot fudge cakes have seen a rise in popularity.

What are the most popular Christmas treats?

Any candies or sweets flavored with eggnog, peppermint, and pumpkin are always popular, as are fudges and chocolate.

christmas dessert recipes.

Christmas Desserts

5 from 198 votes
These Christmas desserts tick all the boxes: cookies, candy, cake, and more! Tons of easy recipes that will ensure the holiday season is a breeze! 
Servings: 12 servings
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 6 minutes


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chocolate finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup almonds chopped


  • Line a square pan with parchment paper and sprinkle with the chopped almonds.
  • In a small saucepan, add the butter, sugar, and water and place over medium heat. Stir continuously until it reaches an internal temperature of 300F.
  • Transfer the candy to the pan and over the almonds and let it cool completely.
  • Once cool, microwave the chocolate in 20-second increments until smooth.
  • Pour over the hard candy and let it set. Once set, break it up into pieces.


TO STORE: Candy will keep at room temperature, covered, for up to four weeks. Store it in the refrigerator if you’d like it to last longer. 
TO FREEZE: Place the candy in a ziplock bag and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months. 


Serving: 1servingCalories: 269kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 1gFat: 21gSodium: 123mgPotassium: 49mgFiber: 1gVitamin A: 473IUCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 21g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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