12 Tasty Holiday Desserts

As the holidays approach, it’s time to start planning your meals. We decided to skip the meal and head for everyone’s favorite part – dessert. Here are 12 holiday dessert recipes that will make any meal festive and bright!



1. Nutella Eggnog Cookies

If you haven’t gotten your eggnog fix this year, these cookies should do the trick. A bit of eggnog is added to Nutella filling and a simple sugar cookie recipe to give you the flavor you’re seeking. Our thoughts? Add a pinch of nutmeg if want an extra pop of flavor.


2. Kahlua Peppermint Patties

Peppermint patties are the perfect post-meal refresher. Add in Peppermint Mocha Kahlua and you’ve got an entirely different experience. The flavor of coffee adds a layer to a tried-and-true favorite.


3. Walnut and Brown Sugar Rugelach

This traditional Hannukah dessert combines butter and cream cheese for a rich dough that’s sure to please any sweet tooth.


4. Peppermint Bark

Peppermint bark is hugely popular during the holiday season. Instead of shelling out nearly $30 to pay for a tin, this delicious holiday treat is surprisingly easy to make (and it also makes a great gift!).


5. Pomegranate Chocolate Bark

If you or one of your guests has dietary restrictions, check out this flavorful vegan chocolate bark. Pomegranate seeds and a pinch of salt might make this untraditional treat an annual staple.


6. Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men

A gluten-free diet shouldn’t hold back your holiday baking. These gingerbread men use white rice, tapioca, and buckwheat flour to make a surprisingly light and chewy holiday classic.



7. Cinnamon-Roll Pie Crust

Okay, this one might not be a full recipe, but we had to share it. This incredibly easy pie crust will take any traditional dessert to a whole new place. Just think about a new twist on a pumpkin or pecan pie.


8. Cranberry Cake

With only 6 ingredients, it doesn’t get much easier than this tart and buttery cake. It’s perfect after a big meal or even better the next day with a hot cup of coffee.


9. White Cake with Cranberry Filling and Orange Buttercream

If you’re looking to make a statement, look no further. This festive three layer cake combines orange zest and cranberries to brighten your taste buds.


10. White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Who could ignore this beautiful raspberry cheesecake? The swirls may look professional, but they’re much easier to make than you think.


For the Kids

11. Grinch Fruit Kabobs

If you’re looking for something a little lighter, these Grinch kabobs are great for kids and adults alike. They’re a breeze to make and perfect after a heavy meal. The only problem? They’re so cute; you may have trouble eating them!


12. Frozen Popcorn Balls

Expecting some Frozen fans this holiday? Well let it snow with these simple popcorn balls. Make sure you buy the right colored candies; kids are the toughest critics!


Looking for more holiday recipes and décor ideas? Check out our Pinterest board!