45 Festive Christmas Desserts

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Looking for the best Christmas Desserts for your holiday dinner or Christmas party? From show-stopping Christmas cakes to adorable bite-sized truffles, these decadent desserts are sure to impress all your guests!

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Originally published December 2016 – Updated December 2023

There are so many things to love about the holiday season, from the Christmas music to the colorful light displays. I mean, one of our favorite Christmas traditions is driving around looking at lights while listening to Mariah Carey telling us what she wants for Christmas!

And then there’s the baking! It’s one of our favorite holiday activities, whether we need festive Christmas desserts to bring to a party or cookies for a cookie exchange. That’s why I decided to put together a list of fun Christmas desserts to make for any occasion.

Christmas Dessert Recipes

Whether you want a total showstopper or one that’s just easy and delicious, you can’t go wrong with any of these fun recipes!

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Christmas Lasagna Dessert
Christmas lasagna on spatula
This amazing layered dessert, with vanilla pudding and Cool Whip over rich red velvet cake, is always a crowd pleaser. Bring this with you to a potluck and you'll be invited to every holiday party!
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Christmas Poke Cake Recipe
Christmas Poke Cake recipe card
Rich and decadent, this red velvet Christmas Poke Cake couldn't be easier…or more delicious!
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Chocolate Christmas Mice
Chocolate mouse candies on a white plate.
With bright red noses and cute little eyes, these adorable Chocolate Christmas Mice are whimsical and fun!
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Snowman Rice Krispie Treats
Snowman rice krispie treats on a cutting board with peppermint candies
These adorable Snowman Rice Krispie Treats are a fun holiday twist on everyone's favorite cereal treat!
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Christmas Donuts
Donuts decorated with green and red icing on a plate.
These cute wreath donuts make a great Christmas morning treat (they're so good with a warm cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows). But they're also one of our favorite Christmas dessert ideas too!
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Red Velvet Brownies With Cream Cheese Frosting
Red velvet brownies stacked on white plate
This amazing Red Velvet Brownie recipe makes the best, perfectly dense and fudgy chocolatey brownies! Topped with a rich cream cheese frosting, they make a delicious holiday treat!
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No-Bake Truffles

Oreo Snowman Balls
A plate of Oreo Snowman Balls on a plate.
These adorable Oreo Snowman Balls are delicious, no-bake treats that'll add a fun, festive touch to all your holiday parties!
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Christmas Oreo Balls
A plate full of christmas ornaments on a white plate.
These Christmas Oreo Balls are the perfect no-bake dessert for the holidays! Made to look like ornaments with creamy Oreo centers and a colorful candy coating, they're perfect for your holiday dessert table or cookie trays!
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Grinch Oreo Balls
Green velvet cake balls on a plate.
These easy Grinch Oreo Balls are a delicious bite-sized treat that's guaranteed to be a hit at your holiday party.
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Reindeer Oreo Balls
Chocolate reindeer truffles on a plate.
These Reindeer Oreo Balls are as fun to make as they are to eat! They're always a crowd favorite, especially amongst the kiddos.
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Gingerbread Cake Mix Truffles
A plate of christmas cookies with sprinkles on it.
These Easy Gingerbread Truffles are filled with all your favorite classic gingerbread flavors. They're the most delicious way we know of to add extra cheer to all your holiday festivities!
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Easy Christmas Truffles
These easy three ingredient Christmas truffles are the perfect treat for parties, gifting or just snacking!
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Festive Fudge

Sugar Cookie Christmas Fudge
Christmas fudge on a white plate with sprinkles, perfect for holiday indulgence.
This classic no-bake dessert, with tasty Christmas cookie flavors, is the perfect way to make the holidays extra special (and extra yummy)!
Gingerbread Fudge
Gingerbread Fudge square
This gingerbread themed dessert is simple to make and incredibly delicious, with all your favorite holiday spices. It's a fun alternative to traditional gingerbread desserts.
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Red Velvet Fudge
Red velvet fudge recipe card
This melt-in-your-mouth treat, topped with a deliciously tangy cream cheese layer, is the perfect decadent treat for the holidays.
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Cupcakes

Christmas Tree Cupcakes
Christmas tree cupcakes for recipe card
The kids will love joining you in the kitchen to make their own adorable Christmas tree cupcake! Made with ice cream cones and a few other simple ingredients, these holiday treats are as much fun to make as they are to eat!
Santa Hat Cupcakes
Santa Hat Cupcakes
These adorable Santa Hat Cupcakes make the cutest Christmas treat! Fun for all ages, they're perfect for your holiday celebrations!
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Nutter Butter Reindeer Cupcakes
Nutter Butter Reindeer Cupcakes square
These adorable Reindeer Cupcakes, topped with an adorable chocolate dipped Nutter Butter reindeer cookie, make the perfect sweet treat for all your holiday parties!
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Christmas Cookies

Christmas Tree Meringues Recipe
Christmas Tree meringues
These Christmas Meringues are light and airy holiday cookies that are perfect for all your Christmas celebrations!
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Christmas Sugar Cookies
A tray of decorated christmas cookies on a baking sheet.
With whimsical shapes and festive colors, these fun Christmas sugar cookies are the perfect treat for the holidays. Leave these cookies for Santa with a tall glass of milk and you're sure to be bumped to the top of the nice list!
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Grinch Chocolate Covered Oreos
A plate of cookies with green frosting and red hearts.
Cute and colorful, these adorable Grinch cookies are perfect for your holiday movie night!
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Oreo Reindeer
Chocolate reindeer cookies on a plate.
These Oreo Reindeer Cookies take everyone's favorite cookie and turn them into delicious and easy holiday treats! As fun to make as they are to eat, these are guaranteed to be the cutest treat on your dessert table!
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Oreo Penguins Recipe
Oreo Penguins on Christmas plate
Cookies don't get much cuter than these Oreo Penguins! With just some Oreos, chocolate and a few candies, this adorable treat is guaranteed to be hit at your next holiday party!
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Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies
Gingerbread Reindeer cookies square
These easy gingerbread reindeer cookies, with their cute candy faces and chocolate antlers, will add plenty of holiday cheer to your next party!
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Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies
Nutter Butter Reindeer cookies for recipe card
These easy reindeer cookies make a fun treat that everyone will love this Christmas season!
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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
Red velvet crinkle cookies on white plate
These Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies make and easy and delicious sweet treat for Christmas.
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Peppermint Oreo Pops
Peppermint Oreo Pops square
These Peppermint Oreo Pops make the perfect holiday treat for parties, your cookie exchange or just a fun no bake Christmas dessert!
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White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
White chocolate peppermint cookies on a plate next to a glass of milk.
These easy White Chocolate-Peppermint Cookies are the perfect blend of creamy white chocolate and refreshing peppermint. You could even add frosting in the middle to make some fun peppermint sandwich cookies!
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Cakes

Chocolate Raspberry Cake with Mascarpone Frosting
Chocolate Raspberry Cake with Mascarpone Frosting
Made with chocolate cake and raspberry filling, this chocolate raspberry cake is a festive holiday dessert that’s simple to bake and even easier to decorate!
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Cranberry and Walnut Cake with Mascarpone Frosting
Cranberry and Walnut Cake with Mascarpone Frosting
This mouthwatering cake looks so festive topped with a frosted cranberry crown! It’s a Christmas recipe that’s guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser!
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No Bake Sparkling Cranberry Orange Cheesecake
No Bake Sparkling Cranberry Orange Cheesecake
Cranberry and orange really do make the perfect flavor combination and this smooth, creamy orange cheesecake with sweet but tart sugared berries is to die for.
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Eggnog Cake
Eggnog Cake
This delicious cake, with cream cheese icing and white chocolate ganache, is just the thing to get you in the mood for the holidays!
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Spiked Eggnog Bundt Cake
Spiked Eggnog Bundt Cake
This festive Spiked Eggnog Bundt Cake recipe combines brandy, bourbon, vanilla, and nutmeg to create the perfect holiday cake.
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Christmas Tree Themed Desserts

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Christmas Tree
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Christmas Tree
If you’re looking for easy Christmas desserts to make for a gathering, it doesn’t get much easier, or prettier, than this colorful strawberry tree.
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Meringue Christmas Tree
Meringue Christmas Tree
This gorgeous cake is sure to steal the show on your dessert table. White with accents of red, it’s both elegant and delicious!
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 More Fun Christmas Desserts

Chocolate Rolled Cake Easy Recipe!
A chocolate roll with rosemary sprigs on a wooden cutting board.
This chocolate rolled cake recipe, or bûche de noël, is one of the most quintessential Christmas desserts. This beautiful cake is a delicious dessert that’s easy to make with just 7 ingredients!
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Christmas Vanilla Roll Cake
A christmas roll being held up by a spatula
Our Christmas vanilla roll cake is a rich, decadent confection filled with creamy buttercream and holiday cheer.
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Christmas Pinwheel Cookies
A stack of christmas cookies on a red plate.
These fun pinwheel cookies will be the star of your holiday cookie swap! Covered in bright red and green sprinkles, this colorful cookie makes a great holiday treat.
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No Bake Eggnog Cheesecake Trifle
No Bake Eggnog Cheesecake Trifle
This delicious trifle will be a hit at your holiday parties. Layers of creamy cheesecake, crunchy cookies, & raspberries makes an impressive dessert for any Christmas dinner!
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Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake Dip
Christmas Tree Dip square
This fun and festive Little Debbie Christmas Tree Dip turns everyone's favorite snack into a deliciously creamy and sweet dessert dip!
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Christmas Dessert Dip
Sweet and chocolatey, this Christmas dessert dip is the perfect easy recipe for the holiday season
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No Bake Peppermint Pie
No Bake Peppermint Pie square
This easy no-bake pie, with a cool, minty filling and topped with whipped cream, is a delicious dessert that's always a hit. It's like a creamy pie collided with candy canes and the result is one perfect treat!
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Mint Chocolate Meringue Cookies
These Mint Chocolate Meringue Cookies are melt-in-your-mouth good! Make them for a party, cookie swap or a teacher gift…or just make a batch for yourself!
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White Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream
Who knew homemade ice cream could be so easy…no churning necessary! Full of peppermint flavor, it's the perfect ice cream recipe for the holidays.
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More Christmas Recipes

Now that you’ve got the desserts to make this season, you might want to check out some of these recipe ideas too…

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Christmas Desserts


Looking for the best Christmas dessert recipes to go with your holiday dinner or Christmas party? From show-stopping Christmas cakes to adorable bite-sized truffles, these decadent desserts are sure to impress all your guests!

Ingredients
 

  • Christmas Lasagna Dessert
  • Christmas Poke Cake Recipe
  • Chocolate Christmas Mice
  • Snowman Rice Krispie Treats
  • Christmas Donuts
  • Red Velvet Brownies With Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Oreo Snowman Balls
  • Christmas Oreo Balls
  • Grinch Oreo Balls
  • Reindeer Oreo Balls
  • Gingerbread Cake Mix Truffles
  • Easy Christmas Truffles
  • Sugar Cookie Christmas Fudge
  • Gingerbread Fudge
  • Red Velvet Fudge

Instructions

  • Choose a festive Christmas dessert.
  • Gather up the ingredients.
  • Make and enjoy!
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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3 Comments

  1. My gosh, you were not kidding, my mouth is totally watering! Those desserts are gorgeous!

  2. These festive desserts look amazing! Almost to the point it be hard to each such masterpieces. That would be until my stomach advises me otherwise. Happy baking. I’ve got to decide which one to make first and to whom I can’t wait to share these yummies with! Thanks for the pin

    1. I agree! They really are almost too pretty to eat…but I think I could do it LOL

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