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35+ Delicious Christmas Treats Recipes

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It's the holiday season, which means it's time to celebrate with some beautiful and tasty Christmas treats!

The whole family will love the perfect treats - they're the perfect way to enjoy Christmas time and start some family traditions by baking together.

There are also some options that make great gifts for friends and family. We've rounded up cookie ideas, cakes, some bread and baked goods, and appetizers.

We hope you'll love these festive treats as much as we do!

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Christmas Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies (Vegan + Gluten-Free)

These delicious peanut butter cookies are actually gluten-free and vegan. If you like peanut butter, you're going to love this recipe!

Vegan peanut butter cookies stacked together on a cooling rack.

Mexican Wedding Cookies

These are the most dreamy cookies! Beautifully round, buttery, pecan dotted cookies are rolled in sweet blizzard of snowy white powdered sugar and they’ll leave you savoring every tender bite. (You may also call them Mexican Christmas cookies)

Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies

These no chill sugar cookies Christmas trees decorated with royal icing and an assortment of sprinkles are gorgeous. 

Gingerbread Cookies

Soft in the centers, crisp on the edges, perfectly spiced, molasses and brown sugar-sweetened holiday goodness. 

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

These delicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookies have JUST the right combination of crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside amazingness and of course big notes of chocolate, butter, and just the right hit of salt.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

The quintessential Christmas cookie and trademark of any holiday cookie tray. This classic recipe yields soft, peanut buttery, and easy-to-make festive cookies!

Easy Christmas Treats

Pomegranate Dark Chocolate Bites

These festive treats are so easy to make! You'll combine dark chocolate, pomegranates, and sea salt for a simple but gorgeous holiday treat.

three pomegranate dark chocolate bites on a white background

Peppermint Bark

This recipe for classic peppermint bark is layers of white and dark chocolate topped with crushed candy canes. A holiday favorite that’s quick to make and perfect for parties and gift giving.

Homemade Peanut Butter Balls

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls recipe is the best candy for the Holidays and so incredibly easy to make.

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

These 3-ingredient healthy rice krispie treats are so easy! They're delicious and they'll be a family favorite.

Peanut butter rice krispie treats with chocolate drizzle on parchment paper cut into nine pieces.

Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn

You only need 4 ingredients to make this simple and sweet popcorn! It is great for movie night or party.

Rolo Pretzel Reindeer

The perfect treats for the holiday season and so easy to make! Only takes 4 ingredients and a few minutes to bake.

White Chocolate Christmas Recipes

White Chocolate Christmas Trees

These adorable trees are made with pretzels and white chocolate for a festive and easy treat!

Four white chocolate Christmas trees on a light green plate.

White Chocolate Bark with Cardamom

White chocolate bark is the quickest (and easiest) way to make an eye-catching dessert that instantly dresses up any occasion.

White Chocolate Chip Cookies

White Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, chewy, and packed full of white chocolate chips!  These easy to make cookies are sure to become a family favorite!

Christmas Cakes

Mandarin Orange Bundt Cake

This mandarin orange bundt cake recipe is fruity and delicious. It’s a wonderful winter recipe and makes for a great dessert at a holiday dinner.

Apricot Brandy Pound Cake

This apricot brandy pound cake is so incredibly easy to put together, perfect for the holidays and absolutely delicious – a showstopper of flavors!

Spiced Carrot Cake

This spiced carrot cake is made with all the goodness of the classic including carrots, cinnamon, walnuts, and cream cheese frosting, but has a slightly exotic edge with the addition of chai tea and cardamom.

Raspberry Cake

This delicious raspberry snacking cake is absolutely studded with fresh berries! You'll use 2 pints of fresh raspberries to make the cake.

A raspberry cake on a white plate with a piece cut out on a cake scooper.

Bûche de Noël

This buche de noel (yule log cake) recipe is a lovely holiday classic for the French, made during Christmas time.

Gingerbread Cake Roll

Deliciously moist and fluffy gingerbread cake roll that is loaded with warm, cozy flavours, and filled with spiced whipped cream!

Hot Chocolate Treats & Bombs

Hot Chocolate on a Spoon

These cute Christmas treats are perfect for a cozy family movie night or great to gift to friends. Pop them in some warm milk for a delicious cup of hot chocolate!

Hot chocolate on a spoon being dipped into a mug of milk.

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Creamy, rich, and decadent slow cooker hot chocolate made in the crockpot!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs

These cute spheres of creamy chocolate are filled with hot cocoa mix, marshmallows and crushed peppermint for an extra dose of wintery joy!

Hot Chocolate Bar

Here's how to throw a hot chocolate bar party with everything that you need and a recipe for the most luxurious hot chocolate that requires you to just toss everything into the slow cooker! 

Chocolate Christmas Desserts

Dark Chocolate Christmas Trees

These super cute dark chocolate trees are a sweet and salty treat that will be popular with the whole family.

An overhead shot of dark chocolate and pretzel Christmas trees.

Chocolate Nut Clusters

Just 4 ingredients in these addicting sweet and salty almond clusters. Toasting the almonds turns them up a notch!

Homemade Peppermint Patties

This easy homemade peppermint patties recipe is the ultimate holiday treat. A creamy peppermint center is surrounded by dark chocolate and finished off with festive sprinkles.

Reindeer Chow

No holiday party is complete without a big bowl of reindeer chow! This Christmas chex mix is loaded with chocolate flavor and is perfect for feeding a crowd.

Easy Fudge Recipe

Fudge is a holiday staple and this recipe for it is so straightforward and foolproof! It only requires 5 ingredients (you could even omit the salt and nuts and make that 3) and everyone loves it!

Cute Christmas Appetizers

Christmas Tree Appetizer

This Christmas tree appetizer made from fruit, cheese, and salami is the easiest and cutest holiday recipe!

An overhead shot of a Christmas tree made out of cheese, fruit, and salami on a large white platter.

Christmas Fruit Wreath

This beautiful Christmas fruit wreath is so easy to make and it looks absolutely gorgeous as part of a holiday brunch or party spread.

An overhead shot of a Christmas fruit wreath on a large wooden circular plate.

Antipasto Christmas Wreath

This Antipasto Christmas Wreath is the cutest holiday appetizer! It's ready in just a few minutes and is a lot of fun to make.

antipasto wreath skewers with rosemary

Christmas Breads & Muffins

Persimmon Bread

This persimmon bread recipe is wonderful and full of flavor! It's a delicious way to enjoy persimmons and a very easy bread to make.

persimmon bread in a pan

Five Spice Banana Bread

This banana bread is moist and delicious - it's flavored with Chinese Five Spice so it has a deep, rich flavor.

Five spice banana bread in a bread pan.

Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Donut muffins are a super soft, homemade muffins that are easy to make!  These buttery treats taste just like an old fashioned donut rolled in cinnamon and sugar!

Peppermint Bark Donuts

Baked peppermint bark Christmas donuts are the perfect treat to serve this holiday! These are fluffy, chocolatey, and have just the right amount of peppermint.

Yield: 15 pieces

Christmas Treats Recipes

Dark chocolate Christmas trees on a marble background.

Try one of our favorite Christmas treats - these adorable dark chocolate Christmas trees will be a hit with the whole family!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes


  • 5 ounces dark chocolate
  • 15 pretzel sticks
  • holiday sprinkles
  • parchment paper
  • piping bag


  1. Lay your parchment paper out and get your sprinkles and pretzels open.
  2. Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes in a microwave-safe container until all the pieces are melted. Stir it every 30 seconds to make sure it doesn’t burn.
  3. Pour the melted dark chocolate into a piping bag or plastic bag. 
  4. Place the pretzels on the parchment paper with several inches between them. 
  5. Snip the end off of the piping bag or plastic bag. Pipe the chocolate onto the pretzels in a tree shape. 
  6. Add the sprinkles to the trees with a spoon or your fingers. 
  7. Let the trees sit on the parchment paper and harden for 2 hours at room temperature. If you’re in a hurry, place them in the refrigerator to harden in 30 minutes. 
  8. Carefully peel the trees off the parchment paper before serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 354mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 3g

Be sure to check out our Christmas appetizers and chocolate recipes for Christmas posts as well for more ideas!

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