Christmas Desserts

Maggie Coleman and Lauren Lents

A Christmas take on a classic favorite, candy cane fudge fuses fresh peppermint with sweet chocolate to create a unique taste that is both new and familiar. To make it even sweeter, drizzle some chocolate or caramel sauce over the treats, and enjoy!  

Almost everyone makes a type of pie for the holidays, but chocolate mint pie is another unexpected and simultaneously delicious dessert that guarantees to make everyone wanting more. Also, none of the ingredients are ridiculously hard to find, so chances are you will have almost all ingredients already, making it even faster to whip up a quick holiday treat for the family to enjoy.

Gingerbread cookies are a classic that can be made relatively quickly, assuming you decide to not decorate them with the family. The presentation of said gingerbread cookies is all up to your imagination! Gingerbread cookies are a quicker alternative to gingerbread houses, and the process of cleaning up after they are made is significantly less than the gingerbread houses.

Snowman cupcakes are a regular cupcake with cute snowmen decorations on the top. They are cute winter alternatives to boring regular cupcakes, and additionally you can get the whole family to help decorate! Another point is the flexibility of the recipe. Because snowman cupcakes solely rely on the decorations, the actual flavor is up the the baker.

A personal favorite, peppermint bark cheesecake is another winter spin on a classic dessert. If you don’t feel up to baking it, The Cheesecake Factory has a great peppermint bark cheesecake on their menu. The peppermint flavor and cheesecake mix beautifully to create a new and interesting favorite Christmas dish for years to come.

Another legend in my book is puppy chow, just four simple ingredients can lead to a delicious dessert for any occasion. Rice Crispy squares chocolate, peanut butter and powdered sugar are sure to be a winner for everyone

So whichever dessert is your favorite, it will surely bring Holiday spirit into your household.