15 Christmas Dessert Ideas You’ve Gotta Try

The year has passed us quickly by, as Christmas time is upon us once again, and it’s time to start thinking about what types of desserts you want to create for your family functions and potluck get-togethers throughout the entire holiday season. So, if you’re looking for some ideas for desserts that will please just about every palette at the party, then let’s load up the sleigh and check out fifteen Christmas dessert ideas you’ve got to try!

Christmas Cornflake Wreaths

Some of you may remember these from your childhood (some of us certainly do), but if not, this dessert is fun and easy to make and turns out so pretty you almost don’t want to eat them!

Corn flakes, Red Hot candies, green food coloring (gel is best if you can find it), butter, and marshmallows come together to create a pretty and tasty dessert that will dress up any buffet table or cookie plate. You can also trade out the Red Hots for mini-M&Ms if you like.

Black Forest Cookies

These delicious cookies harness the flavors of both chocolate and cherry to create a decadent dessert that is sure to please. Top each cookie with a dollop of whipped topping, chocolate shavings, and a maraschino cherry for a beautiful presentation.

Hot Chocolate Cookies

The secret to this awesome cookie recipe is the use of real hot cocoa mix and marshmallow bits in the cookie dough to put a new spin on a favorite cold weather treat.

Chocolate and Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches

This dessert is a unique one if you’re looking for an alternative to the classic pumpkin pie. The flavor profile is on point, and the presentation is lovely with pumpkin ice cream sandwiched in between two chocolate wafers, then a drizzle of chocolate over each sandwich.

Chocolate Yule Log Cake

The Yule Log cake a French tradition that goes all the way back to the 19th century. Called the Buche de Noel, the cake is a representation of the yule log that families would begin burning on Christmas Eve. The yule log is a symbol of good luck in the new year ahead.

Whether you want to celebrate the tradition or just make a beautiful, tasty dessert, the Chocolate Yule Log cake is a great choice. You can make this cake using a jelly roll pan, then roll up a buttercream frosting on the inside like a Swiss Roll, then frost with chocolate frosting


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