Show-Stopping Treats: Top 12 Christmas Dessert Recipes


Show-Stopping Treats: Top 12 Christmas Dessert Recipes

Sure, presents are great, but there is one thing the Mr. Food Test Kitchen loves more than presents -- dessert! And we picked out our 12 best show-stopping Christmas dessert recipes that we are sure everyone will love. From traditional Christmas desserts like our Gingerbread People to something more creative like our Crispy Snowmen Treats, these easy recipes are guaranteed to make you the holiday hero this year.

Kids will love to decorate fun, brightly colored Crispy Snowmen Treats but everyone is going to enjoy the finished product. This recipe is great for young chefs!

This colorful traditional-style chilled creamy Italian Christmas Cream mold is packed with bananas, grapes, Maraschino cherries and chopped walnuts. Great for the holidays or any entertaining year-round.

Be the star of the Christmas cookie swap this year with this creative layered cookie wreath. It looks pretty enough to be a decoration, so make sure everyone knows it's edible too!

We bet you'll like doing this twist. We mean, who wouldn't love bite-sized cheesecake morsels with minty candy dancing inside?!

A traditional Christmas dessert recipe for every little "Hansel" and "Gretel". They're so delicious, you'll second guess whether to leave them out for Santa or not. 

Our Test Kitchen has put a festive holiday spin on popular Amish Whoopie Pies. Bake a batch of our Holiday Whoopie Pies and maybe even leave one out on a plate for Santa on Christmas Eve. Bet he'd love that!

Need a star entry for your holiday cookie platter? Add some holiday cookie cheer with our Holly Crackles. They’re bite-sized wreath-shaped cookies that look as good as they taste – and they always disappear in a flash.

This is a quick, festive way to top off your holiday meal! Garnish it with a few leftover candy canes with a side of hot cocoa for an easy Christmas cake the whole family will enjoy.

Want to make a Christmas treat that looks and tastes fancy without fuss and in no time? It can be your little holiday secret that these luscious brownie bonbons are so simple.

Not only does this Chocolate Wreath Fudge taste delicious, but it looks beautiful, too. It will add to your table decor until it gets eaten!

"Yule" love the ease, they'll love the taste. This simple Christmas dessert recipe is great for bringing along to parties or giving as a gift to friends and family.

Tart and tangy whole berry cranberry sauce and citrusy mandarin oranges co-star as the perfect tasty pairing in our luscious, colorful Cranberry Relish Squares that'll dress up your holiday spread.

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