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40+ Quick & Easy Christmas Dessert Recipes

Merry Christmas peeps! To make your festive season more festive and delightful, we have brought to you some amazing Christmas dessert recipes, especially the ones that are easier to make and taste like paradise on earth.

Don’t you want to try them out and surprise your guests with the creativity you carry inside you? Yes, right? Go try these recipes out and do not forget to tell your friends about them as well. You guys are going to rock this year!

Here’s the list of recipes that we would love to share with y’all-

1. Vegan Peppermint Chocolate Truffles-

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Image and recipe by nadias healthy kitchen

Prep time- 1-2 hours

Servings- 12

Number of Ingredients- 6

Chocolate truffles are the ideal dessert option for Christmas dessert recipes. These chocolate truffles are smooth and vegan, very easy to make, and taste like heaven on earth. Give them a try this Christmas, and you’ll want to make more!

2. Christmas Tree Cupcakes-

Image and recipe by preppy kitchen

Prep time- 15 mins

Cook time- 17 mins

Servings- 12

Number of Ingredients- 17

These are deliciously rich and moist cupcakes that have made your “eating a Christmas tree” dream come true. It is topped with an ice cream cone turned into a Christmas tree and some powdered sugar for a snowy look. They can prove to be excellent to surprise your guests with your creativity.

3. Banana Protein Donuts-

Image and recipe by healthy fitness meals

Prep time- 5 mins

Cook time- 35 mins

Servings- 9

Number of Ingredients- 11

Saying hello to all the die-hard doughnut fans with lots of proteins. The Banana Doughnuts are made with healthy ingredients, which will also take you into the world of chocolates with a beautiful layer of chocolate on the top and some sprinkles of your choice. Voila!

4. Milano Reindeer Cookies-

Image and recipe by hips.hearstapps

Total time- 12 hours

Servings- 15

Number of Ingredients- 8

Did someone just search for easy Christmas dessert recipes? Well, here’s presenting easy to make cookies that also look like reindeers. Your kids are going to get mad about them because of the taste and also because of the attractive looks.

5. Gingerbread Cupcakes-

Image and recipe by nirvana cakery

Prep time- 10 mins

Cook time- 1 hour

Servings- 10

Number of Ingredients- 27

Christmas without having cupcakes is never complete. These are made with walnuts and teff flour. The cupcakes have a moist texture with a delectable taste. The stars on the top of these cupcakes also add to the natural beauty of Christmas. You can also add some cranberries to make it fancier and taste amazing.

6. Christmas Cookies-

Image and recipe by celebrating sweets

Prep time- 20 mins

Cook time- 9 mins

Servings- 15-20

Number of Ingredients- 11

Who’s craving soft and chewy cupcakes? Well, you and your kids are! These cupcakes look more Christmassy because of the colours of M&Ms used to sprinkle on top of them. The cookies are easy to make and serve as mood delight for your Christmas guests.

7. Holiday Cake Mix Bars-

Image and recipe by pumpkin n spice

Prep time- 5 mins

Cook time- 35 mins

Servings- 15

Number of Ingredients- 6

These cake bars are one of the best easy Christmas dessert recipes with very few ingredients, and get ready in no time. Cake mix bars can serve as the best treatment for your family and friends, especially when served with tasty food and lots of love.

8. Chocolate Mint Cheesecake Mousse-

Image and recipe by kitchen fun with my 3 sons

Prep time- 10 mins

Cook time- 4 mins

Servings- 8

Number of Ingredients- 7

Christmas dessert ideas are incomplete without this recipe! These are chocolate mousses with a delicious and creamy texture. Have you ever tried minty cheesecake? If not, then do give it a try because it tastes excellent. There is also no baking involved in this one.

9. Christmas Light Cookies-

Image and recipe by dessert for two

Prep time- 1 hour

Cook time- 12 mins

Servings- 6-7

Number of Ingredients- 13

Want to serve your guests and family with cuteness? These are cookies that have royal icing on them. The lights are made with half M&Ms, and you’re ready to give them a reason to love you even more.

10. Button Cookies-

Image and recipe by smart school house

Prep time- 30 mins

Cook time- 10 mins

Servings- 5-6

Number of Ingredients- 5-6

Did someone say buttons are edible? These are button-shaped cookies that are fun to eat and easy to bake. It is a therapy to make these cookies, giving them the desired shape and finally decorating them.

11. Gingerbread Christmas Mini Cakes-

Image and recipe by nirvana cakery

Prep time- 20 mins

Cook time- 20 mins

Servings- 5

Number of Ingredients- 17

The mini cakes are one of the yummiest Christmas dessert recipes you will love to bake and eat. The cakes give you the comfort of cooking and make you the best baker in town. The mini cakes will not stop your kids from hopping on them once you finally bake them.

12. Linzer Cookies-

Image and recipe by ahead of thyme

Total time- 55 minutes

Servings- 15

Number of Ingredients- 7

These cookies are a dreamy blend of buttery taste and sweetness. The cookies will bring along the Christmas vibe when shaped like stars. These Christmas cookies have two-three layers that melt in your mouth as soon as you bite them. Perfect treatment of good mood for everyone.

13. Easy Festive White Chocolate Holiday Chex Bars-

Image and recipe by bake me some sugar

Prep time- 5 mins

Cook time- 5 mins

Servings- 14

Number of Ingredients- 5

It’s a day to serve you easy Christmas dessert recipes that are also effortlessly amazing. Go and try this recipe, and do not forget to top it with some icing and cute sprinkles for a cute and beautiful Christmas dessert.

14. Red Velvet Cake Roll-

Image and recipe by kitchen fun with my 3 sons

Prep time- 15 mins

Cook time- 13 mins

Servings- 8

Number of Ingredients- 13

It’s so therapeutic to make rolls, especially when they’re red velvet. It can activate your taste buds because of the decadent and delicious taste, decorated with chocolate Ganache and some crushed peppermint. A perfect roll to start your day and make you feel delighted all day and night.

15. Traditional Christmas Pudding-

Image and recipe by daring gourmet

Prep time- 25 mins

Cook time- 8 hrs

Servings- 8

Number of Ingredients- 22

Traditional Christmas dessert recipes are what we love to look for every year, right? The puddings are breadcrumbs, flour, duet, eggs, and some other delicious and nutritious ingredients. The puddings are generally made several weeks before the primary day of Christmas because the longer it takes, the more flavorful it will become.

16. Strawberry Santas-

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Image and recipe by smart school house

Prep time- 10 mins

Servings- 10-15

Ingredients- 3

Now we can eat Santas as well? What a time to be alive! These are just the strawberries that contain some icing and Voila! There’s no baking, booking involved in this one, and it makes your kids super happy at the same time.

17. Homemade Peppermint Nougat Candy-

Image and recipe by butter with side of bread

Prep time- 25 mins

Cook time- 20 mins

Servings- 49

Number of Ingredients- 6

These chewy candies are a fantastic fit to give people after having lots of tasty food on Christmas. Who doesn’t like sweets during Christmas? Everyone loves candies because it brings happiness. These candies will make your party more deliciously rich and memorable for your guests as well as your kids.

18. Gingerbread Cookies-

Image and recipe by ahead of thyme

Total time- 3 hours 20 minutes

Servings- 24

Number of Ingredients- 15

These are classic gingerbread cookies that taste very chewy in the centre and crispy on the edges. The cookies are delicately spiced using ground ginger and molasses. Do not forget to decorate your cookie with royal icing because that’s more important.

19. Italian Christmas Pudding Cake-

Image and recipe by nigella

Prep time- 2 days

Servings- 12-14

Number of Ingredients- 11

Are you looking for classic Christmas dessert recipes? This one’s fantastic because it must have a cake with 3-4 layers and tastes like heaven. Serve the slices of paradise to your guests, and they’ll not stop thanking you for it.

20. Mini Peppermint Bark Cheesecakes-

Image and recipe by beyond frosting

Prep time- 30 mins

Cook time- 15 mins

Servings- 16

Number of Ingredients- 12

Mint and cheesecakes can never go wrong. Mint lovers, how about giving these cheesecakes a try and falling in love with them? A perfect Christmas dessert recipe that has crunchy peppermint chocolates is what we’re looking forward to this season.

21. Christmas Wreath Pavlova-

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Image and recipe by bigger bolder baking

Prep time- 25 mins

Cook time- 1hr 15 mins

Servings- 8

Number of Ingredients- 10

This has a marshmallow texture with crunchy outside. This is one of the Christmas dessert recipes that will definitely make you feel more festive and Christmassy. This recipe is also becoming very popular around the world.

22. Christmas Crackers-

image and recipe by smart school house

Prep time- 20 mins

Servings-

Number of Ingredients- 2-4

Easy peasy lemon squeezy Christmas dessert recipes are our favourite amongst all. This dessert is a heavenly blend of salty and sweet taste. These are very easy to make and look very impressive. You can also ask your kids to join you while you are making this one and you’ll get to spend some quality time with them.

23. Holiday Peppermint Ice Cream Roll-

Image and recipe by butter with a side of bread

Prep time- 15 mins

Cook time- 15 mins

Servings- 10

Number of Ingredients- 8

Peppermint roll is a perfect fit for your Christmas dessert recipes which serves as a magic on your Christmas table. This is an ice cream cake which can delight your guests with its creamy texture and minty taste. It is very easy to make as well!

24. Double Chocolate Brownie Roulade Recipe-

image and recipe by valya’s tastes of home

Prep time- 35 mins

Cook time- 10 mins

Servings- 12

Number of Ingredients- 15

The chocolate fanatics will not stop thanking you once they taste this Christmas dessert recipe. This treat serves as the sweetness in everyone’s life with chocolates and happiness all around. It has a brownie texture and is very chewy while eating.

25. Christmas Orange Cranberry Cake Recipe-

Image and Recipe by tatyana’s everyday food

Prep time- 2 hrs

Cook time- 28 mins

Servings- 16

Number of Ingredients- 24

Cranberry desserts are the extreme delights on the Christmas tables. The cake always lifts up the moods of the people because of its perfect blend of sour and sweet taste. Who would miss out the cranberry cake with white chocolate and some cranberry sauce for frosting? The guests are going to pat you on your back after having this Christmas dessert recipe.

26. Red Velvet Peppermint Poke Cake-

Image and recipe by beyond frosting

Prep time- 30 mins

Cook time- 20 mins

Servings- 15

Number of Ingredients- 10

Holiday dessert list is incomplete without this Christmas dessert recipe. The cake is made with peppermint red velvet cake which is dipped in white chocolate pudding. To complete the entire beauty of this cake it has a final topping of chocolate whipped cream.

27. Simplified Mincemeat Christmas Pudding-

Simplified Mincemeat Christmas Pudding-

Image and Recipe by bigger bolder baking

Prep time- 20 mins

Cook time- 2 hrs

Servings- 8

Number of Ingredients- 9

You search for easy Christmas dessert recipes and this pudding is what you’d get because of the variety of ingredients used in this one. Who would miss out the pudding which has fruits, spices and booze. It doesn’t even have a long list of ingredients. Such a win-win for you!

28. Christmas Dessert and Drink Recipes in One-

Image and recipe by grazia

You can bake the apple walnut cake which has a quick recipe and is very easy to make. Do not forget to add some blueberries and strawberries. The list also contains a classic Christmas dessert recipe for Warm Mulled wine. This is for sure a winter drink to a lot of people because of the warmth that it provides.

29. Christmas Jello Poke Cake-

Image and Recipe by butter with a side of bread

Prep time- 15 mins

Cook time- 25 mins

Servings- 24

Number of Ingredients- 5

Beautiful and cute are the exact words your guests and kids are going to use when they come across this. The cake is made with the help of red and green hello which is very easy to make. It looks fancy and tastes even more fabulous.

30. Meringue Fruit Baskets-

Image and Recipe by valya’s taste of Home

Prep time- 20 mins

Cook time- 1 hour 30 mins

Servings- 50

Number of Ingredients- 5

Let’s bring some softness to the table with this recipe. These are very easy and fun to make. The moment you put them in your mouth, it melts so easily giving you a dreamy taste that is so crunchy and soft. Make them as decorative as you can.

31. Peppermint Eclairs Recipe-

Image and Recipe by Tatyana’s everyday food

Prep time- 45 mins

Cook time- 55 mins

Servings- 18

Number of Ingredients- 15

One of the traditional Christmas dessert recipes that you’d love to bake as well as eat. These eclairs have a very airy and fluffy texture which can bring a lot of happiness to you and your guests this year. The vanilla peppermint flavour along with few other ingredients makes this recipe easy to make and delightful.

32. Easy Christmas Tree Cupcakes-

Image and recipe by Sugar and soul

Prep time- 25 mins

Cook time- 22 mins

Servings- 18

Number of Ingredients- 8

Another very easy Christmas dessert recipe which is made with cake mix and lots of love from your side. Add some green coloured whipped cream on the top to make it look like a Christmas tree. Zero efforts in decorating but ten points for the overall look and the taste.

33. Rich Chocolate & Hazelnut Torrone-

Image and recipe by bigger bolder baking

Prep time- 45 mins

Chill time- 3 hrs

Servings- 10

Number of Ingredients- 5

Chocolate along with hazelnut is the deadly combination for all the sweet lovers out there. This recipe has a very creamy texture which tastes fabulous. You can make these bars and give them as a gift this winter season. We have got you covered like always!

34. Stained Glass Cookies-

Image and Recipe by cooking classy

Prep time- 45 mins

Cook time- 30 mins

Servings- 30

Number of Ingredients- 7

The crisp along with buttery structure is what we all deserve this year now. The festive mood that these cookies bring is just amazing. It has candy melts in between which gives a majestic stained glass effect. Serve your loved ones with these and they’ll go in awe for them!

35. Baklava Cherry Pavlova-

Image and recipe by square space

Prep time- 1 hour

Cook time- 1 hour

Servings- 7-8

Number of Ingredients- 16

This is for all the cake lovers out there who are craving cherry on the top as well. These are made with lots of effort but the end result is just unimaginable. Cutting them during the festive season and serving them with fine wine is what you need to go now.

36. Peppermint Chocolate Trifle Recipe-

Image and Recipe by Tatyana’s everyday food

Prep time- 1 hour

Cook time- 30 mins plus 4 hour setting

Servings- 16

Number of Ingredients- 21

Christmas dessert recipe with a twist of Easy peppermint chocolate trifle is what everyone deserves this year. These are the perfect combination of rich, chocolate pieces, with some crushed candies of peppermint and peppermint mousse to form a delectable taste that brings happiness and enjoyment.

37. No Bake Farmers Cheese Cheesecake Desserts-

Image and recipe by valya’s taste of Home

Prep time- 25 mins

Servings- 6

Number of Ingredients- 8

Very easy to make, no baking involved and additional love while making these is the exact definition of this Christmas dessert recipe. The glasses and the cheesecake dessert inside them can make your festive tables look even more adorable and colourful. The recipe is very easy to make and the taste is irresistible.

38. Raw, Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake-

Image and Recipe by Camille styles

Prep time- 30-40 mins

Cook time- 20 mins

Servings- 8-10

Number of Ingredients- 18

A Christmas dessert recipe which is also healthy? Yes! The cake is gluten free and is very easy to make. The pumpkin cheesecake cake might seem odd to you but when you finally bake them and have it, you won’t stop licking your fingers.

39. Vegan Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls-

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Image and recipe by Minimalist baker

Prep time- 45 mins

Cook time- 30 mins

Servings- 7

Number of Ingredients- 15

Cinnamon rolls are the healthier form of Christmas dessert recipes because they are gluten free and vegan baking is involved in it. You can make them for your guests and they’ll never know how healthy it is. The rolls are easy to make as well.

40. Raspberry Chocolate Madeleines-

Image and Recipe by Nirvana cakery

Prep time- 50 mins

Servings- 12

Number of Ingredients- 16

These are light desserts which are chocolaty and have the beautiful taste of raspberries. Everyone’s going to get mad over these pieces because of how fabulously amazing they taste. They won’t believe that you made them at your home. Worth trying!

41. Gingerbread Pancakes With Gingerbread Syrup-

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Image and Recipe by cdn.diys

Prep time- 10 mins

Cook time- 15 mins

Servings- 10

Number of Ingredients- 21

The list of traditional Christmas dessert recipes is not gonna end without mentioning pancakes. These are the gingerbread Pancakes which are so delicious and nutritious. You can serve them in breakfast topped with gingerbread syrup to start your day with a good mood and deliciousness.

42. Santa Hat Cupcakes-

Image and Recipe by my organised chaos

Prep time- 20 mins

Cook time- 30 mins

Servings- 24

Number of Ingredients- 15

These are very easy to make cupcakes which also have Santa hats on the top. Your kids are going to join you while preparing these. The perfect taste of strawberries and buttercream frosting is the treat to your taste buds.

These were some of the top Christmas dessert recipes that you’re going to love while baking. Serve your kids and guests with these tasty recipes and every year, they’ll join you during the festive season to taste one of these. Some of the recipes featured in the list are also nutritious as well. Totally a delight for y’all!

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