Right around this time of year is when I start making my Christmas treats. What? Christmas recipes already? That’s right. You heard me. I start making my Christmas treats in October. And I have LOTS of favorite recipes!
Why? Well, my personal experience is it gets close to Thanksgiving life gets insanely busy with family get-togethers, Christmas shopping, and holiday activities, so why not get them done early??? All that I do is put my Christmas treats in freezer storage bags, press out the extra air, seal them, and then they are all ready!
I take them out the day before whatever event I want to use them for and – voila! They are ready with no stress for me! You should definitely do it and make your holidays less stressful. 🙂
Here are some of my favorite Christmas treats (and a few other Christmas recipes your sweet tooth will love!
Christmas Treats and Sweet Holiday Recipes
Christmas Recipes That Your Sweet Tooth Will Love!
I take them out the day before whatever event I want to use them for and – voila! They are ready with no stress for me! You should definitely do it and make your holidays less stressful.
I am not gonna lie. I make the best Rice Krispie treats, hands down. Everybody tells me so! I love Rice Krispie treats, but they have to be chewy, not crunchy. This recipe is the perfect ratio of Rice Krispies cereal, marshmallow, butter, and vanilla. Plus, they only take minutes to make! You won't believe how quickly these yummy treats disappear!
These no-bake Christmas Almond Bark Peanut Butter and Ritz Christmas Cookies are a simple and easy holiday treat. Making Christmas cookies doesn't get any easier than this! They are both sweet and salty, so pretty much everybody loves to eat these tasty holiday treats!
With a holiday coming soon, I want to show you how to make these easy almond bark no-bake peanut butter balls! They are a delicious holiday treat or you can make them “just because”. I have decorated these in Valentine’s Day colors and Christmas colors for holiday treats. They are versatile for any event depending on how you decorate them!
These sweet and salty almond bark pretzels are the perfect Christmas treat or anytime snack! They are easy to make and literally everybody loves them! You can also change the sugar colors to serve them for other holidays, like orange and black sugar for Halloween, pastels for Easter, pink and red for Valentine's Day, or red, white, and blue for Independence Day!
Do you love a good chocolate chip cookie? Well, Christmas is coming, so take homemade chocolate chip cookies to the next level and try these Christmas Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies! They will become a favorite holiday treat at your house!
These delicious mint chocolate almond bark Christmas cookies are the perfect addition to your holiday cookie platter. Mint Oreo cookie is inside, then it is coated with almond bark, and topped with Andes mint chips!
Peppermint stick ice cream, hot fudge, Oreo cookies, whipped topping, and crushed candy cane pieces come together to make this Christmas peppermint ice cream dessert recipe! This is the perfect holiday dessert for any gathering!
This grasshopper dessert is cold, minty, and delicious! It makes the perfect summer treat or an easy Christmas dessert! The chocolate chip mint ice cream, crushed Oreos, whipped topping, and hot fudge create a burst of flavors in your mouth! Your family will love it!
These adorable Santa cookies are the perfect treat for your Christmas party! They are a Christmas cookie tradition in our family. Watch the video to see how it is done! You'll need this 3-D Santa cookie cutter, so be sure to order it so you have it in plenty of time for Christmas!
Once again it is Oreo cookies for the win! Dunk the Oreos in melted almond bark, the sprinkle them with some festive colored sugar for the holidays. These cookies are so quick and easy to make. They are the perfect Christmas neighbor gift! They freeze well, too, so go ahead and make them a couple of weeks before Christmas and avoid holiday stress!
Check out these easy tips to learn how to make neighborhood gift-giving simple and stress-free! I have lots of great Christmas treat ideas for you, plus tips on how to make them ahead of time, rather than wait until the last minute!
This peppermint cream cheese frosting recipe tastes like Christmas but is perfect for any time of year. I always keep a few candy canes in my pantry in case I want to make a peppermint dessert of some sort. Candy canes seem to last forever, so why not have peppermint frosting in September? Or June, for that matter! This peppermint forsting is perfect for icing brownies or Christmas cookies. It's so tasty that my daughter even asked for this frosting on her birthday cake, which I decorated yesterday.
Butterscotch haystack treats are a throwback to my childhood. My mom always made butterscotch haystacks around the holidays when I was a kid (she made chocolate ones, too, but the butterscotch ones were always my fave!). They are crunchy, marshmallow-y, butterscotch-flavored bites of heaven!
If you want to try making some simple holiday chocolates for neighbor gifts or a family party, this Christmas chocolate peanut butter candy recipe is easy enough to make, even for a beginner! Use cute holiday molds to make them look festive for your holiday parties!
Kiefla is a Romanian sweet bread that is a holiday tradition in my husband's family. Crunchy pecans inside the kiefla make it the perfect breakfast or snack. Serve it fresh out of the oven with butter slathered on top. Yum!
Drizzle this brown sugar apple ham glaze on top of your holiday ham and then take a bite. This Christmas ham glaze recipe makes your main dish taste like a dessert! Not to mention, the mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves will make your house smell ahhhh-mazing!
I'll tell you a secret. I know the perfect way to make any cup of hot chocolate, whether homemade or from store-bought hot chocolate packets, into a delicious, frothy cup of hot chocolate. You won't believe how easy it is!
Are you excited for the holidays now? Which recipes will you make?
Be sure to let me know what you think once you try it out! Better yet, tag me on Instagram and show me a picture!