The holiday season is all about giving and sharing with family and friends, and what better thing to share than some easy Christmas treats!
I always dedicate one weekend each season for baking and making all kinds of holiday treats with my family. I’ve rounded up a bunch of my very favorite quick and easy holiday treats, and I thought you might like to have them all in one place too!
On this list you’ll find no bake Christmas treats, cakes, cupcakes and cookies that are perfect for gifting, sharing or for treating yourself! You’re bound to find something you love on this list.
Be sure to check the recipe because while all of these cookies are easy, some do require you to chill the dough so you want to be sure to add that to your time. You’re bound to find a few of Santa’s favorites of this list!
Chocolate and Peppermint is my all time favorite flavor combination so it’s no surprise that these cookies are a holiday staple in our house. These Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are super easy and quick to make with just 5 ingredients!
This Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Bundt Cake is a rich, dense chocolate cake with just a hint of peppermint. The chocolate ganache topping is sweet and decadent and topped with Andes Peppermint Crunch. It's the perfect holiday dessert!
This delicious, yet simple no bake white chocolate peppermint cheesecake is perfect for the holidays. The cheesecake mousse is creamy and quite fluffy. There are peppermint chunks folded into the cheesecake and it’s topped with a white chocolate drizzle, whipped cream, and peppermint candies.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cupcakes are decadently rich but surprisingly easy to make with my simple cake mix hack!
No-Bake Christmas Treats
Don’t want to turn on your oven? Or maybe your oven is busy baking cookies and you just want something quick and easy. These no bake Christmas treats are the perfect way to pass the time on a cold winter’s night.
Great with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate on Christmas morning, these Gingerbread Muffins are full of spices and topped with white sugar sprinkles for just a hint of sweetness. They are a perfect compliment to the sugar overload that is Christmas!
These copycat cranberry bliss bars are a homemade version of the Starbucks holiday treat. With cranberries, white chocolate and cream cheese frosting – this homemade version is even better than the original.
What is your favorite Christmas treat? Let me know in the comments!
Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.