We’ll admit it: we’re giant dessert fans all year round. We’ll happily eat, bake, and share any kind of sweet thing no matter the time of year! When the holidays come, however, we find there’s just something a little extra satisfying and almost celebratory about enjoying dessert around the dinner table, especially if it’s something cute and themed that we made ourselves.
Just in case you love the idea of making all kinds of lovely homemade holiday desserts this year just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, flavours, and recipes that we’ve come across so far in our search for treat inspiration!
1. Easy Christmas tree brownies
As if fudge brownies aren’t already delicious enough when they’re made in a slightly more classic fashion, Mommy’s Bundle is here to show you how they made theirs into adorable little Christmas trees! Green icing and sprinkles make the tree and ornaments element come to life while candy canes act as “trunks” and also add some yummy extra mint flavour.
2. Chocolate covered Christmas trees on Oreos
There’s something about homemade chocolate that has always made us feel excited and like anything is possible. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s so much fun to work with, or the idea of making everyone’s favourite treat ourselves! In any case, these adorable little DIY chocolate Christmas trees mounted on Oreo cookies are no exception. See how they’re done in more detail on Lovely Little Kitchen.
3. Christmas sugar cookie bites
Sugar cookies are another all time favourite in our house! During the holidays, however, we find that making them even easier to eat by cutting them into bite sized chunks works well because the kids and guests can snack on them more easily after dinner as they play and socialize. Check out how Two Sisters Crafting made these sugar cookie chunks and iced them in Christmas colours!
4. Peppermint bark cheesecake
Cheesecake is another treat that’s fantastic all year round because there are just so many different kinds and flavours you can make, but we love that it also has so many seasonal and holiday iterations too! One of our very favourites to make around Christmas time is absolutely this minty, chocolatey, and creamy peppermint bark cheesecake by Cooking Classy.