There’s always a lot going on during the holiday season. Christmas gifts to buy, friends and family stopping by, Christmas trees to decorate, holiday treats to bake and Christmas dinner to plan. We can’t help you with everything, but if you’re looking for some easy recipes to help make homemade Christmas treats the whole family will love, then our list has you covered!
Whether you’re celebrating the season with peanut butter fanatics, white chocolate lovers or candy cane fans, these recipes can help make your holiday bakes a breeze and might even make your holiday food gifting a little easier too!
If you’re after other easy Christmas desserts like cupcakes, cakes, gingerbread houses or cookies, be sure to check out our other favorite holiday recipes, including a whole bunch that are red and green themed!
1. Chewy Almond Cookies
The sweet flavors of cherry and almond come together to make these delicious and easy Christmas cookies.
2. Christmas Cake Balls
Perfect as a sweet gift or a tasty Christmas snack, this cake ball recipe is ideal for the holiday season.
3. Pull Apart Brownie Bite Christmas Tree
This festive treat is easy to make and perfect for sharing. Make the frosting tree easily with Ready-To-Use White Decorator Icing.
4. Shimmering Snowflake Cookies
No need to go outside to catch snowflakes on your tongue when you have these tasty snowflake cookies! Add a shimmery finish to these treats with Silver Color Mist Shimmering Food Color Spray.
5. Crispy Pine Cone Candy Bark
Candy bark is a classic Christmas treat, and this recipe is a Christmas must-have. Made with melted Candy Melts candy and crispy rice cereal, this candy bark will be gone in a flash.
6. Nutty Candy-Filled Pretzels
This surprisingly easy recipe showcases the delicious salty and sweet flavor combination using pretzels and Light Cocoa Candy Melts candy.
7. Grandma’s Kolachy Cookies
This holiday staple is sure to warm your home with the sweet smell of sugar and your favorite flavor of jam.
8. St. Nick’s Snowflake Truffles
Impress your guests with these delicious homemade Christmas truffles, filled with rich chocolate ganache and covered in creamy Candy Melts candy.
9. Holly Candy Bark Gift Tags
This treat replaces the kind words of a gift tag with the sweet and creamy taste of Candy Melts candy!
10. Peppermint Cocoa Spoons
Stirring your hot chocolate with a regular spoon is boring. Add a festive twist to your favorite hot chocolate with these Peppermint Candy Cane Spoons dipped in Light Cocoa Candy Melts candy!
11. Holiday Wreath and Poinsettia Cupcakes
It’s always nice to have variety in a batch of cupcakes, especially with these assorted wreath and poinsettia cupcakes.
12. Crunch Christmas Candy Bark
Add a bit of crunch to a delicious Christmas classic with this Crunchy Christmas Candy Bark, made with Candy Melts candy.
13. Chocoholic Truffles
These truffles are made with any assortment of toppings for all the chocoholics in your life.
14. Champagne Meringue Cookies
Add a touch of class to your holiday cookie jar with these elegant Champagne Meringue Cookies! Add the sweet taste of champagne to these cookies with Wilton Treatology Crisp Champagne Flavor Concentrate.
15. Christmas Tree and Santa Hat Cupcakes
Add these cupcakes to Santa’s cookie plate and he will not be disappointed!
16. Amaretto Flourless Chocolate Bars
Move over traditional brownies, these flourless chocolate bars are here to steal the show. Made with almond-flavored amaretto and rich melted chocolate, you won’t be able to get enough of this sweet treat.
17. Guinness Pretzel Truffles
It’s no surprise the chocolatey undertones of Guinness make for the most delicious chocolate pretzel treats.
18. A Pop of Christmas Tree Cookies
Cute and simple, these delicious little Christmas Tree sugar cookies made with Pearl Sprinkles are the perfect Christmas treat.
19. North Pole-r Bear Cupcakes
Add an adorable twist to your Christmas desserts with these white polar bear cupcakes! Make them easily using our creamy buttercream frosting recipe and candy eyeballs.
20. Caramel Pecan Brownies
Brownies are in season no matter what time of year it is. Drizzled in caramel and topped with pecans, these brownies are truly divine.
21. Marble Cheesecake Brownies
The sweet and creamy taste of cheesecake comes together with the rich taste of brownies for this decadent Marble Cheesecake Brownie recipe.
22. Drizzled Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops
These marshmallow pops take on a holiday flair dipped in Candy Cane Colorburst Candy Melts candy.
23. Gilded Golden Tree Brownies
These tree-shaped brownies are frosted with delicious Ready-To-Use White Decorator Icing and topped with Pearlized Sugar Sprinkles to create beautiful designs.
24. Cocoa Crested Cherries
Add a chocolatey twist to plain maraschino cherries with this delicious Light Cocoa Candy Melts candy recipe.
25. Mini Hot Chocolate Brownies
Easy and adorable, these tasty Christmas treats are the perfect shareable dessert.
26. Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa Cereal Treats
Turn your favorite holiday drink into a delicious treat with these chocolatey cereal treats.
27. A Spot of Sweetness Brownies
These moist and rich brownies covered with easy Ready-To-Use White Decorator Icing dots will be an instant classic.
28. Candy Cane Fudge Brownies
The rich taste of chocolate combines with the refreshing sweetness of candy canes to create the most festive brownie of the holiday season.
29. Classic Buttery Spritz Cookies
Keep it classic with this Buttery Spritz Cookie recipe. A great cookie for exchanges and swaps, this recipe is piped using a cookie press, so you can bake several cookies at once. Add some colorful decorations or leave them as is for a treat everyone will love.
30. Chocolate Spritz Cookies
Give the classic Spritz cookie a chocolatey makeover with this Chocolate Spritz Cookie recipe. Topped with a drizzle of melted candy and a sprinkle of red, white and green nonpareils, these little bite-sized cookies are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of hot cocoa!
31. Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies
Add even more flavor to your Spritz cookies with this Cream Cheese Spritz Cookie recipe. A fun project for the kids to do, these holiday staples are Santa approved! Add some color by drizzling your cookies with melted Candy Melts candy, then topping them with holiday sprinkles.
32. Christmas Bark
Whether you love white or milk chocolate, you’re going to adore this cute Christmas candy bark! With two flavors on one tray, this candy project is perfect for adding to your cookie platter or packaging and gifting to friends and family.
33. No Bake Peppermint Pie
After a long day of holiday shopping or snow shoveling, there’s nothing like enjoying a slice of this delicious Peppermint Pie. Cool and refreshing, this no-bake pie recipe pairs perfectly with a cup of hot peppermint cocoa.
34. Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies
Enjoy the cake you love in cookie form! Filled with a sweet cream cheese filling, these Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies are a delicious treat for the holiday season. Leave a couple out for Santa and you’re sure to get on the nice list this year!
35. Glazed Gingerbread Donuts
Spice up your Christmas morning spread with these Glazed Gingerbread Donuts. Begin with a spicy gingerbread cake recipe, filled with ginger, cinnamon, allspice and molasses, then top your donuts with a sweet glaze and a dash of sprinkles. Serve these with a glass of milk or eggnog for a delicious blast of Christmas flavor.
36. Saltine Toffee Bark
Once you have one piece of this Saltine Toffee Bark, you won’t be able to stop! Rich and buttery, this classic Christmas treat is easy to make and can be packaged for easy gifting to friends and family.
37. Dipped Chocolate Christmas Cookies
Made using instant coffee and cocoa powder for a deep, chocolate flavor, these soft and chewy Chocolate Coffee Cookies are sure to become a seasonal favorite! Serve them as is or dip them in melted Candy Melts candy and top with sprinkles for a little splash of holiday fun!
39. Peppermint Bark
This classic Peppermint Bark recipe makes a quick and easy gift idea for family and friends. Made using Candy Melts candy and Peppermint Crunch candies, this simple Christmas dessert is great for dipping in hot cocoa or enjoying on its own.
40. Whipped Hot Chocolate Peppermint Shots
Looking for a fun treat to make with the kids? These Whipped Hot Peppermint Shots are a sweet treat they’ll love to eat! Start off by making edible candy shot glasses, then fill them with a rich chocolate mousse. Finally, top it off with some mini marshmallows for a fun twist on the classic peppermint mocha.
41. White Chocolate Peppermint Magic Cake
With three layers of peppermint flavor, this White Chocolate Peppermint Magic cake packs on the peppermint punch! Served chilled, this cake is great for Christmas dessert or any December celebration.
42. No Bake Cookie Truffles
Use chocolate sandwich cookies, cream cheese and Candy Melts candy to whip up a batch of these no-bake Cookie Truffles. A fun edible gift you can make for your friends and family, these little bite-sized delights are easy to make and even easier to eat!
43. Christmas Tree Cookie Cake
Trimming the tree is even more fun when you get to eat it afterwards! This extra large tree-shaped cookie is topped with a green buttercream frosting, then decorated with an assortment of edible icing decorations, sprinkles and candies. A fun project for the kids to do together, this Christmas Tree Cookie is sure to become a new holiday tradition!
44. Coffee Liqueur Milkshake Gingerbread Cookie Shot
Here’s a treat mom and dad will love! A sweet, edible gingerbread shot glass is filled with a coffee liqueur milkshake and a dollop of whipped cream for a tasty dessert you can enjoy in a couple bites. Want to make some for the kids? Omit the liqueur and fill your gingerbread shot glasses with milk, ice cream, pudding or eggnog!
45. Gingerbread Cake with Mocha Buttercream
If you can’t get enough gingerbread during the holiday season, you’re going to love this Gingerbread Cake with Mocha Buttercream. A delicious dessert for Christmas or December birthdays, this sweet and spicy cake recipe is a fun twist on a classic holiday flavor.
46. Butterscotch Milkshake Gingerbread Shots
Sure, building gingerbread houses is fun, but these Butterscotch Milkshake Gingerbread Cookie Shots give you the taste you love without the mess! Start with a gingerbread shot glass, made using our Silicone Shot Glass Mold, then fill with a creamy milkshake and a dollop of whipped cream. A fun dessert everyone will love, these gingerbread shot glasses put a new twist on milk and cookies!
47. Peppermint Meringues
These melt-in-your-mouth Peppermint Meringues are the ultimate holiday dessert. Light and airy, these crispy cookies get their look by using a striped piping bag. Once baked, they’re dipped into melted Candy Melts candy and Peppermint Crunch candies for a little added flavor and texture.
48. Sugar Cookie Bars
Give the classic sugar cookie recipe a fun makeover with this Sugar Cookie Bar recipe. Packed with colorful sprinkles, these cookie bars are great for cookie exchanges, holiday dessert or leaving out for Santa!
Get even more inspiration by choosing a recipe from our list of delicious & cute Christmas cupcakes!
Want to make something fun and festive without preheating the oven? Check out our great list of great no bake Christmas treats, so you don’t have to get up from your Christmas movie marathon to check the oven this year!
And if you do sweeten up your holidays with one of these desserts, be sure to tell us about it in the comments below, or take a picture of your favorite Christmas treat bake, and then tag us on Instagram @wiltoncakes to show it off to all those who love baking during the merriest of seasons!