20 Festive Sweet Treats You Must Make this Christmas

This collection of recipes will help you get into the spirit of the season with fun, festive and delightfully delicious ways to decorate and make Christmas sweet treats for the holidays.

From cookies to candy bark and from truffles to brownies, there's no shortage of creativity and yummy flavour combinations in these recipes.

All your favourite Christmas flavours are here, too. From peppermint to pistachio, from cranberry to maple, and from nutty treats to chocolate treats, you'll find awesome ideas that you can make that are guaranteed to be crowd-pleasers.




Whether you're making these recipes for yourself, a party, or as gifts for friends, you're sure to find something for every occasion in this sweet collection of 20 delicious Christmas sweet treats.


Sweet and chewy, you'll love these fudgy blondies that are filled with white chocolate chips and tart fresh cranberry bits. Chopped pecans add a little nutty crunch, too.

Bake these up and drizzle with melted white chocolate for a festive holiday treat.



Perfect for a party or to gift as a sweet treat, these nutter butter snowmen are super easy to make.

The kids will enjoy helping dip each cookie in melted white wafer chocolate and creatively decorating each one with sugar pearls, edible markers, fruit rollups and more. Fun!



Your appetizer or dessert table will be crowded as everyone dips their graham crackers into this marshmallowy sweet and minty version of a s'mores dip.

Complete with a base of melted chocolate, crushed peppermint candies and a perfectly toasted marshmallow topping, this treat will be a real Christmas crowd-pleaser.



Butter pecan is a cherished flavour for the holidays and it's even more delightful in a crunchy brittle form.

It's actually easy to make this sugary and buttery candy full of pecans in a large non-stick pot and then pour it all on parchment paper lined baking sheets. Let it cool, break into pieces and enjoy!



Rum extract and ground nutmeg will up-level this classic snickerdoodle cookie batter.

Take it further by dipping the baked cookies halfway in white and dark chocolate and decorating with sprinkles.

They're a delicious traditional cookie that's gone fancy for the holidays!



While sugary vanilla wafers are a melt-in-your-mouth treat on their own, give them a little something extra for Christmas.

Melt white chocolate wafers or almond bark in the microwave, dip the wafers to cover about 3/4 of the way up, sprinkles with festive nonpareils, jimmies, or holiday sugars. Quick and delish!



Pecans are a favorite holiday nutty treat and they're even more yummy when they're candied!

Use your slow cooker to make these sugary cinnamon pecans that everyone will devour immediately. 

Plus, your house will smell insanely delicious while these cook!



Crushed gingersnap cookies mixed with cream cheese are rolled into bite-sized balls and covered with melted vanilla almond bark.

These gingerbread truffles are perfect for parties, snacking or for gift giving.



These adorable treats look like colorful Christmas tree ornaments. Take Oreo cookies and dip them in melted white chocolate.

For the ornament topper, attach a mini peanut butter cup to the top of each dipped Oreo. Decorate with M & Ms and festive sprinkles, Sweet!



Dried cranberries and crushed pistachios are mixed into these buttery white chocolate truffles for a holiday flavor profile.

Roll into balls and then roll each in confectioner’s sugar. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. So good!



Saltine crackers receive a sweet coating of homemade caramel.

Bake and then add chocolate chips on top and let them melt. Add more toppings, such as M & Ms, if desired.

These are addictive sweet treats that are perfect for Christmas and gift giving.



Popcorn goes sweet and salty for the season with this Grinch-inspired theme.

Green candy melts give it a classic Grinch hue while bits of red candy, such as red M &M's give it the full Grinch color profile. Cute!



Who doesn't love ooey gooey 7-layer bars? No-one, that's who!

These bars get a seasonal makeover to include a toffee-inspired crust, white and milk chocolate chips, coconut flakes, sweetened condensed milk and red and green sprinkles for a festive touch.



Pretzel rods are the perfect treat to give you a sweet and salty way to celebrate the holidays.

Turn these into chocolate covered treats by dipping them in white and milk chocolate before decorating with sprinkles.

You can also drizzle with colorful melted chocolate wafers. Pretty!



Everyone will grab one of these delicious brownie Christmas trees the moment you set the platter out! 

Cut your brownies into triangles, add a tree trunk with a candy cane stem, decorate with a piping tip and green icing and garnish with sprinkles and other candies. So cute!



Chocolate and coconut make delightful bites of festive joy with this no-bake recipe.

Butter, cocoa, milk oats and coconut are combined before rolling into bite-sized balls.

Roll in coconut and refrigerate until ready to serve.



Little bitty pretzel squares make a sweet treat when you add a Rolo on top and bake until melted.

Add a second pretzel on top to make a sandwich.

Melt White Candy Melts, dip the corners of each pretzel sandwich in top with sprinkles. Awesome!



Chex rice cereal gets coated and mixed with a buttery and sugary mixture.

Spread it all on a cookie sheet and then drizzle on melted chocolate and sprinkle it with edible glitter. 

Cool until set and then enjoy this Christmas treat!



Just 4 ingredients will get you this tasty no-bake cornflake, chocolate and peanut clusters that are perfect for a quick holiday treat.

Garnish with festive sprinkles if desired. These also make great gifts!



Chocolate cookie batter gets shaped into balls before being rolled in red, green and white nonpareil sprinkles.

Bake, cool and then press a Hershey's kiss into the center of each cookie.

What better way to celebrate the season than with these chocolate cookies?


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