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20+ EASY Christmas Treats – Tastes Better From Scratch

These EASY Christmas treat ideas are flavorful and guaranteed to shine at any gathering this holiday season. Choose between any of our favorites from our Gingerbread Men Cookies, The Christmas Wreaths, Fudge, Christmas Crack and much more!

a collage of 6 must make Christmas treats.

Must Make Christmas Treats

I love that Christmas is the last holiday of the year because it ends the year on such a high. From the fresh fallen snow to the twinkling Christmas lights, and the excitement of little kids, it’s just a magical time of year. I enjoy listening to all of the laughter, feeling the joy of the season, and best of all the TREATS! Guys, the treats! I feel like I have to workout all year long to prep for the amount of traditional Christmas treats I consume every December; and I LOVE IT.

The Best Christmas Treats on the List:

Christmas Cornflake Wreath

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Christmas Cornflake Wreaths

Christmas Cornflake Wreaths are one of my favorite easy Christmas treats that everyone in your family will love!

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These Christmas Cornflake Wreaths are the perfect Christmas treats for kids. They are so fun and easy to make. All you need are 5 simple ingredients; butter, marshmallows, cornflakes, green food coloring and red hots. These wreaths are not only cute, fun to make but they are also delicious!

“Made these for the Christmas Carole’s coming to my house. So easy and fun and ?yummy“

Christmas Crack (Graham Cracker Toffee Bars)

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Graham Cracker Toffee Bars

People go CRAZY for this Christmas Crack recipe! Made with 5 simple ingredients in less than 30 minutes, they’re a perfect quick and easy holiday treat!

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These Graham Cracker Toffee Bars are one of my top favorite Christmas candy; they are delicious and SO addicting. It only requires 5 simple ingredients and it makes the perfect treat for the holidays.

“This is such a simple recipe! It was so easy and so delicious! Dangerously delicious!!!

Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

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Gingerbread Man Cookies

Soft and chewy Gingerbread Cookies recipe made with a simple gingerbread recipe and decorated however you like! Everyone loves this classic recipe and they taste delicious.

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Making this soft Gingerbread Cookie recipe has been such a fun holiday tradition since I was a little girl. These cookies are flavorful, chewy and so delicious. One of my favorite holiday traditions is to turn them into Christmas tree ornaments by leaving them in the oven for a couple extra minutes to harden up; your house will smell AMAZING.

“My mom loves gingerbread cookies. I made these for her at Christmas. They were perfect. I’m making them for her at Valentines day. They stay soft and the flavor is wonderful. Love them.”

Peanut Butter Balls (Buckeyes)

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Peanut Butter Balls (Buckeyes)

No bake Peanut Butter Balls (aka Buckeyes) are easy peanut butter candies dipped in chocolate, and made with just 5 ingredient. 

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The first time I ever tried “buckeyes” was on Christmas Eve when our good family friends brought them to share with us. They were an immediate hit with everyone and the perfect bite-size treat to enjoy while we played games and celebrated the holiday together. They continued to bring them for years after that, and now they will always remind me of those fun Christmas Eve nights together. This no bake Peanut Butter Balls recipe only requires 5 simple ingredients and I can guarantee they will be a hit at your next get together!

“A favorite for years and it’s so easy. The taste is out of this world good and other time involved to roll the balls…involves few ingredients. Follow directions and you’ll be fine. These are on the Christmas, Easter and just cuz we love ’em platters every year and people marvel at how delish they are.“

Reindeer Cookies

A Reindeer cookie made with a baked peanut butter cookie, pretzels for the antlers, and a rolo and m&m candy for the nose.

Reindeer Cookies

My kids love making these fun and festive Reindeer Cookies with a baked peanut butter cookie decorated with a Rudolph face.

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Need a fun cookie to make with your kids this holiday season? Try these amazing Christmas Reindeer Cookies; they are the perfect combination of a soft, chewy, flavorful peanut butter cookie with an adorable Reindeer face. Such a fun Christmas cookie!

“We made these for Christmas and they turned out just as cute as your photos (which doesn’t always happen when I find things on Pinterest!). The cookies were really good, too. Thanks!“

Peppermint Brownies

Peppermint Brownie squares with chocolate frosting and crushed candy canes on a white plate.

Peppermint Brownies (Christmas Brownies)

This easy Peppermint Brownies recipe takes my homemade brownie and tops it with fluffy peppermint buttercream frosting and chocolate glaze! They are delicious, festive, and everyone’s favorite Christmas brownies!

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Raise your hand if you love the combination of peppermint and chocolate during December.?These Christmas Brownies are fudge-y, soft and delicious– the peppermint frosting and chocolate drizzle are amazing; I’m officially in heaven with this Christmas treat recipe!

“We enjoyed these over the holidays and plan to make them yearly! Thanks!“

Homemade Caramel

Homemade Caramels

Homemade caramels are perfectly soft and chewy and so easy to make!

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This homemade caramels recipe is perfectly soft and chewy caramels. They are my weakness, and this is a treasured family recipe. My family usually reserves them for our special treat at Christmas time. We give them as neighbor gifts and always have a huge batch to enjoy ourselves! The ingredients for these caramels are very simple. Butter, sugar, karo syrup, evaporated milk, and vanilla extract, try this recipe this holiday season. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

” SO YUMMY!!!!! Came out perfect and scrumptious!“

Cupcake Ornaments

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Cupcake Ornaments

Cupcakes ornaments are an easy and fun Christmas treat that your kids will enjoy making and eating!

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These simple Chocolate Christmas Cupcakes are perfect in flavor and texture, paired with chocolate buttercream frosting and an adorable Reeses candy, making them a total winner this holiday season. They are so easy to make and a fun activity to do with your family!

“Oh my goodness! These are so stinking cute! I love this idea and so fun for the holidays!“

Salted Chocolate and Caramel Pretzel Bars

Salted Chocolate and Caramel Pretzel Bars

These simple, 4-ingredient Salted Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bars will quickly become your new favorite sweet and salty treat! No bake and no candy thermometer needed.

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This no bake, 4-ingredient recipe is about to become your new favorite Christmas desserts. Chocolate plus caramel with a little sea salt- i’m not sure it gets much easier, or TASTIER.  These Salted Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bars are the best homemade candy bar ever!

“These were a big hit with hubby and guests. This is a keep recipe!“

Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies

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Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies are chewy chocolate cookies topped with a peppermint candy Hershey’s Kiss.

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A soft chocolate chewy cookie with a peppermint Hersheys kiss candy on top, does it get any better than that? These Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies are at the TOP of my list! They are amazing hot from the oven, but they freeze amazingly well also! You could make the dough and freeze it, of just freeze the cookies after they’re baked and cool. They also make great Christmas treats for gifts!

“We’ve called these “Tuxedo Cookies”. Great flavor combination, and fun to make with young ones.“

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Everyone goes crazy for these Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods dipped in melted caramel and chocolate and sprinkled with your favorite toppings.

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This pretzel Christmas treat is perfectly balanced from the salty crunch of a pretzel paired with chocolate and caramel. It is a match that can’t be beat! What we love the MOST about chocolate covered pretzel rods in particular is that they’re easy and fun to make with family and friends.

“I have made your chocolate pretzels, and we eat them all year long!!!.”

Chocolate Truffles

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Easy Chocolate Truffles

These delicious Chocolate Truffles are the definition of EASY homemade candy, with only 4 ingredients and so simple that anyone can help make them! 

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If you’ve never tried making chocolate truffles at home before, they are one of my favorite Christmas treats! They are so impressive looking and they make a ton, so they’re perfect for gifting to neighbors, teachers and friends! They are so smooth and creamy, I just know you will love them!

“Yum. Yum. Yum. So easy to make. Can’t keep them for long.“

Turtle Cookies

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Turtle Cookies

Turtle thumbprint cookies are delicious chocolate cookies, rolled in pecans, filled with melted caramel and drizzled with melted chocolate.

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If you really want to impress your friends during your next Holiday Christmas Cookies Exchange, try these Turtle Cookies, they are always a huge hit! It’s basically a delicious brownie bite with a soft caramel center, coated in pecans! YUM!!

“Fun to make and so good! My neighbor said “don’t ever make these again!” “They’re way way too good!””

Brownie Truffles

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Brownie Truffles

These Brownie Truffles are made from scratch and are one of our favorite holiday treats! Easy to make and completely addicting!

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Lately my social media feeds have been blowing up with “oreo” truffles. Don’t get me wrong, oreo truffles are pretty good….but I’m going to let you in on a little secret.  They’ve got nothing on these homemade BROWNIE TRUFFLES! An easy, homemade, gooey, fudgey brownie rolled and dipped in chocolate! These little devils have been dangerous to my waistline. Put them on the top of your list for Christmas treats to make!

“These are great…and addictive!“

German Chocolate Truffles

German Chocolate Truffles

German Chocolate Truffles

German Chocolate Truffles – coconut pecan german chocolate filling rolled into bite-size balls and dipped in chocolate.

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Bite sized Christmas treats like these German Chocolate Truffles are not only cute, they make the perfect personalized treats. Perfect for parties, holiday gifts, of just a sweet indulgence on the weekend. These truffles were inspired by my LOVE for German chocolate cake. My favorite German chocolate cake recipe has the most amazing coconut pecan frosting. Whenever we make it everyone wants to eat that stuff straight with a spoon.

“You’ve got to be kidding me…”coconut & pecan AND German chocolate… rolled in chocolate!! This is MY IDEA OF HEAVEN!! ; o )“

Salted Chocolate Covered Caramels

Salted Chocolate Covered Caramels

Salted Chocolate Covered Caramels are made with just three simple ingredients and are pretty fool proof!  Is there a better combination than chocolate and caramel?

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These Chocolate Covered Caramels make the best Christmas candy. Chocolate and Caramel. Is there a better combination? I don’t think so. Try this 3 ingredient recipe they’re unbeatable! Seriously, they melt in your mouth and put all other caramels (especially store bought ones) to shame.

“These are AMAZING! Thanks for a great recipe!”

The BEST Rocky Road

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Rocky Road

Great-grandma’s amazing Rocky Road recipe is just four simple ingredients and a chocolate marshmallow lover’s dream!  We love this easy, no-bake dessert recipe.

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This Rocky Road recipe is a treasured family recipe from my husband’s Great Grandmother–that they make as a family for birthdays, Christmas, and other special occasions. This easy, no bake dessert only requires for ingredients, marshmallows, chocolate, vanilla and butter; it is seriously to die for! This is one of the best Christmas treats!

“So good. So so good! Could be my husband’s all time favorite treat.“

Chocolate Peppermint Cake Roll

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Chocolate Peppermint Cake Roll

Chocolate Peppermint Cake Roll with a cream cheese peppermint filling and chocolate ganache on top. A beautiful, festive dessert for the holidays!

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A delicious chocolate sheet cake, rolled up with peppermint cream cheese frosting in the center, and covered in chocolate ganache. This Christmas cake roll is heavenly! It’s perfect for wow-ing guests and beautiful for celebrating this special time of year.

“This was easy to make and so delicious! Simple to make and made for an impressive presentation after dinner.“

Peppermint Brownie Trifle

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Peppermint Brownie Trifle

Peppermint Brownie Trifle includes layers of brownie, white chocolate mousse, chocolate pudding and crushed peppermint candies.

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The idea of a brownie trifle has been on my “to-make” list for a long time. And since it’s Christmas I knew I wanted to make it with peppermint flavors, because c’mon, who can resist chocolate and peppermint? Image a white chocolate peppermint mousse layered with chocolate pudding and brownie bites. This Christmas dessert turned out better than I ever could have dreamed!

“Delicious Recipe!!“

Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake

Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake on a white plate with crushed candy canes on top.

Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake

Moist and perfectly delicious Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake with cream cheese frosting is an easy Christmas dessert recipe that is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

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Whenever I bring this Christmas cake to parties or a gathering with friends it’s always a huge hit! This cake is a moist chocolate cake with a peppermint cream cheese frosting, needless to say that its amazing!

“I love this recipe! This cake has now become our new traditional Christmas dessert. Thank you!“

Chocolate Fudge

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Chocolate Fudge

This EASY Chocolate Fudge recipe is simple to make using chocolate chips and marshmallows. I’ve got flavor variation ideas, and tips for freezing fudge or making it ahead.

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This versatile chocolate fudge is the perfect make ahead Christmas dessert that you can customize to fill any craving; add peppermint, marshmallows, nuts, white chocolate, or eat it plain. I can guarantee you this easy chocolate fudge recipe will be the most talked about Christmas treat.

“This is, hands down, the best fudge I’ve ever made!

Oreo Balls

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Oreo Balls

Easy, no bake Oreo Balls are smooth and creamy both inside and out, made with just three ingredients, and without sacrificing the taste of everyone’s favorite cookie — no matter how you eat them!

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No-bake, 3-ingredient Oreo balls (also called Oreo truffles) makes this recipe a treat to make and a treat to eat! One package of Oreos, one brick of cream cheese, and some chocolate to melt, and you’ve got yourself a win-win bite size Christmas treat. Easy to make and loved by all, they’re perfect for parties, always a crowd-pleaser, and can be simplified or fancified for any occasion.

“Just when I think I’ve tried/made just about everything Oreo, you post this. My husband is a total Oreo addict and in the two weeks since I’ve first made these, he’s requested them twice. Between him and my kids, they don’t last long. They’re the perfect treat – easy to make and so delicious!“

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Sugar Cookie Bars

Thick, soft and chewy Sugar Cookie Bars are everyones favorite, and so easy to make, without having to chill, roll or cut the dough.

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Craving sugar cookies but dont have the time to roll out the dough and cut them into shapes. Try this amazing soft and chewy Sugar Cookie Bar. It is so easy to make and it tastes delicious! Make them Christmas sugar cookie bars by coloring the frosting and using festive sprinkles!

“I made this as one of Easter desserts and people couldn’t get enough, it was amazing”

Soft and Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Ginger Molasses Cookies

These soft and chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies are one of my FAVORITE holiday cookies that are delicious served with cinnamon cream cheese frosting or plain! Perfect for any cookie exchange, party, or just a night at home; they are a true crowd pleaser!

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These chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies are perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Eat them plain or with my cinnamon sugar cream cheese frosting ; both options are absolutely to die for.

“THESE COOKIES WERE FANTASTIC. I am making a second batch right now. My neighbours have their grandchildren visiting so I know this new batch will be devoured in no time also.“

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Author: Paul Wilson