Now that it’s December, you might be thinking about family gatherings and holiday parties – and recommendations for outstanding Christmas desserts! From classic desserts like fruit cake, to new treats like butterscotch corn flake candy, this round-up features our favorite Christmas desserts from talented cooking and baking bloggers.
Almond Butter Cake
If you love cakes graced with the sweet and elegant taste of almond, then you’ll love this recipe for almond butter cake, courtesy of Recipe Girl Lori Lange. One bite of this soft and moist cake, and your taste buds will be delightfully greeted by a graceful almond flavor, from the almond paste Lori uses in the recipe. For a finishing touch, she adds a sprinkling of sliced almonds to the top of the cake batter right before it goes in the oven. Once it’s cooled, you can serve it to your guests as is, or with whipped cream and fresh strawberries.
Butterscotch Corn Flake Candy
A family recipe, this butterscotch corn flake candy is a special treat brought to us by Nicole of Pinch My Salt. Nicole’s recipe is unique, easy-to-make, and irresistibly delicious! You can make these in a jiffy and they won’t take up oven space since there’s no baking involved. The recipe requires just three ingredients: corn flakes cereal, butterscotch chips, and dry-roasted salted peanuts. These treats have the perfect combination of sweet butterscotch with a salty peanut and crispy cereal crunch. Nicole warns that if you make these during the holidays, be prepared to share the recipe!
Cranberry Pistachio Dark Chocolate Bars
You won’t feel guilty eating or giving out these cranberry pistachio dark chocolate bars, developed by Gina of Skinnytaste. Chock-full of pistachios and dried cranberries, this treat is bursting with dietary fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. The red and green from the nuts and dried fruit make a festive Christmas dessert! And let’s not forget the antioxidant richness you’ll get from the decadent dark chocolate bar. With just three ingredients, and a few easy steps, this recipe can be made in no time.
Toffee Apple Crumble Bars
Crystal of A Pumpkin and a Princess loves apple treats, which are the inspiration behind her yummy recipe for toffee apple crumble bars. These delicious dessert bars have a crumbly oatmeal layer made from quick-cooking oats and a layer of sweet and tart apple pie filling. The crunchy and sweet taste of toffee bits ties in all the flavors for a scrumptious dessert, perfect for enjoying during the holidays. This is a wonderful treat for bringing to a holiday party, or simply enjoying at home!
Fruit cake just might be one of the most-loved Christmas desserts with the worst reputation. This moist and scrumptious recipe for Christmas fruit cake from Kevin of Closet Cooking is the kind of fruit cake that people are delighted by and want to continue making every year. For a classic fruit cake with a jeweled mosaic look, Kevin uses mixed candied peel and red candied cherries. His recipe is also complete with currants, warm baking spices, and just the right touch of brandy!
What are your favorite Christmas desserts?