Christmas is all but upon us, and if you’re like most people the hustle and bustle of the Holiday has left you feeling a little left behind when it comes to doing all of the fun Christmas-time traditions. The good news is there’s still time to go visit Santa, bake a plate of delicious cookies, and deliver a nice treat to the neighbors. In fact, to help you do just that, we’ve compiled a list of seven easy Christmas desserts you can whip up in a jiffy to take to the holiday party you totally forgot about, or give to a friend who needs a little Christmas-cheer.
Pretzel Turtles from Cooking Classy
Simple yet delicious, these three-ingredient Pretzel Turtles are the perfect “easy” holiday dessert.
Start with a bag of Rolo candies, 50 mini pretzels, and 50 pecan halves. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay the pretzels on the baking sheet and top with one Rolo candy. Warm them in the oven just until the chocolate and caramel soften, and then remove from the oven (about four minutes.) Press a pecan into each Rolo candy, and let them chill in the refrigerator to set. Done!
No-Bake Candy Cane Pie
What’s an easier christmas dessert than one that requires no baking? Nothing! If don’t have time to babysit something in the oven, or maybe you’re in need of an appliance repair, this No-Bake Candy Cane Pie is for you. By layering chocolate pudding, cream cheese filling, and a topping it with crushed peppermint candy you’ll have a festive treat that’s sure to please any crowd.
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Christmas Crack from Little Dairy on the Prairie
It’s as addicting as… well, you get the point. Christmas Crack is a perfect treat to give to neighbors and it’s simple to make. All you need is 20 minutes, butter, brown sugar, saltine crackers, chocolate and sprinkles!
To start, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and grease. Line your tray with saltine crackers with nearly two sleeves of crackers. Next, over medium heat bring one cup of butter and one cup of brown sugar to a gentle boil, stirring constantly. Boil for three minutes. (Lower heat as much as possible while maintaining the boil.) Pour the butter/sugar mixture over the saltine crackers and spread evenly. Pop it in the oven for five minutes. Once it has been removed, sprinkle 1 ½ cups of semi sweet chocolate chips over the top. As they melt, spread them out evenly. Then decorate with sprinkles or nuts, and enjoy!
Here are a few more easy Christmas desserts to try….
For an easy, healthy dessert option, check out Suburban Simplicity for an Easy Christmas Fruit Kabob.
Turn a traditional pan of brownies into festive trees with this recipe from One Little Project At a Time.
Shortbread is a traditional Christmas cookie, and you can go wrong with Chew Out Loud’s
Three-Ingredient Shortbread Cookie Recipe.