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11 Delicious Holiday Desserts for December

A showstopping collection of holiday dessert recipes that are incredibly delicious and guaranteed to make your mouth water. They’re the perfect sweets & treats to make during the festive month of December!

Christmas chocolate barks, cakes, cookies, chocolate tart, Nutella energy balls, banana pumpkin bread, and chocolate chip cookie cake.

Holy cow people! It’s December already and Christmas is coming! 🎄

The month of sweets & treats has finally arrived (hurrah! 🎉) And while there shall be lots of festive foods feasting, we all know the highlight of this month really is all the delicious holiday desserts!

From cookies to cakes, to chocolate barks, and to even a milkshake! I’ve got you covered with all sorts of wonderful treats for your holiday parties and gatherings with family, friends, and co-workers! 😍

So without further ado, here are some of my favorite dessert recipes for the holiday season from my own collection here on That Spicy Chick, and from around the Internet!

HOLIDAY DESSERTS FOR DECEMBER

SPICY CHOCOLATE BARK WITH ALMONDS & CANDIED GINGER

Stack of Spicy Chocolate Bark with Almonds & Candied Ginger squares placed on nonstick cooking paper on top of a blue bubble patterned backdrop.

A multi-flavor and layered chocolate bark treat that is full of sweet, spicy and zesty flavors. It’s made with two types of chocolate, crushed almonds, candied ginger, and sprinkled with a bit of red chili pepper flakes for some excitement! 🤩 Perfect for holiday gatherings and gifting!

Get the recipe here.

INSTANT POT WHITE CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT CHEESECAKE

Peppermint and White Chocolate Cheesecake slice with a chocolate cookie crust on a plate. Cake is topped with peppermint candy and chocolate ganache drizzle.
SimpleHappyFoodie.com

This mouthwatering White Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake has all the warm and tasty holiday vibes going for it with its soothing white chocolate and minty notes! It’s the perfect sweet and savory dessert for this time of the year, and it’ll look absolutely stunning on your holiday table!

Get the recipe here.

BISCOFF APPLE MILKSHAKE

Biscoff Apple Milkshake in a mason jar glass with whipped cream, crumbled Biscoff cookies, and Biscoff spread drizzle.

A carmelly sweet, indulgent, and creamy shake that’s made with Lotus Biscoff Cookie Butter Spread. It’s super easy to make (like dump-blend-pour-and-INHALE easy!), and guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth!

Get the recipe here.

DARK & WHITE CHOCOLATE BARK WITH MIXED FRUITS AND NUTS

Dark and white chocolate bark pieces with mixed dried fruits and nuts and McVities Dark Chocolate Nibbles in a white bowl on a white background. Mixed dried fruits and nuts box to left back side of the photo and some scattered mixed fruits and nuts pieces on background.

An all-time favorite holiday treat that’s simple and easy to make, and doesn’t require any baking or cooking. They also make fantastic holiday gifts for loved ones!

Get the recipe here.

CHOCOLATE, CHERRY & COGNAC NEW YEARS CAKE

Chocolate Cake with clock numbers and hands and surrounded by chocolate fingers. Cake surrounded with Christmasy festive lights, ribbons, forks, cake cutter, and bottle of Moët.
RachelPhipps.com

Chocolate sponge cakes are smothered with cognac spiked buttercream and cherry jam, and surrounded by delicious chocolate biscuit fingers! Although this festive cake may appear complicated, it’s a simple dessert to make and actually pretty easy to decorate! Ring in the New Year with this beauty, and wow your guests with your creative prowess!

Get the recipe here.

PUMPKIN BANANA BREAD WITH CINNAMON GLAZE

Pumpkin Banana Bread loaf topped with cinnamon glaze on a rectangular long glass plate with rounded corners.
TheKitchenSnob.com

This incredibly moist tasty baked delight is full of warm spices and covered in a decadent and heavenly cinnamon glaze. It’s perfect for holiday gatherings, and guaranteed to please and wow everyone who tries it!

Get the recipe here.

SOFT CHEWY GINGER COOKIES

Soft Chewy Ginger Cookies stacked on a plate. A broken cookie and two other cookies are surrounding the plate.
SimpleHappyFoodie.com

And of course, what are the holidays without cookies?! These crowd-pleasing Soft Chewy Ginger Cookies are perfectly spiced, and also an incredibly delicious Christmas treat. They’ll be the first to go at your next holiday party!

Get the recipe here.

CHOCOLATE & BUTTERSCOTCH CHIP COOKIE CAKE

Chocolate Chip & Butterscotch Chip Cookie Cake slice on a white round plate with a fork next to it. Cookie cake whole on large white plate behind.

Cake or cookies is never an easy decision to make. But making this cake and cookie hybrid dessert is a no brainer because it’s incredibly delicious and made with butterscotch and chocolate chips! It has a moist soft center, a crispy crumbly crust, and guaranteed to be a hit with any crowd!

Get the recipe here.

CROCK POT CHOCOLATE PEANUT CLUSTERS

Chocolate Peanut Clusters spread out on a white background.
SimpleHappyFoodie.com

These chocolate peanut clusters are made for ALL the chocolate and peanut lovers out there! They’re easy to make in your crock pot/slow cooker, and they make fantastic holiday gifts for friends and family!

Get the recipe here.

SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE TARTS

Salted Caramel Chocolate Tarts topped with chocolate ganache and sea salt flakes on a marble background. One of the broken tarts has gooey caramel oozing out.
TheFrayedApron.com

Chocolate crust is filled with sweet and salty caramel and topped with a decadent chocolate ganache. These delightful treats boast a winning and perfectly balanced flavor combination of sweet, salty, and buttery! They’re beyond dreamy, and will drive everyone wild at your next holiday party!

Get the recipe here.

NUTELLA & PEANUT BUTTER ENERGY BALLS

White bowl of Nutella & Peanut Butter Energy Balls stacked high with two balls in front of the bowl on a white backdrop. Jar of Nutella on the back right side of the bowl.

Okay, so these Nutella & peanut butter flavored little balls of joy are technically not a “holiday dessert”. But they’re a great sweet energy-giving snack to have on hand during the lead up to Christmas and in the midst of all the holiday cooking! These healty-ish energy balls are easy to make, loaded with all sorts of good stuff for the body, and are guaranteed to give you the boost of energy you need this month!

Get the recipe here.


Happy December and Happy Holidays everyone! I wish you and yours a joyous month filled with love, laughter, and cheer…and of course, it should definitely be filled with plenty of delicious holiday desserts and tasty treats! ❤️🤗😘

Stack of dark and white chocolate bark squares with almonds, candied ginger, and chili flakes.

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