11 Delicious Holiday Desserts for December
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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!
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
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!
INSTANT POT WHITE CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT CHEESECAKE
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!
BISCOFF APPLE MILKSHAKE
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!
DARK & WHITE CHOCOLATE BARK WITH MIXED FRUITS AND NUTS
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!
CHOCOLATE, CHERRY & COGNAC NEW YEARS CAKE
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!
PUMPKIN BANANA BREAD WITH CINNAMON GLAZE
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!
SOFT CHEWY GINGER COOKIES
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!
CHOCOLATE & BUTTERSCOTCH CHIP COOKIE CAKE
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!
CROCK POT CHOCOLATE PEANUT CLUSTERS
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!
SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE TARTS
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!
NUTELLA & PEANUT BUTTER ENERGY BALLS
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!
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! ❤️🤗😘
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Thanks so much for including me – Happy December!
Thanks for contributing to this roundup Rachel! I’m so in love with your Chocolate, Cherry & Cognac Cake! 😍
Wow, Lavina. Just wow. This holiday roundup is helpful and filled with great ideas (pinning). I love gifting edible treats and am so grateful to make your list this year!
Hi Sara, thanks so much for contributing! Glad you find the roundup helpful. I hope you get to make and enjoy many of these delicious treats this month! 🙂