25 Holiday Treat Ideas

The holidays are jam packed with parties, dinners, and gift exchanges. For most people, this means baking or whipping up something sweet to bring along or serve to their guests. We’re giving you some sweet inspiration with 25 treat ideas and recipes that are sure to be a hit this holiday season. We’ve got a mix of elegant and kid friendly sweets, so no matter what your occasion there is something for everyone.

It doesn’t matter what type of sweets you choose to make, the key is having a good recipe. Whether you’re baking cookies for your neighbors, bringing treats to a holiday party, or hosting your own festive brunch, here are some no fail recipes to wow the crowd.

Apricot Jam Shortbread Bar Recipe by Rocky Mtn Bliss

“Magic Cookie Bars” by In Katrina’s Kitchen

Tree Cookie Stacks by Betty Crocker

Pecan Meltaway Balls by Worthing Court Blog

Cran-Pistachio Cookies by The Girl Who Ate Everything

Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies by Liv for Cake

White Chocolate Cranberry Macadamia Magic Bars by Lemon Tree Dwelling

Eggnog Snickerdoodles by Amy’s Healthy Baking

Cranberry Fluff by The Makeshift Nest

Espresso Cashew Clusters by Joyful Healthy Eats

Chex Muddy Buddies by Chex

Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies by If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen

Melting Snowmen Cookies by BHG

Peach Monkey Bread by Rocky Mtn Bliss

Peppermint Mocha Brownies by Kleinworth Co

Pretzel Hugs by Sally’s Baking Addiction

Peppermint Oreo Truffles by Two Twenty One

Candy Cane Kiss Cookies by Hot Beauty Health

Reindeer Brownies by Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons

Chocolate Caramel Fudge by The Recipe Critic

Reindeer Rice Krispies by Thirty Handmade Days

Santa’s Crunch Popcorn by Two Sister’s Crafting

Strawberry Danish by Rocky Mtn Bliss

Vanilla Cinnamon Candied Almonds by The Chunky Chef

White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels by Lilluna

That completes our list of 25 Holiday Treat Ideas! Which ones are your favorites? We can’t decide, but one thing’s for sure– any of these holiday recipe ideas will satisfy that holiday sweet tooth!

Be sure to check out this year’s Gifts for the Home Chef Holiday Guide to learn about some amazing gift ideas for the chef in your life.


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Kristen Love

Kristen Love resides in the Chicago area with her husband & two kiddos– an energetic toddler who will do anything to make his sweet, baby sister giggle (which doesn’t take much). She is the author behind The Love Notes Blog, a YouTube beauty vlogger, an extreme DIY’er, obsessive chick flick watcher, lover of all things pretty & her spirit animal is Li’l Sebastian. Connect with her! Blog: www.thelovenotesblog.com | Instagram: @thelovenotes | Facebook: The Love Notes Blog | Twitter: @lovenotesblog | Snapchat: @thelovenotes | YouTube: www.youtube.com/kristenlove13

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