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

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“Magic Cookie Bars” by In Katrina’s Kitchen

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Tree Cookie Stacks by Betty Crocker

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Pecan Meltaway Balls by Worthing Court Blog

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Cran-Pistachio Cookies by The Girl Who Ate Everything

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Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies by Liv for Cake

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White Chocolate Cranberry Macadamia Magic Bars by Lemon Tree Dwelling

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Eggnog Snickerdoodles by Amy’s Healthy Baking

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Cranberry Fluff by The Makeshift Nest

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Espresso Cashew Clusters by Joyful Healthy Eats

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Chex Muddy Buddies by Chex

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Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies by If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen

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Melting Snowmen Cookies by BHG

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Peach Monkey Bread by Rocky Mtn Bliss

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Peppermint Mocha Brownies by Kleinworth Co

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Pretzel Hugs by Sally’s Baking Addiction

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Peppermint Oreo Truffles by Two Twenty One

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Candy Cane Kiss Cookies by Hot Beauty Health

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Reindeer Brownies by Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons

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Chocolate Caramel Fudge by The Recipe Critic
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Reindeer Rice Krispies by Thirty Handmade Days

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Santa’s Crunch Popcorn by Two Sister’s Crafting

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Strawberry Danish by Rocky Mtn Bliss

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Vanilla Cinnamon Candied Almonds by The Chunky Chef

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White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels by Lilluna

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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.


Photo credits: Kristen Love

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