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8 Fun & Festive Holiday Desserts
8 Fun & Festive Holiday Desserts

8 Fun & Festive Holiday Desserts

Get ready for the happiest—and perhaps busiest—season of the year with our curated list of eight easy festive holiday desserts. These holiday dessert recipes are perfect for adding festive cheer to small gatherings, gifts or just for yourself! Explore flavors of the holidays like chocolate, mint and caramel while including adaptive ingredients like COOL WHIP, JELL-O and JET-PUFFED. Mix and match desserts with your favorite yuletide dishes, drinks and appetizers.

1. Chocolate Charcuterie Board

Chocolate Charcuterie Board

Follow these instructions to assemble the Chocolate Charcuterie Board of your dreams. Instead of your typical meats, cheeses and fruits, go for chocolate-themed dessert recipes on your charcuterie board. Make sure to include your favorite dippers, like pretzels and sweet strawberries.

2. Hot Cocoa Dip

Hot Cocoa Dip

You've seen plenty of hot chocolate recipes, but have you ever tried Hot Cocoa Dip? This dip is a riff on your favorite festive holiday drink with all the same flavors. Ingredients like PHILADELPHIA cream cheese, JELL-O instant pudding and COOL WHIP zip together for a fluffy chocolate dip perfect for your holiday table.

3. Chocolate Salami

Chocolate Salami

The name is a little deceptive, but Chocolate Salami doesn't actually contain any meat. This Italian and Portuguese dessert combines chocolate, almonds and vanilla wafers in a sliceable log. Chocolate Salami is a fun addition for a festive holiday dessert charcuterie board.

4. Peppermint White Chocolate Dip

Peppermint White Chocolate Dip

If you prefer white chocolate, try our Peppermint White Chocolate Dip this year. For a show-stopping centerpiece, top your dip with crushed candy canes and serve alongside pretzels, vanilla wafers and graham crackers.

5. Peppermint-Chocolate Marshmallows

Peppermint-Chocolate Marshmallows

This fun recipe incorporates mini candy canes, marshmallows and semi-sweet chocolate. By the end, you'll have a marshmallow on a candy-cane stick, dipped in chocolate. Peppermint-Chocolate Marshmallows are a great recipe to get the whole family involved and use your JET-PUFFED marshmallows.

6. Mini JELL-O Holiday Heart Cups

Mini JELL-O Holiday Heart Cups

Make a special red and green holiday treat with these Mini JELL-O Holiday Heart Cups. Try these lime green JELL-O cups with red heart sprinkles that would make even the Grinch smile.

7. Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Very few festive desserts reach the iconic status of the Christmas Sugar Cookie. You can craft your sugar cookies in any shape or color icing but trees, bells, candy canes and snowflakes remain classics. Make this easy festive holiday dessert with your kids for a fun activity while they're out of school!

8. Reindeer & Heart Cupcakes

Reindeer & Heart Cupcakes

Last but certainly not least are our Reindeer & Heart Cupcakes. Decorate your cupcakes with little reindeer faces with heart sprinkle noses and pretzel antlers. These cute cupcakes are a perfect recipe to try with the kids.

Now that you have a whole list of easy festive holiday desserts, get baking! You can assemble your own dessert charcuterie board, make desserts for friends and family or freeze cookies for later. There are plenty of possibilities to try this year.

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