A Collection of Easy Holiday Treats to Make This Season

A collection of sweet holiday treats to make and enjoy with your family and friends this Christmas season!

Christmas snack mix and printable tag

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Hello friend! Have you started your Christmas baking yet? I know this is my family's absolute favorite time of the year, when their sweet tooth can be satisfied daily!

Christmas cookies, sweets and candy make your whole home smell like Santa's bake shop! I love to spend a day or two in the kitchen this time of the year with the twinkle lights on, Christmas music playing while baking our family's favorites! It's even better when my kids participate in the treat making and we can share laughs in the kitchen, surrounded by the scents of home and Christmas. Baking is a great way to banish boredom or a bad mood, and bring the family together, wouldn't you agree?

Christmas Cookies and Sweet Treats Virtual Exchange

Today I'm excited to join some blog buddies to bring your our favorite Christmas Cookies and Sweet Treats! Thank you to Kristy from At Home with Kristy for organizing this virtual cookie exchange! I know you're going to find lots of yummy ideas to save and try this year! Just look for the blue links below and when you tap on those, it will take you directly to each person's personal treat recipe.

Christmas treats for gifting

I love making a big batch of something delicious, packaging it up in clear cellophane bags, tying it with a pretty ribbon and gift tag, and sharing with our friends and neighbors during the holiday season.

My family loves this sweet and salty Christmas snack mix, filled with Chex cereal, pretzels, peanuts and a variety of M&Ms. It never lasts long in our home and it's a holiday sweet that everyone enjoys!

prepping sweet and salty holiday snack mix

Last year, I made another version of this easy holiday snack mix by replacing the M&Ms with various dried fruits and nuts. It made for a more sophisticated mix that still looks festive, tastes amazing, and is pretty enough to gift!

bagged homemade snack mix with nuts and fruit

You will find both versions of this sweet and salty, fruity and nutty Christmas snack mix at the link below, as well as the sheet of printable gift tags that I created. Both recipes make a giant bowl of snack mix so you'll have enough to enjoy as a family, as well as for sharing with others - especially if you make both recipes!

Click here for my Sweet and Salty Christmas Snack Mix (Two Ways) Recipes PLUS Printable Gift Tags

Wow Your Guests

Next up on this virtual Christmas treats tour is Missy of Sonata Home Design. If you're looking for an impressive dessert to serve guests at a party or on Christmas day, her Chocolate Truffle Christmas Tree is a stunner! I think this truffle tree would make a wonderful centerpiece and really wow your holiday guests!

Christmas tree shaped dessert

Girl Scouts Thin Mint Dupe

Anyone else can't get enough of the Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies? Well Kristy from At Home With Kristy has a recipe for Homemade Thin Mint Cookies! I'll be making these this year for sure! Our family loves the refreshing minty flavor of thin mints combined with chocolate!

thin mint cookies in decorative tray

Dreamy Creamy Christmas Cocoa

There's something so relaxing about hanging out in front of a roaring fire and sipping a mug of hot cocoa! Kylie from Trueman's Treasures has a Peppermint Candy Cane Hot Chocolate recipe that looks and sounds amazing! I love a mountain of whip cream topping my hot chocolate, don't you?

cups of peppermint hot chocolate with whip cream

Easy No Bake Christmas Sweets

individual portions of chocolate peanut clusters

Sometimes holiday baking can get tedious if the recipe is too long and complicated. That's why every holiday baker needs a few no-bake, super easy treats to round out their Christmas sweets! These Easy Chocolate Peanut Clusters by Sheri at Savvy in the Suburbs are supposed to be the easiest in the whole world!! I hope you give them a try.

The Prettiest Snowflake Cookies

My friend Crystal from Sweet Valley Acres has put together The Prettiest and Easiest Snowflake Cookies that look like they could have just fallen from a snow-laden sky! I can't wait to try her technique for the marbled frosting! I love that no two cookies are alike, just like snowflakes!

blue and white snowflake cookies

Allergy Free Christmas

If you or someone in your family struggles with food allergies, you might not be able to eat many of the sweet treats that everyone else enjoys. Check out these cookies from Amber at Follow the Yellow Brick Home. She says they're the Best and Easiest Allergy Free Christmas Cookies and they certainly look like they'd make yummy dunking!

Christmas cookies

If you want even more Christmas treat recipes, here are a few more of our family's tried and true favorites that I make every year:

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  1. These are nice Christmas treats! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love your sweet and salty idea! There are so many delicious goodies in this share!

  3. So many fun new recipe ideas. Can’t wait to try them!

  4. So many wonderful recipes! So nice to participate in this virtual Christmas sweets exchange with you! Merry Christmas!


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