In my house, it’s never “too early” to start planning for one of our favorite holidays in the year! Once the weather gets chilly and the snow starts falling, our thoughts and plans immediately shift to revolve around the holiday break! What will we do this year? Will we travel around to see family or stay at home and celebrate with our local friends? Of course, most everyone’s favorite part of the holidays are the many dinners and get-togethers that happen around the final month of the year…but what to bring? Usually, everyone is expected to bring a desert, and after staring and plate after plate of chocolate chip cookies…I decided to get a little creative! Add some flair to the desert table with these cute and clever deserts!
1. Banana Strawberry Santa
It might not be very cold where you live, so these adorable banana Santa’s are a great choice! Fruit is always a hit at these parties, especially after all of those rich foods and heavy cakes. Nothing beats biting into a delicious fruit after a meal big enough to fill up you until next year!
2. Melted Snowman Oreo Balls
Mmmm, who doesn’t love a good Oreo?! These deserts will take a little bit of extra planning, but they are totally worth it! Delicious, cute, and totally festive, these will be a hit no matter what party you’re attending! Grab the recipe here.
3. Christmas Tree Brownie Pops
The best part of this desert is that it is so easy to make! Cut your brownie into triangles, add peppermint sticks as stumps, and decorate your trees with icing and festive decorations! I don’t know about you, but those crushed peppermints are looking pretty tasty right about now! Get instructions here.
4. Holly Jolly Jello Shots
If the party you are attending is catering to adults, you can make these fun and festive Jello shots that are as beautiful as they are tasty! You can always skip the alcohol and just bring a cute and colorful treat if the party will have children in attendance. See the step-by-step instructions here!
5. French Silk Pie
When I was little, everyone called this pie a “chocolate yum yum” pie. I have no idea who started calling it that, but the name stuck at my house! For everyone else, it is appropriately named a French Silk Pie, and it is as decadent as it sounds! Learn how to make one of your own here for your next holiday party!
6. Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies
These are perfect deserts for a large party! It’s easy to make dozens, and everyone can have a taste before they are all gobbled up! These are made with traditional Scottish shortbread, so you know they will be 100% delicious! If you aren’t a fan of raspberries, you can easily make another type of filling before drizzling these sweets with cream. See the recipe here and make these for a holiday party that everyone will remember!
7. Candy Cane Hearts
These will take a bit more effort than the rest of these recipes, but they are the most creative! You’ll need to melt the candy canes, shape them, and decorate the insides with melted candy, but the end results are just too fun! Everyone will be taking selfies with these lollipops, and they can easily double as party favors! Just wrap them in cellophane bags and add ribbon! See the instructions here.
Did you get some cute ideas for your next party? Too many of us settle into bringing pies, cookies, or brownies…not many of us brave the project of creating something new! Let your creativity soar with one or more of these deserts and spice up that desert table! I can’t wait to try those raspberry thumbprint cookies! They just look too good!
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