'Tis the season for Christmas desserts. Browse our collection of recipes for cakes, cookies, candies, pies, trifles and more. Finish your holiday meal on a festive note with fun flavors like eggnog, pumpkin and gingerbread.
Chock-full of chips, nuts and mini marshmallows, these rich bars are a cinch to stir up. "They make great Christmas treats, but I like to prepare them year-round," explains Peg Wilson, Elm Creek, Nebraska.
You can fix these chewy old-fashioned drop cookies with five ingredients. "I received this recipe from a friend more than 40 years ago and have made these cookies every Christmas since," writes Charlotte Moore of Parkersburg, West Virginia. Topped with a cherry half, each fruitcake-like bite costs just 16 cents.
I use canned goods and my slow cooker to whip up an old-fashioned side dish that's loaded with sweet fruits. It makes a heartwarming accompaniment to holiday menus. —Mary Ann Jonns, Midlothian, Illinois
Store-bought frosting is used to attach mini candy cane "runners" to the graham cracker sleds. For festive finishing touches, the frosted sleds are decorated with colored sprinkles and tied with red shoestring licorice "ropes".—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
A touch of hot pepper sauce gives a unique zip to this crunchy confection from Janie Sanders of Vicksburg, Mississippi. "We call it blistering brittle," she says. The mixture reaches hard-crack stage in the microwave, so you don't even need a candy thermometer for this brittle.
"The first time I made this candy, I knew it was going to be a big hit," writes Janice Brightwell, Jeffersonville, Indiana. "My husband and friends agree it's the best they've ever tasted. It's quick and simple to prepare. I've been asked for the recipe countless times."