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Easy Christmas Recipes

If you're short on time during this busy season, browse our collection of easy Christmas recipes. Find quick, no-fuss holiday recipes, including appetizers, candies, cookies and more, and enjoy more time with family and friends as a result.

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Chocolate-Dipped Candy Canes

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Sandra Baumgarten
I couldn't resist combining my two loves in this recipe—peppermint and chocolate! These are so easy, but if one breaks in the process, just pop it in your mouth. —Sandra Baumgarten, Vancouver, Washington
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More Easy Christmas Recipes

Festive Ice Ring

Festive Ice Ring

Festive Ice Ring

Use this colorful, fruit-filled ice ring from our Test Kitchen to keep your favorite punch cold during a holiday party.

Cherry Kisses

Cherry Kisses

Cherry Kisses

Cookies that melt in your mouth and are practically fat-free—is it any wonder these crispy meringue morsels disappear as fast as I can whip them up? Friends and family love them. —Jo Ann Blomquest, Freeport, Illinois

Sugar-Free Holiday Nog

Sugar-Free Holiday Nog

Sugar-Free Holiday Nog

"I developed this delicious recipe for my diabetic mother," explains Nancy Schickling of Bedford, Virginia.
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Harvest Salads with Pear Vinaigrette

Harvest Salads with Pear Vinaigrette

Harvest Salads with Pear Vinaigrette

You’ll love this simple but elegant salad’s subtly tart dressing and fresh taste. It’s a fantastic combination! Don’t have Gouda? Try using Swiss cheese instead. Cheryl Perry - Hertford, North Carolina

Cranberry Mallow Dessert

Cranberry Mallow Dessert

Cranberry Mallow Dessert

A holiday tradition at Cristie Hunt’s house in Rossville, Georgia, this fluffy refresher is pretty as a picture and lighter than air. “It makes a great alternative to plain old cranberry sauce,” she adds, “and an easy potluck dish for seasonal get-togethers.”

Chocolate Bow

Chocolate Bow

Chocolate Bow

What a beautiful sight this is on top of your favorite cake! It takes some time to prepare but can be made a month in advance, then stored in an airtight container. —Debbie Gauthier, Timmins, Ontario

Festive Mint Sundaes

Festive Mint Sundaes

Festive Mint Sundaes

These sundaes are reminiscent of the special dessert served at ladies' club meetings I attended when we lived in Mississippi.—Carole Martin, Tallahassee, Florida

Percolator Punch

Percolator Punch

Percolator Punch

"I serve this simple punch for club and group activities," reports Margaret Allen of Abingdon, Virginia.

Pastel Almond Bark

Pastel Almond Bark

Pastel Almond Bark

Cooks of all ages will find this pretty confection is a snap to prepare. It never fails to take center stage on the goody plates I make for friends.

Butter-Dipped Biscuit Squares

Butter-Dipped Biscuit Squares

Butter-Dipped Biscuit Squares

These are the easiest and best biscuits I've ever made. They're light and buttery and go well with virtually any meal.

Popcorn Nut Treat

Popcorn Nut Treat

Popcorn Nut Treat

You need five ingredients to make this special snack mix featuring popcorn, cereal and nuts. The pairing of salty nuts and sweet honey is delicious.
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