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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 Cashew Clusters

Chocolate Cashew Clusters

Chocolate Cashew Clusters

People are crazy about these cashews coated in toffee and three kinds of chocolate. They make gift-giving sweet and simple for me!—Virginia Sauer, Wantagh, NY

Cranberry Fizz

Cranberry Fizz

Cranberry Fizz

With just five basic ingredients, this wonderfully tangy punch couldn't be much simpler to stir together. It won't take a lot of you time away from other party preparations, which is a real plus.—Suzette Jury, Keene, California

Five-Spice Pecans

Five-Spice Pecans

Five-Spice Pecans

Talk about a sugar-and-spice treat! Just try to stop eating these toasty, roasty snack nuts. “They’re also great sprinkled on all kinds of salads.” Anne Leslie - Chandler, IN
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Gouda Melt with Baguette Slices

Gouda Melt with Baguette Slices

Gouda Melt with Baguette Slices

This fun appetizer is guaranteed to wow guests! It takes just moments to whip up this melty delight. —Susan Lewis, Reading, Pennsylvania

Peppermint Twists

Peppermint Twists

Peppermint Twists

Serve your family and friends this delicate twist that showcases one of the most popular flavors of the season…peppermint! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Rudolph Treats

Rudolph Treats

Rudolph Treats

These adorable goodies are simple enough to make for your own gang, and your friends and neighbors, too! Let the kids help you create a new holiday tradition. —Abigail Vandersaul, Saint Paul, Missouri

Thyme-Roasted Carrots

Thyme-Roasted Carrots

Thyme-Roasted Carrots

Cutting the carrots lengthwise makes this dish look extra pretty. For even more elegance, garnish with sprigs of fresh thyme or parsley. —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri

White Chocolate Brie Cups

White Chocolate Brie Cups

White Chocolate Brie Cups

Try these unique little tarts as an appetizer before a special meal, or save them for a surprisingly different dinner finale. They’re sweet, creamy and crunchy—and very addictive!—Angela Vitale, Delaware, Ohio

Applesauce-Berry Gelatin Mold

Applesauce-Berry Gelatin Mold

Applesauce-Berry Gelatin Mold

Want a head start on your holiday meal? Try this uncomplicated, yet pretty apple-berry mold from Gloria Coates of Madison, Connecticut. Fresh cranberries and mint leaves are a beautiful garnish.

Chocolate Chow Mein Clusters

Chocolate Chow Mein Clusters

Chocolate Chow Mein Clusters

Chocolate and peanuts are two of my favorite treats, and the combination in this recipe, along with butterscotch, gives this candy a special flavor. My mother made these for Christmas every year, but they're so easy to fix, you can enjoy them anytime.

Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

"I keep the ingredients for these frosty chocolate pies on hand during the summer," writes Wendy Bognar of Sparks, Nevada. "They're so quick to assemble. My husband and kids love them."
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