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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.

Toffee Peanut Clusters

Toffee Peanut Clusters

Toffee Peanut Clusters

Joy Dulaney sends in this delightful recipe from Highland Village, Texas. “These are a favorite among all my family and friends. They come together quickly and the toffee adds a nice unique twist.”

Fruit Spread

Fruit Spread

Fruit Spread

This is a delicious appetizer, but it’s also nice for breakfast or brunch spread on bagels, muffins or English muffins. With cranberries and pecans, it’s perfect for the holidays.

Black 'n' White Pistachio Bark

Black 'n' White Pistachio Bark

Black 'n' White Pistachio Bark

You need only four basic ingredients to whip up this sweet and nutty treat. Sized right for two, it's an easy way to satisfy a sweet tooth. You could also double or triple the recipe if you want to have more candy on hand for the holiday season.—Louise Delozier, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Coffee Punch

Coffee Punch

Coffee Punch

Guests will sing your praises when you ladle out this frothy, frosty,ice cream-coffee punch. Try brewing it with different flavored ice coffees for a perky pick-me-up.

Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn

Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn

Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn

Seasoned with cinnamon, this popcorn is the perfect family snack to munch on while watching those classic Christmas movies together.

Brie Phyllo Cups

Brie Phyllo Cups

Brie Phyllo Cups

Mini phyllo shells from the freezer section hurry along these elegant cups. They look fancy and taste delicious but are a snap to put together for a special occasion.—Brenda Little, Boise, Idaho

Snappy Horseradish Dill Pickles

Snappy Horseradish Dill Pickles

Snappy Horseradish Dill Pickles

These pickles are a great last-minute gift because they are so easy to make-a little horseradish adds zip to a jar of purchased pickles. They're in hot demand at Christmas! My husband and three grown sons can't get enough of them.

Favorite Cranberry Mousse

Favorite Cranberry Mousse

Favorite Cranberry Mousse

We live about 100 miles from Cape Cod, which is known for its cranberries. When we spent a weekend there, we toured the Cranberry World Visitors Center, which is where I found this recipe. When I made it for our fellowship group at church, everyone wanted the recipe. You’ll be surprised it’s so easy to make with just four ingredients.

Snow Pea Holiday Wreath

Snow Pea Holiday Wreath

Snow Pea Holiday Wreath

Santa himself might stop to sample this pretty-as-a-picture finger food! Crunchy green pea pods and juicy red tomatoes add a natural fresh, festive holiday note to my buffet table.

Cheesy Party Puffs

Cheesy Party Puffs

Cheesy Party Puffs

The first time I made these puffs for friends, all eight couples asked for the recipe! They're so tasty and quick to make in this busy season-and everyone loves them.

Glazed Whole Beets

Glazed Whole Beets

Glazed Whole Beets

This recipe came from my mother and was always a favorite holiday side dish when I was growing up. The glaze is such a wonderfully quick and easy way to dress up canned beets.
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