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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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Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar

Since my husband and I both work full-time. I'm always looking for fast nutritious recipes. The whole family loves this tasty treatment for asparagus. I can't make it often enough. —Natalie Peterson of Kirkland, Washington

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.
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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."

Chocolate-Coated Pretzels

Chocolate-Coated Pretzels

Chocolate-Coated Pretzels

These pretty pretzels are simple to make and are great gifts any time of the year. —Virginia Chronic, Robinson, Illinois

Chocolate-Orange Scones

Chocolate-Orange Scones

Chocolate-Orange Scones

Yes, you can make scones! Pancake mix is the key to this light and fluffy quick bread that kids will love! “These are great with a cup of coffee, milk or herbal tea.” Margaret Wilson — Sun City, California

Cocoa Mint Truffles

Cocoa Mint Truffles

Cocoa Mint Truffles

Wow! These easy chocolate truffles will be a hit at holiday parties. Moist with a rich minty flavor inside, the candies have a powdered cocoa outer layer. These are decadent, but oh-so-simple to do.

Cranberry Crispies

Cranberry Crispies

Cranberry Crispies

At holiday rush time, you can't go wrong with these simple cookies shared by LaVern Kraft of Lytton, Iowa. They're a snap to stir up with a boxed quick bread mix, and they bake up crisp and delicious.

Creamy Peppermint Punch

Creamy Peppermint Punch

Creamy Peppermint Punch

Almost too pretty to drink, Creamy Peppermint Punch is a real crowd-pleaser. Serve it in a punch bowl and guests can help themselves, so you're free to mingle. —Linda Foreman, Locust Grove, Oklahoma

Crisp Sweet Pickles

Crisp Sweet Pickles

Crisp Sweet Pickles

My mom's delicious pickles, a Christmas tradition, are quick and easy to make since they start with a jar of purchased dill pickles and then are just "dressed up." They would make a nice gift from the kitchen in a pretty glass jar.—Denise Bitner, Reedsville, Pennsylvania
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