12 Holiday Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Deck the Halls Cake

Looking for something sweet to cap off your holiday dinner this Christmas season? Look no further! These 12 Desserts will round off any Christmas dinner and are sure to satisfy you and your dinner guest's sweet tooth. Pull up a chair, pour some coffee (or tea), and bring out the dessert for everyone to delight in... you'll be glad you did.

12 Delicious Desserts That Will Leave a Lasting Impression This Christmas:

1. Bourbon Christmas Balls

Bourbon Christmas Balls

Bourbon Christmas Balls are a very different kind of dessert for this holiday season, but definitely one worthy of making an appearance at your Christmas party! It's like a sweet, delicious cocktail in ball form! The rich, smoky flavor of the bourbon infuses each buttery, vanilla-flavored sweet loaded with crunchy pecans. Then, each one is coated in a distinct flavor, like cocoa, powdered sugar, and even more pecans, kind of like rimming a cocktail glass for an extra flavor bomb! Bourbon Christmas Balls are a breeze to make and a festive addition to your holiday spread!

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2. Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies take a kitchen-sink approach to making dessert, but with a holiday twist! Each tender, buttery cookie is filled with bites of chocolate sandwich cookie, chocolate peppermint crunch, and dark chocolate chips for a beautiful pairing of chocolate and peppermint flavors that is absolutely astounding. There is so much crunchy goodness, you can actually hear the Christmas cheer coming from each bite. Candy Cane Cookies are holly, jolly joy!

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3. Gingerbread Cream Pie

Gingerbread Cream Pie

Ah, the most wonderful time of the year is here, and you know what that means! Holiday treats! Start things off strong with a Gingerbread Cream Pie. Doesn't that just sound delightful?! You'll feel quite merry as you dig your fork into this fluffy slice of sweetness that's filled with all the beloved spices of the season. Fill yourself up with a nice cold glass of eggnog and you've got yourself the perfect dessert for these festive times! 'Tis the season for Gingerbread Cream Pie!

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4. Lazy Pecan Pie Bars

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If you're not in the mood to bake a whole pie, we totally get it! It takes a lot of work. However, if you can't seem to shake the pie craving, then we've got you covered. Lazy Pecan Pie Bars are here for the rescue! These crispy-on-the-outside, moist-on-the-inside squares are basically everything you love about the caramel-y, nutty pecan pie, but without having to exhaust yourself and make a crust. You essentially mix it all together, dump it in a dish, and bake! Easy-peazy. Perfect for holidays or any cool day in between, it makes you wonder why these Lazy Pecan Pie Bars aren't on everyone's dessert rotation?!

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5. Traditional Sticky Toffee Pudding

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Want a traditional English dessert to sweeten up the holidays? Then try this delicious Traditional Sticky Toffee Pudding recipe! This moist sponge cake is slathered in sweet toffee sauce, served with vanilla ice cream, and topped with delightful whipped cream! This delicious dessert is a British classic and a treat you're sure to love.

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6. Pumpkin Cheesecake

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Everyone marvels over the smooth, creamy texture of cheesecake and its crumbly, buttery crust. And you can bring that sense of wonder to the Thanksgiving table. Pumpkin Cheesecake creates a delicious contrast between the sweet coolness of cheesecake and pumpkin’s autumn warmth and spice. With an extra pecan crunch in the crust, Pumpkin Cheesecake is satisfyingly rich and yet delectably delicate. This dessert breaks the traditional holiday mold but delivers on classic flavors!

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7. Spiced Carrot Cake

Spiced Carrot Cake

Spiced Carrot Cake is a classic dessert with a twist! This cake is loaded with cardamom instead of the traditional cinnamon, giving it a rich and complex flavor in addition to the welcomed warmth. The aroma of freshly baked cake and spices will fill your home, making it impossible to resist a slice. This Spiced Carrot Cake is a wonderful way to celebrate any occasion, from birthdays to holidays, or simply as a treat for yourself. Whether you're a fan of traditional carrot cake or looking to try something new, this spiced version is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you wanting more!

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8. Dad's Coconut Cream Pie

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Dad wasn't the first to recognize the potential of coconut's milky, sweet, fruity flavors as a creamy filling to a pie; he just does it the best. Dad's Coconut Cream Pie shines with a golden, smooth filling on top of a buttery crust and topped with homemade whipped cream. Sprinkled with toasty sweet coconut flakes for a little crispiness, this pie is a cool dessert perfect for holidays, picnics, birthdays, and gatherings. Even if you're just enjoying some time indoors, the tropical flavors of Dad's Coconut Cream Pie will lead you to warm white sands!

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9. Ultimate Christmas Shortbread Cookies

Ultimate Christmas Shortbread Cookies

These Ultimate Christmas Shortbread Cookies are about to change the shortbread game for the better! Everyone already loves crumbly, crunchy, buttery cookies, but Ultimate Christmas Shortbread Cookies add more to each little treat by incorporating rich, sweet cherries, creamy white chocolate, and fragrant almond into each bite! Dipped in more white chocolate and crunchy nonpareils, Ultimate Christmas Shortbread Cookies are really the end-all, be-all of the holiday dessert table! Dive right in!

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10. Chocolate Pecan Casserole

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What is a Chocolate Pecan Casserole, you might be wondering? Dessert casseroles aren't quite as common as the savory ones, we know. Well, first thing's first, it's delicious. Okay, okay, we bet you need to know more than that. Well, think of it like this... it's a large baking dish lined with a crunchy pecan-filled crust that's holding a creamy, chocolate filling and topped with rich whipped cream and even more pecans! Um, yum! Sounds like quite the treat, right? Perfect for all your gatherings, from birthdays to holidays, Chocolate Pecan Casserole is just the best dessert to ever be!

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11. Deck-the-Halls Cake

Deck the Halls Cake

Fa la la la la, la la la let's eat! Deck-the-Halls Cake is a better holiday decoration than mistletoe or holly because it's the prettiest Christmas thing that you can eat! Topped with snowy, creamy, and tangy cream cheese frosting and holiday-red sugared cranberries, Deck-the-Halls Cake certainly makes an impression. And this is all before you actually bite into the tender, sweet, walnut-filled cake! Now you just need to figure out how to sing this cake's praises in carol form!

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12. Fudge Lovers Cake

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Do you ever wish that chocolate cake was... more chocolatey? Don't worry, you are far from alone. Fudge Lovers Cake is covered with a rich chocolate ganache that fulfills your desire. Present Fudge Lovers Cake to wow someone on their birthday or any other special occasion. It will make you feel like a winning contestant on the Great British Bake-Off.

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