Tempting Easy Holiday Desserts

Prepare your casseroles and get ready to make these easy holiday desserts! Holidays are the perfect time to freeze some desserts and bake straight from your own kitchen. Frozen delicious holiday desserts signify a great way to save a meal during the busy holidays.

But, there is nothing wrong in trying these fun holiday dessert recipes in a typical Sunday with the family.

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Certainly, everybody loves sweet and delectable easy holiday desserts. In that regard, here are few of the thousands of mouth-watering sweets and desserts that is ascertained to captivate everybody’s heart and appetite.

Caramel Cream Cake

There is nothing to compare with cakes for a holiday dessert. Sweets are undeniably pampering and classy. Enjoy the coconut-pecan cake layer that is jam-packed with great-tasting pecan pie filling.


Here is how to do it.

  1. Stir a cup of coconut (finely cut) into a pecan pie cake batter. Spoon the batter into a three greased and floured 9-inch cake pan.
  2. Heat the oven at 350 degrees for twenty-five short minutes. Remove from the pan and cool it on wire racks.
  3. As it cools, spread the filing (pecan pie) between layers. Apply the cream cheese frosting on both sides and top of the cake. Add some coconut and toasted pecans. Garnishing it is wonderful for a yummier look.

Reindeer Cookies

Undeniably, this is the best treat that a mom like you can treat your sweet-toothed kids.  Consequently, make your children’s favorite cookie and make these endearing reindeer cookies. This is one of the easy Christmas desserts that are highly popular among kids all over the globe.

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Ingredients: 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated gingerbread or peanut butter cookies, 64 small pretzel twists, 64 semisweet chocolate chips (about 1/4 cup), and 16 candied cherries, cut in half, if desired

Shape the dough into the desired shape. Triangular- shaped dough is wonderful.  Afterwards, decorate it to look like a reindeer (as desired). Use frosting into the shaped dough before baking. You may go for a chocolate-dipped pretzel for your reindeer’s antlers. Colorful gumdrops and mini-pretzels can be used for reindeer’s eyes and nose.

As your dough becomes ready for baking, heat on your oven and set it on a low temperature in order to avoid burning the cookies.  This time, heat the chocolate for about 30 to 60 seconds.  This is a perfect finish to grab.

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You will get to have one of the easy holiday cookies recipes after following those simple tips above.

Chocolate- Peppermint Candy Cupcakes

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Spice up your regular cupcakes through a piece of homemade white chocolate- peppermint bark. A mishmash of chocolate, peppermint and vanilla takes hold of the spotlight in every party and gathering due to its elegance and charm.


  1. Place a 36 paper baking cups in muffin pans.
  2. Spoon the batter into these paper cups.  Fill the two-thirds of it.
  3. Set your oven at 350 degrees for at least eighteen minutes.
  4. Remove the cupcakes from the pan and let it cool on wire racks.
  5. Melt white chocolate crumbs in a “microwavable” bowl at a high temperature for half a minute. Stir until it smooths. Spread it in at least ¼ -inch thick on the baking sheet.
  6. Dress it up with peppermint candy.
  7. Chill for a minimum of 30 minutes. Remove it from the baking sheet and cut.
  8. Sprinkle it with vanilla butter cream frosting and candies.

Gingerbread Ice Cream Recipe

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A Christmas celebration can never be complete without the sweet aroma of gingerbread wafting that can surely tantalize everybody’s taste buds.


  • 2 vanilla beans, split lengthways
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 600ml thickened cream
  • 1/4 cup firm packed brown sugar
  • (1/4 cup)golden syrup
  • 1 tbs ground ginger
  • 1 tsp mixed spice

Just follow these procedures below to be able to get hold of the yummiest holiday treat.

  1. Scuff the soft black seeds of vanilla bean’s core. Mix it with egg yolks and sugar over a saucepan of boiling water. Never let the pan touch the boiling water.
  2. Beat the mixture over an average temperature for five short minutes until it becomes thick and pale. Add half cup of cream and beat for another 3 minutes.
  3. Whip the remaining cream in a different bowl after removing the bowl of mixture from heat. Put cream into the mixture of egg yolk. Beat until seeing an even texture.
  4. Pour the mixture into an airtight container.
  5. Freeze for a minimum of six hours before transferring it over to a food processor until to make it smooth.
  6.  Put it again in the fridge for another 6 to 8 hours until it becomes firm.

Frosted Strawberry Salad

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Simpler is better. This is a gelatin salad that makes a wonderful and cool holiday salad. Explicitly, this is made with fresh strawberries, pineapple, bananas and ice cream cheese. No question, it is lip-smacking, indeed!


  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) strawberry gelatin
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • Topping:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Fresh strawberries and mint

1. Drain the pineapple and never forget to set aside at least half cup of its juice.

2. Prepare the Jello as indicated in the package. Use only one cup of water. Stir it with the pineapple, bananas, strawberries,   and marshmallows.

3. Put the mixture to a casserole and put it in the fridge to chill until firm.

4. In a separate sauce pan, mix the sugar, salt, and flour. Add the pineapple juice and mix well. Put it over a medium heat for at least 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and completely cool it.

5. Lastly, add the whip and pecans over the gelatin. Keep it refrigerated until serving.

Generally, these are just few of the many easy desserts to make during holidays.