Whether you're 8 or 80, these tantalising treats will tickle your taste buds and make you feel all festive inside. Okay, so they're on the naughty rather than nice side.
But Santa will forgive you a little bit of decadence. Just don't forget to leave him his cut... and a little tipple of brandy for his troubles.
10 Best Christmas Treats
Christmas is all about letting go. So, forget your oh so good side and indulge a little. These recipes are sinful little treasures that'll bring so much over the holiday season.
So, if you're up for cooking up a Christmas treat or two, check out this list of the ultimate Christmas treats. They'll keep the kids quiet and satisfy your inner child at the same time.
A choctastic classic Christmas treat of epic proportions, chocolate flapjacks are full of flavour and fantastic for the festive holiday season. The kids will go crazy for these Christmas snacks and you won't even have to slave away in the kitchen – they're so easy to make!
Imagine the hot chocolate smell and these bad boys bake in the oven! That's really one of the best things about Christmas – the enticing aromas created by the incredible food cooked and baked over the holiday period.
You'll find these flapjacks nice and simple to whip up – leaving you plenty of time to indulge in the festive cheer with a glass or two of your favourite tipple. Why not try this Christmas gin cocktail on for size?
Turn the decadence up a notch and dip them in melted white chocolate. Christmas just got better!
If you ever want to get kids in the kitchen without saying a word, show them this recipe.
Who could possibly resist these Chocolate Cheerio Baubles? They're super easy to prepare, make a great craft activity and look great on Christmas trees.
Best of all - you can eat them!
These utterly delicious little chocolate fairy cakes are the perfect pick-me-up treats at Christmas time. Rich, moist, indulgent and super easy to make, they'll go down a storm during the Christmas holiday with chocolate loves and merrymakers alike.
The taste of Amarula, a creamy yet fruity liquor, really is tailor-made for the holiday period. Melted caramel and a smoky, chocolatey, nutty vanilla flavor will get you in the Christmas spirit.
Best of all, these little treats are easy to make and quick to bake, leaving you plenty of time to work your way through the rest of the Amarula. Let the good times roll!
These low-calories, no sugar cookies make great guilt-free treat for Christmas. You'l find they taste just as good as a regular sugar cookie.
All the flavor of these sugar-free Christmas treats comes from the butter, liquid sweetener, vanilla extract and, most of all, the chocolate chips.
To keep things on the healthy side, with as little sugar used as possible, this recipe calls for diabetic chocolate chips. These have a very low amount of sugar and generally come in the form of dark chocolate. They taste great!
You can, of course, experiment with more sinful cookies. Add Smarties or Oreos into the cookie dough mix for a extra tasty Christmas treat!
Everybody loves a good Mars Bar at the best of times. Come Christmas time, Mars Bars make a great holiday treat. This recipe takes things a step further, with a crispy (or should that be 'krispy'?) twist that'll please Martians and crispy cake lovers alike.
As easy Christmas cooking goes, these little babies are a cinch. In fact, the hardest part is hiding them from the rest of the family. Left in the open, they'll be devoured before the day is done. You have been warned!
An amazing addition to any Christmas party, serve these crispy little slices of joy next to these Oreo cupcakes and creme egg cupcakes. Then sit back and watch the ensuing merriness.
Whisper these words... slow... cooker... Nutella... fudge. Say them too loud and you'll run the risk of passers by inviting themselves over. Just whispering them is enough to make the mouth water. But do they taste as good as they sound? Yes... and then some.
Try this recipe and I guarantee you won't be disappointed. In fact, you might find your new favorite Christmas treat recipe.
Bake these in a slow cooker and wait for the smell to work its way around the house. If patience isn't your strong point, I recommend you keep the festive munchies at bay with another of the Christmas treats on this list, until this festive fudge is ready.
When these little treats are ready, much like Christmas they will be worth the wait. In fact, much like Christmas, you'll be thinking about them for the rest of the year, waiting for the next time they come around!
Practically a British institution, orange flavored chocolate is absolutely delicious. When you bake this festive flavor combination into cupcakes, the results are spectacular.
Not only do these chocolate Christmas treats taste the part, they look fantastic too. You'll have no trouble impressing Christmas party guests or keeping the kids at bay.
When it comes to the authentic taste, homemade cupcakes really are far superior to the store bought stuff. You'll find the taste and texture a cut above as, without all the preservatives and other 'ingredients' that go into the factory made muffins, you're left with nothing but the good stuff.
The butter icing in this recipe really takes things to another level. A squeeze of orange, a little bit of zest and you've got yourself a fruity, chocolatey Christmas treat to keep the whole family happy.
An amazingly easy to prepare Christmas treat, these biscuits are dangerously addictive. If the satisfying crunch, the buttery aftertaste and the hint of sweet fragrant vanilla weren't enough, try resisting them after they've been smothered in the caramel filling.
Actually, the hardest thing about this recipe is trying to not eat the entire jar of caramel before you've made the biscuits. If this sounds like you, you'd better leave this for someone else to bake and concentrate on the eating side of things.
Don't worry about being too gluttonous... you're in good greedy (gourmet) company after all. Just enjoy the smell of these incredible biscuits as they bake and savour the taste of these heavenly, yet satisfyingly sinful little Christmas treats.
They look the part too... in fact, they'd be great decorations for your Christmas tree. The only trouble is, they wouldn't last a second without being eaten.
Ok, so these decadent éclairs might be the Crème de la crème of Christmas treats. If you've never tried to make your own chocolate éclairs, you're in for a treat (or should that be treats?) of the highest order.
The cream puff dough is light and delicate, with a taste that's a world away from the store bought stuff. The chocolate glaze is to die for and the chocolate sauce takes things to another level.
You could even up the ante and go for white chocolate sauce.
When you bake these beauties, set aside plenty of time. It'll test your bake skills for sure. But when you end up with something as wholly satisfying as these wonderful chocolate éclairs, it'll be totally worth the effort.
Plus, you could always enlist the help of some merry little elves, should helped be needed.
A beautiful blend of white and dark chocolate, not to mention peanut butter, these chunky little cherubs will brighten up any holiday season. Bake them for a Christmas party and watch them disappear faster than Santa up the chimney!
There's something about the taste of white chocolate, dark chocolate and peanut butter that just melts in the mouth. Plus the marbling effect makes them look incredible.
They really are the perfect treats for Christmas, these magic morsels will bring cheer to everyone, young and old alike.
You could even add a cherry on top with a hint of orange zest, some peppermint extract (chocolate peppermint...mmmm), some pistachios thrown into the mix or, well, an actual cherry or two.
Chocolate pairs with coconut like tinsel on a Christmas tree. Well, this Christmas treat is perfect for the Christmas holiday season.
Once again, enlist the help of holiday elves to prepare these treats. Then savour the smell as they bake and bask in the glow of Christmas as you wait for a taste of the divine.
It'll be worth the wait. These little chocolate coconut Christmas clusters makes for cracking Christmas treats, festive and full of flavour.
Wash them down with some eggnog (milk for the kids) or some other kind of Christmas tipple. You'll find that festive feeling lasts long after you've polished off the whole tray.
What are traditional Christmas sweets?
Red and white striped candy that's as Christmassy as Saint Nick himself, the festive season just wouldn't be the same without candy cane.
Traditionally flavored with peppermint, candy canes are a huge hit with kids at Christmas time.
Did you know that you can even get chocolate peppermint candy canes? A perfect Christmas treat for chocoholics!
Gingerbread men are the perfect baked treat for any holiday, especially Christmas. Kids go crazy for the satisfying crunch and heart warming taste of gingerbread men.
Just be sure to ration them or they'll be gone in 60 seconds! Get yourself a gingerbread man cookie cutter and get your little elves to help make these crunchy, tasty little festive treats.
A traditional Spanish Christmas sweet, turrón is a terrifically tasty festive treat.
It comes in either hard or soft form: the hard is a jaw breaking block of whole almonds in a brittle mass of eggs, honey and sugar; while the soft version of turrón is much more chewy as it contains oil and the almonds are made into a paste.
If you're a fan of nougat, this Spanish beauty is the Christmas sweet for you.
What Christmas treats will you bake over the holiday period? Did you find your favorite Christmas treats in this list, or do you have something else in mind? Let me know in the comments below and have a very merry Christmas!
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