Holiday Sweets and Treats: Ideas for a Sweet Christmas!

Peppermint Cookies. Photo credit: Pineapple and Coconut

Just when we all thought Christmas party menus couldn’t get any sweeter, we found these amazing holiday sweets and treats! So of course, we just had to showcase these yummy ideas as Part 3 of our Holiday Party Guide for First-Time Hosts. No host or hostess should be without at least one of these on your yuletide table! Now, are you ready for this sugary overload? Here we go!

Delightful Christmas Cakes! Flavorful and Pretty!

To cap the sumptuous meal you’ve just served, nothing could be more fitting than a multi-layered holiday cake decked out in Christmas colors! Looking like part of the party decor themselves, here are 3 festive cake recipes that are ‘must-tries’!

Christmas Party Cakes in Red and White and Green

1 – Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cake [from My Recipes];
2 – Layered Peppermint Cheesecake [from My Recipes];
3 – Chocolate Curls Christmas Cake [from I Am Baker]

Holiday Baked Treats with a Hint of Peppermint

To savor with a steaming mug of hot chocolate or freshly-brewed coffee, bite-size party sweets during Christmas are always welcome! Look what delightful munchies we found for you to make.

Peppermint treats: pretzels and chocolate truffles

1 – Candy Bar Pretzel Bites [from The Gunny Sack];
2 – Peppermint White Chocolate Truffles [from The Stylist Quo]

More Cookies and Cupcakes Made with Peppermint!

Mustn’t leave out the traditional holiday favorites: cookies and cupcakes! They’d make yummy prizes for Christmas Day games, and of course take-home goodies when there just isn’t room for even one more bite!

Holiday cupcakes and cookies

1 – Dark Chocolate Chip Peppermint M&M Cookies [from Pineapple and Coconut.com];
2 – Double Dark Candy Cane Crunch Cookies [from Bless This Mess];
3 – Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes [from A Pumpkin and a Princess]

From cakes to cookies, each one a fabulous treat! If these don’t create sweet memories of your first-time holiday hosting, then we don’t know what will!

Remember: Two more parts to go in our Holiday Party Guide series! Part 4 – Favors and Part 5 – Party Decor. See you back here! Be sure to check out Part 1: Holiday Gift Tags and Printables and Part 2: Menu Planning Ideas.

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