23 Best Holiday Desserts for a Festive Treat

The holidays aren’t complete without plenty of sweets, so add these Christmas desserts to your to-do list.

No Christmas party is complete without a special holiday dessert! And the good news is there are many amazing ones to choose from, including classic, modern, chocolate, and sugary sweet desserts, and everything in between!

Trifle cream cheese red fruits sauce cookies crumbs layered dessert

All the dessert ideas on this list contain basic instructions on how to make them, the ingredients you will need, and any tips or specifics on creating a successful dish.

Moreover, they’re all modifiable for dietary restrictions and needs as well. You can also find gluten-free, sugar-free, or vegan versions with a little bit of extra research too.

So, without further ado, if you want a new recipe to try out or want to refresh your current baking arsenal, check out my list of the top 23 holiday desserts you must try this Christmas season!

Best Christmas Desserts

Final Thoughts

Holiday desserts are some of the most fun dishes to make because oftentimes, you eat them when you are enjoying good company.

I love making many of these dishes for my gatherings around the holidays, and I hope you will too! Which recipe will you try next?

Check out popular fall desserts to make before the holiday season comes!

23 Best Holiday Desserts for a Festive Treat

Trifle cream cheese red fruits sauce cookies crumbs layered dessert

The holiday season is all about food, and you can’t forget dessert. Try these classic Christmas desserts and holiday desserts that you need a bite of this holiday season.

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


    1. Choose your favorite recipe.
    2. Gather the necessary ingredients.
    3. Prep and cook your recipe.
    4. Enjoy!

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin is an editor and food writer who loves traveling and trying new foods and fun cocktails. Erin has been writing and editing professionally for 5 years since graduating from Temple University, and has been on the Restaurant Clicks team for 3 years. She has a long background working in the restaurant industry, and is an avid home chef and baker. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.