23 Best Holiday Desserts for a Festive Treat

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

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 Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.

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