Of course, desserts, cookies, and candies are essential for holiday entertaining. One of the nice things about these classic recipes is that they tend to be simple. They don't need twenty ingredients and lots of garnishes to be special. These five ingredient holiday dessert recipes are super quick and easy to make, yet they're very delicious. Some of these recipes can be made ahead of time, so that makes entertaining even easier!
Think about garnishing these desserts in special ways. Chocolate curls or shavings, flavored whipped cream, or powdered sugar sifted through a doily placed on top of a pie or cake add the perfect finishing touches.
Five Ingredient Holiday Dessert Recipes
Old Fashioned Chocolate Dessert
This fabulous dessert is so fancy looking and special and so easy to make! Try my all chocolate version too.
White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies
Enjoy making these easy and colorful recipes with your kids.
Butter Pecan Turtle Cookies
One of my favorites!
Use sweetened condensed milk, NOT evaporated milk along with full fat cream cheese and you will have success with this fabulous quick recipe.
Fastest Chocolate Cheesecake
Or make a super quick cheesecake with chocolate! This super rich recipe is really good.
Mexican Tea Cakes
These simple cookies are a must every Christmas.
Rocky Road Fudge Bars
Have your kids make this simple bar cookie.
Substitute M&Ms for the chocolate chips in this recipe.
Caramel Cashew Bars
Chewy, gooey, crunchy, and sweet!
Chocolate Almond Pastries
These little pastries are beautiful and super easy.
Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate
In December, strawberries start appearing in the grocery stores again. This fabulous recipe is perfect after a rich meal.
Dip these biscotti in melted chocolate after they're baked and cooled.
Ice Cream Pumpkin Tart
Make this beautiful dessert ahead of time.
Coffee Almond Tart
This beautiful dessert is beautiful garnished with chocolate coffee beans.
Decadent Chocolate Fudge Cake
This cake is fun to make and tastes like a truffle!
Garnish this decadent pie with whipped cream and crushed candy canes.
Have fun decorating this cake with frostings and candies.