Even if you've spent hours in the kitchen baking your favorite Christmas confections, sometimes you still find yourself in need of a simple and sweet last-minute treat to share with family and friends. With one of these easy and delicious recipes, you're sure to be the hit of all your holiday parties.
1. Christmas Crunch
Popcorn, pretzels, and holiday M&M's are coated in melted white chocolate to create this sweet and salty Christmas snack mix that no guest will be able to resist. And if you need any last-minute Christmas gifts, Christmas Crunch looks quite festive when wrapped up in treat bags and tied with red and green ribbons.
2. Bourbon Balls
This boozy, adults-only treat is a big hit at holiday parties — though you need to be careful to keep them off the kiddie table. For a last-minute, no-bake treat, make a batch of these Easy Bourbon Balls, or these more authentic Kentucky Bourbon Balls.
3. Easy Mint Chocolate Truffles
Mint and chocolate are a classic Christmas combination, and truffles add an elegant touch to any cookie platter. Try rolling these Easy Mint Chocolate Truffles or these 3-ingredient Peppermint Crunch Truffles in red and green sprinkles for extra holiday flair.
4. Donut Snowmen
Mini powdered donuts, candy corn, and black icing make these Donut Snowman a snap to pull together. They're cute for a children's party, and easy enough that kids can make them too.
5. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars might sound complicated, but they're actually easy to mix up and don't even require baking. Just 4 hours in the refrigerator and you can wow your family and friends with this decadent holiday treat.
6. Homemade Bailey's Irish Cream
It isn't a dessert, but Homemade Bailey's Irish Cream is definitely a sweet treat. And, once you have the necessary ingredients, it only takes about 30 seconds to whip up in your blender. Just beware — you might not want to share!