The Kitchen's Sweetest Christmas Treats

Satisfy your sweet tooth this holiday season with The Kitchen's top Christmas dessert recipes.

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Christmas Tree Surprise Cake

The outside of the cake is beautiful, but just wait until you see the surprise baked inside when you slice it for dessert.

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Bourbon Balls

A quarter cup of bourbon adds strong notes of vanilla, oak and caramel to these snackable holiday treats.

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Stump de Noel Cake

Think of this crowd-pleasing cake as part-dessert and part-centerpiece. It’s as delicious as it is beautiful.

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Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue

To get the most out of your slow cooker, embrace the sweet side of it! Dip your favorite fruits, marshmallows and pound cakes into The Kitchen’s rich and creamy chocolate fondue.

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Skillet Gingerbread Cake with Eggnog Royal Icing

Empty out your pantry and put those delicious spices to good use! Claire’s cake combines crystalized ginger, cloves and cinnamon. After an easy bake in your cast iron-skillet, top the cake with sweet eggnog icing for added moisture and classic holiday flavor.

Get the Recipe: Skillet Gingerbread Cake with Eggnog Royal Icing

Brownie Pecan Pie

With crisp pie crust, chocolatey brownie filling and toasted pecans, Jeff’s pie combines two of your favorite desserts into one delicious masterpiece.

Get the Recipe: Brownie Pecan Pie

Peppermint Skillet Cake with Peppermint Ice Cream

Fan Jill S. raved about Jeff’s skillet cake, telling us: “So simple and amazing. Even the non-peppermint people LOVED it.”

Get the Recipe: Peppermint Skillet Cake with Peppermint Ice Cream

Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Katie whips up her holiday whoopie pies with a divine filling, mixed with crushed candy canes and marshmallow creme.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake

Reviewers can’t stop talking about Katie’s fruity bundt cake. One mentioned: “This may be the best chocolate cake I have ever had. I do not generally bake cakes, however this cake was easy!”

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake

Homemade Cannoli

Garnished with mini chocolate chips, these classic Italian beauties are as delicious as they look.

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Tart

Take chocolate-covered strawberries to a whole new level this Christmas. Wrapped in a pretty presentation, Katie’s tart has a crunchy crust made from ground chocolate wafer cookies and a smooth, creamy center.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Tart

Rustic Apple Pie Crostata

Katie’s tasty and flakey butter crust + cinnamon-infused apple filling = the perfect partners in crime.

Get the Recipe: Rustic Apple Pie Crostata

Truffles

Katrina’s indulgent truffles are worth waiting for. Letting them chill in the fridge for an hour after forming them is the hardest part of prep.

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Brown Sugar Sage Shortbread

Invited to an upcoming Christmas party? Decorate these cute and festive cookies with your family and include them as a treat in your holiday gift bags.

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Sunny’s Easy Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding

The holidays can be hectic. Sunny simplifies Christmas dessert with this delectable dish by using store-bought tubes of refrigerated cinnamon rolls.

Get the Recipe: Sunny’s Easy Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding

No-Bake "Cow Pile" Cookies

Described by tasters as “the best NO BAKE treat ever,” Katie’s addictive cow pile cookies will keep you coming back for more.

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No-Bake Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookies

These fuss-free treats can be made with your choice of crunchy or creamy peanut butter and any buttery crackers in the pantry.

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Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Use a cookie baking mix and store-bought candies to whip up these decadent bites in a hurry.

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No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

If the oven’s full during your Christmas meal prep, there’s always room for dessert in the fridge! Katie whips up her no-bake pumpkin cheesecake the night before Christmas and serves it cold to her guests.

Get the Recipe: No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

Sunny's Hot Chocolate Hazelnut Mudslide

Topped with whipped cream and hot fudge, Sunny’s irresistible spiked chocolate mudslides are dessert and drinks all in one.

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White Cocoa with Raspberry Swirl

Dressed in red and white for the holidays, this white chocolate cocoa might just surprise you with a sweet and fruity swirl of warm raspberry.

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Hot Chocolate Bread Pudding

Wondering what to do with all that extra hot chocolate mix on the shelf? Put it to good use in Katie Lee’s heavenly warm and gooey bread pudding.

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Frozen Hot Chocolate

If you’re spending Christmas on a warm getaway, this frozen treat packs holiday flavor and will cool you down with just five simple ingredients.

Get the Recipe: Frozen Hot Chocolate

Gingerbread Cookie Pancakes

Your kids will be begging for these pancakes every year for Christmas breakfast. Gingerbread cookie crumbs, pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar sweeten up your morning. Serve with eggnog syrup for a more festive flavor.

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Easy Apple Tarte Tatin

One reviewer told us: “I am not the biggest fan of apple pie or desserts, however this recipe was DELICIOUS and impressive looking.”

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Cherry-Pistachio Biscotti

To dunk or not to dunk… Katie’s sweet and nutty biscotti are fantastic when dipped in your favorite coffee, but they also make a great snack on their own.

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Look at how light and perfectly cakey these sweet sandwiches turn out.

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Pumpkin Pie Pudding

Using store-bought vanilla pudding and ripe bananas, Katie’s pumpkin pie pudding is ready in five minutes.

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Christmas Tie-Dye Sweater Cookies

Jeff describes these as his “brand-new favorite cookies.” Grab your go-to store-bought sugar cookie dough and cut it into cute mini Christmas sweaters. After dying and baking the dough, spend some quality decorating time with the family.

Get the Recipe: Christmas Tie-Dye Sweater Cookies

Sunny's Apple Cider Donut Pudding

After a trip to the market to pick up some doughnuts, Sunny uses common pantry ingredients to whip up this smooth and delicious pudding, which pairs perfectly with vanilla ice cream.

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Mauro Apple Crumb Cake

With just a few simple and easy ingredients, Jeff’s apple crumb cake is described as a “make again” recipe by reviewers.

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Pie Baked Apples

One superfan raved: “Showstopper (and clever) dessert that’s on the healthy side. Win win!”

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Hard Cider Cupcakes

Combine that hard apple cider in the fridge with apple butter and a few pantry ingredients for an easy and delectable post-dinner treat.

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Chocolate Sweet Potato Cupcakes

Even non-vegan guests will love these… trust us!

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Cookie Bark

“The combination of chocolate, butterscotch and peanut butter is totally addictive,” mentions taster Marty B. “Delicious and so much flavor!”

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Pumpkin Dump Cake

Combine frozen and fresh ingredients in your slow cooker, then as Sunny likes to say, “Set it and don’t forget it!.”

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Orange-Cranberry Bundt Cake

Fresh cranberries are baked right inside Jeff’s orange-scented cake for a sweet surprise in every bite.

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Fresh Apple Cake with Homemade Caramel Sauce

One reviewer raved: “Where has this cake been all my life? Great all by itself but the caramel sauce is incredible! I may never use store bought caramel sauce again!”

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Gingerbread Cookies

Duff’s recipe is an old-school classic you’ll be coming back to for years.

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Bananas Foster Pudding

Fact: Your guests will go BANANAS for this pudding!

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Holiday Sandwich Cookies

Cut holiday sandwich cookies into your favorite Christmas designs and watch your friends ooh and ahh when they see them.

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Mint Chocolate Bonbons

Put your oven mitts away and clear some space in the freezer! Katie’s frozen chocolate bonbons are a fantastic finale to your holiday feast.

Get the Recipe: Mint Chocolate Bonbons

Frozen Brandied Eggnog

Geoffrey's adults-only sipper is described by reviewers as “delicious with a capital D.”

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Magic Mousse

Geoffrey’s mousse is magic because it only requires four ingredients. “You won’t believe that something is so simple, amazing and decadent at the same time,” he says.

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Chocolate Cobbler with Cherry Ice Cream

Ready to throw in the oven after just 10 minutes, this cobbler is sure to be an attention-grabber at your next holiday feast.

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Bourbon Mississippi Mud Pie

Get ready for a new hit dessert at the dinner table. Crisp chocolate graham cracker crust + dense and delicious filling + homemade whipped cream… What's not to love?

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Brownie Tart

The gooey center of this decadent brownie tart will melt in your mouth.

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