End your Christmas celebration with a bang by serving up these Christmas desserts that are great for a crowd. They’re sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and be the perfect ending to your holiday festivities.
Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a sweet treat—or several! With so many people joining in on the fun, it only makes sense that you go all out when it comes to dessert.
Christmas Dessert For A Crowd
It’s hard to pick just one sweet treat to make for Christmas dessert! Because there are so many good options, you might as well pick a few to make for your guests on Christmas Day. Go the chocolate route with a chocolate cream pie, stay traditional with a yule log, or bring in the best flavors of the holiday season with a candy cane cake.
Each Christmas dessert is better than the next, so there are no wrong choices here. Your guests will be super happy to end their Christmas Day with any of these treats.
Christmas Desserts for a Sweet Day
1. Christmas Pinwheel Cookies
These red and green Christmas Pinwheel cookies look like edible decorations! Plus, pinwheel cookies are just as fun to make as they are to eat.
2. Christmas Ooey Gooey Butter Cookies
These Christmas ooey gooey butter cookies only take 6 ingredients to come together. So what makes them so ooey and gooey?! The cake mix is the secret ingredient.
3. Christmas M&M Cookies
There is never a bad time to have an M&M cookie, especially on Christmas. Turn the classic cookies into holiday sweet treats by loading them up with red and green M&Ms.
4. Peppermint Bark
If you want to impress your guests with a simple dessert, try your hand at making this peppermint bark. The bark is super easy to make, but it looks impressive on the plate. The layers of peppermint and chocolate flavor will be the perfect Christmas dessert to end a festive meal.
5. Chocolate Cupcakes With Candy Cane Buttercream
If candy canes are your go-to Christmas candy, then these chocolate candy cane cupcakes are a must for your holiday dessert table. The chocolate and candy cane combination is one not to be messed with. With minty flavor and lush chocolate, these cupcakes are pure perfection.
6. Sugar Cookie Bars
Keep the treats simple when it comes to Christmas dessert with sugar cookie bars. These bars are a staple that everyone at the table will enjoy. They are quick to whip up in the kitchen and simple enough for even the littlest ones to help bake.
7. Cranberry Cream Cheese Dessert
Christmas is peak cranberry season, so it only makes sense that this cranberry cream cheese dessert is served on Christmas Day. The tart cranberries combined with the sweet cream cheese make a flavor combination that is out of this world.
8. Tiramisu Cake
Each layer is better than the next when it comes to this tiramisu cake. The cake has layers of sweet mascarpone cheese and lady fingers soaked in espresso. Truly, what is there not to like?
9. Gingerbread Bundt Cake
Make a dessert that is almost too pretty to eat with this gingerbread bundt cake. The cake is super moist and topped with an irresistible maple cinnamon glaze. It’s bound to be the show stopper on your Christmas dessert table.
10. Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies
Transform classic thumbprint cookies into holiday treats with these chocolate peppermint thumbprint cookies. The cookies use the same method as traditional thumbprint cookies, but swap in chocolate and peppermint for the jam.
11. Peppermint Meringues
After a heavy Christmas Day meal, these peppermint meringues will be what you want to close off the day. The light cookies are made with whipped egg whites and baked to a light and crisp texture.
12. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
Save some space in your oven while you prepare your Christmas Day feast and make this no-bake chocolate peanut butter pie. The indulgent pie requires no time for baking, just for chilling in the freezer. This is a great Easter brunch recipe too!
Christmas Desserts for a Sweet Treat
13. Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
Cut into this chocolate molten lava cake and watch the melted chocolate spill right out on your plate. This elegant dessert will be a great way to end your Christmas celebrations.
14. Yule Log Cake
Go the traditional route and add a yule log cake to your Christmas dessert spread. The yule log cake is full of chocolatey goodness and it will be the ultimate centerpiece for your table!
15. Candy Cane Layered Cake
Make candy canes the star of your Christmas dessert spread with this candy cane layered cake. This show-stopping cake puts the candy canes on full display. Not only does it look amazing, but it tastes pretty good, too, with loads and loads of peppermint flavor.
16. Dutch Apple Pie
There is no holiday that apple pie doesn’t make better. Don’t believe me? Add this Dutch apple pie to your Christmas dessert menu and try it out for yourself. After your second slice, you’ll see what I mean.
17. Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake
Cranberry and orange work together to provide outstanding flavor in this cranberry orange bundt cake. The zest from the oranges and the tart cranberries work overtime to make the flavors of this cake taste truly out of this world.
18. Red Velvet Cupcakes
Keep dessert simple with these red velvet cupcakes. Take the cupcakes and make them look extra festive by dipping them in green sprinkles before you add them to the table.
19. Eggnog Cheesecake
Eggnog is great in all forms, especially when it is paired with cheesecake. Try it out for yourself with this eggnog cheesecake. The creamy cheesecake and the smooth eggnog make a flavor that is perfect for the holiday season.
20. Chocolate Cream Pie
Need a last-minute dessert for Christmas? Go with this chocolate cream pie. The pie is made using a premade crust, instant chocolate pudding, and whipped cream. It couldn’t be easier to put together.
21. Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe
Get ready for an explosion of flavor with this chocolate peppermint cheesecake recipe. The cheesecake is minty from the peppermint, rich from the chocolate, and smooth from the cream cheese.
Christmas Desserts for a Festive Day
22. Fruit Cake
Fruit cake tends to get a bad rap. However, this fruit cake recipe will change your mind. Unlike other fruit cake recipes, this one is moist and full of flavor. It will be your go-to recipe for the holiday season.
23. Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Stick with a classic this Christmas and make some chewy chocolate chip cookies. If you want to make them extra festive, add a dash of mint extract to the batter to give it that Christmas flavor.
24. Hummingbird Cake
Add a little bit of tropical flair to your Christmas celebration with a hummingbird cake. The traditional Southern cake is full of sweet flavors like pineapple and coconut. The fruit plus the pecans make the cake a must-have on your plate.
25. No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake
Go the no-bake route this Christmas with this no-bake chocolate cheesecake. Since the cheesecake doesn’t require any time in the oven, it will give you extra time to open all those exciting Christmas presents.
26. Eggnog Cake
If you are not a huge fan of eggnog, don’t let that stop you from eating this cake. The eggnog cake gives off a subtle flavor of the classic holiday drink without being overpowering.
27. Eggnog Rum Pound Cake
Get your after-dinner drinks in cake form with this eggnog rum pound cake. The cake is rich in flavor thanks to the warming spices that go into the batter. It will be the perfect ending to your festive meal.
28. French Silk Pie
If you are looking for a dessert that’s impressive on the plate, look no further than this French silk pie. The best part about this pie is how easy it is to make. The luscious chocolate stands out on the plate to make the ultimate melt-in-your-mouth bite.
29. Gingerbread Cookie Bars
Ditch the classic gingerbread cookies and turn the magnificent flavor into cookie bars instead. You might as well go ahead and double the recipe when it comes to these bars, as they will be ones that you’ll want to snack on long after the holiday is over.
30. Peanut Butter Cake
This classic peanut butter cake will be a hit with all of your guests when it’s time to serve your Christmas dessert. No one can resist all that rich peanut butter flavor!
31. Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cranberries are front and center for holiday baking. Case in point? These cranberry white chocolate chip cookies. Whip up a batch and throw any extras in the freezer so you can enjoy the tart, sweet cookies long after the holiday is over.