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9 Easy Christmas Dessert Recipes

Christmas is such a busy time of year and the last thing you want is to add a complicated menu to your to do list! Instead, keep it simple with one of these easy Christmas dessert recipes the whole family will love!

Add any of these simple Christmas recipes to your dessert line up or as a special festive treat to take with you to an event.

Christmas is a time of year that always comes complete with its own style of special recipes and treats.

Easy Christmas Dessert Recipes

In our household, we have our favourite Christmas recipes that we have every single year as part of our Christmas traditions. It just wouldn’t be Christmas without them, but we also have fun introducing a couple of new ones each year too that may or may not become regular favourites.

These easy Christmas dessert recipes include some of our family favourites, as well as extra inspiration for your festive menu this year, all while keeping it simple!

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5 Ingredient Rum Balls

Simple Rum Balls Recipe with only 5 ingredients

It’s not Christmas without rum balls... well maybe that’s just in our household, but we seriously love them.

And it may be funny to some, but we always make them half with rum and half without. Kid-friendly rumless balls still taste amazing!

You can mix it up by soaking sultanas in rum and making your balls around the sultanas for a really strong rum flavour. Or some people like to have a nut in the centre. This is an easy recipe you can easily make your own!

No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake

Close up no bake oreo cheesecake

For some, a dessert table is not complete without a cheesecake and this no-bake Oreo cheesecake is pretty much the best thing ever.

This is a little more time consuming to make that some of the other recipes but still a simple process if you have an hour to spare!

White Chocolate Peppermint Wafers

For a yummy Christmas treat in under 15 minutes, these choc dipped wafers with candy cane pieces are so easy and look great on a Christmas dessert table.

Rice Krispie Christmas Trees

White chocolate christmas tree rice krispie treats

For a really quick and deliciously sweet festive treat, these white chocolate and cranberry rice bubble Christmas trees are perfect! They take less than 10 minutes to prepare. Chill, slice and you are ready to entertain.

Chocolate Peppermint Balls

Choc Peppermint Balls

These chocolate peppermint truffles are a perfect way to use up candy canes after Christmas or make them as a sweet treat for entertaining or visiting friends.

Fail-Proof Pavlova

4 ingredient simple pavlova

Pavlova is a Christmas dessert favourite in our family. It is a very Australian Christmas recipe staple and always a crowd-pleaser.

This is my easy pavlova recipe. It’s close to fail-proof! And perfect with some whipped cream and fruit on top.

It can also be amazing with chocolate flakes or crushed mint crisp. For Christmas, you could even try crushed candy canes.

Ice Cream Christmas Pudding


This ice cream Christmas pudding is deliciously easy and who doesn’t love ice cream.

This festive dessert is a great alternative for anyone who doesn’t love traditional Christmas pudding. Plus it is far easier to make!

Snowflake Peppermint Bark

snowflake peppermint bark

If you want to make a really quick sweet for Christmas that looks really great, this peppermint bark is a perfect Christmas recipe to add to your collection.

It’s essentially just chocolate with broken up candy canes, so very indulgent and rich but they look really pretty on the dessert table.

A small snowflake mould works best and ideally don’t make them too thick either.

Christmas Oreo Pops

Christmas oreo pops

If you’re looking for something really easy and quick, these peppermint Oreo pops take under half an hour to make and chill, and they are super fun.

These easy Christmas desserts and treat ideas are sure to help you simplify your Christmas menu and enjoy delicious sweet treats together during the holiday season.

Easy Christmas dessert recipes

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Sunday 20th of December 2015

Oh yum! So much deliciousness here! I've never ever made a pav but if this is almost no fail I may have to give it a shot! Happy Christmas lovely! Xx


Monday 21st of December 2015

Give it a go. Not nearly as scary as most people expect lol a good oven helps. My old one was too hot so there wasn't much crunch but it still wasn't a pavlova disaster ?

Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

Thursday 17th of December 2015

Thank you so much for sharing my ice-cream cake. Gosh your rum balls look great - they are such a weakness of mine. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Years!! xx


Sunday 20th of December 2015

You're welcome Lucy. Always something amazing from your site worth sharing. Congrats on 50,000 followers too. I can't even imagine! Have a wonderful Christmas xx