Great Holiday Party Dessert Ideas for Your Party

holiday party dessert ideas

Are you looking for some Holiday Party Dessert Ideas? Here is a great recipe for hot chocolate that will warm your heart on a cold winter’s night. Chocolate hot cocoa is so yummy it will make you wish you could make it all year long. You can have this cold treat as a small gift for your kids and let them make their own chocolate balls or melt chocolate candy bars and decorate them as their very own small presents.

Hot chocolate is made with a combination of three ingredients: cocoa powder, sugar, and cocoa butter. Some swift swipes of a piping bag turn an unappetizing dessert into a delightful decor for your next holiday party, birthday, or another celebratory event! Simply cut a square of cooled chocolate into any shape or gift-like shape. Then, using a piping bag or some sort of Ziploc with one corner pulled shut, pipe on chocolate “fluff” and bows created out of fondant. Allow the chocolate to cool and then frost as desired.

Holiday Party Dessert Ideas

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This Chocolate Hot cocoa recipe makes a lovely gift for young and old alike. It will not only be a big hit at your next holiday party but will warm the heart of your recipient as well. Imagine receiving a big box of chocolate from someone you have not seen in years! If you do not want to spend the money on buying a large box of chocolate balls, you can save a few cents by purchasing a small plastic container and filling it with a few ounces of chocolate. This will keep your chocolate hot for weeks.

Another easy chocolate treat that you can make is a chocolate drizzle cake. Take a short length of plain yogurt and put it into your blender. Then add in a few tablespoons of powdered sugar, vanilla, and hot coffee. Mix until combined and pour this into your prepared cake pan, and you are all set!

Or how about Chocolate Peppermint Patties? These delicious little creations are so easy to make. You simply take a square of wax paper and roll it very thin. Carefully place it into a preheated oven and pop it in your oven for about a minute or so.

You can make these Nutmeg-Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies at home. All you need is a processor, nutmeg, and chocolate chips. Blend all of these ingredients together until smooth, and then pour into a zip-top bag. Next, pop into the oven and cook for about two minutes. When they are done, simply serve them with a generous helping of cranberry sauce and you are sure to have a hit at your next holiday party!

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Another fun cookie recipe to try out is the Christmas Tree Roll. Take a piece of wafering bread, a bit of butter, and some cranberry sauce. Spread a layer of sauce over the bottom of the bread, and then lay down the cookie. Next, take your nutmeg and slowly drizzle it over the top of the cookie. Place this on the wax paper into a preheated oven and pop into the oven for a few minutes. When they are done, simply cut into beautiful legs!

There are many other wonderful cookie ideas out there. Some are better than others for holiday parties, depending on whether you prefer a sweeter or savory treat. Try out a few different ones to see what you like the best. You will be sure to be impressed by the sweet cookies and dips that you will make this year!

If you have a sweet tooth, consider these two very popular cookie ideas. One has to do with the classic chocolate chip cookie. Take a plain, white cookie and smother half of it with cranberry sauce and the other half with maple syrup and you have a delicious cookie that will have your guests asking for seconds. Not only are they tasty, but they are also great when mixed with holiday favorites like raisins and cranberries as well! Make them in advance and store them in the refrigerator for the holiday meal and just pull out a couple of them for a snack before dinner.

Another great cookie recipe for the holiday season is the hot cinnamon roll. This one calls for roasted pecan nuts, cranberries, butter, and chocolate chips. Taking the dough and rolling it into a tube shape, place the filling in the center, fold it over into a half-moon shape, and then crimp it to make it firmer. Secure the edges by placing a piece of plastic wrap or aluminum foil on the outside of the dough tube and then pinching the plastic wrap to seal the shape.

Bottom Line

If you want to keep it simple, choose cookies that are sugar-free or simply sugar-free. These sugar-free Christmas cookie recipes are just as yummy and just as beautiful as their traditional counterparts! Icing makes an excellent addition to any cookie and can be used sparingly or as stand-alone decoration. For a truly unique look, drizzle icing over cranberry sauce and then fold a small piece of foil over it before baking. You’ll have a festive-looking dessert that everyone will love!

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