Christmas Treats: 25 Days of Holiday Recipes

25 Days of Christmas Treats and Holiday Goodies -

At Mommysavers, we know that Christmas Treats are a big part of holiday tradition and magic – for adults and kids alike! In 2011, we brought you our first 25 Days of Holiday Treats post.  Last year, we did it again with Christmas Treats and Holiday Recipes.  This year, we’re bringing you 25 more!  Bookmark this page and check back daily from now until Christmas for a new holiday treat!


Christmas Treats:  25 Days of Holiday Recipes

cranberry bliss bars starbucks copycatChristmas Treats:  Holiday Recipe #1

Cranberry Bliss Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting  If you’ve ever had Cranberry Bliss Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting around the holidays at Starbucks (a seasonal dessert of theirs) you know that you’ve tasted a piece of heaven. It’s a moist blondie bar stuffed full of cranberries and white topped with a creamy, cream cheese frosting.  [Cranberry Bliss Bars Recipe]



Christmas S'mores Bars Recipe - Christmas Treats, Holiday Recipes | Mommysavers.comChristmas Treats:  Holiday Recipe #2

Christmas S’mores Bars Who says S’mores are only for summer outdoor campfires?  Bring them inside for the holidays!  These Christmas S’mores Bars are ooey, gooey, delicious and only require a few pantry staple ingredients.  [Christmas S’mores Bars Recipe]



no-bake cranberry feta pinwheelsChristmas Treats:  Holiday Recipe #3

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels Because of the vibrant red of the cranberry and bright green of the onions, these Cranberry Feta Pinwheels make great Christmas appetizers.  Plus, they can be made well-ahead of time and sliced the day of your holiday party. [Cranberry Feta Pinwheels Recipe]



red velvet cheesecake barsChristmas Treats:  Holiday Recipe #4

Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars These Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars are great any time of year, but are especially festive at Christmastime.  They’re easy to make, and look simply fabulous on any party tray. [Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars Recipe]




Christmas Oreo BarkChristmas Treats:  Holiday Recipe #5

Christmas Oreo Bark Christmas Oreo Bark is an easy to make treat, all dressed up for the holidays. Four ingredients layer simply to make a quick and delicious Christmas treat you can give as a gift, or eat yourself! [Christmas Oreo Bark Recipe]



Melting Pot Cheese Fondue Recipe Copycat - YUM!Christmas Treats:  Holiday Recipe #6

Cheese Fondue Looking for a fun family night in? Making fondue doubles as both a meal and a family activity — all for less than $20.  That’s considerably less than taking the family out to eat just about any restaurant!   [Melting Pot Cheese Fondue Recipe]



Christmas Wreath Appetizer: Christmas Wreath Veggie PizzaChristmas Treats:  Holiday Recipe #7

Christmas Wreath Veggie Pizza This Christmas Wreath Appetizer Veggie Pizza is super-easy, but looks great at your holiday party!  Use a food chopper to make light work of chopping the veggies.  [Christmas Wreath Veggie Pizza Recipe]




merry munchChristmas Treats:  Holiday Recipe #8

Chocolate Pretzel Merry Munch This Chocolate Pretzel Popcorn is the perfect balance of salty crunch and sweet perfection.  Real butter makes it creamy and rich, and holiday colors make it festive.  That’s why it’s known around here as “Merry Munch.”  Not only is it yummy, it’s easy to make. [Chocolate Pretzel Merry Munch Recipe]



Rumaki: Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts AppetizerChristmas Treats:  Holiday Recipe #9

Rumaki is another name for this bacon-wrapped water chestnut appetizer recipe. The sauce caramelizes in the oven and gives the bacon even more flavor than it already has, and the water chestnuts soak up all that savory goodness.

[Rumaki:  Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts Recipe]



rice krispies christmas treesChristmas Treats:  Holiday Recipe #10

There are so many creative ways to use Rice Krispies during the holidays.  Try turning them into cute little Christmas trees!  

[Rice Krispies Christmas Trees Recipe]



Lil Smokies Christmas WreathChristmas Treats:  Holiday Recipe #11

Christmas ‘Lil Smokies Wreath These bite-sized ‘Lil Smokies wrapped in crescent roll dough look festive when shaped into a wreath.  So easy your kids can help make it!  [Christmas ‘Lil Smokies Wreath]




island pineapple upside down cakeChristmas Treats:  Holiday Recipe #12

A taste of the tropics is great this time of year!  Thanks to Patricia for sharing this Island Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe on the Mommysavers Facebook Page

[Island Pineapple Upside Down Cake]




coffeehouse coffee on a budgetChristmas Treats:  Holiday Recipe #13

This Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix makes a HUGE batch.  Enough to keep some as well as share a little bit too.  Package the dry mix in a decorative container and bring as a hostess gift.  Top with a little whipped cream and cinnamon when serving at home. YUM!

[Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix]



christmas treat bag ideas, elf poopChristmas Treats:  Holiday Recipe #14

We’ve got TEN Creative Christmas Treat Bag Ideas that are fun for kids to make and hand out to classroom friends or give as party favors.  Fun ideas from “Elf Poop” to “Snowman Soup”!

[Christmas Treat Bag Ideas]



french bread pudding recipeChristmas Treats:  Holiday Recipe #15

Here’s a basic bread pudding recipe two ways.  One with rum sauce, the other with bourbon sauce.  Either way, you’ve got a delicious dessert.  Add some cranberries to make it look more festive!

[French Bread Pudding Recipes]



Christmas Poke Cake RecipeChristmas Treats:  Holiday Recipe #16

This Christmas Poke Cake is super-moist and chock-full of chocolate and peppermint flavor.  It’s all topped off with Cool Whip, Andes Peppermint Crunch Chips and crushed Oreo cookies. Nothing beats that combination!

[Christmas Poke Cake Recipe]



red velvet trifleChristmas Treats:  Holiday Recipe #17

A luscious twist on Red Velvet Cake – this holiday trifle will have all your guests swooning over your pretty creation – and asking for more!

[Red Velvet Trifle]



Snowstorm Drink RecipeChristmas Treats:  Holiday Recipe #18

When it comes to Christmas treats, you can’t beat this easy drink recipe. It’s simply equal parts peppermint Schnapps and Godiva liqueur topped with whipped cream and peppermint. YUM! It’s great for holiday entertaining.

[Chocolate Snowstorm Drink Recipe]



Slutty Brownie Recipe - Easy, and SINFUL!Christmas Treats:  Holiday Recipe #19

This Slutty Brownie Recipe is for serious chocoholics only. They’re called “slutty” because they’re easy… and quite sinful.  Who am I to argue with the name?   Serve with your favorite vanilla ice cream, warm- right out of the oven for a real treat.

[Slutty Brownies]



Buckeye Balls RecipeChristmas Treats:  Holiday Recipe #20

Buckeye Balls (also referred to simply as buckeyes) is a confection made from a peanut butter mixture, which is partially dipped in chocolate. Named for their resemblance to the nut of the Ohio buckeye tree, this candy is indigenous to the state of Ohio in the United States.”

For my Buckeyes recipe, I rolled the entire ball in chocolate.  There are other variations where you add Rice Krispies as well.

[Buckeye Balls]



Almond Financier French CakeChristmas Treats:  Holiday Recipe #21

French Almond Financier Cakes are traditional French street food.  They likely originated in the financial district surrounding the Paris stock exchange; and earned their name by their resemblance to a solid gold brick.  It’s crusty and light on the outside, rich and dense on the inside.  To me, it’s almost like an almond pound cake.

[French Almond Financier Cake Recipe]




cranberry orange quick breadChristmas Treats:  Holiday Recipe #22

Cranberry Orange Quick Bread is an easy treat this holiday season.  Fresh cranberries and orange add tartness, the sugar makes it sweet.

[Cranberry Orange Quick Bread]




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