The ULTIMATE Christmas Treats Roundup!

Hello, my little elves!

Christmas is 11 days away! Can you believe it?! How come Christmas comes SOQUICKLYYOUCANBARELYBLINK when you’re an adult, but is slower than all of eternity when you’re a kid? #wayharsh

If you’re an early-bird like me, visions of Christmas gift goodies should be dancing in your head. What to make? Cookies? Candy? Cupcakes? Bars? And what flavors? Peppermint? Chocolate? Gingerbread? Eggnog? Well, don’t you worry your little head, because I’ve conveniently compiled a HUGE list of every sugar plum, cookie + confection on this here blog for an ULTIMATE Christmas treats roundup! Yay!

And it’s calorie-free 🙂

Peppermint. Look no further for minty freshness. These peppermint treats definitely deliver! Each bite is loaded with a cool, refreshing bite of mint that’s sure to make your tastebuds merry!!


Peppermint Bark
White Chocolate Peppermint Bars
Peppermint Seven-Layer Bars
Peppermint White-Trash Candy
Peppermint Crunch Cupcakes
Peppermint Bark Ice Cream
Peppermint Nanaimo Bars
Peppermint Bark Fudge
Chocolate Peppermint Cracker Thins

Eggnog. Whether you love ir or hate it, eggnog is a traditional holiday drink. Known for being nutty and sweet, that classic flavor transcends beautifully in these tasty creations!


Frosted Eggnog Spice Bars with Gingersnap Streusel
Eggnog Cookies
Eggnog Cupcakes with Eggnog & Rum Buttercream Frosting
Eggnog Toffee Twix Popcorn

Gingerbread. A quintessential Christmas treat, gingerbread has that signature sweet + spicy thing going on that everyone loves. These treats offer plenty of sugar, spice and everything nice.


Gingerbread Whoopie Pies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
Gingerbread Cupcakes
Deep Dish Oreo-Stuffed Gingerbread Cookies
Gingerbread 7-Layer Bars
Gingerbread Oreo Pops
Gingerbread Cookie Butter Blondies

Cookies. Cookie swaps, cookie baskets, Santa’s cookies… cookies seem to dominate the season with their simple perfection. Whether they’re coated in powdered sugar, studded with candy, or based from cake mix, you can guarantee these are all excellent options!


Sugar Cookie-Covered Oreos
Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies
Family-Favorite Snickerdoodles
Snowball Cookies
Oatmeal Scotchie Pecan Pookies
Cake Mix Macaroons
Mexican Mocha Cookies with Kahlua Icing
Reindeer Drops
Peanut Butter Toffee Chocolate-Covered Pretzels Cookies 

Candy. Technically, candy knows no season. It’s welcome yearround! But now is the perfect time to make everyone’s favorites into homemade treats as easy gifts. With a few simple ingredients and steps, you’ll have delicious candy in no time.


Simple Salted Toffee
Cookies N Cream Reese’s Cup Popcorn
Salted Caramel Fudge
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Biscoff Kit-Kats
Take 5 Bites

Santa. I mean, he is the celebrity of Christmas. And methinks Mr. Claus would enjoy either of these adorable cupcakes, decorated in his honor.


Santa Hat Cupcakes
Santa Claus Cupcakes

Bars. Bars are my favorite thing to make period. One bowl, one pan and SO many possibilities. These versions wrap well and taste good even days after they’re made– perfect for DIY gifts!


Caramel Carrot Cake Bars
Peanut Brittle Bars
Blondie-Covered Brownies
Chocolate Mint Seven Layer Bars
White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Blondies

For Fido. The season of giving isn’t limited to humans, you know. I’m sure Fido would appreciate some love and spirit from the kitchen with these dog-friendly treats! (they’re Mannie-approved!)


Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut Butter Pup Cookies


Craft. While I don’t offer too many crafts (my ‘crafts’ are limited to this one), I do enjoy making wreaths during the holidays. Not only is it surprisingly easy, but it’s a totally custom, unique gift to give to someone special. For under $40 you can create a handmade, gorgeous wreath! My tutorial will show you how.

And while this roundup features my favorite Christmas treats, I’m not the only one baking up genius treats for the season. Here are some of my favorites from fellow blogs!

Meringue Hugged Kisses from Pint Sized Baker
Almond White Chocolate Magic Bars from Crazy For Crust
Rumfetti Cake Batter Truffles from Back For Seconds
Pumpkin Cheesecake Nog from Something Swanky
Chocolate Chunk Peppermint Pudding Cookies from Chef in Training
Soft Gingersnap Molasses Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction
DIY Vanilla Chai Mix from A Kitchen Addiction
German Chocolate Bourbon Brownies from Lemons for Lulu
Melting Snowmen Cookies from Kitchen Meets Girl
Cinnamon Sugar Biscotti from Chocolate, Chocolate & More
Chocolate Pecan Pie from Buns in my Oven
Candy Cane Oreo Cheesecake Cookies from Damn Delicious
Lemon Cheesecake Cake from BruCrew Life
Sugar Cookie Bars from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Double Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies from Foodie Misadventures
Lump of Coal Cookies from Sweet 2 Eat Baking
Ice Cream Oreo Truffles from Wishes and Dishes

Almond Toffee Bites from Shugary Sweets

Cranberry Upside Down Cake from La Petite Baker
Browned Butter Brownies from The Cooking Actress
Mint Oreo Bark from Crumbs and Chaos
Caramel Apple Crumble Pie from Averie Cooks
Andes Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Hot Chocolate Cookies from Heather’s French Press
Irish Cream and Chocolate Silk Pie from Country Cleaver
Turtle Thumbprint Cookies from The Farm Girl Recipes
Maple Nut Chocolate Candies from Mom on Timeout
Lemon Pound Cake from Table for Two
Chocolate Shortbread Blondies with Macaroon Topping from Bailey Bakes
Baked Eggnog Doughnuts with Eggnog Rum Glaze from Savory Simple
Eggnog Truffle Pops from Love From The Oven
Brown Butter + Cinnamon Shortbread from Tutti Dolci
Chocolate Drizzled Salted Caramel Popcorn from Crunchy Creamy Sweet
Peppermint Creme Brulee from A Spicy Perspective

Now you really don’t have an excuse not to bake, right? If this doesn’t get you inspired, turn on some Elvis Christmas, light a vanilla candle, and print this out. And of course, happy baking!!

xo, Hayley

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  1. What a great roundup, Hayley! Thanks for linking my Caramel Apple Crumble Pie and there’s about 20 links I just opened! Some are reminders of things I had wanted to make, and some are new-to-me goodies. Wow, what a roundup, you’re not kidding with ‘ultimate’ ! :

  2. seriously amazing round-up and this is what i’ll be doing all morning in the office – clicking around. thank you for linking to my cookies AND fudge! Two in one post… an honor. have a GREAT FRIDAY HAYLEY!!! and weekend 🙂

  3. Yep, every amazing treat in one location. Thanks Hayely, and I thought I was done baking!!!! Ha, I love how you say peppermint is calorie free….unless it is in a buttery baked good (which is the best way to eat peppermint)! Thanks for the shout out on my German Chocolate Bourbon Brownies!!!

  4. Holy post roundup! But man, you’ve been busy Hayley. I love your dessert creativity, you’ve got the dessert-o-vision! There’s a whole lotta’ inspiration right here. I didn’t know you were crafty too, your wreath is beautiful.

    And thanks chica for featuring my lump of coal cookies too. And WHATTHEHECKISITREALLYONLY12DAYSLEFT? I have so many recipes to share and so little time. Bookmarking.

  5. This is amazing!! I’ve been looking for xmas treat inspiration! Thank you!!

  6. Wow, you have so many great Christmas recipes! I will be so sad when Christmas is gone; no more Christmas music! Thanks for the link to my blondies recipe! You’re the best! 😀

  7. OMG what a round up!!!! This is awesome. And thanks for the linky love!

  8. Oooh! Everything look so amazing! Thanks for including me 🙂 Have a great weekend Hayley!

  9. great round up!

  10. what a fantastic assortment of goodies! and even thought I’m definitely more of a candy girl – those Santa cupcakes are my favorite:)

  11. This is a seriously “sweet” roundup:-) I see quite a few that I have missed though. Man I am so behind on everything including my reader. My plan this weekend…sit down and click through some of those yummy looking links of yours! Thanks for including my lemon cake in the round up!!!

  12. What a “sweet” round up girl!!! I see so many goodies that I have missed somehow. Man, I am so behind on so much including my reader. I need to sit down this weekend for a few minutes of link jumping so I can drool some more over those yummy goodies!!! Thank you for including my lemon cake too!!!

  13. Fabulous list, Hayley!! Eggnog Popcorn…how did I miss that one?! YUM! Thanks for including us in your list 🙂

  14. I want one of each! (Or two or three. . .) Have a great weekend, Hayley!

  15. Hayley this really is the ultimate round up! I am sitting here drooling over my keyboard – nice work! 🙂

  16. All these sweet treats look AMAZING, Hayley! I’ve got to try your carrot cake bars – they look unreal!

  17. I seriously need more time! MORE TIME!! These rounds up made me seriously hungry and I just had breakfast. 🙂 The carrot cake bars leave me swoon! Thank you so much for the link love on my caramel popcorn!! xoxo

  18. No joke, I want to make everything on this list. What an awesome round-up! And I’m totally honored you included me. I hope you had a great weekend, Hayley!

  19. Thanks for including my shortbread, what a delicious list of treats! 🙂

  20. Back for Seconds says:

    Holy awesome round up, Hayley! I am honored you included my rum fetti truffles! I want to be in the kitchen all day and bake everything here *drool*

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