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27 of the Best Dessert Recipes to Indulge in This Winter

What is it about the winter that makes baking so enjoyable? Maybe it’s the crisp air, or the glow of the fireplace. Or it might be the joy of the upcoming holidays. In any case, the winter is a great time to bake. Whether you’re a novice baker or the one everyone counts on for their winter treats, you can bake some of the best winter dessert recipes. So, pull out your apron, dust off the mixing bowl, and get baking.

Easy Winter Dessert Recipes

Even if you love baking, you might not have the time to make some elaborate cake. Sometimes, the simplest recipes are the best. Take a look at some of the easiest winter dessert recipes, and you can make a delicious sweet in no time.

Peppermint Bark

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In addition to being absolutely delicious, peppermint bark is very easy to make. It’s also one of the most festive winter desserts. As a bonus, you can make it in large batches and bring it to a holiday party. No one will ever guess how easy it is to make!

Peanut Butter Dessert Lasagna

delish recipe winter dessert peanut butter lasagna
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I mean, if peanut butter and chocolate don’t make you drool, I don’t know what will. This dish is lasagna like you’ve never had it before. It’s sweet, filling, and decadent.

Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate Cream Pie in a Jar
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You’ve probably had a traditional chocolate cream pie, but have you had in a jar? Pull out your old mason jars and serve this amazing dish in them for a beautiful dessert.

Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies
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What makes snowball cookies so great is the fact that they just melt in your mouth. It’s like taking a snowflake and letting it rest on your tongue. More importantly, this easy recipe only requires a few ingredients.

Perfect Banana Pudding

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For many, banana pudding is a nostalgic dish. If a spoonful of pudding brings you back to your childhood, you’ll love this dish.

Gingerbread Fudge

Gingerbread Fudge
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Amazingly, this recipe only uses a handful of ingredients to make a delicious fudge. Red and green sprinkles give this dessert a holiday feel.

Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

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Holiday baking without the baking? Yes, please! These peanut butter cookies don’t ever go in the oven, and they taste great.

Fruity Winter Dessert Recipes

If you’re trying to get a jump start on your New Year’s resolution to eat your fruit and veg every day, these fruity winter desserts can help. They let you satisfy your sweet tooth, and are filled with berries, stone fruit, pumpkin and more.

Raspberry Fudgy Brownies

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You can make these tasty brownies in a short time, and the result is a dessert that’s gooey and rich. It’s also loaded in antioxidants, making it one of the healthier dessert options.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Empanadas

Pumpkin-Cinnamon Empanadas
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When the winter comes around, pumpkin is in season. Whether you grow your own winter vegetables or not, you can embrace the winter with canned pumpkin and a unique take on empanadas.

Pomegranate Raspberry Bars

Pomegranate and Raspberry Bars
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In addition to being good for you, pomegranate gives this dessert a stunning ruby color. The crust is easy to make and the fruit topping is incredible on this dessert.

Dark Chocolate Fondue with Fruit Kabobs

Dark Chocolate Fondue with Fruit Kabobs
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At a holiday party, this dark chocolate fondue will be all the rage. Dip some fresh fruit kabobs into the chocolate for a tasty dish that everyone loves.

Pumpkin Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

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Can cookies actually be good for you? While those double chocolate chip cookies in your pantry aren’t, these pumpkin cookies give you fiber and plenty of Vitamin A.

Coconut, Cherry, and Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

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At only 94 calories each, these cookies are practically guilt-free. They’re made with coconut, dried cherries, and oats to make a crunchy and tasty dessert.

Warm Winter Dessert Recipes

On a cold day, what’s better than a piping hot dessert to warm you up? Any one of these recipes could warm you up on the coldest of days.

Ramekin Molten Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Yes, you read that right. This cookie has a molten chocolate inside. If you’re craving decadence and warmth, this cookie needs to be in front of you.

Carrot and Walnut Pudding

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Carrot-based desserts are perfect for the winter. Loaded with carrots and walnuts, this pudding is warm and lovely. The textures in this dessert make it hard to stop eating.

Apple Pie Tacos

Apple Pie Tacos Recipe
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While you might not think of tacos as a wintry food, these apple pie tacos are perfect for the cold weather. They’re filled with hot, spiced apples and have a warm custard sauce. For a twist on apple pie that will warm you up, this recipe is a must.

Molten Lava Cakes

Chocolate Lava Cakes
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Is there anything that warms you up quite as much as a molten lava cake? This dessert has a liquid inside that’s as rich as it is warm. It’s also covered in whipped cream and sprinkles, which adds to the richness of this dish.

Ultimate Bread and Butter Pudding

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As if bread pudding weren’t enough, this bread and butter pudding combines French and British desserts into one. Some orange zest gives the dish a refreshing pop of flavor.

Spiced Chocolate Bread Pudding

rich and satisfying chocolate bread puddings
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‘Tis the season for spiced desserts. A spiced chocolate bread pudding will not only impress your guests, but will leave them feeling warm and content.

Grilled Banana Fluffernutter Sandwich

Grilled banana fluffernutter sandwich
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This recipe brings all the deliciousness of a grilled cheese into a dessert. Instead of cheese, the inside features fluff, peanut butter, and banana.

Festive Winter Dessert Recipes

There are plenty of holidays to celebrate in the winter. Whatever holidays are on your calendar, you can enjoy them with these festive recipes.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Bites

Red Velvet Cheesecake Bites
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These small desserts are topped with red velvet crumbs, which give it a holiday appearance. They’re cream cheese truffles that will satisfy any need for sweets. Be careful though – everyone will want you baking for them after they try this.

Christmas Tree Cake

Retro Christmas Tree Cake
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If you’re going for a festive dessert, why not go with a cake shaped like a Christmas tree? This cake is topped with holiday lights and snow-covered branches. Although it doesn’t have the presents underneath, the taste of this cake is present enough.

White Chocolate Truffles

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Truffles are perfect for a holiday party because they’re easy to make and perfectly-sized. To make them more festive, these truffles are covered in holly sprinkles.

White Hot Chocolate

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This hot chocolate is rich enough to be a dessert on its own. When you put the marshmallow on this drink, you get an elegant and festive dessert.

Candy Cane Cake

Candy Cane Cake
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There’s more than one way to eat a candy cane! This candy cane cake is stunning and delicious. Plus, it puts to use all of those candy canes hanging on your tree.

Peppermint Icebox Pie

Layered Peppermint Icebox Cake
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Embrace the winter with this cold pie. It features a peppermint flavor and has holiday colors to make it even more appropriate. With only a few ingredients, you can make this tasty treat.

Christmas Light Sugar Cookies

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These cookies are beautiful and decorated like Christmas lights. After you make the cookies, decorate them with your favorite M&Ms.

Bottom Line

Why suffer through another cold winter? You can enjoy the weather when you bake some of the best winter dessert recipes. As you bake, you’ll warm up your home and bring smiles to everyone who tries your treats.

Which recipe was. Your favorite? Comment below and let us know how your winter baking goes.

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