Sweet Tooth Roundup: Holiday Sweets and Treats


It wouldn’t be the holidays if there weren’t sweets and treats galore would it? It’s one of the few times during the year that the sky is the limit for delicious cookies, cakes, puddings, brownies, you name it! Nothing makes me happier than scavenging a table of double-chunk fudge and Christmas tree sugar cookies until I’m as green in the face as the Grinch. A sweet tooth’s favorite time of year is the holidays, so it only seemed fitting to share with you the best holiday treats to make for any celebration!

There’s one thing that never fails to instill the holiday spirit in everyone: holiday desserts. I remember growing up, my mom would bake a hundred peanut butter blossom cookies, put them on a Christmas plate with decorative wrapping, and send my sister and I to school or walking through the neighborhood sharing to share the fresh-baked treats. If there were any perfect gift to give, it’s the gift of dessert!

There’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing a holiday treat to make, so we’ve pulled together some of our all-time favorites for any holiday party, or just for the fun of it! In need of a sweet way to start the morning? Try a Rustic Roasted Pear French Toast or an Eggnog Fruit Bread. For dessert, try the Gingerbread Apple Cookies and a few Healthy Alternatives to Christmas Candy (you’ll thank us when running 15 miles isn’t a part of your New Year’s resolution to shake off the extra calories.)


The Best Sweet Tooth Roundup: Holiday Sweets and Treats:

Rustic Pear French Toast

Rustic Roasted Pear French Toast

Elegant enough for a fancy holiday breakfast, but simple enough to let the kids help! This Rustic Pear French Toast is delicious with Bartlett pears and will help keep you full for the morning, and give you the energy to tackle Christmas shopping or shoveling the driveway!




Eggnog Fruit BreadEggnog Fruit Bread

If your favorite holiday dessert is fruit cake, you’re going to love this Eggnog Fruit Bread with Fuji apples and D’Anjou pears! Call me crazy, but every year I can’t wait for Eggnog to be back in store, it’s like Christmas in a cup!



Gingerbread Apple CookiesGingerbread Apple Cookies

These Gingerbread Apple Cookies are fragrant, and easy to make using Cosmic Crisp apples! The smell of fresh baked gingerbread spices is sure to fill your home with a delicious aroma.




1191 1191 stem blog apple nachos 1Healthy Alternatives to Christmas Candy

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to Christmas candy this year, try our Easy Baked Apples, Chocolate Dipped Pears, Apple Nachos with Gala apples, Wine Poached Pears, and an Easy Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip instead!




Now that you’re fully equipped with The Best Sweet Tooth Roundup of Sweet Treats, it’s time to give them a try! If you find yourself with too many sweet treats this season, package them up and give the gift of baked goods to friends, family, or someone you don’t know! In the comments below, share with us your favorite recipe and how it turned out for you, we’d love to hear from you!