From Hot Chocolate Stir Sticks to Spiraled Candy Cane Cookies

By: Katherine Pendrill - Dec 22, 2015
With the holiday season in full swing, these DIY Christmas desserts are perfect for sharing with friends and family. This time of year, it is easy to pick up a festive dessert from the grocery store or bakery. However, there is nothing like a homemade treat to truly get you in the Christmas spirit.

For those that appreciate a baking challenge, there are a number of recipes that require a little bit of finesse to perfect. Instead of baking a batch of shortbread or some chocolate brownies, why not opt for something a bit unexpected. Some of these unusual Christmas desserts include deep-fried eggnog treats, bacon-infused sugar cookies and cereal-encrusted peppermint cheesecakes.

Of course, not all DIY Christmas desserts are quite so outrageous. For those who are looking for something on the healthier side, there are a number of recipes that are vegan-friendly, low-sugar and gluten-free. Some of these healthy holiday desserts include yogurt-covered peppermint squares, paleo-friendly eggnog cakes and dairy-free peppermint cupcakes.