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22 Quick and Easy Christmas Treats in Minutes

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If you’re looking for quick and easy Christmas Treats to make at the last minute, you’ll love these sweet and savory ideas that can be made in minutes. No dough chilling, some as quick as 5 minutes, and all are holiday delicious!

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If you’re like me, sometimes the best-laid plans go awry. The Christmas baking list isn’t finished, gifts are still on the way, or at worst, are out of stock and canceled. And Christmas is DAYS AWAY!

Yep– I hear you. I’m right there with you!

Not to worry! Although I can’t help you with canceled online orders, I can suggest some quick and treats that are delicious and festive… and are ready in minutes.

Quick and Easy Christmas Treats

These 21 festive Christmas Treats are a combination of recipes that are sweet, savory, or both. You’ll find a few breakfast and snack ideas and, of course, Christmas cookie recipes and dessert ideas.

These quick and easy Christmas treats are on the quick and easy list because they require no dough chilling, are bar cookies with no scooping, contain store-bought items you don’t have to make, or have just a few ingredients.

And… they are delicious and ones that I make all the time during the holidays.

Christmas Treats You’ll Love

Pile of Christmas crack and red and green M&Ms next to a half full glass jar.

5 Minute Christmas Crack: A Simple Sweet and Salty Chex Mix Snack

‘Tis the season for sweet and salty, and easy. This simple Christmas Crack recipe, or Christmas Chex Mix, can be made in 5 minutes or less — and is incredibly tasty. Does it get better than that? Not during the holidays!

Side view of Chocolate Toffee Crack on a white place with a red ribbon

Chocolate Toffee Christmas Crack Recipe

If you love toffee, but want to make a quicker and easier version, this Chocolate Toffee Christmas Crack Recipe is a super simple way to make it with 5 simple ingredients and without a candy thermometer. And it is utterly delicious!

Top view of Puff Pastry Christmas Tree with spinach, cheese, and pizza sauce

Spinach Puff Pastry Christmas Tree: Savory Appetizer

It’s the festive season and this Spinach Puff Pastry Christmas Tree is savory treat you, your family, and guests will love. Simple to make with a cheesy spinach filling, store-bought puff pastry and pizza sauce for serving.

Top view of Christmas Charcuterie Board with fresh herbs, Italian meat, cheeses, fruits and nuts.

Easy Christmas Charcuterie Board

If you have 10 minutes, this easy and festive Christmas Charcuterie Board will delight family and friends this holiday season!

Side view of stacked Holiday M&M Cookie Bars on a white plate

Holiday M&M Cookie Bars

Holiday M&M Cookie Bars are soft, chewy, and packed with chocolate and festive colors. Incredibly simple to make, they are the perfect quick and easy cookie for a busy season!

Christmas Muddy Buddies in a White Bowl with Hot Chocolate in the background

Christmas Muddy Buddies Recipe

This Christmas Muddy Buddies Recipe is the perfect quick and easy treat for the holidays. Always a classic favorite, naturally gluten-free, and ready in minutes!

Russian Teacakes on a red and white plate

Russian Teacakes: Christmas Snowball Cookies

Russian Teacakes, otherwise known as Christmas Snowball Cookies, are the taste of the holidays in every bite. Sweet, buttery cookies with almonds, then dusted with confectioners sugar, are like little packages of Christmas cheer. And perfect for every holiday cookie tray. Is it Russian Teacakes or Christmas Snowball Cookies? I know them by both —

Top view of squares of Oatmeal Chocolate Chips Bars on parchment

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are the ultimate blending of oatmeal cookies and chocolate chip cookies… made incredibly easy baked into bars. Oozing with melty chocolate, chewy and crisp with oats, and irresistible with a sprinkling of flaky sea salt.

Shortbread cookies on a white platter with a red ribbon

Buckingham Palace Shortbread Cookies

These Buckingham Palace Shortbread Cookies are a recipe from pastry chef John Higgins that's perfect for the holidays or afternoon tea.

Top view of Christmas Charcuterie Board with fresh herbs, Italian meat, cheeses, fruits and nuts.

Easy Christmas Charcuterie Board

If you have 10 minutes, this easy and festive Christmas Charcuterie Board will delight family and friends this holiday season!

Top view of Christmas Breakfast Charcuterie Board

Easy Christmas Breakfast Charcuterie Board

Set a festive mood with this easy Christmas Breakfast Charcuterie Board that's simple to put together. Filled with delicious holiday treats that are both sweet and savory, including fresh fruit, mini quiche, pastries, yogurt, granola, and more. It's a 5-minute holiday brunch charcuterie board everyone will love.

Closeup view of Christmas Mini Pancake Stacks

5 Minute Christmas Mini Pancake Stacks

These Christmas Mini Pancake Stacks are the quickest, cutest, easiest holiday breakfast or brunch pancake skewers you'll ever make. With ready-made ingredients, fresh fruit, and festive skewers, they are sure to liven up the party for kids and adults alike.

Cranberry Orange Muffins (Refined-Sugar Free)

These Cranberry Orange Muffins are a healthier, 100% whole grain, naturally sweetened version of a classic holiday favorite. Bursting with cranberry and orange flavors, and warm spices too, these soft and tender muffins are a festive addition to your holiday table!

Side horizontal view of festive wrapped Mason Jar Food Gifts in red ribbons and faux greenery.

Easy Homemade Mason Jar Food Gifts (in 10 Minutes)

These easy Mason Jar Food Gifts are perfect last-minute homemade gifts for holidays and celebrations! Thoughtful and personal, and ready in 10 minutes or less!

Homemade Sweet and Spicy Coconut Curry Popcorn | 31Daily.com

Homemade Sweet and Spicy Coconut Curry Popcorn

Ok. I am in love. And I don’t say that lightly. This Homemade Sweet and Spicy Coconut Curry Popcorn is a new snack favorite… for all time. It’s lightly sweet, spicy, and almost addictive.

Closeup view of a Bowl of Everything Bagel Pretzels

Everything Bagel Pretzels: Quick & Easy Party Food

Take your party pretzels to a new level and make Everything Bagel Pretzels. They are the quickest and easiest party food, and absolutely delicious. Made in minutes with 3 simple ingredients.

Top view of a bowl of avocado hummus with whole grain crackers

5 Minute Avocado Hummus Recipe

This Quick and Easy Avocado Hummus recipe is everything you love about guacamole and hummus in one, delicious bowl. It’s smooth and creamy… and incredible!

Top view of homemade hummus with a spoon for serving

Easy 5 Minute Hummus Recipe

This homemade hummus recipe is a quick and easy, healthy party food or afternoon snack that’s utterly addictive, creamy, and delicious, and made with about 4 ingredients in 5 minutes or less.

Coconut Mug Cake topped with buttercream frosting and toasted coconut on a wood board

2 Minute Coconut Mug Cake

Coconut Mug Cake is a decadently delicious 2-minute microwave dessert that's perfect for coconut cake lovers. It's a simple moist and tender mug cake you'll fall in love with.

Christmas Chocolate Mug Cake in a White Cappuccino Mug with Whipped Cream

2 Minute Christmas Chocolate Mug Cake

Get festive with this oh-so-simple Christmas Chocolate Mug Cake, in 2 minutes. It's chocolatey and delicious, dense and rich, and perfect for the holidays. Treat yourself to a decadent dessert in minutes. Plenty of time for that Christmas movie you've been meaning to watch!

Side view of Cinnamon Dolce Latte in a glass mug with cinnamon stick

Cinnamon Dolce Latte: A Starbucks-like latte at home

When fall leaves begin to turn, treat yourself to a Cinnamon Dolce Latte. This 5-minute Starbucks-inspired warm beverage is a simple café espresso latte filled with autumn flavors of sweet cinnamon. And incredibly simple to make at home!

Closeup view of 3 Ingredient Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix in a Glass Jar

3 Ingredient Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

This 3 ingredient Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix, with optional espresso, is easy to whisk together, contains no dry milk, and is a fun winter staple or gift to give during the holidays.

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