Friday Faves: 20 Easy Christmas Recipe Ideas

From easy appetizer ideas to 3-ingredient fudge, these quick and easy Christmas recipe ideas will help you simplify the holidays. Make hosting or 'guesting' a little bit easier with recipe ideas that are easy to replicate at home. As most of my friends and family know, I am no expert in the kitchen. I love easy recipe ideas whatever the season (and God only knows how busy Christmas is!). So here, I’ve gathered up 20 easy Christmas recipe ideas – from simple desserts to easy to assemble appetizers – for those of us looking to simplify things over the holidays. Regardless, these recipes are great for both the seasoned cook and the newbie host or hostess who’d like to impress their guests – and all while using ingredients that are easily accessible and with kitchen gadgets that most of us already have in our kitchens.

Here are my top 20 pics for this season:

1. Hot Chocolate Spoons

Hot Chocolate Spoons

2. Saltine Toffee

Saltine Toffee

3. 3-Ingredient Skittles Fudge

3-Ingredient Fudge

4. Best Sugar Cookies

Best Sugar Cookies

5. The Easiest Holiday Cookie Ever

The Easiest Holiday Cookies

6. Eggnog Fudge

Eggnog Fudge

7. Cranberry Pecan Brie Bites

Cranberry Pecan Brie Bites

8. Olive You Holiday Antipasto Wreath


9. Cranberry Pecan Mini Goat Cheese Balls

Cheese Balls

10. How To Build The Ultimate Cheese Board

How To Build a Cheese Plate

11. Cranberry Fluff Salad


12. Gluten Free Spiced Hot Fruit Bake


13. Thanksgiving Leftover Pumpkin Pie Shake


14. Christmas Morning Barcelona Hot Chocolate


15. Red Velvet Hot Chocolate


16. 10-Minute Homemade Eggnog


17. Simple Christmas Sangria


18. Rudolph Noses Holiday Drink


19. Christmas Sherbet Punch


20. Pear and Thyme Fizzy Drink


I am excited to sample some of these this year. Who knows? I just may start a little early to do some taste testing – for quality control purposes of course 😉


  • Reply
    December 2, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Whaaaaaat??? I have got to try these. All of them, but I think first on the list is the cranberry and pecan nut cheese balls and Eggnog fudge. Fortunately hubby knows how to make fudge, that’s way above my level of cooking skills, so that’s going to be his. Me – I’m going to do the cheese balls. Thanks Jelica for the scrumptious round up

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      December 2, 2016 at 10:01 am

      As an obsessive cheese-addict, I adore both the cheese balls and brie bites myself, but the 3-ingredient fudge squares are a no-brainer for me!

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    handmade by amalia
    December 2, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Great ideas. The hot chocolate spoons are brilliant.

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      December 3, 2016 at 8:54 am

      Agreed – the hot chocolate spoons are a great party favour idea and not just at Christmas. Any excuse will do 🙂

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