Our 2020 Christmas Recipe Recommendations


Brooklin Stromberg and Anna Sandene

As 2020 continues to be a hard year for everyone, these tasty sweets will not fail to put a smile on your face during this Christmas season. From the numbingly good frozen cheesecake bites to gentle snowflake macarons, these easy desserts will make you want to go to a winter wonderland. 

If you’re looking for a less traditional dessert but still delicious, these frozen cheesecake bites from delish are definitely the dessert for you. The frozen cheesecake will offer a great contrast to the warmer food we consume over the holiday season and sound like heaven. With only a 15 minute prep time, these petite snacks are easy and fun. Ingredients include chocolate chips, coconut oil, cream cheese, sour cream, powdered sugar, raspberries, salt, and raspberry liqueur (with parent’s permission). Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil together, then line the ice cube molds, and freeze. Then, mix the cream cheese and sour cream together, then add the sugar, salt, and liqueur once they are all combined. Take the models out, fill them with the cheesecake mix and one raspberry, cover with chocolate, and let it all come together as it freezes. For the full recipe, click here

With 4 ingredients and an hour of overall creation time, this peppermint bark is sure to be not only easy to make but delicious. Get your white and semisweet chocolate, peppermint extract, and candy canes ready for this recipe from Delish! First, melt the semisweet chocolate, add the needed amount of peppermint extract, and spread it on your parchment paper-covered baking sheet. Put it in the freezer for 20 minutes, melt the white chocolate, and carefully lay out the white chocolate on top of the semisweet. Crush your candy canes and place them on top. Put it in the freezer for 20 more minutes to secure frozen. Take it out, cut it into a square, and share your simple yet yummy bark. The detailed recipe is shown here

Creme brulee is a well-loved dish, but because it takes a lot of time, it isn’t made very often. The holiday season is one of the only times we can take time off from our day to day lives to truly enjoy ourselves, so why not enjoy ourselves with this French classic? Alton Brown’s creme brulee recipe (linked here) calls for heavy cream, 1 vanilla bean, vanilla sugar, 6 egg yolks, and hot water. After the ingredients are combined and baked in ramekins, they can go in the fridge for up to 3 days before browning the sugar on top and then serving. This recipe could be very helpful if you have a busy day before serving, as you can prepare the dessert ahead of time. If you plan on using a torch to brown the creme brulee, please be extremely careful.

Both soft and delectable, these snowflake-decorated macaroons no matter the occasion is just right for you. Although they may have a more detailed making process, don’t let that be the deciding factor as these sugar-packed treats are bound to be good. To visit the specific recipe click the link here

Please enjoy and make these flavorful recipes!