One of the best parts of the Christmas holiday season is all of the delightful desserts! But what do you do with all of the cookies, candies, and baked goods that people give you? Before you know it, you have bags and boxes of them on your kitchen counter. A Christmas Dessert Board is the solution! A beautiful assortment of sweet treats, the board is the perfect way to bring winter cheer to any holiday happy hour or family gathering.
The brilliant part of assembling a Christmas dessert board is that it only requires opening packages and artfully arranging ingredients on a surface. Just as you would design a meat and cheese charcuterie board, you want to vary color, height, and textures as much as possible. I combined soft cocoa truffles alongside crunchy shortbread cookies and I let cinnamon gummy bears nestle up to a river of holiday popcorn.
Not sure what to include on your board? Use my list as a helpful shopping guide or gather your favorite sweet confections and just have a blast making your own desert board:
- Cocoa Truffles (Trader Joe’s)
- Chocolate Caramel Turtles (The Farris Wheel)
- Chocolate Covered Nuts (The Nifty Nut House)
- Chocolate M&Ms
- Decked Out Tree Cookies (Trader Joe’s)
- Peppermint Pretzel Slims (Trader Joe’s)
- Jingle Pop (Kernel’s Popcorn Express)
- They were a fabulous gift from a friend, but you can find them at many bakeries and gift stores.
Other items you could include chocolate spreads, mini cupcakes, assorted berries, marshmallows, or gingerbread men cookies. However, I should warn you about something. If you leave the dessert board on your kitchen counter, you will eat from it at EVERY passing. I highly recommend you gift this Christmas Dessert Board to someone or serve it at a party unless you don’t mind the holiday weight gain. ::laughing:: I didn’t!
Christmas is about showing kindness to others and I can’t think of a better way to bring the joy of the season to someone else than by serving them a gorgeous assortment of sweet treats! I hope you enjoy your Christmas Dessert Board as much as I had making mine.
Happy Holidays, friends!