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Easy Dessert Recipes: 14 Christmas Potluck Ideas

Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or need simple potluck ideas, these 14 easy dessert recipes for Christmas will be a big hit!

Are you hosting a holiday party or need simple potluck ideas to take somewhere? These easy dessert recipes for Christmas will be loved by all your family, friends and coworkers!

14 quick and easy Christmas Desserts

Whether you’re assembling a cookie tray to take to Grandma’s house or looking for a festive treat to bring to work this holiday season, we’ve got you covered today!

I love fun food and easy dessert ideas, especially during the holidays. These 14 easy dessert recipes are simple and quick potluck ideas you can pack up to take anywhere you’re celebrating Christmas this year. The ideas include recipes for Christmas cookies, trifles, bars, fudge and so much more.

What Dessert Flavors Are Best For Christmas?

The most popular flavors for Christmas desserts are chocolate and peppermint desserts. Other popular flavors are:

  • Caramel
  • Gingerbread
  • Cranberry
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pecan (or any other nut)

This collection of easy dessert recipes includes unique and fun ideas for all of the above. There’s sure to be something to please even the pickiest family member, coworker or friend at your potluck Christmas party.

14 Easy Dessert Recipes and Christmas Potluck Ideas

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Christmas Brownie Trifle

Christmas Brownie Trifle – Honey and Birch for A Night Owl

There are three scrumptious layers, all filled with holiday tastes. And, served in a trifle bowl, It looks absolutely perfect on the dessert table.

Christmas Brownie Trifle – Honey and Birch for A Night Owl - 14 Easy Dessert Recipes and Christmas Potluck Ideas featured on Kenarry.com

Christmas Muddy buddies

These are perfect as a snack or appetizer. Set them out before dinner and let everyone graze on the M&Ms and chocolate cereal bits.

Christmas Muddy Buddies Recipe – Typically Simple

Christmas Muddy Buddies Recipe – Typically Simple - 14 Easy Dessert Recipes and Christmas Potluck Ideas featured on Kenarry.com

Chocolate peppermint cookies

These cookies are made out of cake mix, so they are really easy to make. Top them with crushed candy canes for the perfect Christmas cookies.

Chocolate Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies Holiday Recipe – By Trish Sutton for Kenarry

Chocolate Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies - By Trish Sutton - 14 Easy Dessert Recipes and Christmas Potluck Ideas featured on Kenarry.com

Christmas candy fudge

Just look at those red and green M&Ms! These fudge pieces will look perfectly festive on the dessert table.

Easy Christmas Candy Fudge – Mom Endeavors

Easy Christmas Candy Fudge – Mom Endeavors - 14 Easy Dessert Recipes and Christmas Potluck Ideas featured on Kenarry.com

Caramel-filled Cookies

These sweet little cookies are decorated to look like mistletoe. But the best part about them is the sweet caramel filling.

Caramel Filled Bon Bon Cookies – Creations by Kara

Caramel Filled Bon Bon Cookies – Creations by Kara - 14 Easy Dessert Recipes and Christmas Potluck Ideas featured on Kenarry.com

Peppermint Brownie Christmas Trees

The combination of chocolate and peppermint is perfect in these little trees. Let your kiddos help you decorate them for some family fun.

Peppermint Brownie Christmas Trees: Easy Dessert Idea – Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®

Oh yum! Peppermint Brownie Christmas Trees would be so much fun to bake and decorate with the kids for a holiday party or special treat.

Cranberry dessert bars

Cranberry is one of the classic fruits you see in the wintertime. These dessert bars aren’t too sweet and they have just the right amount of tang.

Cranberry Bliss Bars – Belle of the Kitchen

Cranberry Bliss Bars – Belle of the Kitchen - 14 Easy Dessert Recipes and Christmas Potluck Ideas featured on Kenarry.com

Peppermint Cheesecake Triffle

This is minty, chocolaty, goodness! There are so many layers all with their own sweet flavors. From the mint OREOS to the crunchy candy canes, everyone will want some of this.

Peppermint Cheesecake Trifle – Tastes of Lizzy T

Peppermint Cheesecake Trifle – Tastes of Lizzy T - 14 Easy Dessert Recipes and Christmas Potluck Ideas featured on Kenarry.com

Chocolate caramel pretzel bites

These are another fun little holiday finger-food your kids can make. It’s as easy as assembling them and heating them up.

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites – Typically Simple for Kenarry

These chocolate caramel pretzel bites are so simple to make and so delicious to eat!

Peppermint bark

Everyone has a peppermint bark recipe they love, and this is our favorite. Your teeth sink into the white chocolate and then the chocolate brownie crust.

Peppermint Bark – Life at Cloverhill

Peppermint Bark – Life at Cloverhill - 14 Easy Dessert Recipes and Christmas Potluck Ideas featured on Kenarry.com

Grinch Popcorn

Whip up a batch of this and serve it at the next Christmas party! It’s even more fun to eat while you are watching this classic movie.

Grinch Popcorn – Cook. Craft. Love.

Grinch Popcorn – Cook. Craft. Love. - 14 Easy Dessert Recipes and Christmas Potluck Ideas featured on Kenarry.com

Classic peanut butter fudge

Peanut butter fudge is one of those iconic recipes that everyone loves during the holidays. Make a really large batch and hand them out as Christmas presents.

Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe: An Easy Holiday Idea – Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®

Delicious peanut butter fudge recipe would be a great idea to give as holiday gifts to friends and neighbors or a dessert for a Christmas party.

Gingerbread cheesecake dip

Isn’t this cute? Dip your cinnamon graham crackers into this sweet dip. It has just the right amount of spice to make it incredible.

13. Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip – Food, Folks and Fun

Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip – Food, Folks and Fun - 14 Easy Dessert Recipes and Christmas Potluck Ideas featured on Kenarry.com

Rice Krispies Treats Christmas Trees

The best part about these cute little treats is the white snow caps. Let your kids help you decorate them and then you can show them off at the potluck.

14. Rice Krispies Snow Capped Christmas Trees – By Trish Sutton

Rice Krispies Snow Capped Christmas Trees – By Trish Sutton - 14 Easy Dessert Recipes and Christmas Potluck Ideas featured on Kenarry.com

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These 14 easy dessert recipes are simple and quick potluck ideas you can pack up to take anywhere you're celebrating Christmas this year. The ideas include recipes for Christmas cookies, trifles, bars, holiday fudge and so much more for your Christmas party.

Updated October 2020.

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