38 Treats for Holiday Treat Packages & Platters: An all-in-one resource for DIY holiday treat packages and platters.

38 Christmas Treats for Packages & PlattersIf you’re anything like me, at this point – that is, exactly 8 days before Christmas – you’re still sifting through your cookbooks, old food magazines, and illegible family recipes, and using Google like its your job to find just the right recipes to make for your holiday treat packages and dessert platters.

I want to say that I’m a Type A planner when it comes to my Christmas baking list but really, I pretty much suck at it.  I’m super indecisive and picky with sky-high standards for how the treats I make turn out – especially when I’m entertaining or giving treats as gifts.  These traits make baking at Christmastime extremely difficult.

However, if you are actually anything like me, I hope you find this list I put together of 38 of my favorite Christmas cookies, tarts, bars, candies (etc.) to be a life-saver.  Everything all in one place – no search boxes, categories pages, or annoying endless Google searches.  I hope you love this list as much as I do and I’d love to hear if you decide to make anything from it!

candy + confections

Homemade Peppermint Pattiespeppermint patties
peanut butter truffles
salted caramel popcorn
apple cider caramels
chocolate dipped candied orange (orangettes)

cookies

Pecan Linzer Cookies with Raspberry Fillinglofthouse sugar cookies
rosemary butter cookies
hot chocolate cookies
linzer cookies
butter sandwich cookies with dulce de leche filling
chewy chocolate gingerbread cookies
classic chewy peanut butter cookies
crispy oatmeal toffee cookies
thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies
coconut cream filled macaroons
maple snickerdoodles

bars + biscotti

Cranberry Bliss Barscranberry bliss bars
orange cranberry white chocolate biscotti
white chocolate gingerbread blondies
red velvet brownies with white chocolate buttercream frosting
triple chocolate biscotti
peppermint brownies
cappuccino biscotti

cakes + cheesecakes + pies + tarts

Tall and Creamy Classic New York Cheesecakecappuccino fudge cheesecake
vanilla bean eggnog cake
chocolate truffle tart
tall and creamy classic new york cheesecake
peppermint icebox cupcakes
apple slab pie
cranberry white chocolate tarts
grasshopper pie
brown sugar apple cheesecake

drinks + marshmallows

White Hot Chocolatehomemade hot chocolate mix
white hot chocolate
peppermint marshmallows
baileys marshmallows

packaging fun!

Treat Packaging Ideasideas for packaging holiday treats

we love to see what you make!

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  • Carol at Wild Goose Tea
    December 19, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    What a complete roster of XMas treats! Well done.

  • shar
    December 29, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    great!!!

  • January 15, 2015 at 11:32 AM

    Thank you, Mary! I definitely appreciate your kind words. 🙂

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