5 Desert Recipes for the Holiday Season

5 Desert Recipes for the Holiday Season

desert recipes



Mini Rolo Cookies – These are a favourite in my house. When you bite into the cookie, it has a caramel centre that is great. I like to heat them up for a few seconds in the microwave if they aren’t fresh.


Rolo Cookies Recipe #Recipe #family #Christmas



Caramel Magic Cookie Bars – These look like heaven in a pan. Recipe from Love from the Oven.


Caramel Magic Cookie Recipe

Andres Mint Grinch Cookies – These would be perfect to make to have to eat while you are watching How The Grinch Stole Christmas with the kids! Recipe from Six Sister’s Stuff


Andes Mint Grinch Cookies

Homemade Popcorn Balls – A simple desert that goes well with hot chocolate. Also make these and put them in a cute dish and give it to a neighbour for gift. Recipe from MyRecipes.com



Peanut Butter Balls – These peanut butter balls are vegan and gluten-free. If you have a special gluten-free diet. This is for you. Recipe from Oh She Glows!

Vegan Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Balls #Recipe #Food #Christmas2015

Check out these fellow Five on Friday Bloggers for some interesting topics:

10 Desert Ideas For Canada Day



Canada Day is one of my favourite holidays.

I love showing pride for our great country with my family and friends.

A great way to celebrate is through food.

Here are some easy to make deserts that are fun to make on Canada Day.


  1. Strawberry and Raspberry Jell-O Parfaits with Almond Whipped Cream ~ The Cookie Writer
  2. Strawberry Shortcake Popsicles ~ Bakers Royale
  3. Cheesecake Stuffed Raspberries ~ The Naked Kitchen
  4. Canada Day Layers Jell-O ~ Open Source Food
  5. Blueberries with Yogurt and Maple Syrup ~ Epicurious (Great on shortcake)
  6. Maple Cream Sandwich Cookies ~ All Day I Dream About Food
  7. Canadian Flag Rice Krispies Treats ~ Corrinna Johnson
  8. Strawberry Marshmallow Kabobs ~ Family Food and Travel
  9. Strawberry Custard Tarts (AKA Tim’s Tarts) ~ Rock Recipes
  10. Maple Cream Fudge ~ Thibeault’s Table


tim tarts

Peppermint Patties #Recipe

Peppermint Patties are a great desert to make anytime of the year!

Printable recipe below

Canadian Basics

Peppermint Patties #Recipe
Author: Canadian Basics
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
  • 1 (14 oz.) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 tablespoon peppermint extract
  • Green or red food coloring (optional)
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 pounds chocolate melts *
  1. LINE baking sheets with wax paper.
  2. COMBINE sweetened condensed milk, peppermint extract and food coloring, if desired, in large bowl. Add 6 cups powdered sugar; beat on low speed until smooth and well blended. Turn mixture onto surface sprinkled with powdered sugar.
  3. KNEAD lightly to form smooth ball. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Flatten each ball into a 1 1/2-inch patty.
  4. LET dry 1 hour or longer; turn over and let dry at least 1 hour. With fork, dip each patty into warm chocolate melts (draw fork lightly across rim of pan to remove excess coating). Invert onto wax-paper-lined baking sheets; let stand until firm. Store covered at room temperature or in refrigerator.
  5. *Also called confectioners’ or summer coating.