You know what we like the most about this time of the year? There’s no shame in going all out with desserts, snacks, and anything your tummy has ever desired. Of course, we generally encourage everything in moderation, but there’s something to be said about living a little and about the universal joys of sharing food with loved ones. Presenting our favorite wintry recipes for the holidays, with everything from eggnog cheesecake and funfetti popcorn to pizza bagel wreaths and snowman bread. Gather up your friends and family and enjoy!
Eggnog Cheesecake With Gingersnap Crust & Pomegranate Glaze
The Naptime Chef’s sweet and spicy cheesecake tastes like the best version of eggnog that you’ve EVER had. The gingersnap crust adds a subtle crunch, while the pomegranate glaze adds just the right dose of fruitiness.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares
This recipe from the founder of Rosaberry is an absolute holiday favorite for kids and adults alike. All you need is some butter, peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, and powdered sugar. Who’s ready for a snack?
Snowman Bread (Make It With The Kids!)
Holiday treats aren’t just limited to desserts and entrees. This homemade bread, shaped and dressed like Frosty, are delicious, adorable, and tons of fun to make. No wonder they’re always winter winner at Taste Buds Kitchen!
Pizza Bagel Wreaths
Cooking for guests is more fun when you can get the kids involve. Intuition Nutrition’s founder loves this fun, festive starter that’s easy enough for miniature chefs. Homemade pesto recipe included–yummm.
Chocolate and Maraschino Cherry Shortbread Cookies
Shortbread is arguably one of the best type cookies ever–it’s oh-so-easy to make and melt-in-your-mouth buttery to taste. Closet Cooking brings us a decadent chocolate and cherry twist for a pop of color this season.
Christmas Crunch Funfetti Popcorn
Our newest food blogger, Jaclyn Bell, makes a delicious debut with a seriously addictive funfetti popcorn recipe of candy melts, pretzels, and tons and tons of sprinkles. Perfect for a little energy boost on a dreary winter day!
Super Creamy Real Hot Chocolate
Inspired by our associate editor’s most loved treat at Max Brenner, a steaming cup of this rich drink will keep you warm and fuzzy all throughout winter. Plus, it’s the yummiest way ever for growing kids to meet their daily milk quotient.
Chocolate Souffle Cupcakes
Tofu in dessert? You better believe it. This award-winning treat from Kyotofu, the Japanese dessert bar in Hell’s Kitchen, has won some serious acclaim–and we’ve got the recipe to share.