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65 Make-Ahead Holiday Desserts From Christmas Crack to Fudge

65 Make-Ahead Holiday Desserts From Christmas Crack to Fudge

Freeze now, enjoy later!

For those of us that are planners, organizers and schedulers, this time of year is when we start to think about all things holiday and Christmas-related! And these 65 easy make-ahead holiday desserts are sure to put you in that spirit a little sooner.

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From before Thanksgiving until the New Year, the days become a blur of so many activities and events, if you are a little more organized, it can truly take some of the stress out of your holiday, and let you enjoy them even more.

What Desserts Can Be Made and Frozen

When it comes to planning holiday meals and treats, there are so many ways you can get a jump on things so you aren’t trying to have it all come together at the last minute.

  • pies can be made a couple days ahead, and certain ones can be frozen for a month before

  • cookies and candy can be frozen weeks in advance

  • pineapple upside down cake and cheesecake

  • angel food and pound cakes can both be frozen and defrosted quickly

Related: 50 Best Christmas Cupcakes

What Is The Most Popular Dessert At Christmas

While we all have our favorite sweet treats we look forward to every year at Christmastime, there is in fact one that beats out all the rest when it comes to popularity.

The Classic Christmas Yule Log is the #1 beloved holiday dessert. You can learn how to make one for your Christmas table here.

Easy Holiday Desserts

Having your sweet treats in the freezer, waiting for the moment you are ready to plate them for your guests, or box them up to mail to your loved ones really puts the joy back into holiday baking! Launch the gallery to find 65 holiday sweets you can be making right now!

Russian Tea Cakes, Mint Chocolate Macaroons and Christmas Cut-Out Sugar Cookies make perfect gifts. You will also find some tasty desserts you can make a couple of days ahead (or the night before), like my Candy Cane Fluff and Snowy Day Gingerbread.

Get a jump start on your holiday baking this year by devising a plan to curb some of the hustle and bustle of the season. Be sure to jot down your favorites, pin them and share too!

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Best Make-Ahead Holiday Desserts

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