We have gathered 30 amazing Christmas Treats that all have 5 ingredients or less. That means cookies, fudge, nut clusters and more. These Christmas desserts are so easy to make, and so delicious to eat. They’re beautiful, and perfect for this time of year!
I love this time of year because it means lots and lots of sweets. I can make cookies and candies and fudge to my hearts desire because I have an excuse now. You see, Christmas is the time for sharing, and giving and I like to give sweets. But, I usually want the recipes I make to be as easy as they are delicious. So, I’ve rounded up 30 different Christmas treat recipes all with 5 ingredients or less.
You heard that right, all of these recipes only have 5 ingredients so you don’t have to go to the store and buy a million things before you can make them. And they’re all perfect for sharing, so whether you have a big family or lots of roommates or are throwing a party, or just want to take a plate of treats to your neighbors, I have the treats for you. Thirty of them.
Thirty treats, from cookies, to fudge, to truffles, to toffee, to candied nuts, to homemade candy. What do you think? Which one are you going to try first? What treats do you like to make this time of year?
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Chocolate Covered Oreos // Like Mother Like Daughter
Chocolate covered Oreos might be the easiest Christmas cookie you’ll ever make. They’re so delicious, and can be decorated in so many cute ways for Christmas!
Coconut Macaroons // Like Mother Like Daughter
These delicious coconut cookies are crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy in the middle. They can be dipped in chocolate (which makes them 6 ingredients 😉 ) but they’re so yummy either way.
Funfetti Shortbread Bites // Cooking Classy
These shortbread bites are an adorable bite sized Christmas cookie, buttery shortbread stuffed full of Christmas sprinkes. Yum!
Rolo Cookies // Like Mother Like Daughter
These delicious rolo cookies start with a cake mix, making them super easy to make. They’re stuffed with a rolo candy for a delicious caramel and chocolate cookie!
Oreo Reindeer // Like Mother Like Daughter
A twist on chocolate covered Oreos, these ones are made to look like Reindeer with the addition of pretzel antlers, candy eyes, and a red candy nose.
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies // The Stay at Home Chef
These peanut butter cookies are exactly 5 ingredients, they’re so soft, and made without any flour, making them naturally gluten free.
Cake Mix Christmas Cookies // Dinner at the Zoo
These Christmas Cookies start with a cake mix again, but a white one this time, and are covered in Christmas cookies making them so fun for this time of year!
Reeses Peanut Butter Cookie Cups // Like Mother Like Daughter
These peanut butter cookie cups are literally only 2 ingredients. Yes that means we start with a store bought cookie dough, but they’re so delicious no one will ever know, and it’s perfect treat for the busy holiday season.
Truffles and Balls
Buckeye Balls // Like Mother Like Daughter
A classic homemade peanut butter ball, dipped in chocolate. They’re a perfect no bake treat!
Nutter Butter Truffles // Like Mother Like Daughter
A quick homemade “truffle” made with Nutter Butter Cookies and cream cheese. They taste a bit like peanut butter cheesecake and are such a great holiday treat.
Gingerbread Truffles // Like Mother Like Daughter
An amazing homemade truffle made with store bought gingerbread cookies, and dipped in white chocolate. They’ve got the best flavors of the holidays!
Mint Oreo Truffles // Like Mother Like Daughter
I love mint and chocolate together this time of year, and these Mint Oreo truffles are such a fun way to have them together. Top with the cutest Christmas sprinkles to make them extra adorable.
Golden Oreo Truffles // Like Mother Like Daughter
A Golden Oreo version, these truffles are so sweet, and so tasty, and once again, only 3 ingredients to make, plus sprinkles on top of course. 😉
Easy Peppermint Fudge // Like Mother Like Daughter
A simple microwave peppermint fudge, with a peppermint chocolate flavor throughout and topped with crushed candy cane pieces.
Christmas Swirl Fudge // Like Mother Like Daughter
A festive Christmas fudge, that is a white chocolate fudge, swirled with red, and green colors, perfect for Christmas time!
Microwave Fudge // Like Mother Like Daughter
Only three ingredients, this easy microwave chocolate fudge is creamy, smooth, and so easy to make! Perfect for beginner and expert fudge makers.
Cookies and Cream Fudge // Crunchy Creamy Sweet
A simple white chocolate fudge stuffed full of Oreo cookies, it tastes like a cookies and cream bar, and is so rich, and delicious!
More Candy and Treats
Homemade Chocolate Truffles // Sally’s Baking Addiction
Only two ingredients, plus all the toppings you’d want for these easy homemade truffles. They’re so rich, chocolatey, smooth and so delicious.
Homemade Caramels // Like Mother Like Daughter
Made in the microwave these soft and chewy caramels are one of my favorite homemade candies! No candy thermometer required!
Cashew Toffee // Like Mother Like Daughter
My dad is practically famous for this recipe, and everyone is always begging him for a bag of this homemade toffee that he makes to pass out to friends, family and neighbors at Christmas time!
Chocolate Nut Clusters // Kleinworth and Co
If you love chocolate covered nuts, you will love these yummy nut clusters! Only four ingredients, and so simple. Plus the kids love calling them reindeer poo 😉
Candy Bar Pretzel Bites // Like Mother Like Daughter
The perfect sweet and salty treat, with pretzels on each side, a melty candy bar in the middle, and dipped in white chocolate. The perfect bite sized “homemade candy” treat.
Turtle Candies // Dinner then Dessert
There isn’t much better than caramel and chocolate and nuts, and all together, they’re perfection. These homemade turtles are so easy and so delicious!
Easy Crockpot Candy // The Recipe Critic
Made with peanuts, mini marshmallows, and all covered in chocolate, this crockpot candy is crunchy, chocolatey, and oh so fun, and delicious!
Rolo Pretzel Reindeer // Like Mother Like Daughter
These rolo pretzel treats couldn’t be cuter, decorated to look like rudolph, they’re a delicious sweet and salty treat.
Saltine Toffee // Live Well Bake Often
Saltine Toffee is a perfect sweet and salty treat, with a layer of crackers in there. It’s sometimes referred to as Christmas Crack because that’s how addicting it is.
Homemade Peppermint Patties // Butter with a Side of Bread
A copycat of York Peppermint Patties, but even better. These are delicious sweet mint candies, covered in chocolate. How fun would it be to top them in Christmas sprinkles too?
Rolo Pretzel Turtles // Like Mother Like Daughter
Only three ingredients, these pretzel turtles are the perfect sweet and salty treat, and seriously, so easy to make!
Other Christmas Treats and Desserts
Christmas Wreath Cookies // The First Year Blog
Adorable marshmallow cereal treats shaped to look like Christmas Wreaths. Such a cute, and delicious no bake treat.
Holiday Ice Cream Sandwich Cake // The Recipe Rebel
With peppermint ice cream sandwiches, and peppermint ice cream, and lots of whipped cream, and chocolate – this easy ice cream sandwich cake is perfect for peppermint lovers.
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This post of Christmas Treats with 5 ingredients or less, was first published on December 4, 2014. It was updated on December 7th 2020.