Kick off the holiday with homemade Christmas desserts and treats.
Make one of these delectable holiday treats for your own Christmas celebration or to give as a gift. With these creative recipes and great prices, you'll never need to buy overpriced desserts again.
Give pretzels a festive makeover with the help of candy. These make fun party favors and treats for kids.
See recipe: Santa and Tree Pretzel Rods
Dress up store-bought or homemade cupcakes as cute snowmen.
Cost per serving: 57¢
These sweet and salty treats make great gifts as well as an easy snack to have on hand during the holidays.
See recipe: Popcorn Balls
Cost per serving: 52¢
Refrigerated sugar-cookie dough is the secret to this kid-friendly cookie. Have plenty of candy and icing on-hand for decorating.
See recipe: Cute Snowman Cookies
Cost per serving: $1.19
Package your homemade treats (like Cran-Almond Bark) in cellophane bags. These can be found in craft stores or purchased online.
See recipe: Cran-Almond Bark
Cost per serving: 55¢
Turn a simple homemade cupcake into a holiday treat using M&M's and spearmint candies.
See recipe: Orange Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting
The sweet taste of peppermint and chocolate come together in these festive, easy-to-make trees.
See recipe: Peppermint Bark Trees
These cute little snowmen are the perfect sweet treat for non-bakers. All the ingredients are store-bought and assembly is
easy making this a fun kid-friendly activity.
See recipe: Marshmallow Snowmen
Cost per serving: 30¢
Homemade gingerbread cookies are a classic treat and decorating them is just as cherished. Dress up your gingerbread men with royal icing, white chocolate and miniature candies.
See recipe: Gingerbread Cookies
Cost per serving: 44¢
For less than the cost of a candy bar, you can give a homemade treat. These nutty fudge squares make an easy holiday gift.
See recipe: Chocolate Almond Fudge Squares
Price per serving: 21¢
Garnish this spicy treat with beautiful gold leaf that's completely edible. A 12-leaf package (each leaf is a 2-inch square) costs $40 at gildedplanet.com. Or, sprinkle some equally festive, but less pricey edible gold glitter ($3 for a 1/4-oz.jar, fancyflours.com).
See recipe: Chai-Spiced Fudge