Have you been dreaming about cozy winter desserts? If so, check out these 27 Winter Desserts that will wrap you in indulgent bliss!
Warmth—wouldn’t we all love a warm bowl of comforting dessert during the chilly season?
And maybe it’s time for you to hone your baking skills during the winter months.
If you ask me, there’s nothing better than warm desserts or a tray of fresh baked goods, a strong hot tea or coffee, and a soft blanket on the couch.
Also, we all enjoy sipping hot chocolate in front of the fire, and we’d never turn down a bowl of a warm apple dessert!
It’s true, however, that there is a plethora of indulgent desserts out there.
That’s why we gathered the best winter dessert recipes you can try, such as delicious Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies and Eggless Butterscotch Pudding. From delectable Almond Cherry Crumb Cake to lightly sweet, rich and fruity #24, you’ll find something cozy and delicious for the whole cold season!
Take your winter coziness to new heights by checking out our list of favorite recipes for these easy winter desserts.
What are you waiting for?
Preheat your oven, prep your ingredients, ready your apron, and start making your winter desserts and goodies now!
Let’s dig right into our best 27 desserts for wintertime!
1. 3-Ingredient Date Bars With Dark Chocolate
The combination of these three ingredients may seem strange for some, but it’s surprisingly tasty!
It has very sweet notes and nutty-caramel flavor from the dates, and rich chocolatey goodness from the dark chocolate—what more can you ask for?
Besides that, you will only do five steps to complete this recipe within 20 minutes.
Are you craving some warm, moist, and delicious cake as an after dinner treat?
This Snickerdoodle Mug Cake embodies all those characteristics but in miniature form!
And what makes it better is you can make it in a matter of minutes—using your microwave.
Sounds good, right?
There should be a prize for whoever realized how great apple and cinnamon are together!
The blend of tangy, sweet, and crisp apple matches the spicy kick of cinnamon, while the butter and brown sugar in it makes this Air Fryer Baked Apples one of the best desserts for winter that you can also pair with a scoop of ice cream or a sprinkle of granola on top.
Gingerbread is one of the most popular holiday flavors in the United States and much of Europe, but it’s not just for the holidays.
You can enjoy this winter dessert whenever you like and even turn it into cupcakes if you don’t have a bundt cake mold at home.
Feel the warmth of every bite in this extra moist and tender gingerbread cake, thanks to its custom fall spice blend.
Your guests will surely go crazy for this rum-glazed dessert!
You can mix up this Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding the night before and greet the morning with a mouthwatering breakfast!
Just prep your chia seeds, any nut milk you prefer, cocoa powder, vanilla, peanut butter, honey, and salt.
Pro tip: Use powdered peanut butter if you have it on hand.
If you’re feeling a little fancy, this Salted Caramel Mudcake might interest you.
When making this recipe, make sure to combine all the wet ingredients with warm milk before starting.
After it’s smooth and melted, leave it to cool.
Continue with the recipe by adding the dry ingredients and start baking.
The result? A moist, luscious, and rich cake, making it worth all the effort!
Don’t be intimidated by this Baked Alaska recipe!
It’s actually an easier take on the traditional dessert because you won’t need a broiler oven to make this recipe, instead, you can simply use your kitchen torch.
You also won’t have to bake some sponge cake for your Baked Alaska and just use graham crackers for its base.
And the best part?
Pile your ice cream of choice on top of the crumb bottom then add in your meringue and create a peak effect for a solid winter wonderland vibe!
If you love a rich eggnog, you can never go wrong with Eggnog Cookies!
The soft, cake-like texture of the cookies plus its cream eggnog frosting makes it a great winter dessert to pair with your warm cup of joe.
Give them a try now!
9. Leftover Pound Cake Bread Pudding With Cookie Butter Glaze
If you have any leftover pound cake at home, turn it into this Leftover Pound Cake Bread Pudding With Cookie Butter Glaze!
The cookie butter glaze adds a rich touch for plating your masterpiece!
There are also only a few ingredients needed for this recipe, which saves you both money and time to make it.
Pro tip: For best results, serve hot from the oven or microwave. And if it’s still too thick after heating, add in a splash of milk and reheat again.
Cranberry Apple Crisp, with tart berries, sweet apples, and a simple crumb topping, is perfect for the winter season (but also great any time of year when cranberries are in season).
Can’t find fresh cranberries? You can also use frozen cranberries to complete this delectable winter fruit desserts recipe!
You won’t be disappointed with this Almond Cherry Crumb Cake with its moist and soft texture, making it a wonderful afternoon tea treat or Winter dessert!
It also boasts a crunchy, buttery crumble topping that melts in your mouth and a homemade cherry sauce that will satisfy every cherry lover—check this out now!
These cake-like red velvet sandwich cookies are great for any occasion, but they’re especially good for the “red” holidays.
They’re even more irresistible when topped with a decadent cream cheese frosting.
The cheesecake is made with a crumbly biscuit base and topped with an absolutely delectable no-bake candy cane filling!
It’s flavored with crushed candy canes and a hint of peppermint to remind us of how lovely and cozy it is to be inside from all that frosty Winter weather!
You can also top the cheesecake with a little freshly whipped cream and a few extra crushed candy canes on top of it to make it more special!
Start recreating this Winter Fruit Galette by combining your favorite mixed dried fruits, spices, and fruit juice into a saucepan then boil and stir.
While letting your compote stand, prep your chopped fruit, sugar, and flour then toss them altogether in a bowl.
Start baking your one of your next favorite winter fruit desserts and enjoy the fruits of your labor after 30-35 minutes!
This simple cake, flavored with warm autumn spices, is a quick dessert with a funny name.
There’s a reason dump cakes have been around for so long: they’re easy and tasty!
They use readily available ingredients, and you can change up the ingredients to suit your family’s preferences.
Pumpkin puree and spice cake mix from a box were already in my pantry, making it easier to make this delight!
At the end of the day, this moist, rich cake is bursting with warm spice flavor.
Add in a scoop of vanilla ice cream to the dessert after baking.
You won’t regret making this Modernized Fruitcake.
Time-consuming, but not impossible to make.
The most time-consuming part of the process is probably chopping up all the dried fruit.
This dense cake necessitates a low and slow cooking method.
You’ll be one of the few people in the world who can turn out a fruitcake that everyone enjoys.
This dessert could use a little help regaining some of its former luster!
Orange juice, zest, and even the fruit inside add moisture and flavor to these Chocolate Orange Dessert Doughnuts for a sweet treat.
If you don’t have a doughnut mold, you can use a two-and-a-half inch muffin pan and fill the cups two-thirds full with batter.
Take a look at this Skillet Brownies recipe, which uses only one pan to make one of your new favorite chocolate desserts!
No special baking skills are also required in order to make perfectly fudgy and rich skillet brownies, so don’t get intimidated by how it looks and start baking instead.
And it’s all up to you to decide how much food you eat because you won’t stop digging for more!
Is it just me, or do you crave sugar at all hours of the day?
The coffee cake, also known as dessert for breakfast, is a great solution to this problem.
Danish Coffee Cake, also known as Kringle, is not just any coffee cake.
Light and flaky, with just the right amount of sweet vanilla icing, it’s a delicious treat.
Indulge your sweet tooth with this homemade pastry and a cup of coffee!
Unbelievably rich and silky, this Eggless Butterscotch Pudding comes together quickly and easily.
Butterscotch is one of my favorite flavors, even though (almost) everyone loves chocolate.
It only takes a few minutes to whip up this no-egg butterscotch pudding.
And this recipe only requires a few simple ingredients that are likely already in your kitchen.
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Since Oreos and cheesecake are two of the most popular desserts in the world, here’s a combination of both.
They’re in bite-sized squares too, so if you don’t want to overindulge…
Unlike your usual cookies that need a bunch of ingredients, these Peppermint Meringues would only require you five ingredients—egg whites, cream of tartar, granulated sugar, salt, and peppermint candy!
They’re also great as gifts since they’re aesthetically pleasing and affordable to make!
Even in the dead of winter we are sometimes just not in the mood to turn the oven on.
For this No-Bake Lime Cheesecake With Gingerbread Crust, you won’t need one.
Just prep your ingredients, follow our recipe, and you’re good to go.
The thick gingersnap crust complements the tang of creamy lime beautifully!
24. Pear Clafoutis
If you love Cherry Clafoutis, you’ll definitely love this Pear Clafoutis too!
This puffy, simple yet delectable dessert is so good, especially because pears and custard create a comforting treat for the Winter season.
Every bite of this No Bake Peanut Butter Pie is an indulgent experience.
Its soft and creamy taste comes from the peanut butter, while the buttery cookie crust adds more flavor and texture to the pie!
A box of pumpkin spice cake is all you need to quickly whip up a batch of these Pumpkin Cookies!
You won’t need any eggs on hand for this recipe yet it will still be moist and packed with fall nostalgia.
You can also add icing on top if you plan on serving these cookies after a special dinner.
27. Fantasy Fudge
This decadent fudge recipe will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth!
In our version of this treat, we used mini marshmallows instead of the traditional marshmallow creme ingredient, making it more accessible in case you can’t find any marshmallow creme in your area.
Fun fact: It’s one of the best-known desserts in the world and its original recipe came from the back of a marshmallow creme fluff jar.
The bottom line
As the days grow shorter and cooler, it’s the perfect time to start making your winter desserts!
These easy winter desserts are mostly quick to make and won’t require many ingredients, so you can truly enjoy them whenever you want.
Did you check out how to get more creative with recipe #22? Serve it on your next dessert table to surely impress your guests!
Have fun baking!
27 Winter Dessert Assortment For A Cozy Treat
When you are ready to indulge in a little chilly-weather treat, bring up our list of 27 Winter Desserts to choose from!
- 3-Ingredient Date Bars With Dark Chocolate
- Snickerdoodle Mug Cake
- Air Fryer Baked Apples
- Gingerbread Bundt Cake
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding
- Salted Caramel Mudcake
- Easy Baked Alaska
- Eggnog Cookies
- Leftover Pound Cake Bread Pudding With Cookie Butter Glaze
- Cranberry Apple Crisp
- Almond Cherry Crumb Cake
- Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies
- Candy Cane Cheesecake
- Winter Fruit Galette
- Pumpkin Spice Dump Cake
- Modernized Fruitcake
- Chocolate Orange Dessert Donuts
- Skillet Mocha Brownie Sundae
- Cheese Danish Coffee Cake
- Eggless Butterscotch Pudding
- Oreo Cheesecake Bites
- Peppermint Meringues
- No-Bake Lime Cheesecake With Gingersnap Crust
- Pear Clafoutis
- No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
- Pumpkin Cookies With Cake Mix
- Fantasy Fudge
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