For an impressive grand holiday finale, serve our best dessert recipes: jaw-dropping cakes, chocolate confections and more fresh-from-the-oven favorites.

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Desserts

Co-opt traditional holiday flavors and pack 'em into gumdrop-bedecked icebox cakes, boozy bites and more.

100+ Holiday Dessert Musts
Gingerbread Icebox Cake + More Holiday Desserts

BREAD PUDDING BONANZA

Nadia G.'s Bread Pudding

Too much panettone? Nadia G. shows how to turn that extra bread into a pudding with rich creme anglaise.

Get Nadia's Easy Bread Pudding Tips

MORE BREAD PUDDING TWISTS

Snowy Carrot Cake

Coconut Frosted Carrot Cake

Deck your dessert display with this wintry coconut-covered carrot cake. Get our easy step-by-step instructions.

How-To: Coconut-Frosted Carrot Cake

Plus: Essential Cake How-Tos

DIY Dessert Bar

Build Your Own S'mores Station

Get guests in on the assembly action by setting up a build-your-own s'mores station. Who doesn't love customized treats?

Set Up This S'mores Buffet

Enlist Your Little Helpers

With-a-Twist Sweets

Peanut Butter, Maple and Bourbon Fudge

Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith turns tradition on its head with these inventive takes on classic holiday dessert recipes.

Peanut Butter, Bourbon + Maple Fudge

Must-Try Recipes From Hedy

MORE HOLIDAY BAKING + DESSERTS

CLASSIC CHRISTMAS FAVORITES

German Stollen Recipe

Get a taste of tradition with fruit-filled baked breads and more classic recipes.

German Stollen Recipe

Puff the Magic Pastry

Chocolate-Dipped Cream Puffs

Make these chocolate-dipped French delicacies for a party crowd.

How-To: Cream Puffs

MAKE IT MINI

Carrot Cake Pops

Diminutive desserts are all the rage: Guests will love sampling many sweets.

Carrot Cake Tree Pops

HOMEMADE HOLIDAY GIFTS

Chocolate Caramel Popcorn Bark

Surprise fellow food lovers with salty-sweet and indulgent handmade gifts.

Choco-Caramel Popcorn

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