Create a pretty dessert board for all of your holiday parties with this no-bake candy and cookie board. Filled with chocolate, cookies, candy and more it is sure to be a crowd favorite.
Are you looking for a Christmas dessert to impress your guests then this candy and cookie board is it! Easy and delicious, this board is full of candy, chocolate, and cookies with Christmas flair.
Today I am joining 11 friends in a Charcuterie Board Blog Hop!
If you are hopping over from my friend Kylies’ blog post, Welcome! I am sure you are drooling after reading her post about cheesy pull apart bread. I know I am. I cannot wait to make Kylie @Trumas Treasures easy and delicious pull apart bread over the holidays. I know that my guests will love it!
Now on to my Christmas Cookie and Candy Board.
Christmas Cookie & Candy Dessert Board
Christmas desserts are some of my very favorite things to make for parties and to take to family and friends. Snowball cookies, chocolate almond dragees, and chocolate bark with sea salt are just a few of the things on my list this year.
I love sweet treats and whether I am hosting or attending I always make sure to have plenty of sweet treats for the guests.
Over the next few weeks many of us will be hosting, or attending holiday parties and an easy dessert that we can whip together is always a good thing.
Normally, I bake all of the cookies and candies I serve using a mix of family favorites and a few new recipes.
Lately though, I have received a few emails from people telling me they don’t bake, don’t know how to bake or don’t like to bake so I thought I would make a dessert that anyone can make.
I settled on a candy and cookie board, the best part is that it is no-bake and is as easy as gathering your favorite sweet treats and assembling them on a tray.
All of the treats on this board came from Lidl, Aldi, Walmart, Target, the Dollar Tree and my local market. You can find most of the candy and cookie in the seasonal aisle but you can also check out the bakery too, just in case you wanted to add decorated sugar cookies, mini cupcakes or even decorated brownies.
Holiday Candy & Cookie Board
- sugar cookies
- chocolate gingerbread
- stollen bites
- almond crescent cookies
- chocolate chip cookies
- chocolate covered wafer cookies
- mini peanut butter cups
- foil covered chocolate snowmen
- red gum balls
- cinnamon candy
- Star brites
- Red Bird soft candy puffs
- red and green m&m
- red licorice
Get a large tray or cutting board, and a few small bowls or paper liners.
Add the bowls to the tray and fill them with the smaller candy like the M&M’s, gum balls and red hots. This adds visual interest and contains the smaller items.
Next, add the larger cookies to the tray, like biscotti or the long wafer cookies. You may have to play around with this a little to get it to look the way that you like. You can also cluster the cookies together or line them along the edge of the tray.
Once you have the cookies on the tray add the candy. Sometimes I unwrap some of the candy and other times if it is foil wrapped I leave it. The foil adds color and design to the tray.
There is no right or wrong way to make this tray, get creative and it will look beautiful and taste delicious because it is made with all of your holiday favorites.
This tray can also be made with homemade treats and candy or a combination of homemade and purchased treats. However you choose to make it I am sure that your guests will love it.
Where to Serve a Christmas Candy & Cookie Board
- You can serve this tray at your party
- take one to a friend
- to your kids school
- have a candy and cookie champagne party with your friends while wrapping gifts
- At your holiday movie marathon
- Serve one on Christmas day
Make sure to get a few cellophane bags so that you can bag up the leftovers for your guests to take home.
Doesn’t this look like an easy and delicious treat? I am taking one of these to a party that we are going to in a few weeks, I will let you know how they liked it.
Next up on our blog hop is my friend Tammy of White Lilac Farmhouse and she created a board after my own heart, a hot chocolate charcuterie board! Perfect for kids and grandkids after a long day playing in the snow or out skating.
Take care and thank you for spending part of your day with me. I hope that you enjoyed the candy and cookie board.
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