Delicious Desserts to Showcase at Your Holiday Party

by Emma W.R. on December 20, 2016

With so many desserts to choose from, picking out the most delicious desserts to showcase at your holiday party can be difficult! Here are 2 fantastic holiday desserts that will make all of your guests’ mouths water:

Who doesn’t love chocolate? This Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake is sure to satisfy all sweet tooth cravings. Here’s the recipe: 

 

Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake
Serves 10
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682 calories
42 g
221 g
52 g
13 g
30 g
202 g
384 g
37 g
0 g
14 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
202g
Servings
10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 682
Calories from Fat 462
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 52g
81%
Saturated Fat 30g
150%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 221mg
74%
Sodium 384mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates 42g
14%
Dietary Fiber 2g
6%
Sugars 37g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A
35%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
24%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups crushed dark chocolate-and-almond shortbread cookies (about 18 cookies; we tested with Keebler Dark Chocolate and Almond Shortbread Sandies)
  2. 2 tablespoons melted butter
  3. 2 (4-oz.) semisweet chocolate baking bars, chopped
  4. 1 cup whipping cream
  5. 4 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
  6. 1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  7. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  8. 4 large eggs
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 300°. Combine crushed cookies and butter. Press mixture on bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
  2. 2. Microwave chocolate and cream at HIGH 1 1/2 minutes or until melted, stirring at 30-second intervals.
  3. 3. Beat cream cheese at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer 2 minutes or until smooth. Add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla, beating just until combined. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating at low speed just until blended after each addition. Add chocolate mixture, beating just until blended. Pour batter into prepared crust.
  4. 4. Bake at 300° for 1 hour and 5 minutes or just until center is set. Turn oven off. Let cheesecake stand in oven with door closed 30 minutes. Remove cheesecake from oven; gently run a knife around outer edge of cheesecake to loosen from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack (about 1 hour). Cover and chill 8 to 24 hours.
  5. 5. Remove sides of pan, and place cheesecake on a serving plate. Chill 1 hour before serving. Garnish, if desired.
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calories
682
fat
52g
protein
13g
carbs
42g
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If you don’t like chocolate, or perhaps you know many of your guests would prefer a different type of dessert, try making Pecan Squares! This is a great dessert because it’s easy to make and a Holiday signature dish. Here’s the recipe:

Pecan Squares
Serves 20
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349 calories
28 g
37 g
26 g
3 g
10 g
66 g
5 g
17 g
1 g
15 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
66g
Servings
20
Amount Per Serving
Calories 349
Calories from Fat 226
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g
41%
Saturated Fat 10g
49%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 37mg
12%
Sodium 5mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 28g
9%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 17g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
9%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
2%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  3. 3/4 cup butter, softened
  4. 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  5. 1/2 cup honey
  6. 2/3 cup butter
  7. 3 tablespoons whipping cream
  8. 3 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Sift together 2 cups flour and 2/3 cup powdered sugar. Cut in 3/4 cup softened butter using a pastry blender or fork just until mixture resembles coarse meal. Pat mixture on bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides of a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
  2. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool.
  3. Bring brown sugar, honey, 2/3 cup butter, and whipping cream to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in pecans, and pour hot filling into prepared crust.
  4. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Cool completely before cutting into 2-inch squares.
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26g
protein
3g
carbs
28g
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Liz May 8, 2018 at 11:50 am

That cheesecake looks fantastic! I am definitely printing out that recipe to use in the near future!

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Leah April 17, 2018 at 12:50 pm

OMG
This cake is delish! I made it while I was home on a cold evening this year. The house warmed up and the smell and taste was great!!!!!

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Janice April 17, 2018 at 12:47 pm

I love this cheesecake.
I get tired of making the same holiday goodies. This sounds wonderful! Want to try it soon so I can test the taste (like eating half the cake myself).

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Megan September 20, 2017 at 10:08 am

My husband LOVES pecans! I might have to make those pecan squares for him this holiday season. And the cheesecake looks amazing! I think I gained a pound just looking at it! 😉

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Ajanaye Fleming September 14, 2017 at 12:32 pm

Those pecan squares look delicious! Definitely want to try that recipe this holiday season.

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Danny May 15, 2017 at 10:47 am

These desserts sound so good! Bookmarking this article for later!

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Susan February 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Oh these both sound wonderful!! So glad I found this article, my family will be so impressed!

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Lucinda January 31, 2017 at 12:48 pm

I think these sound delicious. I’m going to try the pecan squares.

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Stacey January 30, 2017 at 1:31 pm

Raspberry sauce would really make that cheesecake out of this world. Already sounds so good!

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Eli January 27, 2017 at 2:02 pm

Chocolate cheesecake; Vanilla cheesecake; Cherry cheesecake; It doesn’t matter! As long as it’s cheesecake of some kind, I’ll eat it!

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Diana January 27, 2017 at 12:41 pm

I would love to make that cheesecake, but as individual versions. Wonder if it would work as nicely?

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Lenora January 23, 2017 at 12:17 pm

How about combining the two and putting pecans on the cheesecake? YUM! Maybe?

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Trinity January 16, 2017 at 9:57 am

Cheesecake is my favorite dessert to make. There are so many varieties and it is so simple that just about anyone can do it and make it taste delicious!

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Laura January 12, 2017 at 4:09 pm

That cheesecake looks absolutely delicious. If only I weren’t lactose intolerant…

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Christine January 11, 2017 at 10:54 am

I really want to make that cheesecake, but I wonder if it would taste good with cherries. I like cherries on my cheesecake.

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Gianna January 10, 2017 at 9:07 am

I actually have all the ingredients for the cheesecake in my pantry. Seems very easy to make! Perhaps I will surprise the family tonight.

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Lisa January 9, 2017 at 2:55 pm

I am just going to ignore the calories and nutrition facts because both recipes sound scrumptious. 😉

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Rita January 9, 2017 at 12:37 pm

I could sure go for a slice of the cheesecake right about now. My favorite dessert!!

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Sistine January 9, 2017 at 10:56 am

Both sound great, but I am not a big chocolate eater so I favor the last recipe. Wonder if I could actually make though as I’m not the best baker!

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Alex January 9, 2017 at 10:25 am

You had me at cheesecake. My favorite dessert and by far the easiest thing to bake. Now I’m craving it – might be baking tonight!

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Francia January 9, 2017 at 10:02 am

O-M-G!

That cheesecake!

I wish that were in front of me right now because it looks to die for!

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