Popular Christmas Party Recipes

Whether you're in charge of the office Christmas party or you're hosting a crowd at home, you'll find what you need in these party recipes. From recipes for elegant buffet menus to snacks and spreads and even potluck ideas, we make Christmas party planning easier.

Cheese Wafers with Pepper Jelly

These rich and crumbly cheese wafers boast slice-and-bake ease. Serve with pepper jelly or a mixture of pepper jelly and cream cheese.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cheese Wafers with Pepper Jelly

Pineapple Cheesecake

This ultra-rich cheesecake has pineapple above and below. A crushed pineapple filling is spread over the crust and topped with the cheesecake batter while pineapple slices decorate the top.

From Family Circle

Pineapple Cheesecake

Holiday Carrot Cake

From Family Circle

Holiday Carrot Cake

Almond Chocoroons

From Family Circle

Almond Chocoroons

White Buche de Noel

From Family Circle

White Buche de Noel

Chocolate Walnut Torte

From Family Circle

Chocolate Walnut Torte

Chocolate-Pretzel Clusters

From Family Circle

Chocolate-Pretzel Clusters

Salted Caramel, Chocolate and Peanut Cracker-Stack Bars

From Midwest Living

Salted Caramel, Chocolate and Peanut Cracker-Stack Bars

Coffee Nut Torte

Cocoa and rum flavor the soft butter frosting that crowns this amazing three-layer cake.

From Midwest Living

Coffee Nut Torte

Sugared Pecans

From Taste of the South

Sugared Pecans

Fudge Brownies

A perfectly dark, rich homemade brownie needs no embellishment—but when did "need" have anything to do with dessert?

From Midwest Living

Fudge Brownies

Lemony Artichoke Dip

Red peppers and velvet-soft artichokes stud this warm Swiss cheese dip that makes for the perfect party or potluck appetizer.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Lemony Artichoke Dip

Peach Cordial Mini Bundt Cakes

A childhood orchard trip inspired Melinda Murphy of Olathe, Kansas, to create this recipe, a finalist in our Best of the Midwest® Recipe Contest. The cakes are moist, sweet and generously proportioned, so you may want to serve a half cake to each person (or bake them in muffin cups instead).

From Midwest Living

Peach Cordial Mini Bundt Cakes

Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

Layers of cheesecake, raspberry filling, almonds and coconut form dessert bars perfect for the Fourth of July.

From Midwest Living

Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

Luscious Lemon Bars

Sweet and tart, these moist, powdered-sugar-topped dessert bars will disappear fast.

From Midwest Living

Luscious Lemon Bars

Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake Brownies

These two-layer chocolate dessert bars are pretty to serve for parties. And they're surprisingly easy to make!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake Brownies

Our Best-Ever Chocolate Cake

This is the moistest, richest, "chocolateiest" cake ever. Use our frosting recipe or your own to finish off this classic dessert.

From Midwest Living

Our Best-Ever Chocolate Cake

Basic Cake Balls

From Family Circle

Basic Cake Balls

Classic Cup Cafe's Christmas Cookies

Orange peel, dried cherries, and pistachios pack these holiday cookies.

From Midwest Living

Classic Cup Cafe's Christmas Cookies

Holiday Cake Pops

These petite cake pops will be a holiday hit with kids from 4 to 94. You will find lollypop sticks at craft stores and the cake decorating supply shelves of most discount stores.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Holiday Cake Pops

Butter Cake with Fresh Strawberries and Grand Marnier Glaze

The fresh strawberries and Grand Marnier glaze add a special touch to this butter cake recipe that will dazzle your party guests the next time you entertain.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Butter Cake with Fresh Strawberries and Grand Marnier Glaze

Ice Cubes

These white chocolate candies are chilled, then rolled in coconut. They make a pretty dessert for the holidays.

From Parents

Ice Cubes

Oreo Truffles

From Midwest Living

Oreo Truffles

Cinnamon-Spiced Wreaths

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cinnamon-Spiced Wreaths

Butter Cookie Cutouts

This basic cookie recipe is made with both butter and cream cheese. Use it to make cookies in all your favorite shapes.

From Midwest Living

Butter Cookie Cutouts

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