Build the Perfect Christmas Baking Tray

It’s that time of year, where it’s time to put on your cozy clothes and start Christmas baking. With every good party comes a great sweet tray. If your parties are like my family’s, a “sweet tray” is a necessity. It essentially means a pile of bite-sized cookies, brownies, bars, balls, and cakes. Unlike a large pie or cake, sweet trays are nice because there’s something different for everyone, and you don’t have to commit to a whole slice if you don’t want to. And, another bonus, if you make a vegan/gluten-free/nut-free recipe, you’ll cover most dietary concerns too! Everyone’s happy. Give it a go!

How to create the perfect sweet tray:

1) Choose 3 or more from the recipes below.

2) Make sweets. To save time, perhaps choose a no-baking-required, vegan, and classic sweet. If you have ample time, delve into the timelier “fun treats” world. Alternatively, if you’re not in the baking mood, buy pre-packaged sweets. Check out the options marked freezer friendly, to make in advance and freeze until the party.

3) Arrange sweets nicely on a platter. To healthify, it, feel free to add fresh fruit.

4) Bring to your party. The holiday party is now complete!

What do you add to your sweet trays? Let us know!

No Bake Holiday Desserts

Bird’s Nest Cookies (Vegan, GF)

No-Bake Paleo Cookies (Vegan, GF)

Toasted Coconut Bars (Vegan, GF)

Lemon Coconut Snack Bites (Vegan, GF)

no-bake Christmas treats

Vegan Holiday Treats

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan)

Healthy Chocolate Cauliflower Brownies (Vegan)

holiday dessert tray

Raw Vegan Nanaimo Bars (Vegan)

Vegan Meringue Cookies (Vegan, GF, nut-free)

Classic Christmas Baking

Dark Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies (Nut-free)

Dark Chocolate Truffles (Vegan, GF, nut-free)

vegan holiday truffles

Holiday Mincemeat Biscuits (Nut-free)

Molasses Sugar Cookies (Nut-free)

holiday baking tray

Unique Christmas Desserts

Coconut Marshmallows (GF)

Green Tea Cookies (Nut-free)

holiday baking

Princess Leia Cupcakes (Vegan, nut-free)

Holiday Eggnog Cookies (Nut-free)

christmas baking

Outside of her role as a Social Media and Content Coordinator, Carli enjoys exploring the local trails, testing various health food trends, spending time with loved ones, and fawning over any dog she lays eyes on.

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