Holiday Desserts Roundup!

First off, I hope you all had a FANTASTIC Christmas! Now, let’s get to the cookies;)

We all love holiday treats, and I am no exception! I love how, once a year, our kitchen gets turned into a bakery as we always make and send out giant batches of peppermint bark, cupcakes, or whatever is the trend of the year. Two years ago (before I discovered healthy eating!) I ate so much peppermint bark that people started asking if I was wearing a mint perfume! But let’s face it- after a while, the sugar catches up. After the first round of cookies, I crave real food, like bread. After the second round, I crave veggies and fruits. And by the time New Year’s wraps up, I don’t want to eat anything but green smoothies for the rest of my life!;) So this year, I decided to make a change. Treats would still be made, but with healthy substitutions to prevent those nasty sugar crashes. And so, without further adieu, I present to you the 2012 Holiday Dessert Round-Up!

MGN’s Strawberry Santas!

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MGN’s Healthified Fruit Salad

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Candy Cane Ice Cream by Life Hands You Limes

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Gingerbread Cookies by Ingredients of a Fit Chick

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Celebration Worthy Cinnamon Rolls by Free Eats

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Pumpkin Blondies by Two Saucy Sisters

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Gingerbread Peanut Butter by Chocolate Covered Katie

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Christmas Caramel Apple Trifle by Sweetly Raw

No Bake Peppermint Patty Bars by Oh She Glows
No Bake Peppermint Date Bars 46031   No Bake Peppermint Patty Bars II – Naturally Sweetened With Dates

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream by The Healthy Flavor

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Nog Truffles by BitterSweet

Christmas might be over (sadness) but all of these recipes would be perfect for New Year’s!

Question: What did you get for Christmas?:)

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Comments

  1. Great roundup! Love your healthified fruit salad :) Hope you had a great holiday!

  2. They all look delicious!! Good for you for sticking with all healthy treats! I wish I had that self control ;)

  3. OMG those cinnamon rolls, and that PB sandwich have me drooling!! Along with like..everything else in this post! YUM!

  4. No bake peppermint patty bars looks riiiiiight up my alley. I’m drooling.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing my recipe Sunnie!! You are too sweet! You also have me drooling all over my laptop right now looking at all these yummy treats! I need to be detoxing after the last few days! haha! I am like you….I crave fruit, veggies and smoothies! I actually just had a wonderful smoothie now! I hope you had an amazing holiday! :)

  6. Ooooh these recipes look fabulous! Great idea for a roundup. And I know what you mean about the sugar crash – right now, I’d be happy to not eat chocolate for a while!

  7. I love your round up posts! It’s such a great way for me to find new blogs! :)

    My parents paid to help me self host my blog!! haha

  8. oh my goodness. Those cinnamon rolls. I must have them.

  9. Thank you sooo much Sunnie for featuring my Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream with a secret sweetening ingredient, lol! I’m so happy so many are enjoying it! You rock! That means so much to me. I am loving everything featured here…especially the cinnamon rolls! I, too, have a no bake mint chocolate chip cookie bar recipe you might like. So fast and easy! Thanks again and merry Christmas! :) :)
    http://thehealthyflavor.com/2012/08/27/mint-chocolate-chip-cookie-bars/ (vegan and gluten-free)

  10. yum these all look so delicious ! hope you enjoyed your holiday !

  11. Gingerbread peanut butter sounds amazing!! Why have I never thought of this??

  12. All those desserts look fabulous!! Those Peppermint Patty Bars look especially decadent; I always love Angela’s recipes. And I do agree with you: eating too much refined sugar and gluten makes my stomach very unhappy–as I found out this holiday season:) I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  13. Hope it’s not too late to make more Christmas treats, because so many of these ideas look incredible! Thanks for including my truffles. :)

  14. Yum! These desserts all look so good! I especially love the strawberry santas…so adorable and creative! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Sunnie!

  15. This all looks completely amazing! The little Santas are especially adorable! :)

  16. Leave it to Sunnie… :) All of these look awesome, I wish I wasn’t so baked out! I totally know what you mean about the green smoothies. I woke up last Saturday and all I wanted was a big glass of water, a run and some fruit and almonds. So worth it though! :)

  17. Too bad I didn’t see this before the holidays!! Just Kidding, I actually wasn’t too bad. A nibble here and a nibble there. Now I’m back on smoothies and craving my fruits and veggies.

  18. Thanks for featuring my recipe! :) Happy New Year!

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