Ten Filipino Desserts You Should Make for Christmas

Ten Filipino Desserts you should make for Christmas is a delicious list to help you plan your holiday festivities! From cassava cake, sapin sapin to leche flan, you’ll find a sweet treat for everyone!

1. Cornflake Christmas Wreaths

I’m starting you off with something simple.

These cute, colorful wreaths are great to make with the kids and brighten up any cookie plate.

Cornflakes are the best option to get that leafy look that makes these pop.

Try using gel food coloring if you can find it. A little goes a long way!

Pecan Pie

No Christmas is complete without pecan pie! This old-fashioned dessert is the perfect combination of sweet and salty.

Top it off with some vanilla ice cream and you have a classic family favorite.

With such an easy recipe, you’ll want to make this one year-round.


3. Peanut Butter Snowballs

Does anybody else have an undying love for Reese’s peanut butter cups?

The filling of these nutty truffles is almost exactly the same, and you’ll have a hard time not eating it right from the bowl.

I love the white chocolate-covered truffles in the winter, but you could always make a double batch and coat the other half in dark chocolate.


Try using gel food coloring if you can find it. A little goes a long way!

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4. Eggnog Cheesecake

Spiced cream and bourbon (or rum) thickened with eggs makes one amazing Christmas milkshake.

But adding it to cheesecake? Even the Grinch would come back for a second slice.

Not only does this cheesecake have eggnog in the filling, but it’s also topped with an eggnog whipped cream.

If you can’t find eggnog in the store, making your own is a fun way to up the booze!

The spiced bourbon adds something special to something already pretty much perfect, and this needs nothing more than a plate and a fork.

 Swedish Creme

When you’re looking for something easy to keep your sugar levels up, this Swedish dessert takes just 20 minutes to make.

They keep it beautifully simple, with just vanilla and a hint of almond in a sweetened cream set with gelatin.

Stir in a little sour cream for tang and serve with fresh berries or a spoonful of jam.


6. Mincemeat Tarts with Butter Pastry

Don’t worry; I haven’t had too much eggnog.

Though it was initially a spiced meat pie with cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, mincemeat is now a sweet filling made from grated apple, currents, and chopped mixed citrus peels.

If you want to try your hand at making your own, it will last in the fridge for up to six months.

But if you can find it already made, these tarts are so worth it.

The buttery pastry ties it all together, and don’t forget a generous dusting of powdered sugar.


7. Double Fudge Mint Cookies

I’m not sure what it is about the holidays that have me craving cool mint and dark chocolate. But this is one of my favorite Christmas treats.

These cookies are soft and crackle on top, just like a brownie.

If you don’t want to add the green coloring, the mint flavor will shine through no matter what.

8-Pichi Pichi-If you’re looking for something light and not cloyingly rich and sweet, these steamed cassava patties coated with freshly grated coconut are a refreshing finish to a hearty meal!

I hope you find this list helpful in your holiday meal planning. Thank you so much for making Kawaling Pinoy a part of your holiday celebrations. May the spirit of the season fill your home with peace, joy, and love!

9. Rudolph Treats

It’s the perfect Christmas dessert to make with the kids!

You know I love a good cheat recipe. I don’t have elves to help me out, unfortunately.

That being said, bringing the kids in to make funny faces on these Almond Joys makes for an afternoon of fun!

These candy eyes with lashes make for some pretty hilarious reindeer.


10. Peppermint Bark Pretzels

I can’t tell you how much I love these pretzels.

Being a huge fan of salty and sweet, it just makes sense to enrobe pretzels with dark chocolate.

But the real fun comes in when you stripe them with white chocolate and sprinkle them with crushed candy canes.

They take minutes to make up and would look adorable in these Christmas bags.


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