Put together an epic holiday dessert board this festive season. It is the easiest dessert and perfect for entertaining during the holidays.
Holiday entertaining can feel overwhelming. But I’m here to give a bit of relief because putting together an easy holiday dessert board is going to revolutionize the way your hosting game. I am of the mind set that dessert can totally be outsourced and this dessert board is that mantra personified.
Putting together a huge platter filled with sweet treats for guests to pick at makes light work for the host/hostess. Plus it gives guests the opportunity to satisfy their sweet tooth with whatever they fancy. Who’s the hostess with the mostess now?!
How to put together a dessert board
Anything goes and the more variety the better. I like to use a selection of shop-bought pastries, cookies and candy and combine them with homemade desserts like mini pies, brownies and cookies. Fresh fruit is a must for color and to add something fresh and you could also add nuts, a few cheese or crackers to add a savory element.
I used shop-bought mince pies (very apt for Christmas), pecan pies, cookies, candy and South African koeksisters (little fried, braided dough bites dipped in a flavored sugar syrup and allowed to cool) along with my mini banoffee pies and white chocolate cranberry cookie bars.
Easy dessert recipes
Easy holiday dessert board
- Arrange all the confectionery on a board/platter of your choice.
- To make ahead, cover with plastic wrap/foil for up to 2 hours ahead.