Easy holiday dessert board

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Put together an epic holiday dessert board this festive season. It is the easiest dessert and perfect for entertaining during the holidays.

Easy holiday dessert board

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?!

Easy holiday dessert board

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.ย 

Easy holiday dessert board

5 from 4 votes
Easy holiday dessert board
Easy holiday dessert board
Prep Time
10 mins
 

Put together an epic holiday dessert board this festive season. It is the easiest dessert and perfect for entertaining during the holidays.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, Dessert board, Easy dessert
Servings: 10
Author: Alida Ryder
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Arrange all the confectionery on a board/platter of your choice. 

  2. To make ahead, cover with plastic wrap/foil for up to 2 hours ahead. 

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  • Laura | Tutti Dolci
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    This is my dream holiday board!

  • Traci
    Reply

    Dessert heaven right there.

  • Jess
    Reply

    Now THAT’S my kind of dessert!

  • Bev
    Reply

    I really love this idea. We’re having a big holiday party this weekend and this is the perfect dessert. Thanks!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Oh yay! Let me know how your guests liked it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Duncan
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    Thanks, Duncan

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