(Above: Watch the video and see how super easy it is to make Italian Christmas Pudding.)
Three of these holiday treats are quick and super easy to make and the other three are just easy. All make good after-dinner treats or sweet gifts.
Quick & Super Easy
1.) Italian Christmas Pudding (aka: Pudding with the Red Stuff):
This couldn’t be any easier to make. It’s my grandmother’s recipe and she served it at family dinners, including on Christmas Eve. It’s a quick and easy version of an Italian dessert called, “Zuppa Inglese.”
2.) Chocolate Kahlua Rum Balls:
If you’re short on time but still want to make some homemade Christmas treats, try this one (but this is for adults-only). They require no baking and so the alcohol doesn’t burn off. They make a great gift too. Avoid heavy machinery and sleighs.
3.) Chocolate Bark with Walnuts and Orange AND White Chocolate Bark with Pistachios and Cranberries:
The only thing easier than making this sweet treat would be going out and buying it. Takes only about 30 minutes to make too.
4.) Christmas Befana Cookies:
This recipe from Northern Italy makes 100 cookies. They’ll keep for weeks and even months in an air-tight container.
5.) Amaretti Cookies:
Three main ingredients — almonds, confectioners sugar, egg whites — keeps this recipe simple. However, you have to pay attention to shaping and forming the cookies before baking.
6.) Chocolate Bread:
Treat yourself to Pane alla Cioccolata, an Italian bread that despite its name is not too sweet. This goes great with a morning cup of coffee or an after-dinner glass of red wine.
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