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10 Christmas Recipes That Take Less Than 10 Minutes

No matter how organized you are, sometimes you run out of time. This list of 10-minute desserts and quick Christmas recipes is a last-minute lifesaver.

You don’t always have an entire day to spend baking cookies or making holiday treats. Life is busy, and that’s okay. This list of last-minute Christmas treats will give you plenty of options. Whether you want to enjoy a little hands-on time with your kids or throw together a 5-minute dessert for a party, you’ll find what you need right here.

1. ROLO® Pretzel Delight Snacks

A simple, kid-friendly recipe that’s full of grown-up flavor, these snacks have it all: crunchy pretzel, soft caramel, sweet and salty flavors and, of course, chocolate. You only need three ingredients and less than 5 minutes to prep these little bites.

caramel and chocolate topped pretzels

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2. HERSHEY'S Rich Cocoa Fudge

This delicious holiday treat is a great gift or party favor. Make it in less than ten minutes using your microwave. It needs to chill until firm; that’s hands-off time you can use to get dressed up, put out party decor, or take a well-deserved break.

white peppermint bark

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3. Frozen Hot Cocoa

For a five-minute dessert that’s equally appealing to both kids and adults, try this refreshing version of a favorite winter beverage. Kids will enjoy adding their own toppings.

cocoa with marshmallows

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4. HERSHEY'S S'more Pops with Candy Cane

Enjoy a minty, chocolatey sweet treat that’s fun and fast to assemble. These S’mores Pops make great party favors: arrange them on a festive tray and they work as edible holiday decor, too. Or pack them up in small bags for a take-home treat.

marshmallow candy cane pops

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5. Peanut Butter Chip Brittle

Take your love of peanut butter and chocolate to the next level with this homemade fudge. It’s one of our best fudge recipes, with a smooth consistency and pockets of peanut butter in each delicious square. It’s also quick to make, with only 15 minutes of prep time needed. Chill for an hour and you have a great party treat or gift!

chocolate chip and marshmallow cookies

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6. HERSHEY'S Chocolate Candy Dipped Pretzel Rods

Treat the kids to a yummy afternoon snack, or put these together in those last few minutes before a holiday event. You’ll only need pretzel rods, HERSHEY'S Spreads Chocolate, your favorite candies and ten minutes.

chocolate dipped pretzels

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7. Mini Chocolate Pies

Up the elegance and fun at a dinner party or a special family meal with individual (and adorable) miniature chocolate pies. The compliments will pile up, but the time you spend in the kitchen won’t. These mini pies take only minutes to prep!

chocolate chip and marshmallow cookies

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8. Peanut Butter and Bacon Appetizers

This is the perfect 5-minute dessert for drop-in guests, early party arrivals or an impromptu gathering. Best served immediately, these appetizers come together in under ten minutes. Caution: you’ll probably want to make a double batch. They’re sure to be a hit.

crackers with chocolate peanut butter spread and bacon

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9. Chocolate Peanut Clusters

A dessert, a party treat, or a delectable holiday gift: these chocolatey bites can do it all. These delicious clusters take less than ten minutes to make. Customize the flavors by adding dried fruit, pretzels and different nuts.chocolate peanut cluster

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10. Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

Start with a brownie mix to make things easy, then take it to the next level with a rich, crunchy, sweet and salty rocky road topping. This brownie recipe makes a memorable last-minute Christmas treat, special dessert, or holiday party contribution.

reese's rocky road brownies

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Even if you only have 10 minutes to spare, you can create a fun and delicious dessert. Arranged on a holiday tray, no one will guess that these quick Christmas recipes came together in less than 10 minutes. Package treats in festive bags or boxes for a holiday gift anyone will love. 


Happy holidays!

From all of us at HERSHEY'S KITCHENS

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