The holidays are already a lot of work with shopping and cleaning and decorating, right?  Why not make your life a bit easier with some 3-ingredient Christmas Desserts?


I can't count how many times I have had all the plans in the world to make this or that but failed to do it because I got so busy and my automatic response is "I don't have the time"

Over the years of hosting family and friends at our home, I have learned the ways to cut corners and still make some of the most delicious treats for our visitors.  We always have our family over right before Christmas and all the women come earlier in the day and we make treats.  We all gather in the kitchen and it is a mad fury to get it all done.  Then after it is all over we grab our to-go containers and share with one another.

I started out making complicated stuff and quickly realized some of the recipes could be modified to suit my time restraints.


Rudolph Noses

1 (10-ounce) bag-shaped pretzel twists
1 (10-ounce) bag of Rolos
1 (10-ounce) bag of red and green M&M's

Spread pretzels on a baking sheet.  Add one Rolo to each pretzel.  Place in the oven preheated at 175 for 4-5 minutes.  Take out and place an m & m on the top and press down.  Let cool.

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Peanut Butter Fudge

  • 1 Jar of Creamy Peanut Butter (any brand)
  • 1 Jar of White Frosting (any brand)

Take PB jar and place in the microwave for 15 second increments.  Stir each time.  Do this until peanut butter is runny.  Place to the side and do the same thing to the frosting.

Once melted pour into a large mixing bowl and combine.  Take 9 x 13 and grease.  Pour mixture into the dish and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.  Cut squares to size you desire and ENJOY.

Chocolate Fudge

  • 1 package of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk

Place chips into a microwave save dish and heat in 10 second increments stirring until they are completely melted.  Add can of sweetened condensed milk and combine.

Once melted pour into a large mixing bowl and combine.  Take 9 x 13 and grease.  Pour mixture into the dish and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.  Cut squares to size you desire and ENJOY.


Oreo Snowball Truffles

  • 1 package of Oreos
  • 1 can of vanilla or chocolate frosting/or cream cheese (I use frosting)
  • 1 package of vanilla almond bark

Open your package of Oreos and place them in a quart size plastic ziploc baggie.  Place that one inside another on.  Take a wooden kitchen mallet or large spoon or coffee mug and crush all the Oreos.  It's ok if you have smaller pieces but you don't want them to be too large.  Places Oreos in a large mixing bowl and set aside.  Melt can of frosting in the microwave in 15 second increments until fully melted.  Pour frosting over the Oreos and mix together until all the crumbs are covered.  Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a wax sheet.  Place inside freezer for 20 minutes.


Melt almond bark in the microwave in 10 second increments until completely smooth.  Take your Oreo Balls using a toothpick or skewer and dip each ball into the almond bark.  Place them back onto the wax sheet.  Put them back in the freezer for 20 minutes.  ENJOY!

Candy Cane Marshmallow Dip

1 Package of Candy Cane Hershey Kisses

1 Container of Cream Cheese

1 Container of Marshmallow Cream

Unwrap and place kisses in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat kisses in 10 second increments until melted.  Add cream cheese and heat for 15 seconds.  Add marshmallow cream and heat for 15 second increments until melted.

Pour into a festive holiday dish and use graham sticks, pretzels, or holiday cookies to dip.

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