Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holiday Dessert Table under $50

One of the best things about the holidays is the infinite amount of dessert ideas you can come up with as there are so many great colors, flavors and inspirations to get really creative. Here is a simple holiday dessert table on a budget, because we all know that during the holidays budgets can be tight.

Christmas Holly Cupcakes
Decoration for the Christmas holly was put together with candy Red Hots and leaves cut out from green sour belts.

Peppermint Popcorn
Cooked popcorn (non buttered) mixed with white chocolate candy melts and crushed peppermint. So good, I could eat a whole bowl on my own!

Santa's Thumbprint Christmas Cookies
Form one inch balls from sugar cookie batter. Then, roll each sugar cookie ball in various sprinkles. Bake as instructed and immediately after taking them out of the oven, press a Hersey Kiss in the center of each cookie. Cool at least 5 minutes before serving.

Cheesecake Santa Hat Squares
To save time, I purchased a pre-made frozen cheesecake. After thawing the cheesecake for about an hour, cut out 2" squares. Using a Ziplock bag, pipe a dollop of cool whip on top of each square. Next, press a de-stemmed strawberry (tip up) into the dollop of Cool Whip. Finally, top each strawberry tip with Cool Whip.

Chocolate Dipped Oreos and Pretzels
 Dip Oreos and pretzel rods (easily found at any grocery store) into melted white, green and/or red colored chocolate candy melts. Roll or sprinkle each Oreo or pretzel rod into various holiday sprinkles (Michaels has a great 6 pack holiday sprinkle mix for $3 using a coupon). 

Eggnog Shooters
Rim each glass with crushed peppermints before pouring in eggnog. Keep chilled in fridge till serving.

You can find this great holiday striped vinyl tablecloth at Walmart for only $4! 

Here is a link to a previous blog post on creating this holiday pendant banner using Christmas wrapping paper to add a backdrop to your dessert table. VIEW HERE

1 comment:

  1. Best option to enjoy and celebrate holiday staying in limits of one's budget. Simple, affordable and easy on eyes. Thanks for the post, man!