Looking for a quick dessert plate for the holidays? Make a Last-Minute Christmas Dessert Plate with store bought or homemade holiday treats!

Friends, Happy Christmas Eve and Merry Christmas from our family to yours.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We’re so blessed to have our kids home for 2 weeks!

Last-Minute Christmas Dessert Plate

Here’s a quick Last-Minute Christmas Dessert Plate if you don’t have time for baking. If you want something a little larger, make my Epic Christmas Dessert Board!

Most of these items I bought local (at Newport Avenue Market, in Bend, Oregon).

I think by the time Christmas Eve or Day rolls around, we’re sort of desserted out. So grabbing a few store bought items is fine with me! Or, if you want to make your own Christmas Frosted Sugar Cookies, grab my recipe!

Treats for Christmas Dessert Plate

  • Whiskey Cake
  • Coconut Date Rolls
  • Frosted Christmas Cookies
  • Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans
  • Toffee Pretzels
  • Maple & Pecam & Sea Salt Butter Wafers
  • Dark Chocolate & Peppermint Butter Wafers
  • M&Ms (red and green)
  • Pizzelle Italian Waffle Cookies (Amaretto)

I love this poem so much for Christmas Eve

What can I give him?
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb
If I were a Wise Man
I would do my part –
Yet what I can give him,
Give him my heart.
-Christina Rossetti

If you’re like me, you’re preparing your home the next few days, or cooking food to contribute if you’re heading to another house to celebrate, or you’re welcoming others as they stop by with holiday cheer!

Keeping these things in mind, the next two days of celebration are not about perfection, but about preparing my heart:

Put aside the overwhelming feelings and ask my family for help!

Think about what I can offer my guests – a hug, a smile, a word of encouragement.

Do my part of being prepared, helping, serving – with JOY in my heart.

Lay aside any bitterness and prepare my heart for LOVE.

Say a meaningful prayer for those who may not be as fortunate.

Remind myself that things do not have to be perfect. We are hosting 14 tomorrow, and I’m going to go with the flow … and enjoy the people around our table!

Enjoy the moment because we may never have this moment again!

And on Christmas Eve I remind myself to stop, to take a deep breath, and look UP–with HOPE and ANTICIPATION–for the gift to come.

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

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Last-Minute Christmas Dessert Plate

Ingredients

  • Center: Whiskey Cake
  • Coconut Date Rolls
  • Frosted Christmas Cookies
  • Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans
  • Toffee Pretzels
  • Maple & Pecam & Sea Salt Butter Wafers
  • Dark Chocolate & Peppermint Butter Wafers
  • M&Ms, red and green

Instructions

  • Take a large round platter and around the outer edge, layer Pizzelle Italian Waffle Cookies (Amaretto).
  • In the center of the plate or platter, place a small whiskey cake.
  • Arrange the food until all open areas are filled in. Serve!
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