Looking for some easy recipes for make ahead Christmas treats to make the holidays less stressful?

I’ve compiled a list of 10 of the best freezable Christmas treats you can make months ahead of time!


If you want to have a stress free Christmas time this year then it might be a good idea to start making Christmas treats that you can serve at your party or give as gifts way ahead of time.
Last year I started my Christmas baking in October and froze various make-ahead desserts and when it came to Christmas day, I simply unfroze everything and served them to my guests.

Here are 10 of the best recipes for easy make-ahead Christmas desserts & treats that are perfect for freezing in advance. From rice krispie treats to truffles, fudge, and cookies, this list will have something for every taste.

So go ahead, pick your favorite Christmas cookies or treats and let’s get started!

10 Make Ahead Christmas Treats (Recipes You Can Freeze)

These recipes are all easy to make ahead of time and freeze well, so you can relax and enjoy the hectic holiday season. 


1. Crock Pot Christmas Crack Candy

Looking for an easy, festive treat that will be a hit with family and friends? Look no further than crockpot Christmas crack candy!

This delicious, rich treat is made with just a few simple ingredients and can be cooked in your Crockpot or slow cooker.

It’s packed with chocolaty peanut butter flavor and is both sweet AND salty. And the best part? It’s easy to freeze for up to 3 months in an airtight container or freezer bag, so you can make it ahead of time and have it on hand for when those holiday cravings strike.


Find the recipe at: Aleka’s Get-Together


2. Peppermint Oreo Balls

A fun twist on the classic Oreo ball recipe, these bites are made with a base of Oreos, cream cheese, salt, and peppermint extract, then dipped in dark chocolate. They’re the perfect mix of minty and sweet, and sure to be a hit with family and friends. Best of all, they’re super easy to make – no baking required!

This recipe comes together in just half an hour, so you can have them ready in no time. And if you’re looking to make ahead, they freeze well too. 

Find the recipe at: Sugar and Soul


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3. Dark Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Made with only a few simple ingredients, this scrumptious fudge can be ready in less than 10 minutes – perfect for when you need a last-minute dessert or holiday gift.

The dark chocolate peppermint fudge is rich and creamy, with the perfect balance of chocolate and peppermint flavors.

The chocolate is melted and combined with cream and peppermint extract to create a smooth, velvety fudge that will melt in your mouth. 

Find the recipe at: Spice and Sugar Mama


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4. 5 Ingredient Rum Balls

This recipe for Rum Balls is so easy to follow with just a few simple ingredients. You will love how delicious and festive they are! 

All you need is some biscuits, cocoa powder, coconut, condensed milk, and of course rum (or rum essence if you want them alcohol-free)

These are perfect for making ahead and storing in the freezer until ready to eat. You don’t even have to fully defrost these as they taste great semi-frozen!

Find the recipe at: Simplify Create Inspire


5. White Chocolate Christmas Pretzel Treats

Made with just 3 ingredients and prepared in 10 minutes – these pretzel treats make a great last-minute holiday snack.

All you need is some pretzels, white chocolate chips, and festive sprinkles. 

Find out how to make this super simple recipe now!

Find the recipe at: The Family Food Kitchen


6. Santa Rice Krispie Treats

These Santa Rice Krispie Treats are a festive and fun dessert for Christmas. They are made with sweetened shredded coconut, white chocolate, and vibrant red decorating sugar.

They freeze well for up to 6 months and can be defrosted quickly in the microwave, so they are perfect for serving to those unexpected holiday guests!

Find the recipe at: Your Home Made Healthy


7. Grinch Rice Krispie Treats

These grinch rice Krispie treats will make your heart grow three sizes!

They’re easy to make, only require 5 ingredients, and are perfect for the holidays. The kids will love helping you make them, and they’ll be a hit at your next party.

Find the recipe at: Mom Hacks101


8. Christmas Cake Balls

Moist and tasty Christmas cake balls (without the stick) that are made with box cake mix.

The cake balls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 10 days or you can freeze the balls without the chocolate for months and then dip them into chocolate and serve!

Find the recipe at: Aleka’s Get-Together


9. Brownie Crinkle Cookies

These brownie crinkle cookies are the perfect way to celebrate the holidays! They’re incredibly soft and chewy and have the perfect amount of sweetness.

Because this cookie recipe calls for one cup of cocoa powder, they have an incredibly deep chocolate flavor that will satisfy your sweet tooth for both brownies and holiday cookies!

You can vacuum seal the cookies or store them in an air-tight container for up to 3 months in the freezer as well!

Find the recipe at: The Oregon Dietitian


10. Classic Christmas Cookie – Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies might just be my favorite Christmas cookies. They’re sweet, chewy, and always a hit at parties. This recipe is easy to make, and you can customize it with your favorite decorations. 

You can make a batch of royal icing and ice the plain cookies with that.

You can also easily freeze this recipe by wrapping the raw cookie dough in plastic wrap and when ready to serve on the big day, simply bring the dough to room temperature, roll out, cut shapes, and bake cookies.

Find the recipe at: Amanda’s Cookin


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10 Make Ahead Christmas Treats (Recipes You Can Freeze)

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10 Easy Make ahead Christmas treats recipes to make the Holidays less stressful. These recipes are all easy to make ahead of time, so you can relax and enjoy the holiday season.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • Crock Pot Christmas Crack Candy
  • Peppermint Oreo Balls
  • Dark Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
  • 5 Ingredient Rum Balls
  • White Chocolate Christmas Pretzel Treats
  • Santa Rice Krispie Treats
  • Grinch Rice Krispie Treats
  • Christmas Cake Balls
  • Brownie Crinkle Cookies
  • Sugar Cookies


    1. Select your favorite recipe.
    2. Organize all the required ingredients.
    3. Prep s delicious freezable Christmas treat, freeze and enjoy for the holidays.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177Total Fat: 11gCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 2g

The nutritional info is based on the #2 recipe on this list: Peppermint Oreo Balls


I hope these easy recipes for Christmas treats to make in advance have inspired you and will bring Christmas cheer to your home. Which of these freezable Christmas treats will you be making this year?

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