Christmas countdown: 25 days of Christmas desserts

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Santa isn’t the only one with a sweet tooth.

As we count down to Christmas, Fox News is bringing its top recipe picks to readers with 25 days of Christmas desserts.

From gooey caramel to tart cherries, ginger spice and everything nice, here’s a festive recipe every day through yuletide.

Day 1: No-bake Caramel Silk Pie

Caramel Silk Pie (Courtesy of McCrea’s Candies)

Makes approximately 8 servings

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Get the recipe here.

Day 2: Divine Chocolate Peanut Butter

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding
(Sunglow Kitchen)

Servings: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Get the recipe here.

Day 3: Nutella Cheesecake Brownies

Nutella Cheesecake Brownies
(Courtesy of Quiche My Grits)

This sweet treat starts with a brownie crust, topped with cheesecake and a Nutella swirl.

Get the recipe here.

Day 4: Chocolate-Covered Bourbon Cherries

Chocolate-Covered Bourbon Cherries
(Courtesy of Quiche My Grits)

This adult-only dessert is “quick and easy to make.”

Get the recipe here.

Day 5: Sweet Banana Pudding

Sweet Banana Pudding
(Courtesy of Edley’s Bar-B-Que)

This easy-to make pudding comes courtesy of Edley’s Bar-B-Que in Nashville.

Get the recipe here.

Day 6: Tart, Morello Cherry Crumble

Morello Cherry Crumble
(Courtesy of Quiche My Grits)

This tart treat is made with a crumbly topping.

Get the recipe here.

Day 7: Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie

Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie
(Courtesy of Quiche My Grits)

Indulge in this chocolatey twist on the classic pecan pie.

Get the recipe here.

Day 8: 1850s Gingerbread Spice Cake

1850s Gingerbread Spice Cake with mascarpone buttercream
(Sarah Gonzalez )

This classic dessert is made complete with mascarpone buttercream and takes only 10 minutes to prep.

Get the recipe here.

Day 9: Cranberry and Port Wine Linzer Tart Cookies

Cranberry and Port Wine Linzer Tart Cookies
(Cambrea Gordon/Cambrea Bakes)

Makes 16 servings

Prep time: 60 minutes

Cook time: 10-12 minutes

Get the recipe here.

Day 10: Baileys Streusel Cheesecake Cups

Baileys Streusel Cheesecake Cups
(Courtesy of Quiche My Grits)

These mini desserts have Baileys Irish Cream in the cheesecake and the streusel topping.

Get the recipe here.

Day 11: Old-fashioned Rice Pudding

Old-fashioned Rice Pudding
(Courtesy of Lindsay Conchar/Life, Love and Sugar)

Blogger Lindsay Conchar says her rice pudding can be enjoyed warm or chilled.

Get the recipe here.

Day 12: Christmas Tree Cookies

Christmas Tree Cookies
(The Cagle Diaries)

Makes 15 cookies

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Get the recipe here.

Day 13: Eggnog Spice Bundt Cake

This holiday recipe calls for butterscotch chips, instant pudding, eggnog and more.

Get the recipe here.

Day 14: Santa’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Santa’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Courtesy of Quiche My Grits)

Santa’s cookies are “crispy on the outside, yet gooey and melted on the inside.”

Get the recipe here.

Day 15: Salted Chocolate Toffee Bars

Salted Chocolate Toffee Bars
(Courtesy of Quiche My Grits)

This dessert combines butter round crackers, caramel toffee, crunchy pecans and salted chocolate.

Get the recipe here.

Day 16: Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
(Courtesy of Quiche My Grits)

This easy dessert is perfect to give away as holiday gifts.

Get the recipe here.

Day 17: Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake with Candied Walnuts

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake with Candied Walnuts
(Tina Rupp)

Makes 12 servings

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 70 minutes

Chilling time: 5 hours

Get the recipe here.

Day 18: Coconut Rum Cake

Coconut Rum Cake
(Courtesy of Quiche My Grits)

Made with vanilla instant pudding mix, coconut rum and covered with a sugary glaze. 

Get the recipe here.

Day 19: Double Chocolate Mint Cookies

Double Chocolate Mint Cookies
(Chelsea Plummer)

Made with Andes mints.

Makes 3 dozen cookies

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Get the recipe here.

Day 20: Cherry Cheesecake Brownies

Cherry Cheesecake Brownies
(Quiche My Grits)

These brownies are a swirly combo of chocolate and cherries.

Get the recipe here.

Day 21: Raspberry Goat Cheese Bites

Raspberry Goat Cheese Bites
(Courtesy of Quiche My Grits)

Made the crescent rolls, fresh raspberries and two types of cheese. 

Get the recipe here.

Day 22: Black Forest Sheet Cake

Black Forest Sheet Cake
(Laura Kasavan, Tutti Dolci)

Makes 15 servings

Prep time: 35 minutes

Cook time: 26 minutes

Get the recipe here.

Day 23: Red Velvet Cheesecake

Red Velvet Cheesecake
(Lee Jackson, RDN, LDN of Team Holly at TheHealthyCookingBlog.com)

Makes 2 (9-inch round) cheesecake pies — 16 servings

Prep time: 10-15 minutes

Cook time: 65-70 minutes

Get the recipe here.

Day 24: Pear Upside-Down Cake

Pear Upside-Down Cake
(siggi’s)

Makes 8 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Get the recipe here.

Day 25: Maple Almond Butter Gingerbread Cookies

Maple Almond Butter Gingerbread Cookies
(Justin’s)

These playful treats certainly deliver on the Christmas flavor front.

Makes 8 servings (5-inch cookies) 

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Get the recipe here.

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