Nothing says “the holidays” quite like a big ol’ plate of carbs and processed sugar. Now we aren’t saying that you should just shove whatever niche diet you’ve been on and let your fitness goals slide. However, if there were ever a time where you deserved a “cheat day”, it would be during the holiday season! You’ve got to give yourself just a little bit of grace between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. That’s why we’ve collected a few of our favorite quick and easy holiday dessert recipes!

WFMO’s 3 Must-Try Easy Holiday Dessert Recipes

Before we get started, you should know that members of the WFMO family actually submitted the dessert ideas below. Many have been making these treats with their own families for years, and wanted to share them with y’all! Why not let our readers in on these family traditions? Who knows, maybe one of these easy holiday dessert recipes will become your family’s new favorite for years to come!

Here we go! Remember, if you act soon it’s not too late to add these treats to your prep list for Thanksgiving Day!

[1] Easy Graham Cracker Brownies

graham cracker brownies

Since these brownies are made from graham crackers, we like to think that they are healthy-ish. Eh, probably not.

  • 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 can (14 oz) of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup (6 oz) of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1.  Combine crumbs with condensed milk and chocolate chips in mixing bowl.
  2.  Spread smooth into a greased 8-inch by 8-inch square pan.
  3.  Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
  4.  Lastly, cut into squares while warm and remove from pan.

[2] Rocky Road Fudge

rocky road fudge

Second, this Rocky Road Fudge is perfect for the rich, chocolate connoisseur in your family.

  • 2 cups (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 oz) of sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 cups of salted dry-roasted peanuts
  • 2 tbsp of margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz) of mini marshmallows
  1.  In a saucepan, combine chocolate chips, condensed milk and margarine, and stir over medium heat until chocolate chips are melted and mixture is smooth.
  2.  Then remove from heat, and immediately stir in peanuts and marshmallows.
  3.  Spread into a greased 13-inch by 9-inch pan and refrigerate.
  4.  Once firm, remove and cut into squares.

[3] Famous White Christmas Crunch

Finally, our famous White Christmas Crunch is ideal for everything from lazy Christmas movie marathons on the sofa, to Thanksgiving Day feast, to holiday gift baskets. Unfortunately, we don’t have a photo for this one. But trust us, it’ll taste amazing no matter how it looks!

  • 1 lb white chocolate or vanilla bark
  • 2 cups of M&M’s (preferably red & green)
  • 3 cups of Cheerios
  • 2 cups of dry-roasted peanuts
  • 2 cups of small pretzel sticks
  • 3 cups of Rice Chex
  • 3 cups of Corn Chex
  1. Melt white chocolate or vanilla bark.
  2. While chocolate is melting, put all remaining ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate or bark over the bowl and mix to coat well.
  4. Spread the mixture onto wax paper and let stand until cool.
  5. Finally, break into smaller, bite-size pieces.

Make Home a Bit Sweeter this Holiday Season with Woodstock Furniture & Mattress Outlet!

That wraps up our list of favorite holiday dessert recipes. Which are you going to make this year? What are your family’s favorite seasonal treats? Be sure to tweet us or let us know in our Facebook comments! Check the WFMO blog again next week for the details on a few fun, family events for the holiday season as well as info on getting custom living room furniture delivered in time for Christmas!

If these holiday dessert recipes aren’t quite sweet enough for you, come in to Woodstock Furniture & Mattress Outlet for some “sweet” deals on brand new furniture for the holidays! If you’ve got company coming to town to celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas, this is the perfect time to update those interiors. We’ve got several special deals going on as we speak, so don’t delay!

Lastly, we want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving from the whole WFMO family! We hope to see you very soon at our Woodstock/Acworth, Dallas/Hiram and Rome locations, as well as our Woodstock Mattress Outlet locations in Canton, Buckhead, Kennesaw and Douglasville.