Did you suddenly realize you were in need of a quick but impressive dessert for Christmas day? I have five ideas for you. You probably have most of the necessary ingredients in your pantry already, but if not, stores should be open for a few more hours! Make your day merrier by whipping up one or more of these last-minute delicacies.
Chocolate Bark with infinite variations (10 minutes to make, 30 minutes to set): If you have some chocolate on hand (milk, semisweet, white–pick your favorite!), melt it, spread it on a parchment-lined sheet, and swirl in toppings of your choice. This recipe calls for pepitas and sea salt, but here are three more ideas: dried cranberries, chopped pecans, and sea salt; crushed candy canes; chopped almonds and toffee bits. After about half an hour in the freezer, just break the chocolate up into pieces and you’re done!
Mexican Brownies (15 minutes to make, 20 minutes to bake): These are a snap to make if you have paleo flour blend on hand. If not, you can measure out almond flour, tapioca starch, and coconut flour individually. If your family enjoys desserts with a little kick, they will absolutely love these!
Salted Caramel Sauce for sundaes (20 minutes to make): Never underestimate the power of salted caramel! This stuff is pure magic. Do you have sugar, cream or coconut milk, butter (you can even leave this out for a dairy-free version!), vanilla (also optional), and sea salt? You’re all set! Pick up some vanilla ice cream and whip some cream, and you can serve everyone a salted caramel sundae that will make them forget about every other dessert they’ve ever eaten.
Molten Chocolate Cakes (10 minutes to make, 15 minutes to bake): Another treat using my paleo flour blend. These are super-fancy individual cakes that will knock everyone’s socks off, especially a la mode, but they’re super easy to make!
Mocha Mexicano (10 minutes to make): A fabulous hot drink to serve on Christmas morning, or anytime during the day! Just heat your milk of choice and make some coffee, and pour them over a mixture of sugar, cocoa, and spices. Bonus points if you add a splash of Kahlua!
Do you have any other great last-minute holiday treats? I’m still deciding what to make for tomorrow, so share with me in the comments!