Christmas is the time when we ditch the diets, and go on a food (and drinks) binge with family and friends! While food is often the centrepiece of any Christmas gathering, desserts are the ones people look forward to.
Here are 5 very simple Christmas-themed desserts you can make – all no-bake, and require less than 5 ingredients.
If you have a box of Rice Krispies (or any substitute) on hand, you can try making this really simple recipe. It uses 4 ingredients: butter, rice bubbles, white marshmallow, and white chocolate. Simply melt the butter and marshmallow, and mix it with rice bubbles. Place in fridge to set, and then drizzle with melted chocolate! (via Taste)
Lemon & Lime Crush
Juice 6 lemons and 6 limes, and keep the empty shells to serve the granita. Tip the juice, zest, lemongrass, lime leaf (optional), and sugar into a bowl with over 500ml boiling water. Stir everything together until the sugar has dissolved, then leave to cool and infuse, then freeze. (via BBC)
Lemon & Raspberry Baskets
For this you’ll only need 5 ingredients: dark chocolate, lemon curd, crème fraîche, raspberries, and brandy snap baskets. Stir together the lemon curd and crème fraîche, and spoon into the baskets. Add the raspberries, and drizzle the chocolate (melted in the microwave) on top. Set in fridge for 10 mins. (via BBC)
Candy Cane Reindeer Pops
This simple lollipop uses just candy canes and melted chocolate. First, line the candy canes in a heart shape on a baking sheet around a lollipop stick. Melt milk chocolate in microwave, and dollop it in the centre of the heart shape. Add candy eyes (or m&ms) and then refrigerate to set! (via Finding Zest)
Bailey’s Chocolate Mousse
This decadent dish only has 4 ingredients. Melt chocolate with thickened cream, and stir egg yolks. Beat the Baileys and cream in a bowl until soft peaks form, and fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture. Then beat egg whites in a bowl until soft peaks form, and fold into the mixture. Divide the mixture into cups, and place in the fridge for 2 hours or until set. (via Best Recipes)