After spending 3 weeks in the US, it’s safe to say I’ve gotten my fill of “holiday stuff.” Everywhere I went there was Thanksgiving decorations/food/music at every turn and then plastered in front of it all was the looming Christmas panic. I seriously wondered why every year this happens earlier and earlier. I came at the end of October and there was Christmas decorations out before Halloween! My favorite holiday has always been Thanksgiving. It’s a holiday that has really nice memories for me and I do love preparing all of the dishes for a traditional meal. Whether you’re entertaining for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any other holiday a dessert bar is a fun and easy idea.
What’s a dessert bar?
Just what it sounds like – a buffet that’s full of desserts! I love using this idea for later evening gatherings or mid-afternoon. It’s easy to put together, and most everyone is happy. You can easily please any of your guests by adding a variety of options for all diets. I mix homemade goodies with store bought items as well as some fresh options. Having a few drink options is also nice. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, juices, and water are inexpensive and easy to have on hand.
What to include on a dessert bar:
Here are some of the things I included;
- Homemade caramel sauce
- pre-made frozen gingerbread cookies (that I baked!)
- Spritz cookies
- Pistachio Bites
- Saffron Road Dessert Mini Tarts
- Assorted Chocolates
- Fresh berries
- Chocolate shavings
- Toasted coconut
Really whatever you think fits the bill for dessert can be included. Having a cheese plate, with cheeses, dried fruit, and nuts would also be a delicious addition. Over the next week I’ll be sharing some of the recipes for items listed above as well as my thoughts on Saffron Road’s new dessert mini tarts.
So, what would you include on your dessert bar?