Whip Up These Last-Minute Desserts

Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Molten Center and Red Currants

Making a holiday meal is hard work, and it’s easy to run out of time before getting to the desserts. Fortunately, you can wait until the last minute and still have a full dessert table this year. Check out these last-minute dessert recipes you can make in 30 minutes or less.

Crispy Christmas Trees

If you have an extra 15 minutes, you can make these Crispy Christmas Trees. With rice cereal, chopped pecans, and mini marshmallows, these treats provide a sweet crunch. But it’s not just about the delicious flavor with this holiday treat. The recipe will show you how to turn the ingredients into decorated Christmas trees to add to the festive mood this season.

Air-Fryer Peppermint Lava Cakes

Do you have an air fryer? If so, your family will love these Air-Fryer Peppermint Lava Cakes. With both chocolate and peppermint flavors, these cakes satisfy the sweet tooth while adding some holiday flair. And while they won’t be ready for a half-hour, you only have to spend a few minutes on prep work. That means you can make these and move on to the next dessert while they’re in the air fryer.

Pressure-Cooker Cranberry Stuffed Apples

Pressure cookers are the ideal kitchen accessory for making meals quickly. That includes desserts. This recipe for Pressure-Cooker Cranberry Stuffed Apples takes 10 minutes to prep and five minutes to cook, so it’ll be done in no time. And while it might be quick and easy to make, it’s full of the holiday’s best flavors, including walnuts, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Coconut-layered Pound Cake

Is your family expecting dinner in 10 minutes? You still have time to whip up dessert when you follow this Coconut-Layered Pound Cake recipe. You’ll start with a thawed pound cake and add almonds, sweetened condensed milk, and sweetened shredded coconut. Then top it with fudge frosting, and dessert will be ready.

Cinnamon Apple Pan Betty

This Cinnamon Apple Pan Betty recipe is perfect for the holidays, even if you’re in a time crunch. It takes 15 minutes to make, and you likely have the ingredients at home. You need sugar, ground cinnamon, bread, butter, and apples. You’ll be hard-pressed to find an easier (or tastier) recipe this holiday season.

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Chocolate Banana Bundles

Have you ever tried chocolate and bananas together? The combination is out of this world, and you can taste it for yourself with this Chocolate Banana Bundles recipe. Along with the chocolate and bananas, you’ll add brown sugar, butter, and a puff pastry. Plus, you can include some ice cream if you wish. The result will be mouthwatering delicious, but it only takes a half-hour to make.

These recipes are all so divine that your family won’t have any idea that you made them at the last minute. Expect to get lots of praise and compliments when adding these treats to your holiday menu.