These festive food hacks will take your holiday dessert to the next level

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A creative sweet treat is a great way to top off a festive holiday meal, but whipping up holiday-themed desserts can be complicated and time-consuming. Luckily, there are plenty of tips and tricks for making holiday desserts that will wow your guests without causing you to release your inner Grinch. Here are some creative and simple hacks for the perfect holiday dessert! 

1. Measure and chop your ingredients ahead of time

Prepping your ingredients ahead of time will save you tons of time. Store your ingredients in plastic zip-up bags or tupperware until you’re ready to use them. 

2. Use squeeze bottles to decorate cookies

Using squeeze bottles is a great way to ensure that your holiday cookies are decorated to perfection. The bottles will give you increased control over the frosting, allowing you to create designs you never thought you were capable of! 

3. Turn ice cream cones into Christmas trees 

This easy Christmas “Treet” will steal the show at any holiday party. Place an ice cream cone upside down on top of a cupcake, and cover the cone with green frosting. Then, add some hard candy “ornaments” and any other tasty decorations that you wish! 

4. Make snowmen with powdered donuts

Give your oven the break it deserves by making these adorable snowmen! Stack three mini powdered donuts on a wooden skewer to create the snowman’s body. Then, add chocolate chip eyes to the top donut, and use a Twizzler to create a cozy red scarf. Add an orange candy as the nose, and round things out with a chocolate chip smile and some candy buttons.

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