Gluten free Christmas desserts are a delicious treat for everyone! My sister and some dear friends of ours have a gluten allergy, so I’m always on the look out for gluten free recipes that I can have on hand when I know I will be cooking for them!
The holidays are filled with lots of fun traditional recipes, but it can be a difficult season to navigate if you follow a gluten-free diet. I strive to be inclusive in my cooking so that there is something for everyone to enjoy when they are at our home!
The Best Gluten Free Christmas Desserts
I really enjoy cooking for people, and while a lot of people with a gluten allergy are used to saying no to many foods, I want the gluten-free diners at my home to feel seen, known, and loved – kids and adults alike!
That means I do my best to cook a meal and dessert that they can freely enjoy. I’ve seen it over and over again: when I go out of my way to accommodate for someone’s diet, they feel really cared for! It’s worth sourcing some ingredients that I don’t always have on hand.
What are some of the best gluten-free Christmas desserts? Here’s the list of holiday treats:
Peppermint bark is one of my all-time favorite parts of Christmas treat season! This recipe is amazing and budget friendly compared to buying peppermint bark!
This is a completely flourless dessert recipe and thus, gluten-free! If cooking for someone with celiac, double check the labels to see if there has been any cross contamination in the packaging process.
What is a more iconic Christmas dessert than cut out sugar cookies? This gluten-free recipe will be perfect for making a big batch of dough and decorating Christmas cookies together!
This peanut butter blossoms recipe is completely flourless! If I don’t have alternative flours in the pantry, and only a little bit of money left in our grocery budget, I opt for this simple three ingredient recipe!
Gingersnaps are a part of many people’s Christmas dessert traditions. This gluten free recipe whips up a batch of spiced goodness that looks exactly like a wheat flour version. Could have fooled me!
The toffee sauce for this is soooooooo good. Lick the pot after you make it good! Dates are the basis of the pudding (cake) and it is so moist and flavorful!
According to Gluten Free Dad (and the packaging!) Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are gluten-free. So as long as the supplies you use to decorate these are also gluten-free, this will be a really fun Christmas treat to make!
Kids really enjoy being served cute Christmas snacks like this!
I have to admit I’ve never made a chocolate Yule log, with or without gluten. But I think I want to surprise my sister with one of these adorable Christmas Yule log desserts this holiday!
Fudge is good all year long, but there is something special about indulging in it right around the holidays! This gluten-free Christmas dessert is VERY rich so a little bit goes a long way in terms of serving sizes. Fudge is always a welcome party addition!
These are so adorable! Bring them to a potluck or serve them at a party; everyone will be commenting on how cute they are. The fact that they are gluten-free makes them even more inclusive!
Tweak Christmas Recipes to be Gluten Free
There are so many amazing gluten-free products nowadays, it’s easier than ever to use a recipe that calls for a gluten ingredient and swap it out for a gluten-free ingredient! For example, these Reindeer Melts Christmas Treats call for pretzels – simply use gluten-free pretzels (like these!)
Rice krispy treats are another popular recipe, but apparently in recent years the actual Rice Krispy brand cereal has included malt syrup which is NOT gluten free – simply try this brand of rice cereal for a truly gluten-free option! And then make these Chocolate Peppermint Rice Krispy Treats!
Another Christmas treat, Christmas Crack, has a pretty loyal following in terms of people making it every year, but it is usually made with saltines or ritz crackers. Simply sub those for your favorite gluten-free cracker, and then whip up some tasty Christmas Crack! I like to sprinkle peppermints on top, yum!
Enjoy making some gluten-free treats for yourself or someone you love this Christmas season. Like I said before, it’s worth the extra effort to plan around someone’s dietary restrictions and go out of your way to ensure they can partake in all the festive parts of a holiday meal!
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