Surprise Santa on Christmas Eve with These 10 Sweet Treats and Drinks

Give Santa what he’s really craving after a long night of leaving toys for all the good girls and boys. We have composed 10 sweet treat and beguiling beverage combinations that are guaranteed to get your family everything on their Christmas list this year.

From fudgy brownies to chai-spiced sugar cookies paired with a bourbon and bacon hot chocolate or hot apple cider, these recipes will keep Santa satiated while he’s delivering his rounds. With these amped-up delicacies and delicious drink combinations your family will stand out from the rest and stay on the nice list for another year.

1. 10-Minute Rocky Road Fudge + Rocky Road Milkshake with Toasted Marshmallow Sprinkles

Budget Bytes & Paper N' Stitch
Budget Bytes & Paper N’ Stitch

Give Santa his chocolate fix with this rocky road fudge recipe and a rocky road milkshake.

Chewy marshmallows, crunchy peanuts, and rich fudge chocolate will give Santa the fuel he needs to make it through his Christmas Eve deliveries.

2. Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing + Sugar Cookie Martini

Food Network & We Are Not Martha
Food Network & We Are Not Martha

This classic sugar cookie recipe pairs nicely with a festive martini for the ultimate cookie break while Santa is making his rounds.

Your family is sure to stay on the nice list while Santa dips these sweet cookies into this boozy beverage.

3. Chai Spiced Sugar Cookies + Masala Chai

Epicurious & My Baking Addiction
Epicurious & My Baking Addiction

Spice up the typical milk and cookies routine with these Indian-infused recipes.

These chai sugar cookies are laced with the warm spices of cardamom, ginger, and allspice. They pair nicely with a piping hot cup of chai for dipping.

4. Berry Medley Oatmeal Crumb Bars + Berry Antioxidant Smoothie

Damn Delicious & Very Breakfast
Damn Delicious & Very Breakfast

Help keep Santa in good health with these antioxidant-infused recipes. Fresh berries and hearty oatmeal combine to make these bars.

Pair these yummy bars with a flaxseed and sunflower seed berry smoothie that is sure to keep Santa full until the next house on his list.

These two recipes are a healthy and delicious alternative to the typical cookies and milk.

5. Gingerbread + Gingerbread Martini

Foodie Misadventures & Once Upon a Chef
Foodie Misadventures & Once Upon a Chef

Take Santa back to the good ol’ days with this classic gingerbread cake recipe.

Top this cake with whipped cream and pair it with a rum and amaretto-based gingerbread martini for the ultimate Christmas Eve indulgence.

6. Baklava + Cinnamon Mocha Latte

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Food

Satisfy Santa’s sweet tooth with this twist on the usual treats with this baklava recipe.

Serve this nutty Greek dessert with a warm mug full of chocolatey, cinnamon-y coffee. This latte recipe will help keep Santa awake while he pulls his annual all-nighter.

7. Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate and Toasted Marshmallow Cookies + Bacon, Bourbon, and Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Serious Eats & Ghirardelli
Serious Eats & Ghirardelli

Ghirardelli’s personal recipe for melty, hot chocolate-infused, toasted marshmallow-topped cookies are the best way to show Santa just how much you care.

Paired with a cup of bourbon and Frangelico-based hot chocolate, this combination could only be made more decadent by the addition of thick-cut bacon. These indulgent recipes guarantee you all the gifts on your list this year.

8. Salted Caramel Apple Cookies + Hot Apple Cider

Betty Crocker
Betty Crocker

These salty-sweet caramel apple cookies are best paired with a warm cup of apple cider.

Let Santa wrap his hands around a warm cup of cider, while he indulges in his sweet tooth with these apple pie spiced, caramel drizzled cookies.

9. Chocolate Chip Cookies Brownies + Honey Spiced Milk

The Daily Californian & Pinch of Yum
The Daily Californian & Pinch of Yum

This combination is a play on the typical milk and cookies, but with a uniqueness that will surely set your family a part from the crowd.

Serve these brownies fresh from the oven so that their melty chocolate chips remind Santa just how good your family has been all year long.

Pair them with a warm cup of milk infused with honey, cinnamon, black pepper, and cardamom, for a delightful combination that will fuel Santa up while he finishes his rounds.

10. Snickerdoodle Bars with Cinnamon Vanilla Glaze + Snickerdoodle Cookie Cocktail

Mama GourmandBetty Crocker
Mama GourmandBetty Crocker

These two cinnamon-infused recipes will keep Santa jolly while he delivers gifts to all the children of the world.

This recipe for snickerdoodle bars is an amped-up version of the classic snickerdoodle cookie recipe and is made superior with a cinnamon and vanilla glaze.

Pair these sugary sweets with a stout vanilla vodka-based cocktail to help Santa take the edge off after a long night.

Recipe: Chewy Potato Chip Cookies

Recipe: Red Wine Hot Chocolate