12 Delicious Holiday Treats to Try This December

Holiday cream puffs from Beta5 chocolates in Vancouver

Holiday cream puffs from Beta5 Chocolate. Photo: Beta5 Chocolates

Indulge in a sweet treat this holiday season. Vancouver’s bakeries and chocolate shops have whipped up tons of festive creations.


Yule Logs and Chocolate Treats from Mon Paris Patisserie

Pastry chef Elena Krasnova of Mon Paris Patisserie has created some unique yule logs to celebrate the season. Choose from flavours like raspberry chocolate, blissful black forest, and caramel pecan coffee. Chocolate lovers won’t want to miss her chocolate boxes and decadent hand-painted chocolate ornaments.

Mon Paris hand-painted milk chocolate ornament

Photo: Mon Paris Patisserie


Holiday Pies from The Pie Hole

Get into the festive spirit with a seasonal pie. The Pie Hole serves up fun flavours like eggnog and rum, gingerbread cream, and apple cranberry. They have classics like butter pecan and apple, with the latter available in a vegan version too. If you can’t decide, order their box of nine assorted mini pies.

Assorted mini pies from The Pie Hole.

Photo via The Pie Hole


Reindeer Marshmallows from Bjornbar Bakery

Bjornbar Bakery is known for its signature gourmet dessert bars – they make over 30 varieties! Their holiday menu includes candy cane bars, gingerbread bars, and eggnog bars. They also have adorable reindeer-shaped marshmallows.

Reindeer marshmallow from Bjornbar Bakery

Photo: Bjornbar Bakery

Festive Doughnuts from Lucky’s Doughnuts

Lucky’s has decked out their doughnuts in holiday flare. Seasonal offerings include gingerbread old fashioned, peppermint old fashioned, Grinch ring, eggnog snowball bismarck, chestnut creme brulee, and lots more.

Holiday doughtnuts from Lucky's Doughnuts in Vancouver

Photo: Lucky’s Doughnuts


Buche de Noel from Chez Christophe

Pre-order one of these delectable treats from Chez Christophe, then pick them up on December 23 or 24, just in time for Christmas. This year’s flavours include “Red Velvet”, “Pear Rocher”, “Oh Deer”, and “La Chocolatee”.

Buche de Noel from Chez Christophe in Vancouver

Photo: Chez Christopher/Leila Kwok


Nutcracker Bonbons from Beaucoup Bakery

Grab a box of incredible holiday bonbons from Beaucoup Bakery. Each box contains a mix of two limited-edition holiday flavours: pistachio praline with saffron vanilla ganache and pecan praline with espresso ganache.

Nutcracker bonbons from Beaucoup Bakery in Vancouver

Photo: Beaucoup Bakery


Chocolate Bark Pack from Cadeaux Bakery

Pick up a box of decadent chocolate bark from Cadeaux Bakery. It includes three mouth-watering holiday flavours: white chocolate pretzel candy cane, milk chocolate toffee pretzel, and dark chocolate salted almond.

Holiday bark from Cadeaux Bakery

Photo: Cadeaux Bakery


Holiday Cream Puffs from Beta 5 Chocolates

These limited edition packs of seasonal cream puffs from Beta 5 Chocolates are perfect for the holidays. Choose from nine different flavours including gingerbread, mango milk tea and Vietnamese coffee.

Gingerbread cream puff in the shape of a Christmas tree from Beta5 Chocolates in Vancouver

Gingerbread Cream Puff. Photo: Beta5 Chocolates.


Gingerviduals from terrabreads

Terrabreads has cooked up some adorable gingerbread people (known as “Gingerviduals”) to celebrate the season. They also have lots of other holiday favourites including cashew spiced shortbread, pecan fruit loaf, and chocolate cherry panettone cakes.

Gingerbread people from Terrabreads

Photo: terrabreads


Truffle Trees from Thomas Haas

Thomas Haas has lots of different chocolate options for the holidays. But for something a little different, pick up one of their truffle trees. These decadent confections include handmade truffles arranged to form a fun holiday tree.

Truffle tree by Thomas Haas

Photo: Thomas Haas


Christmas Cookie Boxes from Gabi and Jules

Pre-order a box of scrumptious Christmas cookies from Gabi and Jules. The boxes include seasonal flavours like chocolate-dipped gingerbread in reindeer and snowman shapes, classic shortbread, ginger molasses cookies, and their signature Grinch bites.

Christmas cookie box from Gabi and Jules

Photo: Gabi and Jules


Snowman Brioche from Fauborg Bakery

Pick up an adorable snowman brioche from Fauborg Bakery, made with soft and buttery brioche dough. They also have beautifully decorated yule logs.

Snowman brioche from Fauborg Bakery

Photo: Fauborg Bakery

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