There's a lot of Trader Joe's holiday products perfect for festive holiday gatherings that have a unique blend of flavors and seasonal delights. From the flavorful Gingerbread-Flavored Coffee and Cinnamon Bun Pancake Mix to the indulgent Dark Chocolate Covered Mint Stars and Peppermint Meringues, the shelves are stocked with treats that capture the spirit of the season.
These products are a culinary celebration, boasting an irresistible lineup that elevates festive feasting with ease and deliciousness! And some great options for gift ideas and holiday decor, too.
Here are 12 favorites:
If you’ve never tried Jingle Jangle before, it's an only-at-Trader Joe’s assortment of snackable things that taste terrific, bathed in chocolate. Inside each tin, you’ll find mini pretzels covered with milk chocolate and dark chocolate, drizzled with white chocolate; dark chocolate-covered caramel popcorn; dark chocolate-covered broken Joe-Joe’s cookies; milk chocolate gems with a red candy coating; and milk & dark chocolate mini peanut butter cups. Wow!
Trader Joe’s Gingerbread Coffee is like an ode to winter. It's make with 100% Arabica beans from South America, roasted to a medium-dark Vienna roast and blended with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and ginger to create a fragrant, flavorful, festive brew that makes any occasion a bit more cozy. In fact, it will make your whole house smell like freshly baked gingerbread!
Trader Joe's Panettone is crafted by artisanal bakers in Veneto, Italy, who take their cues from a treasured family recipe. They use real butter and add plump, juicy raisins and candied fruit to give each sweet cake its distinctly festive flavor and texture. It's great for dessert or as a breakfast treat (Panettone French toast, anyone?), and perfect to serve with coffee.
Iced Gingerbread Squares are crafted with butter, brown sugar, and, of course, ground ginger, plus cinnamon, allspice, and a bit of lemon purée for extra zing. They’re super-soft-baked, chewy, and topped with confectioner’s icing and a sprinkle of sanding sugar for textural interest. They are sold frozen, and just need to be thawed at room temperature for about an hour before serving.
Trader Joe's Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti are loaded with dried, sweetened cranberries (about 20% of the recipe), and pistachios (about 10% of the recipe). This combination of cookie, fruit, and nuts offers a burst of flavors—crunchy, chewy, sweet, tart, nutty—all at the same time, and they're also drizzled with a confectionery icing offers. Eat them plain—or better yet, dunk them in your hot coffee for a melt-in-your-mouth-cookie experience!
Inspired by a perennial Trader Joe’s holiday season favorite, Dark Chocolate Stars, Trader Joe’s Mini Dark Chocolate Mint Stars are a great addition. They may be smaller, but they pack the same punch of dark chocolate, mint, and chocolate shortbread cookies. Each cookie is liberally adorned with nonpareils, which add not only visual appeal, but a scrumptiously crunchy texture as well.
Trader Joe's Mini Peppermint Meringues are crafted exclusively for us, bu combining meringue (namely, cane sugar and egg whites) and plenty of pinky-red peppermint candy pieces. They’re light as a feather and deliver an ideal balance of crunch and chew. And like anything featuring pieces of peppermints, they’re a true taste of the season. Plus, they're gluten-free and kosher-certified.
Trader Joe's Peppermint Baking Chips are made with plenty of peppermint oil and rounded out with natural flavor, these baking chips also deliver on the candy cane visual: the velvety, snowy white chip base is made with milk powder and sweetened with cane sugar, and the chips are finished with an edible, bright red glitter that gets its hue from vegetable juice. And they are sure to stand out when baked into cookie dough or brownie batter.
Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Bun Inspired Pancake & Waffle Mix begins with a base including wheat and malted barley flours, sugar, buttermilk, and sea salt. But this version is adorned with cinnamon & sugar confectionery bits. Just add an egg, melted butter, and milk; whisk until combined; then pour some batter on a hot, lightly oiled pan, flip, and voila! A festive breakfast (or dessert, or midnight snack) is served.
Trader Joe's Cranberry Pie combines tart cranberries and walnut pieces form the base for this buttery confection, and accents of almond and vanilla set this humble dessert apart from the rest. Look for it in the frozen dessert section, and simply remove the pie from the wrapper and place it in a 325-degree oven for 20 minutes. Or, set the pie out on the counter at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours. Once defrosted, invert the pie onto your desired serving dish and remove the paper pan. Enjoy at room temperature or warm out of the oven, served on its own, with whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream.
Trader Joe’s Gingerbread Ice Cream, is a new seasonal ice cream that captures the homey flavor of the season. It starts with a sweet and generously ginger-spiced ice cream base, then bite-sized bits TJ's Triple Ginger Snap Cookies are added along with a gingerbread swirl. It's an excellent anytime dessert for the holiday season, and spectacular when scooped over a stack of French toast. What's more, it makes an amazing a la mode option for your favorite pie, or a festive milkshake!
Toast to the season with a steaming mug of Trader Joe's Salted Caramel Flavored Hot Cocoa. They've taken traditional their hot cocoa mix and added natural caramel flavor with a hint of salt. so each sip tastes like TJ's Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels. A single scoop makes a nice-sized mug of salty, caramely, chocolately deliciousness.