It’s possible to enjoy festive snacks throughout the year, not just during the Christmas season. Some of these recipes feature cute designs, like reindeer treats and olive birds, but their delicious taste remains relevant year-round.
It’s possible that people might question why you’re eating snowman Oreo balls during non-winter months, but that’s not a concern. Let them ponder!
The treats on this list are excellent for seasonal gatherings, but many of them are versatile enough for any occasion or event.
Moreover, you don’t need a specific reason to indulge in your preferred Christmas snack. You only need the willpower and the required ingredients. Here are some of the top options.
25. Reindeer Snack Mix
This holiday season, keep a batch of reindeer food snack mix at the ready! This Christmas puppy chow is a breeze to prepare, and it never fails to please a crowd.
24. Brie Cherry Pastry Cups
23. Keto Chocolate Roll Cake for Christmas
Looking for an effortless and straightforward dessert to serve at your Christmas celebration? Check out this Chocolate Roll Cake recipe! It’s not only keto, low carb, and sugar-free, but it’s also downright irresistible!
As the holidays approach, this particular recipe would make a fantastic addition to your dessert selection. Trust me; it’s that amazing!
Cake rolls are one of my favorite items to prepare in the kitchen. They appear sophisticated and make an excellent choice for any special occasion or holiday. Although I’ve tried many cake rolls in the past, I’ve never attempted to create a low-carb version.
That is until last weekend when I made this cake roll for a dinner with some friends. To my delight, everyone loved it, and it vanished within moments. That’s when it dawned on me that it would be an excellent addition to any Christmas table.
22. Christmas Snack – Crack Recipe
During the holiday season, one delectable and simple treat to make is Christmas crack, also known as Christmas cracker candy. All you need are five basic ingredients: saltine crackers, caramel, and melted chocolate. This crunchy snack is incredibly addictive!
You can whip up this Christmas crack recipe in under thirty minutes, and it’s a great choice for a festive treat that the entire family can enjoy. It’s undoubtedly the best holiday candy around!
As a family, we make this every Christmas and distribute it to our friends and loved ones. It’s always a crowd-pleaser, with everyone appreciating the blend of sweet and salty flavors. Our family adores this Christmas crack recipe, and it’s genuinely the greatest!
21. Christmas Tree Cookies
For those who aren’t enthusiastic about cooking, no-bake Christmas tree cookies are an excellent option.
Essentially, you only need to mix and melt the ingredients, mold them into tree shapes, and chill them before dipping them in melted white chocolate.
After that, all that’s required is some decorating! It’s about as easy as it gets, and to sweeten the deal, they taste absolutely fantastic.
20. Christmas Gumdrop Nougat
Nougat is a delightful treat. It has a pleasant, chewy texture and is incredibly versatile – you can add almost anything to it. In this nougat recipe, you’ll incorporate colorful and squishy gumdrops.
The gumdrops provide a pop of color, a bit of tart sweetness, and an interesting texture that’s hard not to enjoy. You can even prepare an entire batch in only 35 minutes!
It’s worth noting, however, that each piece of nougat is quite high in calories and carbs, so it’s best to indulge only occasionally.
19. Santa Deviled Eggs
Throughout the years, I’ve come across deviled eggs that have been decorated to resemble a variety of items. From eyeballs and skulls to spiders and even baby chicks for Easter.
However, I never imagined I’d see Santa deviled eggs until I came across this recipe.
Not only do the Santa-inspired decorations change the eggs’ appearance, but they also modify their flavor – and for the better!
The inclusion of capers (for the eyes), red peppers (for the mouths), cream cheese (for the facial hair), and ham (for the noses) make these some of the most delectable deviled eggs you’ll ever taste!
18. Saltine Cracker Toffee
These toffee squares with saltine crackers and chocolate are a surprising delight for your taste buds.
The salty crackers blend perfectly with the sweetness of the toffee and chocolate, creating an irresistible treat that will leave you wanting more. The crackers also add a crispy texture that complements the smoothness of the chocolate and toffee.
17. Grinch Fruit Kabobs
A few years ago, I made these adorable kabobs inspired by a certain green character for my family’s Christmas dinner, and they were a big hit with everyone, especially adults who love fruits.
I used bananas for the base of the hats, but even with a little lemon juice, they started turning brown before the night was over. So, unless you’re really set on using bananas, I suggest using sliced marshmallows instead.
They’ll stay white no matter how long your party lasts.
16. Bite-Sized Peppermint Patties
These homemade peppermint patties are an absolute delight and way better than York Peppermint Patties.
Making them is a breeze; all you need is butter, corn syrup, peppermint extract, powdered sugar, and dark dipping chocolate. With these ingredients, you can whip up 40 of these plump treats in just 20 minutes!
They are loaded with a refreshing minty taste and coated in rich, smooth dark chocolate. You can add some chocolate sprinkles as a finishing touch, but trust me, they’re already perfect as they are.
15. Irresistible Oreo Cookie Ornaments
If you’re seeking an entertaining holiday project to make with kids, these Oreo ornaments are a perfect choice.
The melted candy coating or almond bark won’t get too hot, but for added safety, you can dip the Oreos yourself and let the children decorate them.
The recipe incorporates miniature peanut butter cups and M&Ms for decoration, but feel free to experiment with edible glitter, edible markers, and other candies to enhance the fun and creativity.
14. Cheese Candy Cane Dip for Holiday Parties
I enjoy preparing dips as they’re always a hit with guests. As someone who tends to be forgetful and busy, I often find myself in a situation where I need to bring something to a party or gathering at the last minute.
That’s why I love this quick and easy three-ingredient dip that takes just 5 minutes to make. It’s made by mixing melted cream cheese, marshmallow creme, and crushed candy canes, and it’s bursting with delicious peppermint flavor.
I like to serve it with an assortment of accompaniments such as cookies, graham crackers, pretzels, or fresh fruit. It’s a crowd-pleaser every time!
13. Savory Veggie Christmas Wreath – Healthy Christmas Snack
I enjoy serving appetizers that appear elaborate despite requiring minimal preparation.
This is precisely why I love the vegetable Christmas wreath.
I can quickly prepare the dipping sauce, or opt for store-bought ranch dressing, and slice, wash, and display the vegetables in under 15 minutes.
While you can experiment with the arrangement, I have discovered that following the recipe produces the most visually appealing results.
12. Crispy Christmas Rice Krispie Treat Bites
Transforming Rice Krispie treats into tiny balls and coloring them green and red is an excellent idea for Christmas.
Although it still takes just 25 minutes to create these buttery, gooey, and irresistible sweets, they are now more festive with their vibrant colors. They’re sure to please any crowd!
11. Peanut Butter Penguins – Great Holiday Appetizer
These amusing penguin-shaped snacks are not particularly adorable, but they’re a hit nonetheless.
Perhaps it’s the combination of the crispy Nutter Butter cookie, creamy dark chocolate, and white candy coating, or maybe it’s the absurdly comical googly eyes.
Regardless, they’re a crowd-pleaser, and you can create dozens of them in under an hour. That’s quite impressive.
10. Snowflake Christmas Cookies
To make these stunning cookies shaped like snowflakes, you only need less than 10 ingredients, cookie cutters, and approximately 40 minutes.
The cookies are sweet, tender, and visually appealing, and you don’t need exceptional art skills to adorn them. By just drawing dots and lines, you can create these delightful treats.
9. Snowman Oreo Balls
These spherical treats made with Oreos are always a delight. They have a rich, sugary taste that combines cream cheese, chocolate, and Oreo cream perfectly.
What’s even more amazing is that they’re simply cute. Every ball is covered in melted vanilla almond bark and decorated to resemble Frosty the Snowman after he has been out in the sun for a while.
To top it off, a mini-Oreo cookie acts as an adorable hat that perfectly complements the entire design.
8. Rudolph Treats
If you enjoy creating cute and delectable snacks, these reindeer treats are a must-see.
Using pretzel twists, Rolos, candy eyes, and mini-M&Ms, you can craft snacks that resemble charming reindeer with huge antlers.
Besides, they’re incredibly delicious – combining sweet, chocolatey, salty, and crispy flavors.
7. Mini Cheese Ball Bites – Crunchy Appetizer
Cheese balls have become quite the crowd-pleaser at events, but they are not the most practical choice when you have a line of people waiting to grab a bite.
Enter mini cheese ball bites. These bite-sized snacks are the perfect solution. Each one is a single-serving cheese ball wrapped around a crunchy and salty pretzel.
To add some variety, you can top them off with nuts, scallions, more pretzels, or any other toppings of your choice. With all the different flavor options available, everyone is sure to find something they enjoy.
6. Olive Penguins
For those who enjoy the strong taste of garlic-infused cream cheese, briny olives, and tangy horseradish, these cute penguin-shaped snacks are a must-try.
Resembling actual penguins with large feet, these small treats pack a powerful and satisfying taste.
5. Peppermint Bark Dip
This mouth-watering dip mimics the flavor of bark, but in a dip format.
Pair it with sugary treats for a doubly indulgent experience or opt for something savory to provide a contrasting taste.
4. Festive Peppermint Bark
Crafting your own peppermint bark requires a bit of patience while it solidifies, but the preparation time only amounts to 15 minutes.
To whip up this delightful confection, you’ll need some chopped dark and white chocolate, along with a generous amount of crushed candy cane pieces and a touch of peppermint extract.
In our household, this crunchy, minty delicacy has become an integral part of our Christmas tradition.
3. Candy Cane Cream Cheese Spread
This amazing spread made with cream cheese has a milder mint flavor. Although it does not contain any actual peppermint or candy cane pieces, it can be molded into the shape of a large candy cane.
In addition to its unique appearance, the spread boasts a smooth, velvety texture and an incredibly herbaceous taste. Serve it with a variety of snack options such as crackers, toast, pretzels, chips, or vegetables. Regardless of the pairing, it is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
2. Mini Chocolate Covered Peppermint Pretzels
For those who adore the taste of peppermint but favor pretzels over popcorn, this recipe is a must-try.
These pretzels are equally effortless to create and provide the same perfect blend of sweetness, saltiness, and minty goodness. Personally, I find them to be even more delightful than their popcorn counterpart.
(Although to be completely transparent, I do happen to adore both equally.)
1. Salted Pecan Caramel Popcorn
Crafting your own caramel at home can enhance the flavor of any food – even popcorn!
The next time you settle in for a Christmas movie, consider preparing a generous amount of this salty-sweet treat for the ultimate snacking experience.
25 Festive Christmas Snacks - Best Christmas Treats
These Christmas snacks are perfect for your festive mood. From appetizers to savory and sweet snacks - you will find here all the treats ideas.
- Salted Pecan Caramel Popcorn
- Mini Chocolate Covered Peppermint Pretzels
- Candy Cane Cream Cheese Spread
- Festive Peppermint Bark
- Olive Penguins
- Mini Cheese Ball Bites - Crunchy Appetizer
- Rudolph Treats
- Snowman Oreo Balls
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