Get into the holiday spirit with these easy Christmas snack ideas! From festive cookies to savory bites, enjoy delicious treats all season long.
Whether we are at home watching a Christmas movie or at a Christmas party, the holiday season always involves food around here! Easy appetizers, cheese balls, sweet treats, and cheesy dips all make perfect snacks for the holidays.
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Christmas Snack Ideas:
Today, I want to share some of our family’s favorite Christmas treats with you. These snacks are perfect for sharing at holiday parties, giving as hostess gifts, or enjoying while hanging out with the family. Any of these delicious recipes would make a great addition to your next gathering.
With both sweet and savory choices, this list has something for everyone. Whether you are hosting an intimate gathering or need to feed a big crowd, your guests are going to love these yummy snacks.
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Kitchen Essentials for Baking:
- I love using this non-stick bakeware for all of my baking.
- These silicone mitts are perfect for grasping hot pans and baking dishes.
- This Henckel Knife is my favorite for slicing and dicing in the kitchen.
- These parchment paper bags are perfect for packaging and these large Rubbermaid food storage containers are great for storing baking in the freezer.
Christmas Reindeer Food Chex Mix – This sweet and salty Christmas snack mix makes the perfect finger food for classroom parties or events. It’s totally delicious and simple to make. I also think snack mixes are a great option for customizing to all kinds of themes.
Christmas Chocolate Dipped Pretzels – Salty pretzels are coated in melted chocolate, then loaded with candy, for a sweet treat that kids of all ages will love. Try them with milk, white, or dark chocolate. Switch up the colors of candy for an easy treat that is perfect any time of year!
Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats – This adorable snack starts with packaged Rice Krispie treats and comes together in minutes. These little trees make perfect nut-free classroom Christmas treats too.
Cinnamon Pull-Apart Christmas Tree – We love turning treats into Christmas trees! This cinnamon pull-apart Christmas tree makes a delicious snack or festive dessert. You could even serve it with some fresh fruit and call it breakfast.
Experience the magic of the holidays with this easy white chocolate Christmas popcorn recipe. It makes a perfectly sweet & salty treat for the holiday season.
Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies – Younger children will love helping create these festive Christmas snacks. They are adorable and so simple to make!
Cinnamon Roll Wreath – These wreath-shaped cinnamon buns are coated in frosting and covered in festive sprinkles. The whole family will love this Christmas time treat.
The Best Grinch Cookies – Great for a holiday movie night, these Grinch cookies are totally easy and fun to make! The candy hearts add the perfect festive touch.
White Chocolate Snowman Bark – This sweet and salty snack takes so little time to make and is perfect for sharing. Package pieces of snowman bark in cellophane bags to give as gifts to classmates or teachers.
Experience the magic of the holidays with this easy Christmas white trash recipe. It makes a perfectly sweet & salty treat for the holiday season.
Savor the holiday spirit with these easy crockpot peanut clusters – an irresistible blend of peanuts and chocolate. This sweet & salty crockpot Christmas candy is a delight!
Christmas Tree Spinach Dip – Looking for an easy appetizer for all of your upcoming holiday gatherings? This Christmas tree spinach dip is just what you need. The hardest part will be stopping yourself from eating it all before the party!
Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board – Charcuterie boards make excellent appetizers any time of year. Not only is this festive board delicious, but it’s also incredibly simple to make!
Delight your taste buds with this vibrant cranberry salsa recipe, a festive twist on a classic dip. The perfect holiday appetizer!
This holiday cheese ball recipe makes an easy and delicious appetizer! It’s perfect to take to holiday gatherings and Christmas parties.
Tips and Tricks:
- When planning holiday treats, create a balance of salty and sweet with your snack foods. Be sure to make room for a healthier alternative, like fruit and fresh vegetables, on your holiday table too.
- Create a snack platter with a mix of textures and flavors. Crispy and chewy. Sweet and savory. It’s nice to have a balance.
- Whenever possible, get family members involved in the baking process. Older kids can chop and mix. Younger ones make excellent decorators.
- When you’re planning your holiday baking list, always make a few of your best holiday cookies along with a few new recipes. You never know when you’ll find your new favorite Christmas snack.
Looking for more delicious Christmas appetizers, snacks, and more to wow your family and friends with?
Check out this list of Christmas brunch ideas that are perfect for Christmas morning. And these no-bake Christmas treats and easy Christmas candy recipes will give you plenty of options to share at holiday events.
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