Christmas means a lot of things. Spending quality time with family, shopping for Christmas gifts, playing games with the family, decorating every inch of the house, but it's also about the food...and snacks. Arguably, the best snacks come out around Christmas, so we've cooked up a list just for you:
Chocolate Pretzel Reindeer -
Everyone loves pretzels, the salty snack that is oh so moreish. But a brilliant way to make them Christmassy is turning them into reindeer! All you need to do is first get some pretzel sticks and dip them into melted chocolate. Then add some white sugar balls as eyes and use a black icing pen to make their pupils. For the nose, add some red sprinkles or a red M&M. Then grab a normal pretzel and break it in half and add that to the dipped pretzel stick as reindeer antlers. Easy as 1, 2, 3!
Cinnamon Rolls -
These are the perfect snack to have on hand when you're having all the family over. A sweet and indulgent treat that will leave everyone wanting more. You can make some dough or buy premade, then make it as cinnamony as you like and top with some icing! To add that festive touch, maybe sprinkle some red and green sprinkles on top.
Melting Snowman Cookies -
Everyone loves cookies and you can't go wrong with them! To add the Christmas touch to them, make some white icing and spread it across the biscuits. Then grab some marshmallows and draw the snowman face with black and orange icing pens. Once this is done stick the marshmallow on the white icing on the biscuit, draw their arms on and finally use coloured icing to draw their scarf. And there you have your melting snowman cookies! A delicious and fun festive treat.
Gingerbread Men -
You can't indulge in Christmas snacks without trying some gingerbread men. Either buy them or make them from scratch and use any extra dough to cut into fun shapes like reindeer, snowmen, etc. And then decorate them! A simple and fun Christmas activity.
Christmas Tree Brownies -
Brownies are not only delicious but easy to make and decorate! Simply cut the brownies into Christmas trees with a cookie cutter and layer creamy, green icing on top of them. Then add whatever sprinkles or edible sugar balls as baubles to decorate your indulgent Christmas tree brownies! Perfect for a holiday party.
Santa Claus Pancakes -
For Christmas morning, start the day off the day with a cute breakfast like pancakes. All you need is pancakes, strawberries or raspberries, chocolate chips and squirty cream. Place the pancakes on the plate, add two chocolate chips for the eyes, and make a beard out of the cream, this will make Santa's face. Then cut a handful of strawberries in half and place them flat down to make the shape of Santa's hat, after you've done that, use the rest of the cream to create the cotton-base look of Santa's hat. And there you have it!
Rice Krispie Treat Baubles -
Rice Krispie treats are a sweet and moreish Christmas snack! You can easily make them into baubles, by mixing them with melted marshmallows, adding red and green sprinkles into the sticky mix and then moulding them into balls. Then stick a mini marshmallow on top and add a small piece of strawberry lace as a ribbon loop. Finally, place them into cupcake cases and snack on them whenever you crave them!
Christmas Fruit Salad -
This is a great way to be healthy and get creative with your fruits at Christmastime. Grab yourself an assortment of seasonal fruits like apples, pears, oranges, grapes, kiwis and berries. Add some lemon juice, honey and cinnamon to taste and then toss everything together. The result? A delicious, healthy and colourful salad that tastes amazing!
Wafer Candy Canes -
These candy canes are really easy to make and they're so much fun to eat too! They're made from rolled-up wafer sticks dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with rainbow sprinkles. So all you need to do is dip the wafers in melted chocolate and sprinkle them with sprinkles. When you've finished dipping them, let them set in the fridge for about 20 minutes before popping them onto a wire rack to dry. Then you'll be able to store them in an airtight container for the perfect Christmas Snack!
Christmas Chocolate Bark -
Chocolate bark is a favourite of mine. It's so easy to make and is a delicious treat everyone can enjoy this holiday season. Just melt around 300g of melted chocolate, pour into a baking tray on parchment paper and add fruit, nuts, sprinkles, M&M's or any of your favourite sweet treats. After you've added your toppings, just pop the tray into the fridge until it solidifies. Then cut it into pieces like bark and enjoy!
We hope you’ve enjoyed these yummy Christmas snacks, and if you're looking for more Christmas inspiration this festive season, why not check out some of our other blogs?