The Best Christmas Snacks

Christmas means a lot of things. Spending quality time with family, shopping for Christmas gifts, playing games with the family, and decorating every inch of the house, but it’s also about the food…and snacks. Arguably, the best Christmas snacks come out on the holiday table, so we’ve cooked up a list just for you.

From sweet snacks and delicious desserts to savoury dishes.

The Best Christmas Snacks

pretzel reindeer dipped in chocolate

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.

Bite-size treats in as easy as 1, 2, 3!

cinnamon rolls and icing

Festive 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 it with some icing! To add that festive touch, maybe sprinkle some red and green sprinkles on top.

It could be your dessert centrepiece this festive season!

pull apart cheese rolls

Cheese Pull-Apart Rolls

Need something that’s filling, tasty and full of melty cheese? These pull-apart rolls will be a real crowd-pleaser and one of many festive appetizers!

Buy a bunch of bread rolls and cut them all in half, then butter them, and add whichever cheese you’d like, whether it’s mozzarella, creamy brie, or blue cheese. Then sprinkle some fresh parsley on the cheese with some cayenne pepper to add some spice and flavour!

If you like to go all out with the festive theme, arrange the rolls in the shape of a Christmas tree! Once that’s done, put them in the oven on 180 degrees for 10-15 minutes (or until golden brown on top). Take them out and grab a roll and watch that melty cheese stretch!

No one can resist some cheese-filled pull-apart rolls. It’s tasty, interactive and super fun!

melting snowman cookies

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 adorable snack to munch on.

two gingerbread men among festive decorations and candy cane

Gingerbread Men

You can’t indulge in Christmas snacks without trying some gingerbread men. It’s a holiday tradition where you either make gingerbread men or decorate a gingerbread house – they make the perfect festive snacks!

Either buy them or make them from scratch and use any extra dough to cut them into fun shapes like reindeer, snowmen, etc. And then decorate them!

A simple and fun Christmas activity. They can even make adorable holiday gifts for those who love a sweet treat.

Christmas Tree Brownies

christmas tree brownies
Brownies are not only delicious but easy to make and decorate! For those who have a sweet tooth, this is the festive treat for you.

Simply cut the brownies into Christmas trees with a cookie cutter and layer creamy, green icing on top. Then add whatever sprinkles or edible sugar balls as baubles to decorate your indulgent Christmas tree brownies! To add some peppermint treats, break off a candy cane and stick a tiny piece at the bottom to make the Christmas tree stand.

Perfect for a holiday party and for a moreish dessert!

santa claus pancake with raspberries and bananas

Santa Claus Pancakes

For Christmas morning, start the day off the day with a cute breakfast like pancakes. The perfect way to make your kids excited for the day (if they weren’t already!).

All you need is pancakes, strawberries or raspberries, chocolate chips, yoghurt and squirty cream. Place the pancakes on the plate, add two small dollops of yoghurt and two chocolate chips to make the eyes, and make a beard out of the cream. Now you’ve made 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!

reindeer rice krispie treat

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!

Or maybe make the Rice Krispie treats into reindeer like the picture!

christmas fruit salad tree

Christmas Fruit Salad

This is a great way to be healthy and get creative with your fresh fruit 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!

If you want to make them really festive, layer slices of green apples or kiwis on top of each other to create a Christmas tree, then add some small berries or pomegranate seeds around to represent the baubles. Then carve a star out of mango or banana and add on top!

Wafer Candy Canes

wafers dipped in melted chocolate
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 coated with rainbow sprinkles.

All you need to do is dip the wafers in melted chocolate and cover them with sprinkles. After you’ve finished dipping the wafers, set them aside in the fridge for about 20 minutes, so the chocolate hardens.

Once that’s done, you have yourself a wafer candy cane! Pop them into an airtight container and munch on them whenever you feel like!

festive chocolate bark

Festive 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 we’ve given you inspiration for the best Christmas snacks you can make. Whether it’s simple and easy or a little bit tricky but worthwhile!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration this festive season? We have all you need. From how to make a Christmas Eve box, ideas for a Christmas hamper and FREE Christmas drawings to keep your kids occupied. How about what to do on Boxing Day, between Christmas and NYE  and things to do on New Year’s Eve with the kids?

Merry Christmas!

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