These 4 Christmas snacks are so simple and fun to make, kids won’t be able to resist! Make them at home or for a class party snack or favor.
Christmas time is a time for family, joy and child-like wonder. It’s also a time when you will probably be asked more than once to supply a Christmas snack for an event for your child’s school, sports team or mom’s group. Having some quick and easy recipes at your finger tips can make the holidays just a little bit smoother for you and your children!
Fun and Festive Christmas Snacks to Make for Kids
These simple snacks can be put together to make a fun and festive snack time with kids, or an awesome party treat!
Ornament bagels are a simple snack that the kids can make with a little assistance from you. The end results are so pretty, your kids will be begging you to let them eat their veggies.
Cut up small pieces of veggies like carrots and different colored peppers. Whole peas are also a great choice. Cut long strips, circles, squares and triangles. Cut broccoli stems as well. Next spread an even layer of cream cheese over your favorite brand of mini bagel. Let the kids use the veggies to decorate the bagels to resemble ornaments. Use the broccoli stems to top each ornament to make it look like a real ball ornament. You can make these with round crackers instead!
We made these after playing with our felt ornament busy bag as it’s the same concept only edible!
Reindeer trail mix
Make a snack fit for Rudolph and his pals and serve it to your kid while enjoying your favorite classic Christmas movies!
Your trail mix can combine any of your favorite dry snacks. Include granola, dry cereal, raisins and other dried fruits and pretzels. If you want to add a bit of a sweet treat to the Reindeer mix, add in some chocolate chips. Mix it all up in a large bowl and serve in Christmas-themed treat bags (these can usually be found at Dollar Stores) for friends.
Don’t forget to make some food for the reindeer too! Check out our reindeer food ornaments and sprinkle some outside for them.
Christmas pretzel rods
Dip pretzel rods in melted chocolate and sprinkle with Christmas toppings like crushed peppermint candies and miniature-sized red and green M&Ms. For extra fun, use white chocolate and, while the chocolate is still soft, decorate the pretzel with small candies and gumdrops to create a snowman.
Children will love to help in this project, but the chocolate is hot, so adult supervision should be used with this one.
After decorating, stick pretzels in the fridge for half an hour or so to harden the chocolate and then enjoy. These also make a great gift when bagged in decorative treat bags and tied off with a bow.
Frost triangular ice cream cones with green frosting (if you can’t find any, just mix natural green food coloring with your white frosting). Stand the cones top-down, and use gum drops, M&Ms and any other candies you like as ornaments to decorate the tree.
Fill bowls will vanilla ice cream and top with the trees for a delicious, sugary treat, or place these on top of a pre-made cupcake!
A healthier version could be made by coating the cone in cream cheese and decorating with veggies as was done in the ornament crackers above.
Have so much fun with these tasty Christmas snacks that kids will love to make and eat!