20+ Easy Christmas Treats To Make This Holiday

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Quick and easy Christmas treats that anyone can make! From candy cane cookies and reindeer chow to Santa cupcakes and snowman kebabs, all of these treats are sure to please!

The holiday season is a time for family, friends, and giving. But, with all of this holiday cheer comes a lot of stress.

I know it can be difficult to find a balance between work, family, and friends during this time, so I have some easy recipes for you that will help you create beautiful treats for your loved ones without putting too much pressure on yourself.

There are so many delicious Christmas treats to choose from to satisfy your sweet tooth. Now go and spread some holiday cheer with these edible snowmen, reindeer, and Santas!

Best Christmas Ideas

Christmas parties are especially fun to create food for. So today, I have put together a whole list of easy Christmas treat ideas for you.

All of these recipes are perfect for the holiday season. With both sweet and savory choices, there is something for everyone.

Whether you are hosting a party or a Christmas movie night, your family and friends will love these treats.

Too busy to make these right away? Pin this post to your favorite board on Pinterest for when you’re ready!

Recommended Tools

  • Stand Mixer from KitchenAid – Using a mixing bowl and hand mixer can be effective, but a KitchenAid stand mixer will save you time and effort in making these treats.
  • Baking Tray Set – A good quality baking tray set is essential for creating perfect cookies and cupcakes.
  • Cookie Cutters – Not just for making traditional round cookies, cookie cutters come in various shapes that can add to the holiday theme of your treats.
  • Parchment Paper – The best method to avoid cookies sticking to the cookie sheets is by lining them with parchment paper. It makes cleanup a breeze, too!
  • Mixing Bowls – I like glass mixing bowls, which allow me to observe the mixing process.

Easy Christmas Treats

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Reindeer Pretzels – One of our favorite Christmas treats is these super adorable reindeer pretzels. They are the perfect sweet and salty snacks for the holidays.

Quick to make with your kids and delicious right out of the oven or as soon as they cool down!

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Christmas Tree Krispies Treats – Get festive this holiday season by making adorable Christmas Tree Krispies treats. They’re simple to make and a fun activity for the kids to help with.

Pair them with some fun Christmas Tree crafts, and you’ve got yourself plenty of holiday fun.

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Christmas Cracker Bark – If you’re looking for easy, this fun cracker bark is amazing and couldn’t be easier to make. This sweet and salty treat is perfect for gifting, too, so be sure to make enough to share!

Gifting Homemade Treats

  • Fill cookie tins with a variety of treats.
  • Fill mason jars, and add a pretty ribbon and a gift tag.
  • Put a package together for those who could use a little love.
  • Say thank you to your kids’ teachers for all their hard work with some sweet treats.

Tips for Top Christmas Treats

  • Use a piping bag filled with frosting to decorate cookies or cupcakes. It gives you more control and allows for precise designs.
  • For a festive touch, add food coloring to your treats. Red and green are perfect for Christmas!
  • Have fun with different shapes for cookies. Use cookie cutters, or even get creative and try free-handing some holiday-inspired designs.

Go ahead, indulge, and get into the Christmas spirit with these delicious recipes this Christmas time.

For even more fun Christmas recipes, check out this list of Christmas party foods and these unique Christmas cake recipes. Enjoy and have a Merry Christmas! 🎄🎅🏼

More Christmas Treat Recipes

Marshmallow Penguins
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Are these just the cutest Christmas fun food idea you’ve seen? Make these easy marshmallow penguins as a gift or just as a treat for yourself or your kids.
Check out this recipe!
Strawberry Santas
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A great idea for getting your kids to eat some fruit, and also perfect for a healthy dessert option.
Check out this recipe!
Hot Cocoa Cookie Cups
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The kids are sure to love these fun Christmas Treats, and they are so easy to make!
Check out this recipe!
Candy Cane Cookies
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Fun and festive Candy Cane Cookies, easy to make with two colors of almond sugar cookie dough twisted together and then sprinkled with crushed candy canes and sugar.
Check out this recipe!
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Christmas Trees
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Check out these cute little Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Christmas Trees, These look delicious, and they are another way to get your children to eat more fruit, especially if you let them help.
Check out this recipe!
Marshmallow Snowman – A Hot Chocolate Buddy
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Check out these little buddies for your hot chocolate, they’re super adorable AND simple enough for kids to make.
Check out this recipe!
Easy Christmas Bark
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This has to be one of the EASIEST candy recipes you will ever make for a Christmas treat. You can customize the toppings in so many ways. So why not make this Easy Christmas Bark to eat or give to family and friends?
Check out this recipe!
Peppermint Patties
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Super easy to make, fantastically festive, and always a hit with kids and adults alike. Holiday treats like this make an excellent gift for teachers and friends!
Check out this recipe!
Christmas Tree Waffles
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A Christmas treat that’s perfect for Breakfast. Green food coloring, mini chocolate candy “ornaments” and a dusting of powdered sugar “snow” make this holiday treat festive, flavorful, and fun!
Check out this recipe!
Snowman Kebabs
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These adorable snowman kebabs are so festive AND easy! Your little ones will love you for this delicious winter treat!
Check out this recipe!
White Chocolate Christmas Trees
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These White Chocolate Christmas Trees are an easy and fun recipe you could serve at a holiday party, for Christmas dessert, or even attach to gifts!
Check out this recipe!
Santa’s Reindeer Chow
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Santa’s secret recipe for his Reindeer will make them jump with glee! You’ll be jumping with glee too, with these delicious chocolate muddy buddies in your reach!
Check out this recipe!
Chocolate Reindeer Marshmallow Pops
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Chocolate Reindeer Marshmallow Pops are the ultimate adorable addition to your festive spread. They are quick to assemble and make for an awesomely edible gift.
Check out this recipe!
Reindeer Food
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This Christmas Recipe is so much fun, and kids love it! Our Reindeer Food is crunchy and gooey at the same time and the best part is that it’s for humans! This yummy Christmas Snack is super easy to make, and you can have it ready in about ten minutes.
Check out this recipe!
Oreo Snowman Cookies
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These Easy Snowman Oreo Cookies are festive, delicious, and great for kids to help make too. A perfect no-bake-treat option and they come together quickly!
Check out this recipe!
Marshmallow Snowman S’mores
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Treat the kids to some marshmallow gooey goodness with these Snowman S’mores. Make your own today. He’s guaranteed to leave you wanting s’more!
Check out this recipe!
Melting Snowmen Cookie Balls
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These look adorable, and get this – these festive snowmen cookies are SUPER easy to make!
Check out this recipe!
Santa Hat Cupcakes
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These Santa Hat Cupcakes are perfect for a Christmas party dessert table. Your family will love this easy Christmas treat idea!
Check out this recipe!
Peanut Butter Cup Christmas Trees
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These are so cute, and you can use colored frosting also. Another easy Christmas treat and fun for kids too!
Check out this recipe!
Grinch Hot Chocolate
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Keep warm during the holidays with a Naughty or Nice Grinch Hot Chocolate! Plus each family member gets to choose how to “flavor” their drink.
Check out this recipe!
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