Christmas Treats for Kids: Ideas to Bake and Share

Christmas Treats for Kids

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It just wouldn’t be Christmas without some fun holiday goodies.  Here are 30 fun Christmas Treats for Kids: Ideas you can bake with your little ones and share with friends, family and in the classroom.

Christmas Treats for KidsChristmas Treats For Kids:  Holiday Recipe #1

Chocolate Pretzel Merry Munch This Chocolate Pretzel Popcorn is the perfect balance of salty crunch and sweet perfection.  Real butter makes it creamy and rich, and holiday colors make it festive.  That’s why it’s known around here as “Merry Munch.”  Not only is it yummy, it’s easy to make. [Chocolate Pretzel Merry Munch Recipe]



rice krispies treats christmas trees - Christmas Treats for KidsChristmas Treats for Kids:  Holiday Recipe #2

There are so many creative ways to use Rice Krispies during the holidays.  Try turning them into cute little Christmas trees!

[Rice Krispies Christmas Trees Recipe]



Lil Smokies Christmas WreathChristmas Treats for Kids:  Holiday Recipe #3

Christmas ‘Lil Smokies Wreath These bite-sized ‘Lil Smokies wrapped in crescent roll dough look festive when shaped into a wreath.  So easy your kids can help make it!  [Christmas ‘Lil Smokies Wreath]



Christmas S'mores Bars Recipe - Christmas Treats, Holiday Recipes | Mommysavers.comChristmas Treats for Kids:  Holiday Recipe #4

Christmas S’mores Bars Who says S’mores are only for summer outdoor campfires?  Bring them inside for the holidays!  These Christmas S’mores Bars are ooey, gooey, delicious and only require a few pantry staple ingredients.  [Christmas S’mores Bars Recipe]



christmas treat bag ideas, elf poop - Christmas Treats for KidsChristmas Treats for Kids:  Holiday Recipe #5

We’ve got TEN Creative Christmas Treat Bag Ideas that are fun for kids to make and hand out to classroom friends or give as party favors.  Fun ideas from “Elf Poop” to “Snowman Soup”!

[Christmas Treat Bag Ideas]



Caramel puffcorn

Christmas Treats for Kids:  Holiday Recipe #6

Caramel Puffcorn Caramel Puffcorn tastes great any time of the year, but it lends itself well to the holidays.  Look for inexpensive treat boxes or holiday goody bags and give away to friends and family.  Plus, this one is fun and easy for the kids to help make.

[Caramel Puffcorn Recipe]



olive cream cheese igloo penguinsChristmas Treats for Kids:  Holiday Recipe #7

Cream Cheese Igloo with Olive Penguins Create a cream cheese igloo (not only is it adorable, it’s pretty tasty!) and olives made to look like penguins.  This would be wonderful to bring to any holiday party – but the idea is so cute, nobody will want to be the first to dig in!

[Cream Cheese Igloo with Olive Penguins]



melted snowman cookies

Christmas Treats for Kids:  Holiday Recipe #8

Melted Snowman Cookies This fun holiday recipe is pretty frugal, too.  We use the Betty Crocker Cookie Mix to make the base of the cookie, which we can usually find on sale and pair with a coupon to help save time and money.  The icing can be a little tricky, but once you get the hang of it these guys are SO CUTE.  They’re fun to share with neighbors! 

[Melted Snowman Cookies]



 merry munchChristmas Treats for Kids:  Holiday Recipe #9

Holiday “Merry Munch” Snack Mix  This treat can be made any time of the year, but it’s especially festive with red and green holiday M&Ms.  WARNING:  It’s hard to stop eating!  Perfect to bring to a holiday party because kids love it, and it’s easy to make.  Double the batch and you’re good to go.

[Holiday “Merry Munch” Snack Mix]


rice-krispy-ornaments - Christmas Treats for Kids

Christmas Treats for Kids:  Holiday Recipe #10

Rice Krispy Ornament Treats  Turn traditional Kellogg’s Rice Krispy Treats into a cute holiday ornament using a Rolo candy and colored sprinkles. These look great on any holiday table!

[How to Make Rice Krispy Ornament Treats]



Christmas Treats for Kids:  Holiday Recipe #11

Chocolate-Dipped Oreos  Whether you use chocolate, white chocolate, or mint, dipped Oreos are a delicious treat and much more frugal to make at home.

[How to Make Chocolate-Covered Oreos]



Christmas Treats for Kids:  Holiday Recipe #12

Edible Christmas Tree Cones  This treat is an activity and dessert in one! Have the kids decorate their own Christmas trees using sugar ice cream cones – then eat them for dessert!

[Edible Christmas Tree Cones]



Christmas Treats for Kids:  Holiday Recipe #13

Chocolate Mint Pebbles Treats  These chocolatey, minty treats were so easy and fun to make with the kids.  Perfect for sharing with little friends!

[Chocolate Mint Pebbles Treats Recipe]


chocolate covered cherry christmas mouse

Christmas Treats for Kids:  Holiday Recipe #14

Chocolate-Covered Christmas Mice Chocolate-covered cherries, Hershey’s kisses, almond slices and Oreos come together to form these adorable little Christmas mice cookies.  They’re not only cute, they’re delicious, too!

[Chocolate-Covered Christmas Mice]


DIY gingerbread house

Christmas Treats for Kids:  Holiday Recipe #15

DIY Gingerbread House  Creating a faux gingerbread house with graham crackers costs well under $5 – and that’s for as many houses as you want to make!   Much less than the gingerbread house kits you see in the stores, plus each child in your household can make their own.

[DIY Gingerbread House]



Snowman Pancake

Christmas Treats for Kids:  Holiday Recipe #16

Christmas Breakfast Recipe: Santa, Snowman & Reindeer Pancakes Santa and Reindeer pancakes are the perfect thing to make your preschooler on Christmas morning! Plus, kids will have fun “decorating” them with the whipped cream, strawberries and chocolate chips. YUM!

[Santa, Snowman & Reindeer Pancakes]



Christmas Treats for Kids:  Holiday Recipe #17

Snowman Cheese Ball  Here’s another fun and easy recipe to make with the kiddos.  This snowman cheese ball is composed mainly of cream cheese and soft, grated cheese (such as Cheddar).  The decorations are up to you!

[Snowman Cheese Ball]


cookie dough truffles chocolate

Christmas Treats for Kids:  Holiday Recipe #18

Chocolate Cookie Dough Truffles  If you’ve got kids that like to “snitch” the cookie dough when you’re baking, they’ll love these!  Plus, they’re really easy to make. [Chocolate Cookie Dough Truffles]



holiday wreaths rice krispy

Christmas Treats for Kids:  Holiday Recipe #19

Rice Krispy Wreaths  My mom used to make these Rice Krispy Wreath Treats when I was growing up.  They’re basically just Rice Krisphy treats with green food coloring added.  Red M&Ms serve as the holly berries for the finishing touch.  [Rice Krispy Wreaths]



nutter butter reindeer cookies christmas treats

Christmas Treats For Kids:  Holiday Recipe #20

Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies These Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies are so cute, nobody will want to eat them!  They don’t require any baking, so they’re a great project for your kids to help with.  The Wilton candy eyes are such a cute touch.

[Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookie Recipe]




rice krispies christmas treats

Christmas Treats For Kids:  Holiday Recipe #21

Rice Krispies Christmas Trees Add a bit of green food color to your Rice Krispies Treats to make these cute Rice Krispies Christmas Trees!  Add a cake pop stick if you choose.  Plus, the cutting method makes them really fast and easy to make.

[Rice Krispies Christmas Trees Recipe]



jell-o popcorn christmas treats

Christmas Treats For Kids:  Holiday Recipe #22

Jell-o Popcorn Jell-o popcorn is easy to make in a big batch, so it’s perfect to give to friends and neighbors.  Be sure to make enough to keep for yourself!   It looks great in a decorative tin (pick them up at the thrift store!).

[Jell-o Popcorn Recipe]



25 days of christmas treats

Christmas Treats For Kids:  Holiday Recipe #23

Cocoa Krispies Reindeer Another variation on the Rice Krispies Treat, these Cocoa Krispies Reindeer are as yummy as they are adorable!  It’s another fun kid-friendly treat.

[Cocoa Krispies Reindeer Recipe]



25 days of christmas treats

Christmas Treats For Kids:  Holiday Recipe #24

Oreo Snowmen Pops  Oreo Snowmen Pops would look great at any holiday party!  Use black frosting dots for eyes and mouth, and half an orange Tic-Tac for the snowman’s nose.

[Oreo Snowmen Pops Recipe]



25 days of christmas treats

Christmas Treats For Kids:  Holiday Recipe #25

Reindeer and Snowmen Mini Donuts How cute would these Reindeer and Snowmen Mini Donuts be on Christmas morning, or to leave as a treat for Santa?  They’re another easy, no-bake holiday treat.

[Reindeer and Snowmen Mini Donuts Recipe]


christmas treats - santa hat brownie bites

Christmas Treats For Kids:  Holiday Recipe #26

Santa Hat Brownie Bites Brownie bites are topped with a strawberry and frosting to create an adorable Santa hat!  Thanks to our blogger Amy for sharing her recipe and photos.

[Santa Hat Brownie Bites Recipe]



christmas cookie bark

Christmas Treats For Kids:  Holiday Recipe #27

Christmas Cookie Bark  This Christmas Treat requires only three ingredients:  Oreos, Almond Bark, and holiday sprinkles.  It looks festive and tastes great.

[Christmas Cookie Bark Recipe]



christmas treats marshmallow snowman

Christmas Treats For Kids:  Holiday Recipe #28

Marshmallow Snowman  Like many other holiday treats, this marshmallow snowman makes a fun kids’ activity as well.  We had the snowman ingredients sitting on our table for two days before we had time to make these and my kids were SO excited.

[Marshmallow Snowman Recipe]



easy chocolate reindeer cupcakes

Christmas Treats For Kids:  Holiday Recipe #29

Chocolate Reindeer Cupcakes  Here’s another kid-friendly recipe.  These Chocolate Reindeer Cupcakes are easy to decorate with pretzel twists, Wilton Eyes, Mini Nilla Wafers and M&Ms.  Kids will love helping!

[Chocolate Reindeer Cupcakes]



Buckeye Balls RecipeChristmas Treats For Kids:  Holiday Recipe #30

Buckeyes are a candy from peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar and dipped in chocolate.  What’s not to like?  They’re named for their resemblance to the nut of the Ohio buckeye tree.

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