When the kids are off school for the Christmas holiday, chances are they will be asking for snacked 28 times a day. Why not make them fun and festive with these cute Kid's Christmas Snacks. Some of them take less than 5 minutes to make, and kids can even join in with making them too.
At this time of year, everything goes out the window when it comes to food. There is chocolate for breakfast, candy canes are legitimately a food group and some days the only vegetables the kids see are a chocolate ball with a brussels sprouts wrapper.
It's crazy and manic, and we are always on the go. So, snacks make up a lot of the kid's eating. We try to make them as fun and festive as possible, with as much colour too.
Apple Christmas Tree
If your kids need a gentle nudge to eat more fruit, then this apple Christmas tree is an easy and festive way to boost their fruit intake and a tasty Christmas snack. Sometimes, just presenting things in a different way can encourage them to try a food again.
There isn't really a recipe here, just cut the apple in to slices and arrange it in to a Christmas tree. You can then "decorate" it with blueberries for baubles, chocolate sticks for the stump and a raspberry for the star. Slices of kiwi work too.
Healthy Christmas Cookies
Deliciously oaty Healthy Christmas Cookies dipped in white chocolate with candy cane and gold sprinkles are the perfect way to start out the festive season. Kids will love decorating their own to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve. Oat cookies packed with winter spices are a must make for a Christmas snack.
If you are looking for a festive snack that is great for feeding a crowd, then try this Christmas Popcorn. Full of all the best festive flavours, easy to adapt and ready in just 10 minutes. Popped corn smothered in a sweet and buttery chocolate sauce with hints of orange, ginger and cinnamon.
Banana Snowman Pops
When it comes to Kid's Christmas snacks, these couldn't be easier. These take less than a minute to assemble. Maybe a few minutes if you are letting the kids help. They are so easy for little hands to do, as it's as simple as sliding the banana slices on to wooden sticks and then decorating to make them look like a snowman.
Simply take 3 slices of banana and slide them on to a wooden stick, leaving a bit of the stick poking out. Then, to make the hat, slice a strawberry in half (stalk off), turn it upside down and slide on to the top of the stick and top it with a blueberry.
Use chocolate chips for eyes and buttons, a little triangle piece of apple skin for the nose and a thin slice of strawberry for the scarf.
Christmas Tree Brownies
Brownies might just be the ultimate sweet treat and this festive twist on them will be a hit this Christmas. Christmas tree brownies are sweet and fudgy brownies with some festive flavours, cut in to tree shapes and decorated to look like a Christmas tree. Kids will LOVE decorating and eating these.
Strawberry Santa Hat Brownies
If you are looking for a super cute Christmas dessert that the kids will not only love eating, but making too, then give these Strawberry Santa Hat Brownies a try. Just a few ingredients are needed to make these raw Christmas brownies and then top them with yogurt and strawberries to make Santa hats. Perfect for a Christmas party or just a Christmas snack.
These are a super cute kid's Christmas snack. There are literally thousands of examples of these on Pinterest if you want some more ideas, but this is our take on them. I asked our 4 year old what festive animals/characters she wanted me to do and this is what she asked for.
The key to making these really special are the finishing touches like eyes, mouths and buttons and we did this using an Edible Pen. They are really great value on Amazon and can be used for so many kid's snacks.
Snowman - This involves using two Babybels. Cut a little groove out of one and stack the other on top of it. You can use the wax coating from the cheese to cut up and make a hat and scarf. We then used carrot for the arms and nose and then edible pen for the eyes and buttons.
Star - This is definitely the easiest. Although, cutting a straight star isn't that simple as you can see. Simply, and carefully, use a sharp knife to cut a star shape out of the wax.
Penguin - This one is super cute. Cut a circle out of one side of the cheese, but leaving some of the wax at the top. Then make a little nose out of carrot and add some edible eyes.
Santa - It's not Christmas without Santa is it?! I must admit, this isn't the most jolly looking Santa, but my kids loved it and knew exactly who it was. Use the peeled off wax coating to make a Santa hat and then use an upside down edible eye for the bobble. Then cut out a little mouth and add on some edible eyes.
Reindeer - You can't have a Santa without a reindeer. Edible pen for eyes, a wax coating circle for his big red nose and then carrots slices shaped in to antlers.
Christmas Snowman Hot Chocolate
A hot chocolate on Christmas Eve is a must and kids (as well as big kids) are going to love this Christmas Snowman Hot Chocolate. So easy to make and decorate, and they taste much more indulgent than they actually are.
Christmas Rice Krispie Treats
These Christmas Rice Krispie Treats make the perfect festive treat, and they are so much fun to make with kids. Crispy rice cereal mixed with chocolatey goodness, cranberries, ground ginger and cinnamon - these just scream Christmas and will have you Ho-Ho-Hoing all the way through December.
Cheese and Ham Crackers
When I am feeling lazy, or in a rush, something on crackers is our snack of choice. To make it a bit more festive, simply cut out circles of ham and put them on crackers with a cheese slice cut in to the shape of a star. This would also work with rice cakes.
Strawberry Christmas Trees
These are a little bit fiddly, but still pretty easy. Slice strawberries (with stalk cut off) lengthways and then drizzle with icing to look like tinsel. You can then let the kids go wild with decorations. Glitter, sprinkles, stars - nothing is off limits.
If you wanted to make bigger versions of this, then you can use watermelon slices cut in to triangles to look like trees.
The festive season is all about baking for us, and these Cinnamon Flapjacks couldn't be easier. Just 6 ingredients, minimal prep time and so simple that they are a great recipe to make with kids. Buttery and sugary oats that are flavoured with cinnamon and ginger and baked until they are crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside.
It wouldn't be Christmas without some kind of gingerbread recipe would it? We have taken a simple, but lightened up, cupcake recipe and added our two favourite Christmas spices, ginger and cinnamon, to make some Christmas Gingerbread Cupcakes that the whole family will love.
Cheese Trees and Snowman Toast
Like cheese on toast, but deconstructions and festive. This makes a nice change from cheese sandwiches and kids will enjoy decorating them too.
Christmas Tree - Use a Christmas tree shape cookie cuter or a knife to cut a Christmas tree out of a cheese slice (you can use any type of cheese you like). Then use thin strips of cucumber for tinsel and cubes of carrot or bell pepper for lights/baubles.
Snowman Toast - Use a snowman cookie cutter or a knife to cut out a snowman shape in toast. Then, use an edible pen for eyes, mouth, buttons and a hat. Then you can make a scarf with strips of carrot and we used chocolate sticks for arms, but you could use bell peppers or cucumber.
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Omg these are so cute! I especially love the babybel one because I always have those in the house. Thank you so much for all of these ideas :)
I came back to tell you we made the snowman today and the kids went nuts, they hardly eat anything but these got them happily eating the carrots and slices of olives! thanks again!
What a fun collection of snacks for the holidays! My kids would absolutely love these, especially those Christmas tree brownies. So cute!
Super creative and fun, I love the mix of healthy and sweet treats options to balance things out.
These are all so adorable! Kids of all ages will love eating these!
This is just the sweetest heartwarming post to have a mom that makes such a memorable holiday experience, Your kids are so lucky to have you, I am going to try these for my grandkids, I love making memories, this is wonderful thank you
What a nice selection of snacks. I will make the banana one to my 21 years old son who is on a no carbs diet.
So many good ideas for getting kids to enjoy some good food around Christmas! That Christmas popcorn looks especially appealing to this grown up!
So many great ides for christmas snacks for kids! But to be honest, I wouldn't mind these myself ;)
This are such cute ideas and a great way to keep them busy for the holidays.