In this article: Try one of these 7 Christmas treats to make with the kids! Good to eat or give as gifts!
Holidays at our house is full of family traditions. For as long as I have been a mother, we have focused on making memories and traditions around the holidays.
One of these traditions is making Christmas treats. These edible treats are fun for the kids to take part in and they take pride in creating something they can give away to their family and friends.
Below are 7 different Christmas treats you can make with your kids.
All are great for packaging up and giving to grandparents, friends, teachers, and even service providers like the mail carrier!
7 Yummy Christmas Treats to Make With Your Kids This Christmas
My favorite Christmas treat to make with the kids is sugar cookies. Sugar cookies are a long lasting family tradition in many families.
I remember rolling and cutting sugar cookies with my mom when I was a kid and now I do it with my kids.
It’s a ton of fun to decorate sugar cookies with royal icing. Even kids can make some beautiful cookies with royal icing!
Cookie Dough Balls
Who doesn’t love cookie dough??
These are a favorite cookie treat because they are super simple, they don’t require baking, and they taste great!
It’s important to use an eggless cookie dough recipe (or just omit eggs from your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe). Or you can try my chocolate chip cookie recipe that uses hard boiled eggs instead of raw.
I also recommend using mini chocolate chips.
Hot Chocolate On A Stick
Hot chocolate on a stick isn’t as quick and easy as some of the other Christmas treats, but the result is amazing!
Years and years ago, King Arthur Flour sent out an idea for hot chocolate on a stick using their cocoa blocks.
I made a batch of homemade marshmallows and a batch of cocoa blocks and cut them into cubes.
Then you add the stick- you can use a white lollipop stick, but I found it more festive to unwrap the bottom of a candy cane and use that for a stick instead.
Then wrap them up in cellophane and give them as really cute gifts!
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Mint Chocolate Fudge
Fudge always makes a great Christmas treat. And if you make a mint chocolate fudge it makes a simple treat much more fun!
You make 2 batches- one chocolate fudge batch and one white chocolate fudge batch. But add some green food color and mint extract to the white chocolate fudge.
Then layer them! Chocolate, mint, chocolate.
I like to crush us candy cane pieces to sprinkle on top too!
I use a simple recipe for fudge:
- 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips (or 3 cups white chocolate)
- 1 -14 oz can condensed milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
Swedish Spice Cookies
We all know that spice and the holidays go together. So just like pumpkin spice says fall, spiced molasses says Christmas!
These Swedish spice cookies are amazing, they are similar to gingerbread without quite as much kick.
They are perfect for rolling out and using fun cookie cutters and then decorating with royal icing, just like you do with sugar cookies.
Here’s my recipe for Swedish Spice Cookies.
This Christmas treat is a favorite for kids. And it’s so stinking easy! It’s simple to put together and easy for even the youngest kids.
All you need is:
- small pretzels (we used square)
- chocolate kisses
- red and green M&Ms
Have your kids lay out the pretzels on a baking tray and place one kiss on each pretzel.
Bake the tray for just a few minutes until the kisses are just softening.
Remove the tray from the over and have your kids press and M&M into the center of each kiss.
Then let them cool and harden completely!
Who doesn’t love a bowl of sugary, chocolaty goodness?
Reindeer chow is a fun, kid friendly treat to make. And it makes a great addition to a holiday party table!
All you need is:
- 1 box Chex cereal
- 1 gab mini marshmallows
- 1 bag chocolate chips
- powdered sugar
Just combine the cereal and marshmallows in a large bowl. Pour melted chocolate over top and mix well. (Hands are helpful at this step!).
Then pour the mixture in a plastic bag and add powdered sugar to toss and coat.