Christmas Treats and Snacks for Kids

Yummy holiday treats to make and share with family and friends

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Making and sharing Christmas snacks for kids is one of the many things that makes the holidays so special. And the best part is that grade-schoolers are old enough to help make tasty holiday treats. The best part: Making these treats together will be a great way to spend some time with your child.

Whether your child is a kindergartner who can help sift flour or pour pre-measured cups of sugar into a bowl or an older child who can break open eggs and help gather, measure, and mix ingredients, you will love working together to make some yummy Christmas snacks for kids for a party, or just to share with friends and family.

Enjoy these delicious classic and favorite recipes for Christmas snacks for kids and special Christmas treats. There are even recipe variations for Christmas snacks for kids who have food allergies and intolerances.

Recipes and Ideas for Christmas Snacks for Kids

Here are some great recipes for Christmas cookies and desserts you can make with your kids.

  • Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies
    Gluten-free versions of sugar cookies and gingersnap cookies for kids or adults who need to avoid wheat in their diets
  • Nut-Free Christmas Treats Ideas
    Nut-free recipes and resources for families with kids or adults who are allergic to nuts
  • Easy Holiday Treats to Make with Kids
    Beautiful and easy-to-make Christmas nibbles you can make with kids. Some are more aspirational than practical for busy families (It is Martha Stewart, after all), but if you have some free time, you can try your hand at these Christmas treats.
  • Gorgeous Christmas Treats from Fine Cooking
    What kind of Christmas cookies are your family's favorites? These recipes from Fine Cooking feature chocolate, cinnamon, ginger, pecans, cranberries, and so much more Christmas goodness. You may want to bake them all!
  • Healthy Christmas Cookies
    If you're all about healthier cookies, Eating Well features loads of recipes that are lower in fat and sugar (ingredients like applesauce and honey do wonders to make Christmas treats a little healthier for kids and grownups alike).
  • Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes
    Having to eat gluten-free doesn't mean you have to forego Christmas treats. These gluten-free recipes include chocolate peppermint sandwich cookies, a gingerbread house, honey spice madeleines, and more.
  • 25 Days of Christmas Cookies
    Gorgeous and delicious, these Christmas cookie recipes from Epicurious are just what you need if you want to go beyond sugar cookies. From glittering lemon sandwich cookies to five-spice gingersnaps, you'll find some wonderful holiday cookie recipes to make and share with people you love.
  • 1000+ Christmas Cookie Recipes and Pictures on Pinterest
    What did we ever do before Pinterest? If you're looking for great recipes (and beautiful pictures of Christmas treats), Pinterest is a veritable unlimited source of ideas and examples. The only problem will trying to figure out how to make all these treats at Christmastime when you have so many other things to do!

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