From Christmas cookies and brownies to candy canes and hot chocolate, nothing beats Christmas desserts…especially when they are decorated so darn cute and even more irresistible during the holidays.
Make the festivities last longer with these fun Christmas treat ideas your kids will love — featuring Santa hats, colorful Christmas trees and reindeer-themed desserts. With so much creativity and charm, your little ones won’t be the only ones racing to the dessert table.
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Take a look at all of the fun options below and let us know your favorite!
Christmas Treat & Dessert Ideas for Kids
Need a healthier dessert option for your kids after all that sugar? Make small Santas with strawberries for a festive and healthy Christmas treat!
Add a candy cane to chocolate-dipped marshmallows for a sweet treat. So easy, yet so perfect for little ones!
Create Grinch themed kabobs with this fruity festive snacks. They have grapes, bananas, and strawberries – and are perfected with a mini marshmallow providing a little bit of extra sweetness!
On the night before Christmas or a classroom party, make magic reindeer food – with oatmeal. Visit the link for free printable tags you can use to make these into a clever little gift idea too!
Make Oreo pops on a stick with a reindeer twist! Pretzels are used for antlers with these festive Oreo pops. Oreo pops give you a more flat surface to work with, instead of cake pops.
With some green food coloring make some Christmas trees from Rice Krispie treats. So clever and so cute!
Mix Nutella with a simple homemade hot chocolate, topped with a three ingredient homemade whipped cream, made with heavy whipped cream.
Create a gingerbread house in this kid-led project. You can help practice fine motor skills and more.
Make these Christmas Cookies with hidden treats inside, especially for kids! The peppermint sugar cookies only have a handful of ingredients.
A green frosted covered Oreo makes the base of this Christmas tree, whereas the strawberry makes the Christmas tree! It’s recommended that you eat these quickly, since the strawberry can make things soggy.
This gingerbread is made from flora, for a nice Christmas cookie. The recipe is also simple enough for kids to get involved with!
Make sugar cookies with this clever but simple Santa design, great for those who are just getting into cookie decorating.
Cake pops are a special treat! Red M&Ms make the nose of this bite-sized snack for kids.
Learn about Christmas in other cultures with these Dutch Christmas cookies, called speculaas. They are made with spices, dark brown sugar, and speculaas spices for a unique flavor. (It includes a DIY speculaa spice recipe, made from cinnamon, nutmeg, and more!)
It can’t get any easier than these Christmas tree brownies – just add some green frosting and sprinkles for an even more festive look.
So many fun dessert ideas to try — you can’t go wrong with this list which has a mix of chocolatey deliciousness and fruity yumminess! Happy baking 🙂
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Ana, a mom to three rambunctious little boys, has supported thousands of women throughout their pregnancy and motherhood journey since 2012 as a prenatal and postpartum educator at MommysBundle.com.