The holidays are all about spending time with family – and enjoying tasty treats. Whether you’re having a party or looking for something fun to do with the family, you’ll love these easy Christmas treats.
25+ Recipes for Cute & Easy Christmas Treats
1. Gingerbread Fudge
This gingerbread fudge recipe is so simple and delicious. It has all of your favorite festive spices, like ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg.
You’ll also need:
2. Vanilla Peppermint Hot Cocoa Sticks
These hot cocoa sticks are the perfect treat for Christmas movie-watching night. You’ll need a few supplies to make them, but It’s a really simple process.
Here’s what you’ll need:
3. Homemade Christmas Tree Cakes
These homemade Christmas tree cakes are so good – and so easy to make. You’ll have a hard time not finishing the whole batch in one sitting.
These little cakes taste just like the ones you buy in the store, but they’re even better because they’re homemade.
4. Christmas Popcorn Balls
When it comes to easy Christmas treats, it doesn’t get much easier than this recipe. These Christmas popcorn balls are addicting, and they’re great for handing out as treats to friends and family around the holidays.
You’ll need just a few things
- Popped popcorn
- Mini marshmallows
- White chocolate chips
- Peppermint extract
- Crushed peppermint candies
- Popsicle sticks or thick paper straws
5. Brownie Christmas Trees
Brownies are always a welcome treat, and these ones are so festive. Use boxed brownie mix to save time and cut them into triangles. To decorate these treats, you’ll need sprinkles, Red Hots, candy canes and green frosting to make the tree shape.
6. Oreo Penguins
7. Snowman Donut Pops
How cute are these snowman donut pops? They’re so easy to put together and make the perfect treat for gifts. You’ll need:
- Powdered sugar donuts
- Fruit By the Foot
- White chocolate melting chips
- Orange starburst
- Lollipop sticks
- Black icing
8. Christmas Cookie Tree
You can’t go wrong with this gorgeous Christmas cookie tree! This cookie tree may not look like it would be on a list of easy Christmas treats, but it’s a lot easier than you think to make this treat.
Here is another amazing Christmas cookie tree made by @cocoaandcrumbs we love:
Follow a recipe to bake your cookies and the tutorial to assemble your tree and impress your guests.
Another cute version of the Christmas cookie tree we like:
9. Strawberry Santas
Just slice off the top of the berry, make your “frosting,” and use a piping bag to finish your Santas. Use the mini chocolate chips as Santa’s eyes.
10. Grinch Oreo Truffles
Oreo truffles are the best holiday treat, and they’re really easy to make. These truffles are Grinch-themed, which makes them perfect for Christmas.
Here’s what you’ll need:
11. Rice Krispy Christmas Puddings
These treats are unique and easy to make. You’ll need just a few basic supplies for these:
12. Hot Cocoa Cookies
These hot cocoa cookies are so cute and tasty. They’re the perfect treat for movie night or a cookie exchange.
13. Gnome Cookies
These gnome cookies are the cutest, and they’re super easy to make. Use store-bought sugar cookie dough to save time. Just add buttercream frosting to make the gnome’s beard and strawberries for the gnome hat. Use M&Ms for their noses, and you have the most adorable Christmas treats.
14. Reindeer Pretzels
15. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Reindeer
16. Reindeer Rice Krispy Treats
These reindeer Rice Krispy Treats are easy to put together and super-cute. Cut your Rice Krispy Treats into triangles and decorate them with:
17. White Chocolate Oreo Christmas Balls
Christmas balls never looked this good before. You’ll want to dip the Oreos in white chocolate. Add a white Reeses mini on top of the Oreo to act as the hook attachment on a real ornament. You can then add chocolate for string lights and put M&M minis on the chocolate to look like multi-colored light bulbs.
If you want to add a pop of color to these treats instead of an all-white ball, you can add food coloring to the white chocolate when it’s melted.
18. Christmas Tree Candy Tower
No baking. No fuss. You can easily make this Christmas tree tower with just a few candies, including Hershey kisses, Reese’s minis and a candy of your choosing on the bottom. Of course, green-colored kisses and minis are the best option.
You’ll see from the Pin that the tree is made from fully wrapped candies.
19. Oreo Reindeer Cookies
No bake Oreo reindeer cookies are a sweet treat that the whole family will love. Dip the Oreos in chocolate and let them harden. Place pretzels as the horns, M&Ms as the nose and eyes. You’ll love these bite-sized treats because they’re delicious.
You can also find some Oreos that are covered in chocolate if you want to skip the melting part. However, it’s going to be much harder to place the nose and eyes when the chocolate is hardened already.
Here is another cute version of reindeer treats you can try – these are made with mini chocolate cupcakes:
20. Reindeer Marshmallow Pops
Marshmallows, chocolate, pretzels and some M&Ms are all that you need for this easy treat. If you want to make the stick edible, you can also use some candy canes. The idea for this treat is rather simple:
- Insert the candy cane or stick into the marshmallow
- Dip the marshmallow in melted chocolate
- Put the M&M in the middle as a nose
- Break apart the pretzel and make reindeer horns from them
21. Candy Cane Cookies
Candy cane cookies are very easy Christmas treats. You’ll find that the recipe is relatively easy and will require eggs, food coloring, peppermint extract, powdered sugar, salt, vanilla extract, butter and milk.
If you’re running short on time, these are a fast treat to bake that everyone will appreciate.
22. Elf Hat Treats
Elf hat treats are not something I would ever have thought of on my own, but they’re adorable and very easy to make. You’ll use bugles as the hat, dip the larger side in white chocolate, add some Christmas sprinkles and an M&M in the middle.
The longest part of this recipe is melting the chocolate, which is super-fast.
23. Grinch Heart Rice Krispies
Grinch Rice Krispy Treats are such an amazing idea. You’ll need a heart cookie cutter, green food coloring, Rice Krispies cereal, marshmallows and butter. Add a red heart candy in the middle to show the Grinches small heart – hopefully getting a bit larger.
You’ll simply make a large rice Krispies sheet and use the heart cut out on it to make these in bulk.
24. Mini S’mores Pies
Do you have five minutes? If so, you can make these mini S’mores pies. You’ll need pre-made graham cracker crusts, and if you make your own, it will take much longer. Add in chocolate bars and mini marshmallows.
And you’ll just need to heat these up in the oven or microwave to melt the mixture before eating with a spoon.
25. Snowman Cupcakes
First, you’ll make some cupcakes using eggs, flour, butter, sugar, oil, milk, vanilla, baking powder and cocoa powder.
26. Cookie with Hot Chocolate Cup on Top
- Place the large marshmallow on top of the cookie
- Add the candy cane as the mug handle
- Cover the top with fudge to look like chocolate
- Add small marshmallows to look like marshmallows are in hot chocolate