4 Easy and Fun Holiday Treats

With the kids and grandkids now being home, the anticipation for Christmas is filling the whole house. With all of the exciting energy in the house, it’s a great time to get their helping hands to make some delicious holiday treats.

You can make this a whole afternoon activity by making some treats to have a little Christmas movie marathon. It’s a wonderful way to get the kids involved and more excited for the holiday. Plus, it’ll lead to some wonderful Christmas memories.  

Santa Hat Cheesecake Bites

For this recipe, you will need:

  • Plain cheesecake (homemade or store-bought)
  • Whipped cream or Cool Whip
  • Strawberries

Directions: Using a round biscuit cutter, punch holes out of cheesecake. 

Transfer whipped cream or Cool Whip to a piping bag and pipe a layer on top of cheesecake.

Top with strawberry, sliced side down. 

Pipe a dot on top of strawberry and serve.

Recipe by Delish: Santa Hat Cheesecake Bites


Melting Snowman Hot Chocolate

For this recipe, you will need:

  • Whipped topping
  • Miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • Orange jimmies
  • Hot cocoa

Directions: Using a small cookie scoop, shape snowmen by dropping 1-tablespoon portions of whipped topping onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Decorate with chocolate chips and jimmies to create faces. Freeze until firm. Place atop hot cocoa just before serving.

Recipe by Taste of Home: Melting Snowman Hot Chocolate


Chocolate Pretzel Snowman

For this recipe, you will need:

  • Melted orange Candy Melts*
  • Pretzel Dipping Sticks
  • Melted white confectionery coating/Candy Melts*
  • Melted dark cocoa confectionery coating/Candy Melts*
  • Snowflake sprinkles

 Directions: Pipe small triangle-shaped orange carrot noses onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and freeze for 2 minutes.

Remove from the freezer and peel them off the paper.

Dip one pretzel into white chocolate, leaving the top edge un-coated. Set on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

Dip 5 more pretzels, setting them next to each other on the pan. Freeze for 3-5 minutes until the chocolate sets.

Dip the uncoated part of the pretzels in dark chocolate. Set on a baking pan. Dip one whole pretzel in dark chocolate and set it across the snowman creating the brim of the hat. Freeze for a few minutes until hardened.

 Attach one orange carrot nose to the snowman's face and a white snowflake on each hat. Paint or pipe dark chocolate dots for the eyes and mouth.

Recipe by Hungry Happenings: Chocolate Pretzel Snowman


Rudolph Treats

For this recipe, you will need:

  • Miniature pretzels, halved
  • Fun-size Almond Joy candy bars
  • Miniature marshmallows, halved
  • Black decorating gel
  • M&M's miniature baking bits

Directions: Insert an end from two pretzel halves into each candy bar to form antlers. Gently press the cut side of two marshmallow halves onto each candy bar for eyes; dot with decorating gel.

For the nose, attach an M&M to the top of each candy with decorating gel. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe by Taste of Home: Rudolph Treats

Do you have any family favorite holiday treats? Let us know what they are in the comments.