27 Easy Christmas Treat Ideas You Will Love 

Santa’s coming! If you’re looking for some easy Christmas treats to help you celebrate, this list of 27 snack ideas and drinks is for you. From cakes and truffles to cookies and cocktails- all perfectly themed for the holidays and special occasions like school activities.

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Christmas Cakes & Bakes 

How fun is this Christmas treat? This Grinch Cake is not only fun and creative, but quite easy to whip up! Frosting and decorating is a cinch as well, not to mention the amazing flavor. It’s sure to be the centerpiece of any holiday platter or school party.

How to Make a Grinch Cake | This Mama Loves
How to make a Grinch Cake with fondant and buttercream. This cake is perfect for your next holiday party! Learn how to make this Grinch cake!
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How to Make a Grinch Cake | This Mama Loves

Candy cane sugar cookies have crushed peppermint candy and white chocolate glaze. Plus you don’t have to roll out cookie dough and break out the cutters. Simply scoop out balls onto a sheet pan and bake. 

Candy Cane Sugar Cookies
Candy cane sugar cookies with crushed candy canes and white chocolate glaze. No need to roll out cookies, just scoop into balls and bake. Candy cane sugar cookies with white chocolate drizzle We’re all dreaming about Christmas cookies for Santa this time of year, aren’t we? Santa can’t be the only o…
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Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

These 5 Ingredient Christmas cookies will quickly become a favorite snack idea in your household. They’re super moist and tender plus you make them with box cake mix. They’re super versatile too; you can add any variation you want. 

5 Ingredient Christmas Cookies – Make Them With a Cake Mix!
Ready to bake Christmas cookies? Try our easy recipe for 5 Ingredient Christmas Cookies – Make Them With a Cake Mix. See how to make and take them!
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5 Ingredient Christmas Cookies - Make Them With a Cake Mix!

Christmas treat ideas for school

These Christmas Tree Brownie Bites are the perfect treat for your fall gatherings. When you share these brownies at the next get-together everyone will love the chocolate flavor and the festive frosting toppers! All you need is brownie mix, white melted chocolate, green frosting, and sprinkles. 

Easy Christmas Tree Brownie Bites
These Christmas Tree Brownie Bites are just as delicious as they are adorable. They’re a great addition to any holiday party and the perfect treat for the kids.
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Easy Christmas Tree Brownie Bites

Grinch Cupcakes are a tasty and fun holiday treat! These moist and fluffy cupcakes have red candies inside adding the perfect amount of sweet flavor. They are festively decorated with cream cheese green frosting and red heart sprinkles. 

Grinch Cupcakes (with Surprise Baked In)
Grinch Cupcakes are a delicious and festive holiday treat! These moist and fluffy cupcakes are packed with red candy melts inside the cupcake dough for the perfect amount of sweetness. Topped with with cream cheese
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Grinch Sugar Cookies are the best way to add holiday flair to your dessert platter. They are super soft and sweet too that melt in your mouth. You can also replace the sprinkles with red M and M’s or something else Christmas- themed. Perfect for school parties or lunch boxes.

Easy Grinch Sugar Cookies
These Grinch Sugar Cookies are light and fluffy with just enough sugary sweetness to make them perfect for holiday celebrations and classrooms.
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Easy Grinch Sugar Cookies

Grinch Christmas snowballs are a light and sweet treat that will satisfy your cravings during this time of year. The best part? They are quick and easy to whip up at the last minute. 

Grinch Snowball Cookies
If you’re feeling more in the Grinch spirit this Christmas season, these Grinch Snowball Cookies are perfect for you!
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Grinch Snowball Cookies

Christmas is coming! It’s time to get in the holiday spirit. My favorite Christmas tradition is watching Holiday movies with hot cocoa and cookies. However, this year we are taking it up a notch by making 3 ingredient Pillsbury Christmas Tree Cookies.

3 Ingredient Pillsbury Christmas Tree Cookies – Anyreasonlife
Need an easy Holiday treat recipe? These 3 Ingredient Pillsbury Christmas Tree Cookies will delight kids and adults alike!
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3 Ingredient Pillsbury Christmas Tree Cookies - Anyreasonlife

No Bake Naughty List 

Candy Cane Fudge is the perfect Christmas snack idea. They’re so simple to make and decorate. This is an amazing dessert when you are expecting guests too. 3 ingredient snacks are always a winner. 

CANDY CANE FUDGE (Only 3 Ingredients!)
Tastes like Christmas! This easy Candy Cane Fudge is a creamy combination of white chocolate and peppermint flavors — and only 3 ingredients!
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CANDY CANE FUDGE (Only 3 Ingredients!)

This Peppermint Bark Popcorn is an easy dessert that’s fun for all ages to get in on the creativity. This treat is the perfect sweet and salty idea for holiday parties. It’s smooth and sweet with a crunchy finish — so fun and festive! Easy to make for school activities.

Perfect Peppermint Bark Popcorn Recipe
This Peppermint Bark Popcorn is the perfect sweet and salty treat for holiday parties or snacking while watching your favorite Christmas movies!
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Perfect Peppermint Bark Popcorn Recipe

Our Christmas Puppy Chow is a fun and festive easy Christmas treat everyone will love! It’s great for snacking while watching your favorite Christmas movies! One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is eating Puppy Chow. I always do a little happy dance the first time I see the decorations hit the shelves!

Christmas Puppy Chow aka “Reindeer Food”
Christmas Puppy Chow (aka holiday muddy buddies) is a fun and festive treat perfect for parties! This red and green cruchy snack mix is easy and delicious!
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Christmas Puppy Chow aka “Reindeer Food”

Looking for a new festive treat this holiday season? Try this Grinch popcorn. And it is absolutely gorgeous when finished! And of course, delicious too!

Grinch Popcorn
This Grinch Popcorn recipe is a delicious way to celebrate the holiday season. It only takes minutes to make, and it will be gone in seconds!
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Grinch Popcorn

Rudolph Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers for a Christmas party treat that both kids and adults alike will love! Super easy to make with just Graham Crackers, Chocolate Chips, Pretzels, Red M&M’s (flavor of choice), Candy Eyeballs, and Sprinkles. 

Rudolph Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers – Stef’s Eats and Sweets
Try these Rudolph Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers for a fun and festive treat for the holidays. Pass them out or even make them for Santa!
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Rudolph Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers - Stef’s Eats and Sweets

Easy Dark Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Perfect for something different, and very addictive. These holiday treats would even be perfect to set out instead of cookies for Santa! It takes less than 10 minutes to make the perfect dessert or holiday treat that you can give as a gift.

Easy Dark Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
With only a few ingredients, you can have the most sensational Easy Dark Chocolate Peppermint Fudge. It takes less than 10 minutes to make the perfect dessert or holiday treat that you can give as
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Easy Dark Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Grinch Candy Pretzels are the perfect Christmas snack idea. Just look at how colorful it is! So pretty with the bright red and green color! Can’t you just imagine the elves and reindeer enjoying this festive snack at the North Pole? Winning christmas treat ideas for school.

Grinch Candy Pretzels – Sweet Holiday Treat
Grinch Candy Pretzels are the perfect balance of salty and sweet. Quick and easy to make, these pretzels are a great snack to enjoy for a Grinch Who Stole Christmas movie night!
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Grinch Candy Pretzels - Sweet Holiday Treat

Grinch Swirled Fudge is quick and easy to make, this recipe is kid-friendly and something that the entire family can get involved in creating! These fudge squares make for a beautiful display at a Christmas party, can be packaged up for gifting, or snacking on while you are watching your favorite Grinch movie.

Grinch Swirled Fudge – Festive Holiday Sweet
Grinch Swirled Fudge is a colorful and fun way to celebrate the holiday season! With only five ingredients, you can make up a batch and have extra supplies to make another one of my Grinch-themed recipes.
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Grinch Swirled Fudge - Festive Holiday Sweet

These Christmas Mickey hot cocoa bombs are an amazing treat and a great DIY Christmas gift idea. Plus they’re easy to make using ingredients like Red Candy Melts Hot Chocolate Mix, White Candy melts, Mini Marshmallows, Mickey Sprinkles, and Chocolate Jimmies Sprinkles!

These Christmas Mickey Hot Cocoa Bombs are So Easy and Fun!
If you need a DIY Christmas gift idea that’s quick and easy, these DIY hot cocoa bombs are the BEST! Super fun and really wow-worthy, grab the recipe to make Mickey Christmas hot cocoa bombs here!
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These Christmas Mickey Hot Cocoa Bombs are So Easy and Fun!

This bright red and green colored holiday truffles recipe is smooth, delicious, and the perfect easy Christmas snack idea. This red and green candy coated snack makes an awesome (and easy) recipe using Oreo cookies, cream cheese, Green candy melts or almond bark with food coloring, and Red heart sprinkles! 

Grinch Dessert Ideas for Christmas!
This Grinch dessert is a no bake oreo truffle ball that your kids can help you make. Other green desserts here too you can make for Christmas
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Grinch Dessert Ideas for Christmas!

Drinks For December 

You can easily learn how to make caramel hot chocolate on cold December days that’ll keep you warm! You’ll love this easy hot chocolate recipe from scratch that is rich and intense. Simple and heavenly dessert hot chocolate with your favorite caramel flavors! 

Caramel Marshmallow Hot Chocolate
Simple and heavenly dessert hot chocolate ! Rich milk hot chocolate made with caramel and marshmallow fluff.
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Caramel Marshmallow Hot Chocolate

This tasty drink is SUPER easy to make. It’s perfect for a quick cup of hot chocolate anytime. All you have to do is heat it up and enjoy. Make sure to try this delicious dessert-like drink while waiting for Santa!

How to Make Hot Chocolate Without Cocoa Powder
This homemade hot chocolate recipe is perfect for cold days! You need only 3 ingredients to make this delicious simple winter treat.
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How to Make Hot Chocolate Without Cocoa Powder

Need an easy Christmas treat for grown ups after the kids go to bed? This themed cocktail is perfect for late December nights. This Rudolph’s Christmas Themed Cocktail is perfect for a crowd too.

Rudolph’s Christmas Themed Cocktail
Need a Christmas themed cocktail that is perfect for any Christmas party or get together? This Rudolph’s Christmas Themed Cocktail is perfect
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Rudolph’s Christmas Themed Cocktail

This cocktail ice cream float is mouthwatering and fun. You will love the flavors of lime sherbet and Hawaiian Punch Green Berry Rush. If you’re sick of all the peppermint and fudge try this “tropical” toned float all dressed up for the holidays. Add a splash of vodka to share with your adult  friends at your Christmas party.

The Grinch Ice Cream Float
The Grinch Ice Cream Float is delicious and refreshing. With lime sherbet and Hawaiian Punch Green Berry Rush, there’s a “tropical” taste for the holidays.
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The Grinch Ice Cream Float

If you need a low carb sugar free drink option for you holiday party try this Starbucks copycat. This homemade version has the same rich taste but fewer carbs. It’s super tasty!

Sugar-Free Eggnog Latte (Starbucks copycat)
Make a homemade Starbucks copycat – their popular eggnog latte. This sugar-free recipe has the same rich taste, but fewer carbs.
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Sugar-Free Eggnog Latte (Starbucks copycat)

Inspired by the movie Buddy The Elf, this eggnog recipe is sweetened with maple syrup instead of regular sugar. It gives the drink a warmth and richness that make for the most decadent holiday cocktail.

Buddy the Elf’s Favorite Maple Eggnog
Buddy the Elf likes to spread Christmas cheer with this rich, delicious maple eggnog made with real maple syrup, one of the main food groups.
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Buddy the Elf’s Favorite Maple Eggnog

The most wonderful time of year! The gifts, the friends, the family, but most importantly… the FOOD! These easy Christmas treats, snack ideas, and drinks will tide you over until the gifts are ready. In fact some of these recipes make great edible gifts themselves. 

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