Christmas Snack Ideas
The holiday season is upon us, and as parents, we’re always on the lookout for delightful Christmas snack ideas that will not only tantalise our children’s taste buds but also add a touch of festive cheer to their celebrations. Amidst all the treats and sweets, it can be challenging to keep nutrition top of mind. However, with a dash of creativity, everyone can whip up snacks that satisfy holiday cravings while still being healthy. Whether you’re a parent, or a nanny, try out some of our favourite festive snack recipes.
Kick off the festivities with a healthy twist! Chocolate-dipped strawberries not only capture the essence of Christmas with their vibrant red and green hues but also provide a guilt-free treat for the kids. The combination of luscious chocolate and juicy strawberries is a surefire way to keep the little ones reaching for more.
Another version of dip strawberries minus the chocolate. Initiate some ho-ho-holiday fun by transforming strawberries into Santa himself. Simply dip the red fruits into thick Greek yogurt to replicate Santa’s white beard and hat. Finish off Old Saint Nick with mini chocolate chips or chia seeds for eyes.
Festive Fun with Reindeer Cookies
Turn the kitchen into a winter wonderland by crafting adorable reindeer-shaped cookies. Not only are these treats visually appealing, but the kids can also partake in the joy of decorating them. Use colourful icing and edible decorations to bring these whimsical reindeer characters to life, creating a delightful and interactive experience for the little chefs.
Fruit Christmas Trees
Create a fun and festive snack using slices of kiwi stacked to form a Christmas tree. Add raspberries or strawberries as ornaments and a piece of star fruit at the top.
Form petite popcorn clusters and bind them together with a bit of honey. Then dust with powdered sugar to mimic freshly fallen snow. This whole grain snack looks wintery but tastes sweet.
Christmas Tree Pita Pizzas
Transform pita bread into Christmas trees, top with pesto sauce, chopped veggies and cheese, then bake until melted. Kids will gobble up these personalised mini pizzas.
Candy Cane Hot Chocolate
Warm up the festivities with a cup of indulgent candy cane hot chocolate. Infuse the classic hot chocolate with a burst of peppermint flavor and top it off with crushed candy canes. This delicious drink is not only tasty but also adds a touch of holiday magic to the Christmas snack bag of tricks!
Have the children building their own gingerbread houses. Use pre-made gingerbread kits or try your hand at homemade gingerbread dough. The decorating possibilities are endless, from gumdrop roofs to pretzel stick fences, ensuring a delightful and edible masterpiece that doubles as a centerpiece for your festive table.
At the end of the construction, the best part for the kids, is to eat their Houses!
Christmas Fruit Kebobs
We love a good fruit kebob (or kebab). First thing to do is to pick your fruit. We love to use bananas, strawberries and pears. Chop up the fruit into squares or large chunks, then skewer them. To keep them fresh, chill the fruit kebobs in the fridge, until you are ready to serve!