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Simple & Fun Christmas Food Ideas

Holiday Themed Goodies that are a Treat to Make & Eat!


Simple & Fun Christmas Food Ideas
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'Tis the season for eating (among many other wonderful things), so I thought I would put together a fun hub of seasonal, holiday and Christmas food ideas that celebrate the themes of the season.

These festive Christmas foods can easily double as holiday decor. Scatter these delicious and beautiful treats around a living or dining room, or feature them on a buffet or cocktail table to remind everyone that this is the season to be merry and bright. Another bonus is that most of these recipes are so easy that they can keep little hands busy while the adults mix and mingle.

So here's to eating, and to Christmas! May yours be merry indeed.

Santa Treats
A yummy reminder of that jolly fellow is enough to put a smile on faces of all ages. Celebrate Father Christmas with these fun Santa-themed treats.
Santa Hat Cupcakes from Mom Tried It
Santa Belly Cookies from Tidy Mom
Santa Hat Brownie Bites from Daisy's World
Santa Cranberry Cocktails from Martha Stewart
Santa Strawberries from Leanne Bakes

Snowman Treats
Frosty always brings to mind winter fun, so celebrate your own special winter wonderland with these easy-to-make snowman-themed treats.
Snowmen Donuts from Mommy Savers
Donut Snowmen from Taste of Home
Melted Snowman Cookies from Somewhat Simple
Melted Mint Snowman Cookies from Kitchen Meets Girl
Marshmallow Snowmen from Amanda's Parties to Go
Snowman Cake from Spoonful
Snowman Punch from Better Homes & Gardens
Snowman Shooters from Family Kitchen
Snowmen Nutter Butters from My Pretty Purse

Reindeer Treats
These fun and festive reindeer-themed treats are sure to send your guests flying. Munch on them while you play reindeer games outdoors in the crisp winter weather.
Reindeer Donuts from Love from the Oven
Reindeer Noses from A Personal Touch
Reindeer Marshmallow Pops from Betty Crocker Wannabe
Reindeer Cookies from Bakergirl

Christmas Tree Treats
Toast to O Tannenbaum with these easy-to-make yet tasty treats that celebrate the beauty of the Christmas tree.
Fruited Christmas Tree from Catch My Party
Christmas Tree Cupcakes from Better Homes & Gardens
Cheerio Christmas Trees from Cheerios via Tablespoon
Cream Cheese Christmas Tree Dip originally from Betty Crocker via Flickr
Cheese Christmas Tree Appetizer from Cabot Cheese

Peppermint Treats
The smell and flavors of peppermint are the perfect reminder of this holiday season, and these peppermint-themed treats are sure to please both you and your holiday guests.
Peppermint Bark Snowflakes from Baked by Rachel
White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Sticks from Country Living
Candy Cane Cake Pops from Hostess with the Mostess
North Pole Candy Cane Cupcakes from Kara's Party Ideas via Pinterest
Fruited Candy Canes from Make Do and Friend
Peppermint Froth Cocktail from About Cocktails

Other Christmas Foods & Ideas
Appetizer Wreath from Pillsbury
Chocolate Berry Wreath Cake from Better Homes & Gardens
Decorated Pretzel Sticks via Pinterest
Peppermint Serving Tray from HGTV

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