Easy Holiday Snacks for Kids

October 15, 2015
Cold weather and snow days can lead to snack boredom, big time. Break it up with these holiday-themed treats that keep it simple yet snazzy. With these ideas, it’s easy to whip up enough kid-friendly (and sometimes healthy), festive snacks for the whole gang. You may even get those idle, bored hands to help! Maybe.

Snowmen and Reindeer Doughnuts

Easy Holiday Snacks for Kids

So easy and cute! Make mini doughnuts into reindeer and snowmen—using just orange and red coated round chocolate candies, mini pretzels, mini chocolate chips and round white pearl sprinkles! Get the kiddos to join in, or make these treats a lunchbox surprise and let them think you’re magic.

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Make tiny holes with toothpicks before placing the “eyes” and “mouths”—that way, they’ll go in easier, and stay in.

Pumpkin Deviled Eggs

Easy Holiday Snacks for Kids
This is so cool looking, and it’s not even candy! Here’s all it takes: Cut hard boiled eggs in half. Mix yolks in a bowl with 2 Tbsp ketchup, 2 Tbsp mayo and 1 tsp paprika. Spoon filling into a Ziploc® brand bag and cut the corner off to pipe filling into eggs. Draw pumpkin-like lines in the filling with a toothpick, and use small chive pieces to form the “stem.”

Santa Hats

Easy Holiday Snacks for Kids
Fruity holiday-themed kabobs for the win! Simply skewer mini marshmallows, strawberries, banana slices and grapes—in that order—on toothpicks, and you’ve got santa hats.

Cheesy Reindeer

Easy Holiday Snacks for Kids
Cheesy reindeer are a breeze! Use fresh red pepper to create “noses” by poking small circles out with a straw. Use the same method to create the olive “eyes” (a juice box straw works great). Press the noses and eyes firmly into soft cheese wedges, and push mini pretzels into the back of wedge to create antlers.