With Christmas coming, your children may be invited to bring food for their class Holiday party. You could be asked to bring something specific, or the teacher could leave it up for you to decide. Chances are you’ll only find out about it the night before! We have compiled 30 great Christmas party snack recipes that your kids will be proud to bring to their class. The best part is they all can be made very quickly, so they’re great for those rushed school nights.
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These crackers are made with cheese and whole wheat flour and are packed with a ton of flavor. They taste just like goldfish crackers, but you know exactly what’s inside these. Use holiday-themed cookie cutters to make these even more festive.
This Christmas, skip the prepackaged grocery store treats and try making your child’s favorite snacks at home. You may even find they prefer it to the store bought version!
https://wintermonroe.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/baked-cheddar-crackers/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: WINTER MONROE
These one bite snacks have a great sweet/salty combination. Use red and green M&M or Smarties to decorate these bites. They take less than 10 minutes to make.
If you want to make this peanut free, definitely opt for Smarties, or top with a Hershey kiss! Kids will love grabbing a handful of these Christmas treats!
https://www.cookingclassy.com/pretzel-mm-hugs-christmas-style/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: COOKING CLASSY
The vegetable platter can be boring to take to a party, so add some imagination with this great Christmas tree shape. Use broccoli as the leaves and cauliflower as the snow. Trick the kids into eating their greens with this cute party snack.
You can also serve this platter with some dip in a festive Christmas dip bowl for added flavor and Christmas themed fun!
https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/christmas-tree-vegetable-platter/652abef8-2f37-4200-8dc6-c38a4350ba96?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=09_2015_standard&crlt.pid=camp.osrdgiefbm88 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: BETTY CROCKER
Turn a boring sandwich into a cute reindeer with the use of miniature pretzels. Use condiments, raisins, or chocolate to make the eyes. The red nose can be made from dried cranberries, jam, or a red chocolate.
Keep the sandwiches peanut butter free if you’re taking them to a school party. You can sub in jam, soya spread or cream cheese in the place of peanut butter.
http://aspottedpony.com/fun-for-kids/reindeer-sandwiches-kid-friendly-holiday-lunch/4758/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: A SPOTTED PONY
These super cute Santa’s are made from strawberries and whip cream. If these treats are being sent to school and won’t be refrigerated, your best option is to use a fake whipped product. That way you know the whipped cream won’t go bad before they eat it.
Another option for the strawberry filling is greek yogurt if you want a healthier twist on this Christmas themed snack. If sugar is an option, try using some cake icing as well as it doesn’t go bad as quickly as cream cheese.
http://www.laurafuentes.com/strawberry-santas-cheesecake-stuffed/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: LAURA FUENTES
If your child’s teacher has assigned what treat each child should bring, you might be stuck with drinks. It can be hard to think of something creative to do with juice boxes, but we love these snowmen. It’s such a simple idea but they look adorable.
https://thechicsite.com/2013/11/30/juice-box-snowmen/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE CHIC SITE
Christmas time is filled with piles of sweet treats for adults and children alike. Provide your child with a fun and festive snack to bring to their Christmas party at school that doesn’t add to the pile of unhealthy options.
Simply cutting a watermelon into the shape of a Christmas tree is not only a really wonderful way to theme a fruit, but it also provides a handy little stump for the kids to hold onto while they eat. Creative and functional!
https://www.eatingvibrantly.com/watermelon-christmas-trees/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: EATING VIBRANTLY
Whether you are using fondant to create a detailed Santa hat or regular frosting for a more crafty look, this cupcake will be a hit at any Christmas school party.
Have your student line the base of the hat with marshmallows while you add a tower of icing for the hat. You can also add some round white sprinkles for a little snow!
http://www.frugalmomeh.com/2014/12/santa-hat-cupcakes.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FRUGAL MOM EH
How adorable are these cookie cups? They may take a little more time than the average cookie for a school party, but they’ll keep your little ones very busy after school which is always a good thing.
Let your kids pick out the design and sprinkles for the mugs so they can make them their own. Their classmates will love munching on these mini cups of cocoa!
https://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.com/hot-cocoa-marshmallow-cookie-cups/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: KITCHEN FUN WITH MY 3 SONS
Rice Krispie Squares are an easy holiday dessert to send to school with your little students, and you can easily make them festive and fun! Use a little food coloring to create red and black blocks of Rice Krispie Squares, and then use white icing for the belt!
You can expand on this design with black jelly beans for Santa’s boots and a little more white icing if you want Santa’s jacket to be lined with some white fur!
http://www.twosisterscrafting.com/santa-claus-rice-krispie-treats/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: TWO SISTERS CRAFTING
These no-mess candy cane hearts are simple and quick to make and are a great treat to send to school with your little one in individual baggies for their classmates to bring home for the holidays.
You can also create these hearts to be attached to Christmas cards for a personal touch for your friends and family.
http://onelittleproject.com/how-to-make-candy-cane-hearts/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: ONE LITTLE PROJECT
Christmas Tree Brownies are so simple, but somehow we haven’t thought of this before! Instead of cutting your brownies into squares, cut them into triangles and let your kids decorate their own Christmas tree!
If you are visiting your child’s classroom over the holidays, you can also see if the teacher wants to make this treat into a fun Christmas party activity. Kids will stay focused on creating a masterpiece if they know they can eat it after.
http://onelittleproject.com/christmas-tree-brownies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: ONE LITTLE PROJECT
This is a great recipe for families on the run who need to send a treat to school for Christmas but don’t have time to make individual Cocoa cookies! These cupcakes are easy yet still, Christmas themed and visually pleasing.
Simply ice a chocolate cupcake with white icing, dip in crystal sprinkles and finish with chocolate chips for the face with one butterscotch chip for the nose.
http://onelittleproject.com/easy-snowman-cupcakes/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: ONE LITTLE PROJECT
Are you simply not the baking type? Does everything come out burned and your whole kitchen is a mess before you have something ready for your child’s Christmas party at school?
Skip the stress and have your kids work on creating some fun reindeer using pipe cleaners, googly eyes and pom poms from the dollar store. It’s simple, inexpensive and super fun!
https://www.mommymoment.ca/2015/12/candy-cane-reindeer-craft.html#_a5y_p=4727035 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MOMMY MOMENT
This is one of those treats that looks way more impressive than it actually is. The best part is, it is kid friendly to make because the messier the chocolate drizzles, the better it looks!
Add three large marshmallows to a candy stick, dip in melted chocolate and finish with colored white chocolate drizzled on top. They will be ready in no time and will definitely be a hit at school.
http://www.twosisterscrafting.com/christmas-marshmallow-pops/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: TWO SISTERS CRAFTING
Cookies are always a hit with children. Instead of a classic cookie such as chocolate chip, make these peppermint patties that your kids can share at school.
They’re festive in color and in flavor too! Further, these cookies are also very easy to make and only require 6 simple ingredients. Don’t be surprised when your child comes home with no leftovers!
https://www.momontimeout.com/easy-christmas-peppermint-patties/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MOM ON TIMEOUT
If you’re really pinched for time and can’t make cookies from scratch then you need to make these Christmas tree Oreo pops! They’re like a cookie and a cake pop all in one!
All you’ll need are double stuffed Oreos, lollipop sticks, white and green chocolate wafers, and sprinkles. Melt the white and green chocolate and decorate the Oreos however you like!
https://www.itsalwaysautumn.com/christmas-tree-oreo-pops.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: IT’S ALWAYS AUTUMN
Chocolate bark is delicious and it requires minimal effort to make too! To create this festive Christmas lights chocolate bark you’ll need white and green colored chocolate wafers, peanut M&Ms, and green Mike and Ikes. However, if you need to keep the school treats nut free you could use plain chocolate M&M’s in place of the peanut M&M’s.
To make the bark, first, you’ll want to melt the white chocolate and spread onto a cookie sheet. While it cools in the fridge you can prepare the Mike & Ikes as well as melt the green chocolate. You’ll have this ready to go in no time and the kids at school will love it!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/christmas-lights-chocolate-bark/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
This is another great idea that shows how you can transform an ordinary treat into a festive one. This cupcake recipe is simple and uses all store-bought ingredients.
You’ll need chocolate cake mix, a box of instant pudding, buttercream frosting, store-bought black frosting, and M&M’s. This recipe will provide a link to make a homemade buttercream frosting but if you’re short on time you could use store-bought too! Considering they’re easy to make you could encourage your kids to help decorate them.
https://bakedbree.com/christmas-light-cupcakes PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: BAKED BREE
Put on a Christmas movie and make these Grinch cookies with your kids so they can share them at school! These crinkle cookies are delicious and charming too!
The crinkle cookies are made from vanilla cake mix, green food coloring, and a couple other ingredients. You’ll make the little Grinch heart out of a simple royal icing recipe! The best part is these cookies will come together in under 20 minutes.
https://www.simplisticallyliving.com/crinkly-cranky-grinch-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SIMPLISTICALLY LIVING
These little bite-sized treats are so simple and are made out of easily accessible store-bought ingredients. You will need pretzels, Rolo’s, candy eyes and round red candies.
Scatter pretzels on a baking sheet with a Rolo on top. Then, carefully cut more pretzels in half to form the antlers. These will need to bake in the oven for just a couple of minutes until the Rolo has softened. Lastly, take them out of the oven and add the candy eyes and red nose and cool completely! The kids at school will love nibbling on their little reindeers.
https://www.iheartnaptime.net/rolo-pretzel-reindeer/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: I HEART NAPTIME
I love sugar cookies over the holidays, and the kids at school will love them too! Sugar cookies are plain and simple and create a blank canvas.
Here you’ll be decorating them with adorable melted snowmen. Bake the cookies and allow them to cool before icing them. Then to decorate you’ll need a marshmallow, a tube of black icing and round candies of your choice. Your kids will love helping you and will be proud of the snack they made!
http://myfrugaladventures.com/2013/12/melting-snowman-sugar-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MY FRUGAL ADVENTURES
There is bound to be loads of sugary cookies and treats at their school parties! Lighten up the spread and send your child to school with a healthier option that is still delicious!
These chocolate dipped mandarin oranges are so easy to make. To create these combine coconut oil with dark chocolate and melt together. Dip the oranges halfway in the chocolate. Keep in mind you may need to do two coats of chocolate. On your last coat sprinkle shredded coconut on the chocolate and cool in the fridge.
https://www.myfussyeater.com/chocolate-coconut-dipped-satsumas/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MY FUSSY EATER
Elf hats are a simple treat that the children will want to gobble up by the handful! The red and green colors are perfect for the holidays.
To create these little hats you’ll need Bugles corn chips, red and green chocolate wafers, and Christmas colored M&M’s. This is a 3 step snack that will take you no time at all. Simply melt the chocolate in separate bowls and dip the Bugles about an inch into the chocolate. Place an M&M inside the hole of each Bugle and then place on parchment paper and allow them to cool!
https://www.designdazzle.com/edible-elf-hats/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: DESIGN DAZZLE
You don’t have to be a professional baker to be able to whip up an exciting treat for school parties! This simple idea dresses up a store-bought food item into one that is festive for the holidays!
These string cheese snowman are adorable and fun! All you’ll need is string cheese, sharpie markers, ribbon, and black cardstock paper.
https://www.nobiggie.net/string-cheese-snowmen/ PHOTOS AND IDEA HERE: NO BIGGIE
This another easy idea if you don’t love baking! These chocolate pretzel Christmas trees require minimal effort and can be made in a hurry!
Firstly, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the pretzel sticks sporadically across the sheet. To create the trees you’ll need to melt green colored chocolate wafers. Fill a piping bag and drizzle the chocolate in the shape of a tree then add sprinkles for decoration! Once they have hardened you can add them to store-bought one-bite brownies!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/simple-easy-chocolate-pretzel-christmas-tree-brownies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
If you left the preparation for the school snack to the night before then whip up this treat in a hurry! This idea is so easy you won’t need a recipe.
What you’ll need to create these are skewers, large marshmallows, chocolate, and orange colored chocolate wafers. Adhere 3 marshmallows to each skewer then melt the chocolate in separate bowls. Use a food-safe paintbrush to decorate the snowmen faces and arms with the melted chocolate!
There are definitely going to be loads of snacks to eat at the school party so why not send your kids off with these awesome hot chocolates on a stick!
You’ll only need a few ingredients as well as a silicone mold that will help you to create the shape. Instead of sprinkles you could garnish the hot chocolate cubes with crushed candy canes! Send your child off to school with these sticks and milk and have their teacher heat up the milk. Then each child needs merely to stir the stick into the cup of warm milk. They’ll have a lovely cup of hot cocoa in no time!
http://blog.darice.com/party/diy-hot-chocolate-on-a-stick/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: LIVE CRAFT LOVE
Instead of marshmallows, you can create snowmen on a stick using powdered donuts! The best part is these will take only a few minutes to put together.
To create the snowmen, slide 3 mini powdered donuts onto a wooden skewer. Use an orange Mike & Ike for the nose and green Mike & Ike’s cut in half for the buttons. The scarves are made from cut up Fruit Roll-Ups and the eyes and mouth can be made by poking holes using the pointed end of a skewer!
https://dukesandduchesses.com/snowmen-for-school-on-a-stick/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: DUKE AND DUCHESSES
Aren’t these meringue Christmas tree cookies just precious? You’ll be happy to know they’re quite easy to make too!
These cookies only require 5 simple ingredients. They’re crunchy on the outside and soft and fluffy in the middle. This recipe will provide tips and tricks to ensure that you can achieve the perfect consistency. The children will love these!
https://crumbscorkscrews.com/christmas-tree-meringue/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CRUMBS AND CORCK SCREWS
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