Looking for healthier holiday treats for you and your kids? Here are 15 easy Christmas treats, snacks and cookies ideas to chose from! This list of recipes includes dairy-free, vegan, nut-free, grain-free, and refined sugar-free options. I guarantee there is something delicious and festive for everyone!
Healthy Christmas Treats for Kids
Managing kids sugar levels during the holiday season can be difficult!
With this list of healthier snacks and treats, I don’t have to worry (as much) about them crashing.
This list of Christmas recipes includes my favorite gluten-free Sugar Cookies, hidden-veggie Grinch Muffins and Pancakes, no-added-sugar Reindeer Cookies, whole wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies and Christmas Cookie Bars!, Healthy Hot Chocolate, and more!
I guarantee there is something delicious and festive for everyone!
Christmas Treats for Kids
These holiday treats are easy to make with your kids and are great for breakfast, lunch, snack, school lunch, school party or a festive treat at home.
If you are looking for some quick links, here are the Christmas recipes divided into categories.
Snacks and Lunches
Cookies and Treats
- Chocolate Reindeer Cookies
- Healthy Sugar Cookies (allergy-friendly)
- Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Easy Chocolate Fondue
- Dark Chocolate Cherry + Almond Clusters
- Healthy Christmas Punch (with DIY Fruit Sticks)
- Hot Chocolate for Kids
- Kids Chocolate Stirring Spoons (Allergy-Friendly)
- Healthy Hot Turmeric Cocoa
A super simple cookie that every kid loves!
A healthy and delicious way to keep your little ones warm this winter. Plus I give you 8 fun variations you have to try!
A healthier sugar cookie that can be modified for most allergy preferences. Plus, they are so dang cute!
Looking for a punch that isn’t loaded with added sugar? Then this is for you! This punch is made with no-sugar added fruit juices and sparkling water. Plus a simple recipe for the kids to make their own fruit sticks!
A super simple dessert that you can serve with any festive fruits or sides you want.
A cute way to celebrate the Grinch – green muffins made with no-added sugar and filled with veggies! Perfect for babies, toddlers and kids!
A fun and easy recipe that the whole family will love.
My all-time favorite gift to give – Chocolate Spoons! Easy to make with the kids and everyone loves picking their favorite flavor combo to dip in a mug of warm milk.
Easy chocolate clusters that are full of protein and yumminess!
These Christmas Tree Sandwich can be served for a school lunch, home lunch or for a small kid-friendly gathering.
For an extra magical treat, you can add M&Ms (or the dye-free version) to these cookies!
These fun green pancakes are allergy-friendly and would be great served with a strawberry cut into a heart shape for a simple nod to the Grinch.
A festive snack option for at home or on the go.
Deliciously spiced waffles that are calling for a dusting of powdered sugar. How cute would it be to make them with this mini snowflake waffle iron.
Simple homemade hot cocoa with a pinch of turmeric for immunity boosting yummies!
Even more fun Christmas treats for Kids
1 Bowl Vegan Sugar Cookies by Minimalist Baker
Christmas Apple & Peanut Butter Sandwiches by Healthy Little Foodies
Healthy Avocado Brownies by The Healthy Maven
Vegan & Paleo Gingerbread Cookies by The Detoxinista
Vegan Chocolate PB&J Cups by Love and Lemons
Chewy Chocolate Dipped Sunbather Cookies (V + GF) by Peach and the Cobbler
Healthy Ginger Cookies by Happy Healthy Mama
Rudolph Celery Snacks by Natural Beach Living
3-Ingredient Salted Pistachio Chocolate Bark by Joyful Healthy Eats
Reindeer Cookies & 14 More Christmas Treats for Kids
- 30 ritz crackers
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, use the regular, not the natural kind
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 1/2 cup mini pretzels
- 1 tbsp cinnamon candies
- 1 tbsp candy eyes
- 2 tbsp sprinkles
- Prep: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- Add Peanut Butter: drop roughly 2-3 tsp of peanut butter onto each cracker. This doesn't have to look perfect.
- Let Set: place the baking tray in the fridge or freeze and let set for 30 minutes to an hour.
- Melt: place the chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30-second intervals, stirring until the chocolate is melted. Mine took 2 minutes until it was completely melted. Let cool slightly.
- Decorate: using a fork and spoon, or two spoons, dunk the cookies into the chocolate, making sure the cookie is completely covered. I like to use a fork and let the excess chocolate drip back into the bowl before placing the cookies back on the baking sheet. Repeat with half of the batch. Then decorate by adding the reindeer antlers, eyes and nose or simply add a pinch of sprinkles. You want to give the cookies a few minutes after their chocolate dunk to decorate or the items might slide around a bit. Repeat until all cookies are covered in chocolate and decorated.
- Chill: place the baking sheet back into the fridge or freezer for 30 minutes to 1 hour to set.
- Eat: serve and enjoy.