Looking for healthier holiday treats for you and your kids? Here are 15 easy Christmas treats, snacks and cookies ideas to choose 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!

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Healthy Christmas Treats for Kids

Managing kid’s 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!

Healthy Hot Chocolate for Kids Video

Ditch the Hot Cocoa packets! Watch and see how easy it is to make homemade hot cocoa for your kids!

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

A super simple cookie that every kid loves!

Small kids hand reaching for a reindeer cookie.

Chocolate Reindeer Cookies (no bake!)

5 stars (4 ratings)
These cute no bake Christmas cookies are a festive treat for the whole family! Easy to make, these reindeer cookies are made with Ritz crackers and a peanut butter filling, before being dipped in chocolate and decorated like Rudolph!
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Hot Chocolate for Kids

A healthy and delicious way to keep your little ones warm this winter. Plus I give you 8 fun variations you have to try!

Small hands holding a mug of hot chocolate with toppings!

Hot Chocolate for Kids

5 stars (10 ratings)
This easy homemade hot chocolate is made with all natural ingredients and no artificial sugar for a tasty healthy option. Ready to enjoy in 5 minutes, it's a true family favorite!
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Healthy Sugar Cookies

A healthier sugar cookie that can be modified for most allergy preferences. Plus, they are so dang cute!

Healthy Sugar Cookies Perfect for Decorating

4.99 stars (58 ratings)
This cookie recipe is so versatile that you can make it with regular ingredients or it can easily be made gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free and artificial dye-free!
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Grinch Fruit Kabobs

A fun holiday treat made with fruit and one mini marshmallow! Great for a quick snack, school lunch or party.

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Grinch Fruit Kabobs

5 stars (3 ratings)
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Healthy Christmas Punch (with DIY Fruit Sticks)

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!

2 kids with glasses of Christmas punch.

Healthy Christmas Punch

5 stars (9 ratings)
This Healthy Sparkling Christmas Punch is a fun twist on the classic version – but made with wholesome ingredients that is perfect for kids ages 1 and up!
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Easy Chocolate Fondue

A super simple dessert that you can serve with any festive fruits or sides you want.

easy chocolate fondue

Easy Chocolate Fondue for Kids

5 stars (8 ratings)
This Easy Chocolate Fondue for Toddler + Kids is a healthy dessert the entire family will enjoy! This fondue is made with only 3-ingredients and is dairy and gluten-free!
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Grinch Mini Muffins

A cute way to celebrate the Grinch – green muffins made with no-added sugar and filled with veggies! Perfect for babies, toddlers and kids!

Two small toddler hands holding a mini green grinch muffin.

Grinch Mini Muffins for Baby + Toddler

5 stars (20 ratings)
Made with no added sugar and packed with spinach – these muffins can be served for breakfast, lunch, snack or even an age-appropriate dessert!
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Christmas Cookie Bars

A fun and easy recipe that the whole family will love.

Hand reaching for cookie bar.

Christmas Cookie Bars

5 stars (4 ratings)
Easy and quick to make, this Christmas cookie bars are the perfect festive treat for all the family. Made in one bowl with simple ingredients, these whole wheat baked cookie bars are the holiday snack you need!
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Kids Chocolate Stirring Spoons

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.

Wooden spoons dipped in chocolate with sprinkles and other yummies on top.

Chocolate Stirring Spoons

5 stars (4 ratings)
These Chocolate Stirring Spoons are made with healthier and allergy-friendly ingredients and are the perfect holiday treat for kids of all ages. .
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Dark Chocolate Cherry + Almond Clusters

Easy chocolate clusters that are full of protein and yumminess!

Cherry almond clusters in red cupcake papers.

Dark Chocolate Cherry + Almond Clusters

5 stars (1 rating)
Dark Chocolate Cherry + Almond Clusters are filled with sweet dried cherries, toasted almonds and crunchy rice cereal, then covered in a little too much chocolate (as if there is such a thing) and topped off with a sprinkle of sea salt!
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Easy Christmas School Lunch

These Christmas Tree Sandwich can be served for a school lunch, home lunch or for a small kid-friendly gathering.

A silver lunch box filled with holiday themed foods for kids.

Christmas Tree Sandwich

5 stars (3 ratings)
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Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

For an extra magical treat, you can add M&Ms (or the dye-free version) to these cookies!

Cooling rack with whole wheat cookies on it with one broken up on the side.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 stars (8 ratings)
Easy and quick to make, these whole wheat chocolate chip cookies are the perfect treat for the whole family. Ready to enjoy in 20 minutes and made with simple ingredients, these cookies are wonderfully chewy and crunchy.
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Easy Blender Spinach Pancakes

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 stack of spinach pancakes against a white background with strawberries on top and on the side.

15-Minute Fluffy Spinach Pancakes for Babies & Toddlers

4.79 stars (231 ratings)
These Easy Blender Spinach Pancakes are a great way to serve spinach to your little one. Made with simple ingredients, these pancakes are fluffy, soft and perfect for your babybaby-led weaning, toddlers, as well as kids! 6 months and up!
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Cranberry Snowballs with Cashew + Coconut

A festive snack option for at home or on the go.

Four cranberry snowballs in a bowl and one on a spoon.

Cranberry Snowballs with Cashew + Coconut

5 stars (1 rating)
These Cranberry Snowballs with Cashew + Coconut are a healthy holiday snack that will keep both big and little tummies happy!
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Healthy Gingerbread Waffles

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.

A stack of healthy gingerbread waffles on a white plate with fresh strawberries.

Healthy Gingerbread Waffles

5 stars (9 ratings)
Healthy Gingerbread Waffles – made with white whole wheat flour, coconut oil, iron filled molasses and ground ginger are a perfect way to introduce the rich, comforting and festive flavor of gingerbread to baby and toddler.
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Healthy Hot Turmeric Cocoa

Simple homemade hot cocoa with a pinch of turmeric for immunity boosting yummies!

Two mugs of turmeric cocoa on a blue cloth.

Healthy Hot Turmeric Cocoa for Toddlers + Kids

5 stars (3 ratings)
A classic cocoa recipe with a fun spice twist! Dairy-free and refined sugar-free, makes this drink easy for an kiddos with food allergies.
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Get the recipe: 15+ Christmas Treats for Kids: Reindeer Cookies

5 stars (1 rating)
This is a super easy reindeer cookie recipe that is beyond cute and delicious! Plus, 14 more fun and festive Christmas treats ideas for kids.


Chocolate Cookies

  • 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.
  • Prep Crackers: place crackers in even rows on the baking sheet. 
    Sheet pan of ritz crackers and peanut butter.
  • Add Peanut Butter: drop roughly 2-3 tsp of peanut butter onto each cracker. This doesn't have to look perfect.
    Sheet pan of ritz crackers and peanut butter.
  • Sandwich: Add on the top layer of crackers by gently pressing the top and bottom crackers together until the peanut butter moves to the edge but doesn't go over. You can also use a slight twisting motion to get the peanut butter where you want it. 
    Sheet pan of ritz crackers and peanut butter.
  • 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.
    Small kids hand reaching for a reindeer cookie.


Age: 1 year and up
Storage: once decorated, store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week.
Crackers: you can use ritz or any other small round crackers you prefer. For a gluten-free version – use almond or gluten-free cracker you prefer. 
Peanut Butter: you will want to use the regular version of the peanut butter – NOT the natural peanut butter with the oil on top. I have found this is too oily and your crackers will not stick together. You could also use a thick style almond or seed butter. 

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