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December 16, 2023

Easy Christmas Snacks

Holiday Treats Without the Stress

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Bowls of Christmas snacks on a wooden table.

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Holiday fun needs holiday snacks! Whether you’re gathering with a few friends to watch a movie, playing a game with the family, or just relaxing by the open fire, everyone will appreciate having some tasty looking snacks on the coffee table to nibble on. We’ve put together this list of quick Christmas snack recipes that are sure to be hits!

Holiday Salsa - Taste of Home

Holiday salsa on top of a block of cream cheese, surrounded by crackers.
Holiday salsa on top of a block of cream cheese, surrounded by crackers.
Taste of Home

If you love crackers, cream cheese, and the zest of salsa (and who doesn’t?), this recipe is for you. Sweet, spicy and delightfully creamy, this snack is simple to make and a wonder to eat. With the crunch of the cracker, the softness of the cream cheese, and the bite of the salsa, you may never look at regular cheese and crackers the same way ever again!

Holiday Salsa

Vegan Buffalo ChickPea Dip - SANTA.COM

Bowl of vegan appetizer Buffalo Chickpea Dip on a wooden board, surrounded by celery, carrots and crackers.
Bowl of vegan appetizer Buffalo Chickpea Dip on a wooden board, surrounded by celery, carrots and crackers.
SANTA.COM

Our zesty vegan Buffalo Chickpea Dip is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any gathering. It doesn’t contain any animal products, so it's perfect for vegans and those with dietary restrictions.

Vegan Buffalo Chickpea Dip

Christmas Chex Mix - SANTA.COM

Bowl of chex mix showing a sweet and salted homemade recipe.
Bowl of chex mix showing a sweet and salted homemade recipe.
SANTA.COM

Chex Mix is a party staple - but when you throw in some white chocolate and candy and you’ve got an especially sweet holiday treat! Kids and adults alike will love this just-right sweet and salty mix. And for those with dietary issues, our gluten-free Savory Chex Mix is a sure-thing. Easy prep and cook time make this a perfect choice for family game night. Just make sure to wash those sticky hands!

Sweet and Salty Chex Mix

Savory Chex Mix (Gluten-Free)

Mini Cheeseball Bites - Tastes Better From Scratch

Rows of mini cheeseball bites on a plate.
Rows of mini cheeseball bites on a plate.
Tastes Better From Scratch

We just love this clever twist on the classic cheese ball. A delightfully retro mid-century party snack, cheeseballs made a comeback in the early 2000s. This easy recipe takes the cheesy classic and makes it bite-sized for more variety and convenience. Mini cheese balls with pretzel serving sticks will make sure everyone gets the taste of cheese they want, exactly how they want it!

Mini Cheeseball Bites

Christmas Popcorn 5 Ways - SANTA.COM

Five bowls of christmas popcorn drizzled with chocolate, peppermint, and other holiday toppings.
Five bowls of christmas popcorn drizzled with chocolate, peppermint, and other holiday toppings.
SANTA.COM

Picture this: chocolate-drizzled delights, spice-coated crunch, and peppermint-infused magic—all in your popcorn bowl! From white chocolate snowflakes to peppermint surprises, unwrap the magic of Christmas with these crunchy, cozy, and utterly delicious DIY popcorn treats!

Christmas Popcorn 5 Ways

Rice Krispie Snowballs - Makinze Gore

Rice Krispies treats dipped in white chocolate to look like snowballs.
Rice Krispies treats dipped in white chocolate to look like snowballs.
Bryce Johnson

You can’t go wrong with this festive take on Rice Krispies. Covered in white chocolate and filled with mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, these sweet snowballs are as fun to make as they are to eat. Hopefully, no one starts a Rice Krispie snowball fight!

Rice Krispie Snowballs

Christmas Crack - SANTA.COM

Christmas Crack with Saltines and white chocolate on a plate.
Christmas Crack with Saltines and white chocolate on a plate.
SANTA.COM

One of the most popular and addictive of all Christmas treats is Christmas Crack. It’s essentially a sweet and salty treat made with a layer of crackers topped with a rich and buttery toffee sauce that is sprinkled with melted chocolate and festive sprinkles. Brace yourself for a heavenly treat that you won’t be able to resist!

Christmas Crack with Saltines and White Chocolate

Christmas Crack with Pretzels, Chocolate, and Toffee

Reindeer Cookie Dough Balls - SANTA.COM

Reindeer Cookie Dough Bites covered in chocolate with pretzel pieces for antlers and mini M&Ms as eyes and nose.
Reindeer Cookie Dough Bites covered in chocolate with pretzel pieces for antlers and mini M&Ms as eyes and nose.
SANTA.COM

Get merry with this easy recipe that turns cookie dough balls into festive reindeer! Perfect for a holiday party or to surprise the kids.

Reindeer Cookie Dough Balls

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