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17 Christmas Snacks for Toddlers That Are Simple and Healthy

These Christmas snacks for toddlers will get your family in the Christmas spirit without the massive sugar high afterwards! 

This post is all about Christmas snacks for toddlers that are easy to make, delicious to eat, and secretly healthy too!

Christmas Snacks for Toddlers

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Christmas Snacks for Toddlers

What makes these good Christmas snacks for toddlers?

Christmas is often kids’ favorite time of year. So while I don’t want to pack my kids with sugar for a full month, I do want them to be able to enjoy fun Christmas snacks! I also don’t want to spend an hour and a ton of money making every one of their snacks. 

These Christmas snacks for toddlers are…

  • Simple– These snacks are easy to make quickly, whether it’s for a casual snack in the middle of the day or a Christmas party.
  • Inexpensive– You likely already have the ingredients for a lot of these snacks at home!
  • Healthy– Many of these snacks involve fruits or veggies! (unlike most Christmas snacks!)
  • FUN! 

1. Grape Santa Hats

These grape Santas are super easy Christmas snacks for toddlers that will make everyone in your family smile! They also make a great classroom snack or addition to any Christmas party.

Grape Santa Hats (via Clean & Scentsible)

Ingredients:
  • Green grapes
  • Banana slices
  • Whole strawberries
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Toothpicks
Directions:
  1. Start by poking the toothpick through the center of the green grape. 
  2. Next, put the toothpick through the center of the banana slice and then the strawberry. 
  3. Finish by placing the mini marshmallow on top.

2. cinnamon apples

I love Cracker Barrell cinnamon apples, but the sugar definitely hits home afterwards. These cinnamon apples have no added sugar and all the yumminess! 

Cinnamon Apples (via Wholesome Recipe Box)

* View full ingredients list and directions at Wholesome Recipe Box.

Ingredients:
  • Apples
  • Butter
  • Apple juice
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon
  • Allspice
  • Salt
  • Cornstarch
  • Apple cider vinegar
Directions:
  1. Place the apples and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Toss until the butter has melted and coated the apples. 
  2. Mix the apple juice, honey, cinnamon, allspice and salt together. Pour mixture over apples and toss everything together. Cover and simmer on medium-low heat for about 5-minutes. 
  3. Uncover, add cornstarch, and toss till combined and thickened.  
  4.  Stir in the apple cider vinegar.

3. Banana Snowman Kabobs

Christmas snacks for toddlers have to be fun of course! These banana snowman kabobs are an quick and easy snack that is fun to make and fun to eat!

Banana Snowmen (via One Handed Cooks)

Ingredients:
  • Banana slices
  • Strawberry halves
  • Grapes (can also use marshmallows)
  • Raisins or mini chocolate chips
  • Small pieces of mandarin oranges or carrot pieces for the nose (up to you!)
  • Large kabob sticks
Directions:
  1. After cutting up all the fruit as needed, carefully slide the kabob stick through 3 banana slices. Make sure you are going through the sides of the banana and not the center of the banana. 
  2. Next, press the strawberry half and grape onto the top of the kabob stick. 
  3. Put the raisins/chocolate chips and the carrot nose onto the snowmen for the final touch! 

4. snowmen cheese sticks

There is nothing better than a cute snack that requires minimal effort and minimal art skills. When it comes to easy Christmas snacks, these snowmen cheese sticks are definitely the easiest of all time. All you need is cheese sticks and sharpies! 

Snowmen Cheese Sticks (via Kid Friendly Things to Do)

Ingredients:
  • Mozzarella cheese sticks
  • Black sharpie
  • Orange sharpie
  • Minimal art skills
Directions:
  1. Gather some mozzarella cheese sticks, a black sharpie, and an orange sharpie.
  2. Draw from top to bottom, starting with the snowman hat and face. End by drawing the buttons on your cheese stick snowmen. 
  3. Place all your cheese sticks in a cute bowl or on a fun plate! 

5. Pizza Stockings

If you have Christmas cookie cutters you can cut your pizza crust into tons of fun Christmas shapes! These pizza stockings with mini pepperoni are my personal favorite!

Pizza Stockings (via Delish)

Ingredients:
  • Refrigerated pizza crust
  • Olive oil
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Mini pepperoni
  • Any other desired pizza toppings 
  • Stocking cookie cutter
Directions:
  1. Roll out the pizza dough to desired thickness. Then, using a stocking cookie cutter, cut stockings out of the pizza dough.
  2. Rub the dough with olive oil and any desired seasonings.
  3. Spoon on the desired amount of pizza sauce and then mozzarella cheese. 
  4. Decorate with mini pepperoni and any other desired toppings.

6. Snowman Veggies & Dip

Depending on the age of your toddler and their chewing ability, you’ll want to be careful about what veggies you include on this plate. You could also opt to do fruit and fruit dip instead, using blueberries and a strawberry slice for the face! 

Snowman Veggie Platter (via Delishably)

Ingredients:
  • Veggie dip
  • Black olive slices (for the face)
  • Celery (for arms)
  • Carrots (and one for the nose :))
  • Any other of your favorite veggies
  • 3 circle serving dishes
Directions:
  1. Arrange the 3 dishes smallest to largest, with the smallest on top. 
  2. Fill the smallest serving dish with the veggie dip, and garnish with the black olives and baby carrot to create a face. 
  3. Put two pieces of celery to the sides of the second largest bowl for arms. 
  4. Fill the 2 larger bowls with any of your favorite veggies. 

7. Reindeer PB Crackers

These reindeer crackers literally only take a few seconds to make! They are yummy for adults too! 

Reindeer Cracker Snacks (via BentoLunch.net)

Ingredients:
  • Round crackers (Ritz work great!)
  • Peanut butter
  • Mini pretzels
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Red M&M’s
Directions:
  1. Start by spreading the crackers with peanut butter.
  2. Place two mini pretzels at the top of the cracker to make reindeer antlers. 
  3. Press the mini chocolate chips into the peanut butter to make the eyes and the red M&M to make the nose. 

8. Cheese Chunks Christmas Tree

These cheese  trees are a lot of fun for kids and adults a like. They are great addition to a charcuterie board at Christmas time! 

Christmas Tree Snack (via Raising Whasians

Ingredients:
  • Mozzarella cheese sticks
  • Colby jack cheese sticks
  • Meat sticks
  • Tooth picks 
  • Printed Christmas stars (can be glued to the top of the toothpick if desired)
Directions:
  1. Cut the cheese sticks into pieces that slowly get smaller, alternating between mozzarella & Colby jack. 
  2. Cut the meat sticks into small pieces to make the tree trunks. 
  3. Line up the cheese and meat stick to form the tree and slowly slide the toothpick through everything. 
  4. Add stars on top of the toothpicks if desired 🙂

9. Avocado Christmas Tree

Avocado is a great kid food and an even better one when it’s in the form of a Christmas tree! Use any veggies your kids like as fun ornaments and let them decorate their own tree before eating it. 

Avocado Christmas Tree (via Healthy Little Foodies)

Ingredients:
  • Flour tortillas or pita slices
  • Ripe avocado
  • Cherry tomatoes (quartered if for little ones)
  • Any other favorite veggies to decorate
  • Cheese slices  (You’ll need a star cookie cutter or really good knife skills)
Directions:
  1. Start by cutting the tortillas or pitas into quarters. 
  2. Spread the avocado on top.
  3. Top with the cherry tomatoes or other veggies.
  4. Cut the cheese slices with a star cookie cutter and place at the top of your tree. 

10. Cookie Cutter Sandwiches

Any sandwich can be festive if you own a few Christmas cookie cutters. Even if your toddler lives on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, why not cut them in the shape of a Christmas tree?

Christmas Tree Sandwiches (via Appetizer Addiction)

Ingredients:
  • Your favorite bread
  • Ham and cheese OR
  • Peanut butter and jelly OR
  • Turkey and cheese OR
  • Nutella OR 
  • Any of your favorite sandwich fillings!
  • Christmas tree cookie cutter
Directions:
  1. Make full size sandwiches on the bread with your favorite fillings. 
  2. Use a Christmas tree cookie cutter to cut out as many as you can from each sandwich. 
  3. Snack on the scraps while you wait for your company or kiddos.

11. Christmas Yogurt Bark

This healthy alternative to peppermint bark is made of Greek yogurt and your favorite red and green fruits! 

Christmas Frozen Yogurt Bark (via Healthy Little Foodies)

Ingredients:
  • 2 Cups plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Red fruits (strawberries, raspberries, craisins, etc.)
  • Green fruits (kiwi, green grapes, etc.)
  • Mini Christmas cookie cutters (if desired)
Directions:
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Spread the Greek yogurt evenly over the whole tray.
  3. Cut fruit as desired and place it into the yogurt. 
  4. Freeze until it is completely solid. (about 4 hours)
  5. Break or cut into sections. 
  6. Store in a bag or container in the freezer. 

12. Frozen Banana Penguins

Chocolate bananas are good but chocolate bananas in the form of adorable penguins are even better! 

Frozen Banana Penguins (via Reading Confetti)

Ingredients:
  • Bananas
  • Chocolate chips
  • Orange Reeses Pieces or Orange M&M’s cut in half (you will need 2 per penguin)
  • Candy eyes
Directions:
  1. Start by melting the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Make sure to stir them every 20-30 seconds until they are fully melted. 
  2. After peeling the bananas, cut them in half and dip the natural end into the chocolate chips. Press the bottom of the banana into the chocolate chips a little more to let the chocolate go down the back and around the sides to create penguin wings. Set them on a sheet lined with parchment paper. 
  3. Quickly put the candy eyes on before the chocolate starts to set. 
  4. Cut the Reeses pieces in half and then dip them in the chocolate before sticking them on for the beak and feet of the penguin. 
  5. Put them in the freezer for about 20 minutes to set up the chocolate fully. 
  6. If you don’t want to eat them immediately, make sure to put them in a freezer safe container.

13. Grinch Heart Rice Krispies

I’ll definitely admit that rice krispies wouldn’t normally make it on my healthy snack list, but these were honestly just too cute not to include. Plus, what kid doesn’t love a rice Krispy treat!? At least these are a lot less sugary than most Christmas treats! 

Grinch Heart Rice Krispies (via Mom 4 Real)

*View full ingredients list and directions at Mom 4 Real.

Ingredients:
Directions:
  1. Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. 
  2. Mix in the marshmallows and stir until all the marshmallows are melted. 
  3. Stir in a few drops of green food coloring until you get the green you want.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the Rice Krispies. 
  5. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Then spread out the mixture evenly onto the cookie sheet. 
  6. Use the heart cookie cutter to cut out the hearts. 
  7. Place a heart shaped candy in the center of each Rice Krispie. 

14. Reindeer Celery

Really little ones may not have the teeth for this one, but older ones will love this reindeer celery! These super easy Christmas snacks are just too cute not to love.

Reindeer Celery (via Family Fresh Meals)

Ingredients:
  • Celery
  • Peanut butter
  • Mini pretzels
  • Christmas M&M’s
  • Candy eyes
Directions:
  1. Cut the celery into small celery sticks and fill each one with peanut butter. 
  2. Break the two arches off the top of the mini pretzels and place them as antlers. 
  3. Place 2 candy eyes and an M&M nose on each one. 

15. Banana Strawberry Candy Cane

This snack is incredibly simple but so fun for Christmas! All you need is a banana and a few strawberries to pull this one off! 

Healthy Candy Cane (via Healthy Little Foodies)

Ingredients:
  • Banana slices
  • Strawberry slices
Directions:
  1. Cut the top of the strawberries off and then continue cutting to create circle strawberry slices. 
  2. Slice the banana into slices similar to the thickness you sliced the strawberries in. 
  3. Alternate back and forth between banana and strawberry slices and curve them slowly to form the candy cane. 
  4. Enjoy! Fruit dip is a bonus! 

16. Watermelon Christmas trees

You can easily create these watermelon Christmas trees by cutting away the rind to create a tree trunk! Then get to it and decorate your Christmas tree. 

Watermelon Christmas Trees (via Healthy Little Foodies)

Ingredients:
  • Water melon slices
  • Vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Any other fruit you want to use to garnish
Directions:
  1. Cut watermelon slices like normal. Next, cut the rind from either side, leaving only the middle remaining to form the tree trunk. 
  2. Place the Greek yogurt in a Ziploc bag and cut a hole in the corner to let your kids pipe their own decorations. 
  3. Top the yogurt with your favorite fruits if desired. 

17. Pancake Ornaments

These pancake ornaments make the perfect breakfast during the Christmas season. Make sure to make a few extra for snacks later on! Your kids can spend time decorating their own ornaments with sprinkles, candies, fruit, whatever you have at home! You can easily control the amount of sugar with the toppings you let your kids use!

Pancake Ornaments (via Hello Wonderful)

Ingredients:
  • Small pancakes
  • Small apple pieces for the ornament tops
  • An assortment of sprinkles and toppings
Directions:
  1. Make your own pancakes or use cook frozen ones. 
  2. Cut out an ornament top from an apple for each ornament. 
  3. Put out all the sprinkles and toppings and give each of your children a pancake ornament to decorate. 

This post was all about Christmas snacks for toddlers that are easy, healthy, and also incredibly yummy! I hope you’ve loved these ideas and they make Christmas just a little bit better this year!

-Beautifully Busy Mom

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