15 Fun Holiday Recipes for Kids

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The holiday season is so magical! I love that it is so inviting to kids and adults alike and that it seems to bring out the kid in all of us. Between making fun Christmas treats for events and our advent calendar activities, it seems we are always looking for fun Christmas recipes. My kids love to help, so we opt for easy Christmas recipes the kids can make! These fun holiday recipes for kids are always exciting! I’ve included a few that are pretty healthy and a few not-so-healthy options because it is the holidays after all!

15 Fun Holiday Recipes for Kids

Ice Cream Cone Christmas Trees (from Mama Cheaps)

Ice cream cone Christmas trees.

Holiday cooking with preschoolers scares me, but no-bake recipes for kids are always great! This fun snack/craft is a super easy holiday recipe for kids to make.

Snowman Cookies (from Ideas for the Home)

Easy snowman cookies.

I look for new holiday cookie recipes for my kids each year, but this one is always our favorite! An easy Christmas dessert for kids, these snowman cookies are a festive treat that will be fun to make all winter long.

Olaf Cheese Sticks (from Mission to Save)

Olaf Frozen-themed cheese stick snack.

Pair a healthy snack with Frozen and the kids are sure to gobble these up. These Olaf cheese sticks are a great healthy treat for classroom holiday parties, especially since many schools request prepackaged holiday treats.

Gingerbread Cookies (from Amanda’s Cookin)

Classic gingerbread cookies

I’m not sure what is more fun – decorating the gingerbread men or eating them! Gingerbread cookies are what childhood memories are made of!

Grinch Fruit Kabobs (from Momables)

Grinch fruit kabobs with strawberries, bananas, and grapes.

Grinch Kabobs are healthy and fun and might even make your heart grow three sizes! When I’m looking for healthy Christmas snacks for kids, these Grinch kabobs are my go-to. (And they are a great gluten-free dessert or appetizer option too!)

Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Wreath (from The Flying Couponer)

Christmas pretzel wreaths.

Another easy winter snack for kids, these pretzel treats are sweet and salty and fun to make.

Easy Candied Jello Popcorn (from Faithfully Gluten Free)

Colorful popcorn is easy to make and fun for kids.

This easy candied Jello Popcorn lets you create a rainbow of flavors and colors that kids will love. Maybe even string some popcorn garland for holiday decor and watch your favorite Christmas movie together?

Sugar Cookie Fudge (from Erhardts Eat)

Yummy fudge that tastes like sugar cookies and is loaded with holiday sprinkles.

This Sugar Cookie Fudge Recipe is an easy treat that’s perfect for both kids and adults this holiday season!

Reindeer Graham Cookie Recipe (from Anne’s Entitled Life)

Reindeer treats made with pretzels and graham crackers.

These reindeer graham cookies are a super simple cookie recipe you can make with your children or grandchildren. 

Cheesecake Strawberry Santas (from Laura Fuentes)

Cheesecake filled strawberry santa snacks.

You’ve probably had a fruit-filled dessert. Have you ever had dessert-filled fruit? These yummy strawberries are a delicious treat for kids that I like year-round!

Cute Penguin Cupcakes (from Military Fam of 8)

Cute penguin cupcakes that kids will love.

These cute penguin cupcakes are sure to make you say “Awwwwww!”

Christmas Tree Brownies (from Swirls of Flavor)

Easy Christmas trees are an easy holiday recipe for kids.

A merry holiday treat that’s fun for kids to make and eat.

Christmas Fruit Tree (from Claudia Canu)

A fruity christmas tree.

Fruit trees (and fruit turkeys) are one of my favorite holiday recipes for kids! It’s easy and fun it can be to prepare a Christmas tree with fruit that children and adults can enjoy, even if they eat vegan and gluten-free.

Santa Pancakes (from Messy Little Monster)

Santa pancakes loaded with fruit.

These Santa Pancakes are loaded with fruit and are sure to create a Christmas memory that kids will recall all year long. (No really, they will. My kids ask for Santa pancakes even in the summer!)

Snack Cheese Christmas Trees (from Raising Whasians)

Cheesy Christmas trees.

Celebrate those little holiday moments with this Easy Cheese Christmas Tree Snack Idea for Kids with Snack Cheese. 

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