The holidays are the best time to indulge in snacks since there are so many creative and delicious ways to use seasonal ingredients. In this collection of 20 mouth-watering Christmas snacks you will be able to impress your guests with sweet as well as savory appetizers and treats that they will appreciate and devour. These festive snacks are simple, outrageously delicious and don’t require complicated cooking or baking.
You’ll find sweet treats such as chocolate covered pretzels, holiday popcorn mix, toffee Christmas candy, sweet and salty Chex mix, cranberry and apple pastries and mint fudge. Savory snacks include tomato and pesto bites, festive cranberry and cheese bliss balls, holiday feta pinwheels, easy chicken and cranberry tartlets and holiday crostini recipes.
20 Christmas Snacks Your Holiday Guests Will Love
Cranberry Bliss Seven Layer Bars by Averie Cooks
Seven layer bars get a festive makeover with dried cranberries and white chocolate. Of course there are chocolate chips, coconut and walnuts to round out the magic of these gooey bars, all set on a graham cracker crust. The texture is divine and these bars make a perfect holiday sweet treat that your guests will adore.
White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels by Two Peas And Their Pod
Sweet and salty is the name of the game with these holiday peppermint and white chocolate covered pretzels. They’re so easy to make: just dip the pretzels in white chocolate, sprinkle with crushed candy canes and enjoy!
Christmas Popcorn Recipe by Mom Foodie
Not only does this popcorn look like Christmas, it tastes like it too! Make a large bowl of this party snack by drizzling melted white chocolate wafers over popcorn, add some festive holiday candy sprinkles along with red and green M & M’s and you’re done. Delish!
Peanut Butter Swirl Saltine Toffee Christmas Crack by Cafe Delites
These saltine cracker toffee snacks are addictive and make the perfect holiday snack for entertaining. Chocolate and peanut butter lovers will devour these! Salted toffee gets mixed with a cracker base and topped with creamy chocolate and salty peanut butter. This treat also makes a great Christmas gift for co-workers, friends and family!
Eggnog Cookies by Love From The Oven
This cookie says Christmas with its delightful eggnog flavor in a snickerdoodle base. Decorate with a simple glaze and festive sprinkles and you’ve got a holiday cookie that everyone will love to snack on!
Cinnamon Sugar Sweet And Salty Chex Mix by I Heart Eating
Whether you make this snack mix to keep around the house or to feed a party crowd, it’s a holiday winner! It’s easy to throw together, too. Chex cereals, Cheerios, pretzels, crackers, and nuts get mixed and loaded with butter, honey, sugar and cinnamon. Snack heaven!
Peppermint Blondies by A Calculated Whisk
Move over brownies; it’s time for holiday blondies to take your place with these rich and chewy treats perfect for snacking, desserts, or parties. Mix these in one bowl, add a little peppermint extract for Christmas flavor, and top with chocolate drizzle, chocolate chips and candy canes. Mouth watering good!
Cranberry Apple Puff Pastry Tarts by Homemade Hooplah
Puff pastry sheets get loaded with cranberry sauce and apple slices for a decadent but easy holiday treat. Snack on these or make them as an elegant appetizer for your Christmas party.
Easy Christmas Treat Pretzel Rods by Celebrating The Season
Here’s a fun snack that kids will love to help make. Dip pretzel rods in various colors of candy coating and decorate with assorted Christmas sprinkles. The perfect appetizer sweet and salty treat to munch on!
Grinch White Chocolate Mint Fudge by Sweet Recipes
This sweet recipe is the perfect minty flavor to celebrate Christmas as well as honor one of the holiday’s most beloved Dr. Seuss characters, Grinch. They’re super easy to make but make sure you get the little heart sprinkles to truly make it Grinch-worthy!
Chocolate Dipped Potato Chips by Daily Appetite
Potato chips dipped in chocolate? Yes, please! This simple snack is the perfect Christmas treat to keep around for all your sweet and salty snack attacks and makes a great presentation on an appetizer table, too! Make these chips festive with a dash of red, white and green sprinkles. Cute and addicting!
Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Bites by Well Plated
Mini fillo shells are the perfect vehicle to hold a cream cheese and pesto mixture topped with sun-dried tomatoes and garnished with chopped basil. Makes a delicious Christmas snack for holiday entertaining. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
Mini Candied Pecan Cranberry Goat Cheese Balls by Peas And Crayons
Along with being gorgeous to look at, these festive mini cheese balls are full of seasonal goodness. Candied pecans, cranberries and goat cheese get rolled into savory bliss balls and topped with chopped parsley. Refrigerate to firm before serving.
Gorgonzola Pear English Muffin Pizzas by The Rising Spoon
Pears are abundant during fall and winter and here’s a quick appetizer that you can make to take advantage of their harvest season. Toast english muffins, sprinkle with cheese, crumbled gorgonzola and walnuts, then top with pear slices. Bake for 10 minutes, arrange on a platter and serve.
Cranberry And Feta Pinwheels by The Girl Who Ate Everything
Possibly the easiest savory Christmas snack to make, try these fun pinwheels. Mix cream cheese, feta and dried cranberries then smear the mixture on a green spinach flour tortilla, roll up and cut into pinwheels. Adorable, festive and delish!
Pumpkin Goat Cheese Crostini by Well Plated
Add a little pumpkin puree to goat cheese to make these delectable and festive crostini. Dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds and fresh sage complete this savory snack toast.
Cranberry Chicken On Apple Slices by Yummy Addiction
Apples? Check. Dried cranberries? Check. Chicken salad? Check. Mix your cranberries with your chicken salad. Slice your apples. Add a dollop of cranberry chicken salad on top of an apple slice. This seasonal snack is an easy addition to your holiday appetizer table.
Gluten Free Chip Guacamole Bites by My Gluten Free Kitchen
Perfect for party appetizers or for everyday snacking, these savory snacks can be put together in no time. Grab your favorite package of scoopable chips (opt for gluten-free if need be), add a dollop of guacamole to them, sprinkle with grated cheese of your choice, top with half a cherry tomato. Christmasy and savory!
Chicken Cranberry Brie Tartlets by Lemon Tree Dwelling
Puff pastry gets transformed into simple tartlets with flavorful bite-sized chicken chunks, fresh cranberries and brie. A meaty, savory and pretty treat for holiday party appetizers.
Pistachio Pomegranate Crostini by Recipes From A Pantry
All the colors of Christmas show up in these easy crostini bites. Green and nutty pistachios, white salted feta and ruby red pomegranate seeds top baguette bread slices. Bake them or not: they’re outrageously delicious either way
Dazzle your guests this season with these mouth-watering snacks and be prepared to receive compliments for your amazing efforts at the appetizer table!