17 Cute & Healthy Christmas Snacks for Kids

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On the hunt for cute & healthy Christmas snacks for kids? Check out these super fun snack ideas for Christmas time that are too cute to miss.

Below you’ll find Christmas-themed snacks that not only cute, but also pretty easy to put together. Fun food presentations like the ones on this list are an easy way to add novelty to food, which we have found gets our toddlers more receptive to eating different foods.

Plus, most of these holiday snack ideas use things you probably already have around the house, like positioning cut up veggies to look like Christmas trees or adding fruit to toast to look like a reindeer.

Let’s check out these festive holiday snack ideas!

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Snowman rice cake

a rice cake made to look like a snowman with a layer of cream cheese and berries for a face

HOW TO DO IT:

  • Cover a rice cake with cream cheese
  • Make a snowman face with blueberries, slices of strawberries
  • The mouth can be made of chocolate chips or blueberries

Reindeer cheese toast

a piece of cheese toast made to look like a reindeer with antlers made from crust an berries for a face

HOW TO DO IT:

  • Cut bread so it has head contours
  • Spread on cream cheese, cheese slices or jam
  • Cut leftover crust and position them to look like antlers and ears
  • Add either fruit or vegetables (depending on if its sweet or savory toast) for eyes
  • Add a red nose with cherries, maraschino cherries, cranberries or craisins

Christmas tree cucumber open-faced sandwich

a cutting board with a piece of toast shaped like a christmast ree with cucumbers on it with the ingredients around the cutting board

HOW TO DO IT:

  • Cut a slice of bread in a Christmas tree shape (a cookie cutter works here too)
  • Cover with cream cheese
  • Thinly slice cucumbers and arrange on top of cream cheese

Kiwi Christmas tree

slices of kiwi on a plate placed in a christmas tree shape

HOW TO DO IT:

  • Thinly slice kiwi longways
  • Position them at the diagonal on both sides as tree branches
  • Use another thinner slice at the tree branch
  • If you’re feeling ambitious, add a star on top of the tree with a strawberry.

Mandarin orange Christmas tree

A plate with pieces of a clementine shaped like a christmas tree with little pomegranate seed decorations

HOW TO DO IT:

  • Peel clementines and break into wedges
  • Arrange wedges into a triangle Christmas tree shape
  • Add decorations like pomegranate seeds or cut up grapes to look like ornaments on the tree
  • Optional: use a cinnamon stick or piece of cut vegetable for the tree trunk

Santa strawberries

a cut strawberry with whipped cream in the middle made to look like santa

HOW TO DO IT:

  • Cut a strawberry in half short-ways
  • Add frosting, cream cheese or a very thick whipped cream between the two pieces of strawberry with the tip pointing up
  • Add a dab of the cream on the tip of the strawberry
  • Use chia seeds or mini chocolate chips for eyes
  • Note: plan to serve quickly if using whipped cream

Christmas cookie cutter cheese toast

cheese toast cut into christmas shapes like christmas trees and snowman

HOW TO DO IT:

  • Cut bread slices with Christmas cookie cutters for toast
  • Leave plain with butter or jam, or top with cheese also cut with the cookie cutter
  • You can use pieces of berries or fruit if you want to add more decoration

Cheese toast

a plate of cheese toast made to look festive for christmas with little pieces of vegetable cut used to make shapes like christmas trees and snowman

HOW TO DO IT:

  • Spread cream cheese or jam on toast
  • Use small cookie cutter to cut out a Christmas shape from a cheese slice
  • Layer cheese on top of toast to reveal the cut out shape.
  • Add small pieces of cut fruit or vegetables as details (optional)

Sandwich wrap Christmas tree

A plate of slices of sandwich wraps with green tortillas arranged in the shape of a christmas tree

HOW TO DO IT:

  • Buy green tortilla wraps (look for ones with spinach)
  • Add fillings of choice and roll up the wrap
  • Cut into slices and arrange slices in the shape of a Christmas tree

Reindeer cheese wedges

little wedges of cheese made to look like reindeer with pretzels and peppercorn eyes

HOW TO DO IT:

  • Use Laughing Cow spreadable cheese wedges for the reindeer head
  • Push into the soft cheese two pretzels for antlers
  • Eyes can be made of peppercorns or little slices of fruit
  • Red noses can be made of craisins, cranberries, pomegranate seeds, cut pieces of cherries or maraschino cherries

Snowman cheese balls

little cheese balls made to look like snowman

HOW TO DO IT:

  • Stack a mozzarella ball onto of lox for a scarf and then another mozzarella ball and secure with toothpicks
  • Use peppercorns pushed into the cheese for eyes
  • Push in a tiny wedge of carrot for a nose
  • Use an olive for a hat and a thin slice of olive for a mouth

Penguin cheese balls

a plate of little appetizer penguins made of cheese balls and olives

HOW TO DO IT:

  • Cut a carrot into circles and cut a small wedge out for make feet
  • Put a mozzarella ball on top
  • Use toothpicks to secure olives to the top for a head and a half olive for each wing
  • Put a piece of the leftover carrot wedge in the olive for a beak
  • Bonus: add a little Santa hat with a small slice of red pepper and adhere with cream cheese

Christmas shaped egg-in-a-hole toast

Toast with a christmas tree shaped egg in the middle like a egg hole in toast

HOW TO DO IT:

  • Make a hole in pieces of bread using Christmas-themed cookie cutters
  • Add oil to a pan to a hot pan and put down piece of bread
  • Crack and mix egg
  • Pour egg into the bread hole and cook

Broccoli Christmas tree

Broccoli pieces in the shape of a christmas tree with food pieces as decorations

HOW TO DO IT:

  • Cut up broccoli into small pieces of the “leafy” part
  • Arrange in the shape of a Christmas tree
  • Drizzle ranch dressing around the tree as decorations
  • Add small pieces of other vegetables for ornaments

Christmas tree toast

pieces of bread cut like christmas trees made to look like trees with chives

HOW TO DO IT:

  • Cut bread in Christmas tree shape (you could use a cookie cutter here too)
  • Spread on cream cheese
  • Add cut chives to look like tree greenery

Festive nutella toast

christmas nutella toast. one piece has a christmas tree made of kiwi slices and one has a santa hat made with pomegranate seeds

HOW TO DO IT:

  • Make a piece of toast and spread on a coat of nutella
  • For a Santa hat design, add pomegranate seeds for the red part and marshmallows for the white
  • For a Christmas tree, position small slices of kiwi and add pomegranate seeds as ornaments.

Christmas charcuterie

A charcuterie plate made to look like a christmas tree

HOW TO DO IT:

  • Pick out charcuterie items of your choise
  • Arrange in the shape of a Christmas tree

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