Play with your food: Christmas treats

Christmas Treats: Fun & Easy Recipes

’Tis the season—for parties! And that means it’s time to think recipes, especially fun Christmas treat ideas that give people something to talk about. This year, our festive feast of fun food includes seven easy Christmas treats, both savory and sweet: Christmas meringue cookies, snowflake wands, strawberry Santas, mini sausage wreaths, snow-nuts, a snowman cheese ball and playful penguin ice cream pops. Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Meringue Cookie Recipe

Meringue Christmas tree cookies

Standing alone or in an edible forest, these festive Christmas trees add color to any table.

Mini Sausage Wreath Recipe

Sausage wreaths

An elegant and delicious upgrade on a classic kid-favorite.

Snowman Cheese Ball Recipe

Frosty the Cheeseman

It’s not the temperature that will make this snowman disappear. It’s hard to take just one bite of this cheese ball.

Penguin Ice Cream Pop Recipe

Penguin pops

Don’t be surprised when this treat waddles its way onto your family’s holiday favorites list.

Strawberry Santas Recipe

Strawberry Santas

These little Santas are almost too cute to eat. But go ahead—you can always make more!

Snowflake Pretzel Rod Recipe

Snowflake wands

Make Christmas magic appear with these easy treats made from almond bark and pretzels.

Christmas Donut Recipe


These delightful donuts are perfect for those who would rather assemble than bake—and they are just as yummy!

Tina Stamos is a food stylist who lives in Austin, Texas. When she makes it out of the kitchen, she likes to explore Texas, eat tacos from food trucks and teach her dogs how to play Frisbee.

Jennifer Fujita

Jennifer is a Hallmark writer and culinary student who is always on the hunt for new, easy recipes for celebrating the holidays and seasons.