10 treats your Christmas crowd will love

Make some merry with these sweet and simple Christmas treats

Hallmark staff
10 Sweet & Simple Christmas Treats

From parties to carolers to family gatherings big and small, the Christmas season is packed with reasons to treat your favorite people (and yourself). Don’t know where to start? Try these 10 easy, tasty and downright adorable recipes. Don’t be afraid to give them all a whirl, because January, and salads, will be here before you know it.

1. Strawberry Santas

Sweet & Simple Christmas Treats: Strawberry Santas Recipe #MyHallmark #MyHallmarkIdeas

Bursting with goodness, these jolly renditions of the man in red (made from mascarpone, powdered sugar and strawberries) will have your guests dashing back to the buffet table for a second look—and bite.

Download the recipe

2. Snow-nuts

Sweet & Simple Christmas Treats: Snow-nuts Recipe #MyHallmark #MyHallmarkIdeas

Three cheers for these snowman and reindeer doughnuts—they’re a last-minute party lifesaver! All you need are some mini doughnuts, a few candies and some broken pretzels. Pretzels count as healthy, right?

Download the recipe

3. Playful Penguin Pops

Sweet & Simple Christmas Treats: Penguins Pops Recipe #MyHallmark #MyHallmarkIdeas

Tux-up some everyday ice cream pops with just a little magic. Easy instructions and easy-to-find ingredients turn chocolate covered vanilla pops into playful penguins—black and white and yummy all over!

Download the recipe

4. Chocolate Kris Krinkles

Sweet & Simple Christmas Treats: Chocolate Kris Krinkles Cookie Recipe #MyHallmark #MyHallmarkIdeas

These chocolate cookies with powdered sugar are guaranteed to put a twinkle in your eyes. Be sure to make enough to leave some for Santa on Christmas Eve or your next recipe might involve coal.

Download the recipe

5. Snowflake Wands

Sweet & Simple Christmas Treats: Snowflake Pretzel Wands Recipe #MyHallmark #MyHallmarkIdeas

White chocolate and sugar crystals transform ordinary pretzel rods into sparkling snowflake wands. And we’ve included a printable pattern to help make the magic happen.

Download the recipe

6. Giant Gingerkids

Sweet & Simple Christmas Treats: Giant Gingerkids Cookie Recipe #MyHallmark #MyHallmarkIdeas

Gingerbread cookies in ginormous proportions. Kids will love decorating them to look like their friends and family. The hardest part of this recipe is deciding which cookie appendage to nom first.

Download the recipe

7. Buckeyes

Sweet & Simple Christmas Treats: Buckeyes Recipe #MyHallmark #MyHallmarkIdeas

You don’t have to be Ohioan to enjoy these chocolate and peanut butter treats. And you don’t have to be a gourmet to make them. This delicious recipe will make a buckeye boatload, so it’s a great option when you’re treating lots of people.

Download the recipe

8. Reindeer Crunch

Sweet & Simple Christmas Treats: Reindeer Crunch Popcorn Recipe #MyHallmark #MyHallmarkIdeas

Gather your grazing herd for a delicious snack that no one will be able to keep their hands, or hooves, out of. Best of all, this recipe is ideal for tweaking to your family’s specifications.

Download the recipe (including tasty twists)

9. Hot Cocoa

Sweet & Simple Christmas Treats: White Hot Chocolate Recipe #MyHallmark #MyHallmarkIdeas

What’s white and sweet and best served warm? Our winter white hot chocolate! Take a break from sledding or extreme holiday shopping, sprinkle on some mini marshmallows, stir with a peppermint stick, and enjoy.

Download the recipe

10. Snowball Shortbread Cookies

Sweet & Simple Christmas Treats: Snowball Shortbread Cookie Recipe #MyHallmark #MyHallmarkIdeas

A snow day is the perfect time to whip up a batch of our snowball shortbread cookies. A fine dusting of powdered sugar sweetens the deal.

Download the recipe


Hungry for more? Check out all our recipes