Healthy Christmas Treats – Easy Christmas Snacks and Desserts

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What are Christmas snacks?

Christmas is probably the sweetest time of the year which is pretty much explainable with all the colorful candies and festive treats around! What’s different about Christmas candies is you will see tons of Christmas-themed packaging and colors which ultimately feels as if Christmas is already here. But of course, nothing will beat a homemade Christmas treats! Some classic Christmas snacks you can do at home are: 

  • Gingerbread men cookies – these gingerbread men produces a soft, warmly-spiced flavor that kids will love! And of course, let’s not forget the tradition that comes with it: building a gingerbread house! 
  • Christmas pudding – Christmas puddings will always be rich in flavor! And the good thing about this is you can make it weeks before the holiday for the flavors to develop. 
  • Christmas Santas – if you know how to make your own chocolate at home, then try making chocolate Santas! You just have to shape and add a few designs to it to make it look like Santa Claus!

If you do not have time to make your own, it is perfectly fine! So if you are wondering what other popular Christmas treats to buy, then here are some of them:

  • Candy canes – You will never NOT see candy canes once December comes. Candy canes are so versatile that they can be hung on your Christmas trees or an extra festive display on your dining table.
  • Hershey’s Kisses – Hershey’s Kisses also go on-theme once December arrives! These little, delicious chocolates are perfect for stocking stuffer or gifts! 
  • Peppermint bark – Peppermint bark pieces embody the two Christmas flavors: chocolate and peppermint!
  • Reindeer corn – Yes, reindeer corn exists! They are covered with Christmas colors and are created to look like corn kernel pieces.
  • Butter toffee – You will also see butter toffees on some families’ tables which ranges from fudge to bite-sized pieces.
  • Truffles – Truffles are definitely a guest-favorite when it comes to Christmas parties and get-togethers! 

What are the most healthy desserts?

A dessert will be considered healthy if it still has incorporated nutrients to it while having less sugar and fats. So some healthy snacks and desserts are dried fruits, whole grain crackers, and more! If you are planning to make your own, then the easiest way to make your dessert healthier is by incorporating fruits and vegetables. Fruits have natural sugar in it so your desserts will still have that sweet taste – but in a healthier way! And if you are looking for a sweetener, opt for healthier alternatives such as honey, maple syrup, and agave. It is also good to know that there are healthier alternatives for butter as well and these include coconut oil and olive oil! And if your recipes require flour, try substituting ⅓-½ of your flour with whole grain alternatives. And if you love chocolate in your recipes, then try to use dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate since the dark ones have more antioxidants, fiber, iron, and other nutrients. 

Healthy Christmas snacks

You can still have your fair share of Christmas treats without counting calories or ruining your diet! Here are healthy Christmas snacks that are still rich in festive flavors! 

 

15. Grinch Fruit Kabobs

These adorable Grinch fruit kabobs are a fun and healthy holiday snack to make with your kids! Turn green grapes, banana slices, strawberries and mini marshmallows into a festive snack to enjoy while cozying up on the couch to watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

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14. Peppermint Bark Pretzels

Peppermint Bark Pretzels are a sweet and savory Christmas candy made with white chocolate, pretzel sticks, and crushed candy cane. This easy holiday recipe makes the perfect edible Christmas gift, stocking stuffer, party favor, or fun addition to your Christmas candy and cookie tray.

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13. Sugar Plums

These festive sugar plums are a classic holiday treat. This version is made with all raw, healthy ingredients for a nutritious spin on the classic sugarplum recipe holiday candy.

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12. Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Bites

These gingerbread chocolate chip bites are a great no-bake, festive and healthy snack that come together in just 10 minutes.

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11. Protein Ball Recipe {Gingerbread Protein Bites}

An easy protein ball recipe is one of my favorite snacks to keep the holiday munchies at bay! These little snacks are packed with protein and taste just like a gingerbread cookie!

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10. Oatmeal Raisin Peppermint Cookies (Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies)

Oatmeal Raisin Peppermint Cookies are the perfect combination of chewy, chocolate and mint for your new favorite Peppermint holiday cookies.

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9. Coconut Snowballs

I know many parents are on the hunt for gluten-free snacks and/or dairy-free snacks for their kids. Particularly if they are allergy kids.

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8. Pistachio and Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt Bark (GF, Low Carb)

This colourful and healthier Pistachio and Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt Bark is an easy to make yogurt snack or dessert that the whole family will love. It needs only 4 common ingredients and a few mins to make. Suitable for people following a Gluten-Free or Low Carb diet.

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7. Best Easy Chocolate Hummus Ever (Vegan, GF)

Chocolate Hummus is a dreamy and sweet dessert hummus that’s actually healthy (but no one will know it). It is a great spread, appetizer, dip, dessert, snack and me time treat that the whole family will love.

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6. Oreo Truffles Balls With Condensed Milk

While Oreo is a favorite among st everyone. Oreo balls can be made with cream cheese or condensed milk. Oreo balls with condensed milk are sweet so I suggest making small balls.

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5. Chocolate Salami Recipe

This chocolate salami is one of those recipes that makes me very excited. I just can’t have enough of these. I made these before the festive season for guests, or I should say if I had any guest under lockdown for coronavirus. Useless to say, I ate these all alone, YUM.

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4. Keto Chocolate Swiss Roll Cake Recipe

This Low Carb Chocolate Roulade or as some can call it Keto Chocolate Swiss Roll Cake is not only Sugar-free but Grain-free, gluten-free and also scrumptiously soft, fluffy and creamy, filled with cocoa aroma. With only 2g of carbs, this perfect Keto Dessert choice is for your Christmas table or just a party you are planning to attend.

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3. Best Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Wonderfully sweet, delightfully gooey, this is without question the best chocolate fudge recipe made without condensed milk (and sugar!) you’re ever going to have! Feel free to indulge yourself with this vegan fudge without any guilt or second guessing.

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2.  15-Minute Pomegranate Parfaits with Pistachios

Beautiful and delicious Pomegranate Parfaits Recipe with Pistachios and Mascarpone Cream is a perfect Christmas dessert. These rich, creamy, festive and gorgeous looking layered parfaits take just 15 minutes to make!

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1. Pomegranate Dark Chocolate Bites

This pomegranate dark chocolate bites recipe is ridiculously simple and delicious. We are talking three very simple ingredients (chocolate, pomegranates, and sea salt), minimal prep time, and maximum flavor.

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Healthy Christmas Treats - Easy Christmas Snacks and Desserts

Healthy Christmas Treats - Easy Christmas Snacks and Desserts

You can still have your share of Christmas treats without ruining your diet! Here are healthy Christmas snacks that you will love!

Ingredients

  • GRINCH FRUIT KABOBS
  • PEPPERMINT BARK PRETZELS
  • SUGAR PLUMS
  • GINGERBREAD CHOCOLATE CHIP BITES
  • PROTEIN BALL

Instructions

    1. Choose any Christmas snacks from the post that you like.
    2. Click on the link below the photo to get the full recipes and instructions.
    3. Try the best Christmas snacks and share your photo under my pin on Pinterest!

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