24 Christmas Finger Food Ideas
Reindeer Gingerbread Cookies
via: Meet the DubiensLeaving a snack for St. Nick dates back to the poem by Clement Clarke Moore, “The Night Before christmas”.
As the myth of the “jolly old elf” with a tummy that “shook like a bowl full of jelly” spread, Santa came to be known not only for his kindness, but also an insatiable love of sweets.
‘Til this day, kids all over the world leave treats for St. Nick, from rice porridge in Sweden to mince pies in England to Guinness beer in Ireland. And, of course, gingerbread cookies.
Cookie Cutter Fudge
via: Betty CrockerSuper cute way to serve a Christmas dessert. It also would be great for homemade Christmas gifts for family and friends. Who doesn’t like fudge?
If you want to use the cookie cutters and fudge for gifts, leave the fudge in the cookie cutter and wrap with cellophane and secure with a holiday ribbon.
Chocolate Raspberry Forest Cake
via: Chocolate and CarrotsCake is the best thing in the world.
Make those little cute trees to adorn your Christmas cake by melting dark chocolate and drawing the trees on foil. Put them in the fridge until they’re hard and place them on the sides of the cake using more melted chocolate as glue.
via: Love from the OvenDonuts for Christmas? Why not?
Make your own or simply decorate store bought donuts with some melting chocolate, chocolate chips, M&M’s, sprinkles and pretzels.
Candy Cane Sled Cupcakes
via: So DomesticatedThese are adorable on their own, but even more so on top of a cupcake.
Once the sleds are set, pipe a dollop of white frosting anywhere on the sled to look like snow. Sprinkle with white sparkling sugar and place on top of a cupcake.
Candy Christmas Lights
via: Hungry HappeningsThis is a two ingredient project that takes minutes to create.
All you need is some almond M&M’s and some Mike and Ike candies. Cut the Mike & Ike candies in half and immediately press the sticky cut side onto the wider end of a M&M.
Hot Dog Stocking
via: Cute Food for KidsSearching for Christmas party appetizer ideas? Here is a quick and easy one.
Kids will love them. Simply cut the hotdog after it’s cooked, place it on a skewer and use cream cheese to decorate it.
via: AichigoMake these sandwich snowman for Christmas breakfast.
Use wide, medium, and narrow glasses to press circles out of each sandwich. Arrange the circles on a plate and add decorations.
Mini Gingerbread Houses
via: Cake TimeFor those who have more than one child, decorating a gingerbread house can be an arduous task. Little Jenny wants a pink roof, little Timmy wants dinosaurs… One little disagreement and the whole thing becomes a war zone.
Here’s the solution: individual mini gingerbread houses. One for each kid. Hell, 5 for each kid. And peace was restored, and mom can finally read a book.
Wrap ‘n’ Stack Sandwich Tree
via: SpoonfulCan’t decide what to bring to a tree-trimming party?
How about an edible tree. Made from mini sandwiches with colorful vegetables, it’s a healthy alternative to the usual array of holiday sweets.
Melting Snowman Cookies
via: Truly Custom CakeryIsn’t this the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?
You can use just about any Sugar Cookie Cut Out Recipe you choose. You’ll need some piping bags and size 1 or 2 tips. Color your royal icing the colors of your choice and have fun.
Reindeer Nutter Butter Cookies
via: Our Best BitesYou just need Nutter Butter cookies, pretzels and M&M’s and attach everything with frosting.
If you’re doing this with kids, it works really well to put a little frosting in a heavy duty zip lock bag and cut a tiny corner off.
via: Tutto Bella BlogThis candy tray is an adorable way to serve your holiday cookies, apps or drinks!
It’s an easy and cheap way to add a little something extra to your holiday treats.
Santa Hat Brownies
via: Daisy’s WorldYou can use ready-made brownie bites or bake a pan of your favorite brownies. Whip up some vanilla-mascarpone buttercream to simulate the white trim on the hats.
Voila! A festive dessert to get everyone into the spirit of the holidays.
Santa Suit Candy Cups
via: Hungry HappeningsThese completely edible Santa Suit Candy Cups can be filled with candies and used as party favors.
Or they can be filled with anything from chocolate mousse to ice cream for Christmas dessert.
3D Snowman Cookies
via: Cake TimeCelebrate the first snow day with these adorable 3D snowman cookies.
You can use royal icing, fondant or melted white chocolate and draw the details with food coloring.
Reindeer Cheese Wedges
via: Projesct DennelerA fun and super easy appetizer idea for your Christmas party.
These cheese reindeer is made from Laughing Cow cheese wedge, pretzels, olives and peppercorn for the eyes.
via: All YouUse your favorite candies to transform ordinary cupcakes into festive winter treats.
via: Hungry HappeningsA pretty simple and fun project to do with the kids.
The perfect little Christmas treat for holiday school parties.
Bûche de Noël
via: Say Yes to HobokenBûche de Noël means “Christmas log” in French, referring to the Yule log that would be burned in the the fireplace in centuries past for good luck and healing properties.
Today many families celebrate this tradition, and bake a Bûche de Noël around Christmas time.
Rudolph Cake Pop
via: Lisa StormsMake these little cake pops with red M&M’s for the noses and little pearl sprinkles with food marker for eyes. Put them in lollipop bags and make the antlers with brown pipe cleaners.
Perfect for an individual gift at your office christmas party.
via: Raspberri CupcakesMacarons are so cute, it almost makes you feel sorry for eating them.
Make these adorable snowman macarons filled with cream cheese icing and use orange Starburst chewy lollies to make their little noses.
Christmas Pudding Cookies
via: Gillyflower Jewellry for UK Handmade MagazineMake these pudding cookies with the kids and hang them on your Christmas tree (if you can resist eating them all).
The tutorial for the cookies is on page 30. And also, check out her Christmas cake in the style of a Christmas pudding on page 80.
Pine Cone Cheeseball
via: Cooking.comAlmonds resemble the bristles of a pine cone atop this delicious cream cheese ball of bacon and herbs.
Eat, drink and be merry!