10 Snacks to Enjoy While You're Decorating the Christmas Tree
It's Christmas time, so turn on some holiday tunes and get to decorating your tree. While you're hanging ornaments and trying to decide between tinsel or garland (go for both, trust us), it helps to have something to munch on. Whip up a batch of these scrumptious finger foods to have on-hand for delicious decorating. Pair them with a batch of hot cocoa or mulled wine to complete the cozy atmosphere.
Skip salty Chex Mix and instead reach for this sweet version. Cereal, pretzels, peanuts, and candies are coated in white chocolate for an irresistible treat. Other reviewers suggested swapping out the peanuts with your favorite nut variety, and also adding a dash of Christmas sprinkles for extra festiveness.
Baked Stuffed Brie with Cranberries & Walnuts
Creamy brie pairs beautifully in this baked recipe with tangy cranberries, crunchy walnuts, and buttery puff pastry. If you'd like to decorate your dish, Chef John recommends cutting out shapes of puff pastry to place on top.
Cinnamon Sugared Pecans
Nothing fills the house with holiday scents quote like roasting spiced nuts in the kitchen. Erin, the recipe creator for these cinnamon pecans, says "My grandma makes these every year for the holidays. It's always handy to make extra for later snacking!"
Cream Cheese, Havarti, and Parmesan Herbed Christmas Tree
Whether you have extended family over to help with decorating, or you just want to get fancy for yourself, this festive cheese recipe makes a great snack. Pair with your favorite crackers and get to dipping!
An easy way to get your kids to eat more fruit than Christmas candy, these kebabs are simply fun to eat. Don't forget to add a spritz of lemon juice to banana slices to avoid them browning before serving.
Easy Sausage Cheese Balls
Often reserved for breakfast-time, these easy sausage balls taste great no matter what time of day they're served. Some reviewers suggested switching out a small portion of the cheese for other varieties, like Parmesan and pepper jack.
Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti
These eye-catching baked goods are studded with green and red to match the Christmas decor. Biscotti make a great treat for dipping into coffee or hot chocolate. "I never dreamed I could make biscotti at home. This recipe was soooo easy and very delicious." says reviewer Esmee Williams.
A Southern staple for holiday gatherings, cheese straws are the salty snack that you won't be able to put down. You can cut the dough into whatever shape you'd like, whether squares or strips, and even put it in a piping bag for an extra fancy presentation.
Easy Oreo Truffles
You just need three simple ingredients to make over three dozen of these delectable dessert bites. Rich Oreos and tangy cream cheese combine before being rolled in a coating of semi-sweet chocolate. Feel free to swap in a white or dark chocolate coating if that's your favorite variety.
Artichoke Cheese Dip
Serving a warm, cheesy dip can offset even the chilliest of winter weather. Classic artichoke dip is dressed up with a dash of lemon pepper and the addition of Monterey Jack cheese. Recipe creator, Sheri Mitchell, says "A wonderful, rich appetizer, that is extremely delicious with toasted French bread."