No-bake holiday recipes for kids

Christmas is a great time for family activities and this includes getting into the kitchen with the kids! Christmas foods mean lots of colorful treats that your kids will love to decorate (and eat!). Cooking and baking is one activity you must do with your kids once in a while because not only will it help your bond, but you will also be able to teach your kids some skills and critical thinking that will be beneficial for them in the long run! Now, if you want to make some Christmas treats but you also don’t want to turn any appliances on (due to, well… kids), then do not worry because there are also several no-bake holiday recipes you can do! An example is a Rocky road which is an instant favorite for the little ones since its mixed ingredients give festive flavors. Marshmallows are also a nice way to get creative. Maybe you can stack them up and make your own marshmallow snowmen! You can then use pretzel sticks for the arms and legs and maybe a chocolate chip for the eyes and buttons. 

If you need more ideas on some no-bake holiday treats you can make, then here are some that are easy and quick to do:

  • Ice cream
  • Snowman truffles
  • No-bake cupcakes
  • Bar cakes
  • Christmas cones
  • Wafers
  • Marshmallow
  • Rocky road
  • Pancakes 

Easy Christmas treats

If you think the candy and treats craze is over once Halloween has passed, then you’re wrong! You must not forget that Christmas is all about festive candies and treats as well! 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. Ranging from chocolate wrapped Santas to the traditional red and white and candy canes, here are some of the most popular and well-loved Christmas candies and treats of all time:

  • 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.
  • Chocolate Santa – Chocolate Santas are perfect to add for Christmas gifts or stocking stuffer! They are usually plain milk or dark chocolate and are shaped to look like Santa Claus. 
  • Gingerbread – Along with candy canes and chocolate Santas, gingerbreads are also one of the most popular and traditional holiday candy that you will see everywhere. What’s more is that you can build your own gingerbread house which is a well-known Christmas tradition.
  • 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! 

No-Bake Christmas Treats and Candy Recipes

A Christmas won’t be complete without any colorful treats and candies on the dining table, or even in your holiday decor! With that said, here are easy no-bake Christmas treats and candy recipes you and your kids can do! 

 

15. Homemade Sticky Paws

If you are a fan of Williams Sonoma candy, you are going to love these Homemade Sticky Paws candy. We coat almonds in caramel and then dip them in chocolate. They are a sweet and salty treat that is great for Christmas gift-giving.

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14. No-Bake Raffaello Coconut Balls Recipe

These easy, no-bake coconut balls are a family favorite around the holidays. They also make a beautiful treat to bring with you when visiting family and friends.

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13. Nonpareil Candy

Nonpareils are incredibly simple (just two ingredients), but incredibly elegant at the same time. Chocolate nonpareils are a nostalgic confection that are eye catching in holiday candy dishes and a special treat for food gifts and care packages.

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12.  3-Ingredient Vegan Peppermint Fudge

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11. Candy Cane Fudge

Our Candy Cane Fudge recipe is the perfect holiday dessert for gift-giving and serving! A rich chocolate layer is topped with candy cane studded white chocolate making Candy Cane Fudge an easy to make dessert and the perfect Christmas fudge gift to give!

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10. Vegan Candy Cane Truffles Recipe (Gluten free)

This white chocolate peppermint vegan candy cane truffles recipe is in collaboration with my fellow vegan bloggers to create the ultimate vegan Christmas meal. Be sure to check out their recipes below for some vegan Christmas inspiration!

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9. Recipe: Painless Turmeric Holiday Spice Balls

The main pain ingredient is Turmeric which is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae and is native to the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia.

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8. The Best Butterscotch Squares | No Bake Butterscotch Bars

These four ingredient sweet and salty Butterscotch Squares come together in just minutes – literally! Get this incredible no bake Butterscotch Bars recipe for an indulgent treat that tastes like old-fashioned butterscotch candy.

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7. Eggnog Cookie Balls

Delightful little cookie balls made with eggnog, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Easy and delicious seasonal treat that’s made with only 5 ingredients.

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6. Easy Christmas Treat Recipe: Christmas Pretzel Rods

You’ll want to keep this recipe handy over the holidays – these easy Christmas Pretzel Rods are the perfect thing to have on hand for all of your Christmas celebrations. They also make a lovely treat for all of those people in your life that you want to give a little gift to over the holidays, like teachers, neighbours, bus drivers and babysitters.

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5. Easy Vegan Millionaire’s Shortbread

A super quick and easy vegan millionaire’s shortbread recipe using a digestive biscuit base (yep, they’re vegan!), date caramel, and a vegan milk chocolate topping.

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4. Mint Chocolate Fudge Recipe (vegan, paleo options)

This mint chocolate fudge is creamy, easy to make and is a little healthier than traditional fudge (but no less delicious!). It’s also paleo and vegan.

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3. Cookie Dough Balls

Delicious, bite-sized, egg-free chocolate chip cookie dough balls coated in dark chocolate – the perfect dessert for your next party or potluck!

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2. How to Make Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

In this post, you’ll learn how to make delicious truffles. You can make peppermint chocolate truffles that are perfect for the holiday season. With this same dark chocolate truffle base, you can make your own truffles with other flavors too.

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1. Peanut Butter M&M Cookie Dough Fudge

Let the holiday baking commence! Who doesn’t enjoy a sweet treat this time of year? This Peanut Butter M&M Cookie Dough Fudge is so simple yet so delicious! It will definitely be my go to recipe for holiday parties this year.

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