No oven, no problem! You can still make adorable holiday treats to share with all your friends, family, co-workers, teachers, neighbors … the list goes on! All of these treats are perfect for making at home with your kids this December – the results are adorably festive and delicious! Don’t get us wrong, we love traditional baked goods too, but sometimes it’s a nice break to focus on the fun decorating without the hassle of mixing, chilling, and rolling out dough.
Nutcracker Wafer Cookies
These easy, no-bake Nutcracker cookies are the perfect treat to serve as they are, or even lined up on a cake! Or add these to your Christmas cookie mix to give to neighbors, or for your next cookie exchange.
Make a Yummy Forest of Festive Fudge Trees
Who says chocolate fudge has to be brown and square! Not us! This colorful forest of fudge trees makes a fantastic edible centerpiece for any holiday gathering.
Caramel Reindeer Candies
These little Rudolph sweets are made of caramel, sprinkles, and Pocky sticks – yum, yum, and yum! They look adorable on cupcakes, but would be a darling addition to your gingerbread house too. They’re almost too cute to eat, but we think we’ll manage!
Mini Holiday Owl Sweeties
Owls are just so cute! It must be their eyes – who can resist those giant innocent peepers? These owl treats are even cuter than the real thing, and they have the added perk of being made of chocolate and pretzels, so they’re extra tasty too.
No-Bake Stocking Cookies
All these no-bake cookies require are some Milanos, candy melts, and a microwave! So easy for such an adorable holiday treat.
Easy No-Bake Polar Bear Cookies for Kids
If you’ve ever made the classic no-bake cookie (with chocolate, peanut butter and oats), then you know they taste SO delicious but those globs of gooey goodness aren’t the most attractive. With the help of some small martini glasses though, you can make them take shape and create a plate full of perfect little polar bears.
Make a Winter Wonderland of Chocolate Melt Trees
Make this minty, winter wonderland dessert using colorful candy melts! This colorful forest sits atop a mountain of whipped cream and mint chocolate chip ice cream. This would be a fabulous frozen treat to share with family and friends during your holiday gatherings. Plus, it’s an unexpected surprise and playful alternative to the usual cookies, candies, or pies.
Candy Cane Rainbow Cupcakes
Have you noticed that the curve at the top of a candy cane makes the perfect rainbow? And the leftover “sticks” can be used in hot cocoa! These Christmas rainbows are so incredibly simple to make, so kids will love getting involved.
Quick and Easy Snowy Chocolate Pinecones Recipe
Made with dry cereal and a peanut butter mixture, these edible pinecones are part-healthy, part-sweet, and all fun. It’s a great edible craft for the kids to make this winter when the snow arrives – no baking required—just mix and assemble!
Thanks to the “12 Days of Christmas” song, we can combine two of our favorite things (Christmas and swans!) into one adorable project!