Welcome to Babble,
Sign Out

Get the Babble Newsletter!

Already have an account? .


Unexpected Treats for Santa

Christmas is right around the corner! Take a break from wrapping and singing holiday tunes to decide what midnight snack you should leave out for Santa on his big night. Don’t be like the other houses on the block with their lame generic cookies — check out some of these unexpected treats and bake Saint Nick a tasty surprise!

Candy Cane Meringue Cups 1 of 17
Santa will think you were slaving away over the stove for hours after taking one look at these fancy candy cane cups! Festive in both appearance and flavor, he will surely be impressed.

Get this recipe
Pepparkakor (Gingersnaps) 2 of 17
It may be hard trying to recreate Grandma's special gingersnaps, but I'm sure the big man in red won't mind taste testing for you!

Get this recipe
Candy Cane Truffles 3 of 17
What else would you do with all of those candy canes lying around the house if not use them to make truffles? This recipe is very simple and these tasty little morsels will wow Santa Claus when he stops by your house on Christmas Eve.

Get this recipe
Mini Christmas Biscotti 4 of 17
Leave these mini Christmas biscotti out for Santa, and you might just become his favorite house on the block!

Get this recipe
Red-Nosed Reindeer Cookies 5 of 17
Your kids will love helping you decorate these adorable Rudolph cookies, and Santa will surely "ho ho ho!" when he sees his favorite reindeer in dessert form!

Get this recipe
3-Ingredient Shortbread Cookies 6 of 17
Forget to bake cookies for Santa? Don't fret. These shortbread cookies only need three ingredients, and they're tasty enough to earn you a permanent spot on Santa's "nice" list.

Get this recipe
Chocolate Peppermint Bars 7 of 17
The best part about these chocolaty bars? You can get little hands to help make them! Your kids will feel like they're leaving Santa a gift — make sure they write a card, too!

Get this recipe
Chocolate and Peppermint-Covered Oreos 8 of 17
Chocolate-covered Oreos are foolproof favorites that will surely satisfy Santa's notorious sweet tooth.

Get this recipe
Stained-Glass Cookies 9 of 17
These beautiful cookies will make sure everyone in the house, even your late-night visitor, has a very holy night.

Get this recipe
Peppermint Kiss Cookies 10 of 17
Let your kids be the ones to press the kisses into the dough when you're baking these gorgeous cookies! They'll love feeling like they played a hand in making Santa's treat.

Get this recipe
Gingerbread Snowflakes 11 of 17
Or, if your kids aren't crazy about the thought of Santa chowing down on mini men, bake a batch of these, er, harmless gingerbread snowflakes instead.

Get this recipe
Classic Sugar Cookies 12 of 17
You can wait ’til the last minute to whip up these easy, classic cookies. (Plus, we think they’re Santa's favorite.)

Get this recipe
Mexican Wedding Cookies 13 of 17
They may be called wedding cookies, but these snowball-shaped wonders taste just as good on Christmas, too!

Get this recipe
Double Gingerbread Cupcakes 14 of 17
No need to build an entire gingerbread house when you can make these gorgeous cupcakes for St. Nick. Top them off with festively-shaped cookies for a double dose of gingerbread!

Get this recipe
Mini Apple Pie Pops 15 of 17
Counting on the big man to slice his own pie could prove to be a messy midnight snack. Instead, leave him these adorable pie pops — perfect for a quick bite during a night full of international travel.

Get this recipe
Candy Cane White Chocolate Pretzels 16 of 17
Here's a Christmas Eve recipe your kids can practically whip up themselves! Just make sure you remember to leave some behind for the guest of the evening.

Get this recipe
Eggnog Cupcakes with Eggnog Buttercream Icing 17 of 17
Surprise Santa this year by sneaking the beloved holiday drink into dessert. Instead of just quenching his thirst, you'll be sure to fill his belly like a bowl full of jelly for his long return trip to the North Pole.

Get this recipe
Tagged as: , , ,

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Learn More.