Everyone knows that one of the best things about the holidays is the food. What other time of year do we bake and cook like crazy, and then eat like there might not be enough food available for the next six months?
And of course, once kids enter into our lives, we want them to enjoy, and include them in, all of the awesomeness that is holiday food. So I’ve put together a little list of fifteen of the best food to either make with, or serve to, your toddler — some of them are even healthy too. And the others, well not so much, but I’m sure your kiddos will enjoy them!
Reindeer Cupcakes 1 of 15Kids love cupcakes, and they will be delighted with this super cute reindeer version.
Get the instructions for these Reindeer Cupcakes
Santawich 2 of 15Surprise your tot at lunch time with a little visit from Santa!
Get the simple ingredient list to make your own Santawich.
Elf Donuts 3 of 15Is there anything cuter than these miniature donut for an elf? Made from cheerios they are a super cute treat for kiddos!
Make your own Elf Donuts
Christmas Tree Veggie Tray 4 of 15Encourage your kiddos to eat their veggies with this cute Christmas tree and yummy dip.
Get the dip recipe and instructions for this Christmas Tree Veggie Tray.
Snowman Pancakes 5 of 15Perfect for a snow day, or really any day, these snowman pancakes are sure to warm little bellies.
Find the inspiration for these Snowman Pancakes
Santa Hat Brownie Bites 6 of 15How can you go wrong with chocolate, whipped cream, and strawberries - at least your feeding your child some fruit, right?
Get the recipe and instructions for Santa Hat Brownie Bites
Cottage Cheese Snowman 7 of 15I love the idea of taking regular kids' snack foods and making them a little extra special for Christmas.
See the Cottage Cheese Snowman and more fun food ideas for kids.
Cheerio Christmas Trees 8 of 15These are like a Rice Krispies treat, but a little bit fancier, so cute!
Recipe and Instructions for Cheerio Christmas Trees
Popcorn Ball Ornaments 9 of 15Instead of cookie decorating, how about popcorn ball decorating? Kids will love to make their own unique ornaments.
Get the instructions for making your own Popcorn Ball Ornaments
Sandwich Gift with Christmas Tree Chips 10 of 15Give your child a gift at lunch, but shhh... don't tell them they're eating spinach in their "chips"!
Recipe and Instructions for Sandwich Gift with Christmas Tree Chips
Pretzel Rolo Treats 11 of 15These are one of our favorite treats to make because they are so easy. My kids love to help unwrap the Rolos (tasting a few, of course), and then pushing in the M&M's once the chocolate has melted.
Easy to follow instructions for making Pretzel Rolo Treats
Santa Claus Crackers 12 of 15These cute snacks are perfect for any party where kids will be attending.
Make your own Santa Claus Crackers with these instructions.
Snowman Donuts 13 of 15Kids will love to build their own snowman, even if there isn't any snow on the ground — or without having to go outside and get cold!
Get the instructions and inspiration for Snowman Donuts
Christmas Mini Pizzas 14 of 15These little pizzas would be so fun for a kid-friendly Christmas lunch, or as appetizers for a party.
Easy recipe for Christmas Mini Pizzas
Healthy Christmas Tree 15 of 15My kids love sugar snap peas, and I love this cute, and healthy, Christmas Tree idea.
Find the inspiration for this Healthy Christmas Tree Snack
What are your favorite Christmas snacks, or treats, to make with your toddler?