Healthy Christmas Snacks

December 2, 2023   18 Comments

These healthy Christmas snacks will be ignored by most of my audience - and it is okay.

Healthy Christmas Snacks

I can’t force feed you celery in December and I wouldn’t try. You cannot imagine the amount of butter that has passed through this house and we still have one week to the big day!

I made biscotti as a gift for the people in my neighborhood and I thoroughly enjoyed using butter and chocolate. I don’t do that very often so it was a special experience.

We all have our traditions and the things that make us feel connected to one another and food is big. But, if you can make one of these (or a few) you might create a new thing that people request.

Can you imagine your friends and family demanding that you make a veggie Christmas tree? :)

Please add any healthier Christmas snacks that you have come up with. I can use all the ideas that I can get!

1. Celery Reindeer

Get the recipe here: Celery Reindeer Recipe

2. Strawberry Santa Hats

Get the recipe here: Strawberry Santa Hats Recipe

3. Veggie Christmas Tree

Veggie Christmas Tree

Get the recipe here: Veggie Christmas Tree Recipe

4. Light Almond Clouds

Get the recipe here: Light Almond Cookies Recipe

5. Ornamints

Candy Ornaments

Get the recipe here: Ornamints Recipe

6. Christmas Salad


Get the recipe here: Christmas Salad

7. Pomander Balls - not for eating but fun to make!

Pomander Balls for Christmas

Get the recipe here: How to Make Pomander Balls

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I take mandrin orange slices and dip 1/4 - 1/2 in melted dark chocolate chips, sprinkle with coarse sea salt, and put on parchment paper in the fridge to harden. Better than candy in my opinion

The Light Almond Cookies are intriguing, but the recipe is not available. Will you post it, please?

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Gayle, when you click on the link go to the search box available and type in light almond cookies and the recipe will come up.

Merry Christmas 🎄

@Cynthia - YES! thank you! I will post that idea next year.

@Gayle - I fixed the link - it was broken. Sorry about that. Make them and then tell me what you think.

Do the almond clouds recipe and almond gluten cookie recipe freeze well. I need to have gluten free dessert for 1 person on Christmas Day

What great ideas! I especially like the celery reindeer. My toddler grandson will love these!

Happy Holidays!

Love your ideas. Thank you for sharing. Do you think cashew butter or almond butter would taste good for the celery reindeer? I have family members with a peanut allergy.

What great ideas … I am off sweets (Dr. orders) YES!!! 90 days through the Holidays... So, I love your ideas and the ideas in your comments. Merry Christmas

The Almond Clouds are the best gluten free cookie I’ve ever made. Make them especially for my son-in-law but we all love them. And so Easy To Make!! Travel well. Can’t imagine they freeze well but haven’t had a need to. They store well in airtight container. Thx so much for a great gluten free “sweets” recipe!!

@Lynda - they store well in an airtight container but I don't think they would freeze well - the moisture would make them soggy. Thanks for your question!

@Stephanie - I would go with almond butter on my celery. Great question!

Hi there,just wondering if I could cut the sugar in half,with the almond cloud cookie recipe?thank you.

@Cynthia, that sounds amazing! I'm going to try that too!

what if we left out the egg whites? I know the vegan substitute exists but I don't want to be bothered making that huge concoction to substitute..

Props for the "Ornamint" pun. Five stars.

That mandarin orange candy sounds absolutely divine!

this is a wonderful reminder for snacks or appetizers. love the mandarin orange. healthy too.

blessings to all, be healthy & safe! Annette

I make a similar snack to the Santa hats that turn out cute. On a small "skewer", slide on 1 small marshmallow (to make the hat pom pom), then slide on a strawberry (for the hat), then a slice of banana (fur for the hat), followed by a green grape (like the Grinche's head). Easy and cute for the holidays on a tray.

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