When the weather outside is frightful, the best thing to do tuck into some delicious treats. With so many delicious Christmas snacks to choose from, you might be wondering where to begin. We’ve put together some of our favourite festive treats to bring you the top 5 easy Christmas recipes for you to enjoy over the festive period.

Festive Snack Recipes

1. Easy Christmas Cookies

When it comes to simple festive recipes, easy Christmas cookies are a great place to start. Simply decorate chocolate chip or raisin cookies, whichever you prefer, with your favourite festive scene – from simple stars to detailed Christmas trees, the possibilities are endless. Stock up on coloured icing, cake decorations and more to let your creativity run wild! The best thing about these Christmas treats is that they don’t all need to look the same – there’s nothing stopping you from creating as many different easy Christmas cookie designs as you want.

2. Christmas Hot Chocolate

Keep yourself cosy on the coldest days this winter with help from a warming Christmas hot chocolate. Make a normal hot chocolate, and spice it up with a notch of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg. To go one step further, jazz up your Christmas hot chocolate with festive decorations. Squirt some cream on top to make your drink look like a real Winter Wonderland, or maybe even throw in some marshmallows too – the closest thing to snowballs you can get in the kitchen!

3. Snowman Cupcakes

For a truly festive snack recipe, treat yourself and your loved ones to snowman cupcakes. These tasty treats are bound to raise a smile or two! Simply decorate the top of a cupcake with white icing to begin. Next, place a couple of large chocolate chips for the eyes, and some smaller chips for the mouth. Finally, with either a drop of orange icing or your favourite orange sweet, give your snowman a nose. If you’re feeling more adventurous, why not give your snowman a body as well? Use marshmallows and different colour icing for extra detailing.

4. Gingerbread Jumpers

For a simple but impressive Christmas snack, why not make gingerbread biscuits that look like Christmas jumpers? With Christmas Jumper Day on December 15th, bake these to really mark the occasion. Make gingerbread dough, and cut strips into jumper shapes before baking. Once cooled, you can go to town with the decoration! Much like our Christmas cookies, try and come up with as many Christmassy designs as you can, with anything from reindeer to Santa hats and everything in between.

5. Christmas Pudding Rice Krispie Cakes

To make this tasty festive snack recipe, first make small Rice Krispie cakes in the shape of a ball, and set them aside to cool. Once cooled, spread over some white icing. Using red and green food colouring, you can then design some sprigs of holly for your cakes. Christmas pudding Rice Krispie cakes are a great alternative for anybody who’s not so keen on the traditional Christmas pudding but wanting to feel just as festive.

Whatever you are planning this winter for your Christmas food ideas, make sure to visit your local convenience store for all your ingredients and decorative supplies.