No Bake Christmas Treats

The holiday season is a time for celebration and good food. But with all the shopping, decorating, and entertaining, it can be hard to find time to bake. That’s where no-bake Christmas treats come in!

These delicious desserts are just as good as their baked counterparts but are much faster and easier to make. Plus, they’re a great way to get the kids involved in the holiday kitchen.

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Here are a few of our favorite no-bake Christmas treats.

Reindeer Snack Cakes 

Swiss cakes decorated to look like reindeer.
Photo Credit: Cook Clean Repeat.

Grab some Swiss rolls and make these fun reindeer pops. They are easy, fun and festive! Let the kids help, or make these a surprise snack after school.

Get the recipe: Reindeer snack cakes.

Rudolph Chocolate Bark

Close up photos of round chocolate bark with 2 eyes, red nose and pretzel antlers
Photo Credit: Cook Clean Repeat

These simple to make Rudolph inspired chocolate bark Christmas treats are the perfect addition to the holiday cookie platter.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Reindeer Bark

Cornflake Wreath Cookies

Photo Credit: I Heart Naptime.

This vintage recipe is always a crowd pleaser and even the kids can help make them. Add these cornflake wreath cookies to the Christmas cookie platter or exchange for a fun and festive treat.

Get the recipe: Cornflake wreath cookies.

Gumdrop Nougat

Nougat candy with red and green gumdrops.
Photo Credit: Cincyshopper.

This no bake candy brings a colorful and vintage snack to your holidays. This recipe is so easy and can be made ahead of time and frozen if needed.

Get the recipe: Gumdrop nougat.

Gingerbread Rocky Road

Rocky road candy with gingerbread cookies and candy.
Photo Credit: The Spelt Kitchen.

Give rocky road a seasonal spin by adding gingerbread flavor to the mix for such a tasty treat! This is easy and will be loved by anyone you share with!

Get the recipe: Gingerbread rocky road candy.

Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats

Rice krispie treats that look like reindeer.
Photo Credit: Boulder Locavore.

This recipe transforms rice kripsie treats into a snack fit for Santa! Use chocolate covered pretzels and candy eyes to make a face, but don’t forget the iconic red noses!

Get the recipe: Reindeer rice krispie treats.

Ritz Cracker Ornaments

Crackers coated in chocolate and decorated to look like ornaments.
Photo Credit: Love From the Oven.

This idea is just so easy! Dunk crackers into melted chocolate and get ready to decorate these sweet and salty ornament snacks. Your guests will love this festive no bake snack.

Get the recipe: Ritz ornaments.

Marshmallow Reindeer

Reindeer pops that are made of marshmallows, on a stick.
Photo Credit: Suburban Simplicity.

This no bake snack idea is just so cute that you are going to have to make these reindeer pops to share. Dip them into your cocoa or just munch on them at a party!

Get the recipe: Marshmallow reindeer.

Peppermint Cheesecake Squares

Squares of peppermint cheesecake with crushed candy.
Photo Credit: The Slow Roasted Italian.

These no bake cheesecake squares will be a big hit at your family gathering this Christmas. They are creamy, dreamy and have the perfect peppermint flavor to make everyone feel festive after just a nibble.

Get the recipe: Peppermint cheesecake squares.

Mini Christmas Puddings

Mini chocolate pudding bites.
Photo Credit: Vegan Punks.

Make Christmas pudding a miniature food for a fun party. With 6 ingredients you can make these to satisfy your chocolate cravings in a festive way.

Get the recipe: Mini Christmas puddings.

Rudolph Appetizers

Photo Credit: Midlife Healthy Living

These fun and festive celery sticks will be the hit of the party! We used cherry tomatoes for the nose but you can use jelly beans, too.

Get the recipe: Rudolph Holiday Appetizer

Pecan Pie Balls

A plate of pecan pie balls
Photo Credit: Simply Stacie.

Deliver pecan pie flavor without the baking! These little balls of pie are so good and also, so easy to prepare for a sweet, nutty snack worth sharing with Santa himself.

Get the recipe: Pecan pie balls.

White Christmas Slice

A cranberry and coconut rice krispie treat with white chocolate.
Photo Credit: Peters Food Adventures.

Bring a classic Australian treat to your holiday party with this white Christmas slice. With cereal, white chocolate, and cranberries, you are sure to love this medley of flavors as well as how easily this dish comes together.

Get the recipe: White chocolate slice.

A tin of sugar cookie bark.
Photo Credit: Live to Sweet.

This easy holiday bark is fun to make and share! It has plenty of sugar cookie dough mixed with chocolate for a festive snack that satisfies your sweet tooth.

Get the recipe: Sugar cookie bark.

Mint Chocolate Pretzel Rods

A tray of chocolate coated mint pretzels.
Photo Credit: Andrea’s Notebook.

Make pretzel rods with a minty kiss for your holiday party. This recipe is so easy that you can make them to share with your friends and neighbors for a handmade gift from the heart.

Get the recipe: Mint chocolate pretzel rods.

Snowman Pudding Pies

Mini pudding pies with snowman faces.
Photo Credit: Dancing Through the Rain.

Make these no bake pudding pies for an easy and fun after dinner sweet that the whole family will melt for. This is the perfect portion to enjoy after eating an indulgent holiday feast.

Get the recipe: Snowman pudding pies.

Reindeer Chow

A bowl of chex mix with candy and pretzels.
Photo Credit: I Heart Eating.

This snack mix is perfect for sharing with all of Santa’s helpers! It has salty pretzels, sweet candies and cereal for a satisfying munchie mix!

Get the recipe: Reindeer chow.

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