Find here the best holiday treats for students that are sure to make them happy and appreciative of your thoughtfulness.
With classes wrapping up and winter break just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to indulge students in a few simple pleasures.
And what better way to celebrate than by surprising them with some delightful holiday treats?
We’ve selected the most delicious and easy holiday treats for students that spread cheer and warm feelings.
Whether you’re a teacher trying to whip up something special for your students or a parent making a contribution to a holiday class party, you’re sure to be satisfied with this list of holiday treat ideas for students.
Holiday Treats for Students
1. Sugar Cookies
Bake sugar cookies in fun holiday shapes and let students decorate them with icing, sprinkles, and edible glitter.
2. Mint Hot Cocoa Mix
Create DIY hot cocoa mix in mason jars. Layer cocoa powder, sugar, mint, and mini marshmallows for a nice gift.
3. Gingerbread Men
Bake gingerbread cookies in the shape of gingerbread men, and provide icing and candy for students to decorate their own cookies.
4. Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops
Skewer marshmallows on candy canes, dip them in melted chocolate and add toppings like crushed candy canes or colored sugar.
Mix together pretzels, chocolate candies, and dried fruit to create a reindeer-inspired snack mix.
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6. Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels
Dip pretzel rods in melted chocolate and sprinkle them with holiday-themed sprinkles.
7. Snowflake Rice Krispie Treats
Make Rice Krispie treats, cut them into snowflake shapes, and decorate them with white icing and silver sprinkles.
8. Chocolate Truffles
Create homemade chocolate truffles rolled in cocoa powder, crushed nuts, or shredded coconut.
9. Holiday Brownie Bites
Bake mini brownie bites and top them with some whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed candy canes.
For more flavor, add mint, cinnamon, or some type of festive flavoring to the batter before baking.
10. Mini Cupcakes
Bake mini cupcakes in holiday-themed liners. Have students decorate them in fun ways using icing, sprinkles, and other topping.
11. Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips
Cut pita bread into triangles, brush them with butter, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, then bake until crispy.
12. Holiday S’mores
Provide graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate squares for students to make their own yummy s’mores.
Healthy Holiday Treats for Students
13. Greek Yogurt Dip
Serve Greek yogurt-based dips with veggie sticks, such as carrot, cucumber, and bell pepper.
14. Frozen Banana Pops
Skewer banana chunks, dip them in melted dark chocolate, roll in coconut, and freeze until firm.
15. Fruit Skewers
Thread a variety of yummy fruits onto skewers for a vitamin-rich treat that you can feel good giving to students.
16. Veggie Christmas Tree
Arrange broccoli florets, baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, and bell pepper strips to create a Christmas tree shape.
Serve with hummus for dipping.
17. Dark Chocolate-Dipped Clementines
Dip clementine pieces in melted dark chocolate and let them cool on parchment paper until the chocolate hardens.
18. Mini Whole Grain Sandwiches
If you want to make healthy holiday treats for students, try these nutritious sandwiches.
Create mini sandwiches with whole grain bread, lean protein (like turkey or chicken), and plenty of veggies.
19. Fruit Smoothies
Blend together a mix of frozen fruits, low-fat yogurt, and a splash of fruit juice for a delicious and vitamin-packed drink.
20. Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
Dip strawberries in melted white or dark chocolate and let them set.
21. Fruit Santa Hats
Use strawberries as the base and top them with a small piece of banana for the pom-pom to create cute Santa hat-shaped treats for students.
22. Yogurt Parfaits
Combine Greek yogurt with granola and mixed berries in clear cups for a nutritious, guilt-free treat.
23. Apple “Cookies”
Slice apples into rounds and spread them with almond butter or peanut butter. Top with a sprinkle of granola and a few raisins.
24. Veggie Delight Sandwiches
Put hummus and some veggies between whole wheat bread for a delicious and filling treat.
Cut the sandwiches into triangles or squares before serving to students.
25. Homemade Trail Mix
Mix together a combination of dry cereal, granola, seeds, dried fruit, and/or a touch of dark chocolate.
Sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon, and now you’re all set to share it.
26. Cucumber Snowmen
Slice cucumbers into rounds, stack them to form a snowman shape and use bits of carrot or bell pepper for its features.
27. Fruit Salad
Create a delicious fruit salad using a variety of seasonal fruits. Add some honey or a sprinkle of cinnamon for extra flavor.
Maintain the spirit of this season with these delicious holiday treats for students.
These treats tickle taste buds and create heartwarming memories that students will carry with them for years to come.