What to Make Now: Last Minute Snacks for Santa

‘Twas the night before Christmas…did you remember to make something for Santa?  Here are a few easy last minute Christmas Eve snacks for Santa to ensure that your house doesn’t get skipped this year.  And don’t forget the reindeer!

 

SANTA BARK ~ Deliciously Declassified

You can whip up this festive bark in the time it takes to hang your stockings.

 

SANTA’S SHORTBREAD COOKIES ~ The Clever Carrot

These deceptively simple shortbread cookies are delicious on their own–but if you feel the need to impress Santa a little more than usual this year, frost them, dip them in chocolate, or decorate with sprinkles.

 

NO BAKE WHITE CHOCOLATE THIN MINTS ~ The View from Great Island

Better leave a tall stack of these easy thin mints, they’re kind of addictive.

 

SLOW COOKER SALTED CARAMEL STEAMERS ~ Slow Cooker Gourmet

Skip the cold milk and whip up one of these cozy steamers, maybe Santa will linger a while (and leave more presents!) –also perfect for sipping while admiring the tree on Christmas Eve.

 

REINDEER MUNCH ~ Life Made Sweeter

Those reindeer work up an appetite on Christmas Eve, too!  Leftovers make a great snack for holiday parties.

 

VEGAN CANDY CANE MERINGUE KISSES ~ Wallflowern Kitchen

It’s a good bet Santa’s on a diet, so why not offer him something he can enjoy without the guilt?

 

SOFT BATCH CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES ~ The View from Great Island

There’s no way Santa won’t love these classic soft and delicious chocolate chip cookies. Pairs perfectly with a glass of milk.

 

SANTA FUDGE (SKUMTOMTEFUDGE) ~ Louise’s Spis (Recipe in Swedish and English)

This pretty pink “Santa Fudge” is based on a traditional Swedish candy called “Skumtomtar”.

 

PEPPERMINT BARK HAYSTACKS ~ Lemon Tree Dwelling

Everybody and their brother is probably leaving peppermint bark for Santa, but you can outdo them all with these clever haystacks.

 

DARK CHOCOLATE COCOA NIB SHORTBREAD COOKIES ~ Vanilla and Bean

Need to get back on the good list?  Tempt Santa with some dark chocolate ~ works like a charm :)

 

RUSSIAN TEA CAKES COOKIES ~ Saving Room for Dessert

Simple and delicious, these classic cookies look like perfect little snowballs–they would make a great addition to the fireside cookie plate.

 

ELF SHOES ~ (PEANUT BUTTER FILLED BUGLES) ~ Life with the Crust Cut Off

Santa will give you bonus points for creativity!

 

MELTING MOMENTS ~ The View from Great Island

We always left these easy vintage shortbread drop cookies for Santa when I was growing up, and he never complained.

 

WHITE CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT PRETZELS ~ Lil’ Luna

This crunchy combination of salty, sweet, and peppermint is guaranteed to make St Nick a happy camper.

 

NORTH POLE COCKTAIL  ~ Half Baked Harvest

If your house happens to be Santa’s last stop of the night, then a cocktail is in order!

 

 

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9 Comments

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    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    December 26, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    What a happy roundup of Santa worthy recipes and treats. I hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas, and perhaps Santa stopped by for a nightcap! Hope you have a fantastic 2018 Sue!

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    Marina
    December 25, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Merry Christmas to you from Denmark. This tradition is not normal in Denmark but my youngest have done it never the less since she was four and met the real Santa in the forest… ( Santa is from Greenland in Denmark by the way)

    She bake and decorate her own cakes with frosting special for Santa. We also give Santa and Rudolf apples and carrots. This year was the last. She’s turning 13 next year so I decided it was the right time to stop.

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful time.

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      Sue
      December 25, 2017 at 10:29 am

      Merry Christmas Marina!

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    Vicki Bensinger
    December 24, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Sue every single one of these looks wonderful. I may have to squeeze a few in before the holidays have ended. Merry christmas!

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    Elaine Wilson
    December 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Hi again…that question mark after the Merry Christmas to your family was supposed to be an evergreen tree…don’t know what happened…
    Please adjust ? Thanks

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      Sue
      December 24, 2017 at 10:52 am

      I think my blog’s comment thing doesn’t accept those ~ I get the idea though!!

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    Elaine Wilson
    December 24, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Sue, your delightful Christmas Eve email is the prettiest, most creative and mouth-watering collection of Santa treats I’ve ever seen! I just wonder which one my Santa would enjoy the most?? This post is a absolute keeper!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! <3
    Elaine from Melbourne, FL

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      Sue
      December 24, 2017 at 10:31 am

      Merry Christmas to you too Elaine!

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    Chris Scheuer
    December 24, 2017 at 5:01 am

    I want to be Santa coming to your house!

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