5 Best Christmas Desserts to Make With Kids

The holiday season can be a busy time with activities and events that no one wants to miss. While there are so many wonderful things to do in Athens for Christmas, the simple joy of holiday baking with kids can be a meaningful tradition. To keep this tradition alive, we collected some of our favorite Christmas desserts to make with kids.

Hassle-free Christmas Desserts
To Make With Kids

We know you may be thinking, “How am I going to find time for Christmas desserts to make with kids?” Our simple Christmas cookie recipes accommodate both busy schedules and short attention spans to make for holiday baking success!

Yummy Cracker Snacks

What’s great about these treats is that they’re crackers posing as cookies. This no-bake snack sandwiches peanut butter and marshmallow crème in between buttery crackers before dipping them in milk chocolate. The crackers come out looking like a cookie that’s the perfect blend of sweet and salty.


  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Marshmallow crème
  • Milk chocolate candy coating
  • Round butter crackers

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Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

Christmas desserts to make with kids should include a generous sprinkle of fun. That’s why we love this recipe that adds sprinkles to sugar cookie dough to make homemade Funfetti.

After baking, cool the cookies for 5 minutes and press a candy cane-striped Hershey’s Kiss in the center. Helpful hint: pop the cookies in the freezer for 5 minutes to keep the Kiss from melting.


  • Holiday sprinkles
  • Candy cane-striped Hershey’s Kisses
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Vanilla

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M&M’s Marshmallow Dream Bars

Our list of kid-friendly Christmas cookie recipes includes another no-bake wonder for holiday treats that are just about fun. Simply melt and combine peanut butter, butterscotch, and chocolate before pouring over a 9×13 tray of marshmallows. Top with holiday M&Ms, chill for 2 hours and you have an easy treat (and maybe a few sticky fingers).


  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Butterscotch chops
  • Peanut butter
  • M&Ms
  • Mini marshmallows

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5-Ingredient Peppermint Patties

Kids and parents will love that this beloved candy is easy to make at home. That classic minty filling is made with a combination of sweetened condensed milk, confectioners sugar, and peppermint extract before shaping into circles and allowing to sit for an hour. Dip the circles in chocolate, decorate with chopped candy canes and call yourselves professional candy makers.


  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Peppermint extract
  • Confectioners sugar
  • Semi-sweet chocolate
  • Crushed candy canes

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Christmas Tree Sheet Cake

Trimming the Christmas tree can be so much more fun when you get to eat the decorations…and the tree! You can also make this recipe even easier by using a box cake mix and store-bought frosting. After cutting the cake in the shape of a Christmas tree, decorate it with the candies of your family’s choice.


  • 1 white box cake mix
  • Store-bought vanilla and chocolate frosting
  • Sprinkles
  • Green food coloring
  • Assorted small candies

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Christmas desserts to make with kids should be easy, fun and delicious. We hope that you find these recipes to be all that and more when they provide some quality holiday time with your little ones. From all of us at GFY Appliance Repair & Showroom, Happy Holidays!

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