ROLO Reindeer Pretzels

Easy Christmas Desserts for Kids

Spend a cozy afternoon making Christmas desserts with your kids. These recipes make the perfect Christmas treats for those school parties, too.

One of our favorite holiday traditions is baking with family. From cookies and cupcakes to brownie pops and other simple treats, these baking ideas for kids can meet any kid-friendly dessert demands. Easy instructions and simple ingredients make for a fun, unstressful holiday activity. And you end up with delicious desserts to share. What could be better?


Cute, whimsical, and easy to assemble: your kids will love creating friendly-bear faces with candy eyes and REESE'S PIECES Candies. They’re even more fun to eat!

donuts decorated to look like bears

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2. Christmas Brownie Pops

When is a brownie more than a brownie? When it’s also a cake pop! Holiday sprinkles turn these treats into an elegant dessert. Or package a few for a beautiful, delicious gift. Younger kids might need a little help with the melted chocolate.

brownie pops

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3. ROLO® Pretzel Reindeer

A few simple ingredients become a holiday treat filled with personality. Your kids could make a batch of these to share with friends or take to a holiday party. The sweet and salty, caramel and chocolate, crunchy and creamy combination will make them a favorite.

Reindeer pretzels

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4. Candy Cane Mint Dipped Pretzels

Here’s a treat for the peppermint lover in your life. These white creme-covered pretzels are easy to make and easy to package. Their refreshing mint flavor is a nice break from richer desserts, too. Package some up in clear cellophane bags and ribbon for an easy holiday gift or classroom party favor.

candy cane dipped pretzels

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5. Reindeer Cookies

Enjoy all the treats you love in one cute package. Peanut butter cookies form the base, then kids create a reindeer with HERSHEY'S Collection Chocolate Covered Pretzels, REESE'S PIECES Candy, and delicious CADBURY Milk Chocolate Candy.

reindeer cookies

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6. HERSHEY'S Snowball Elf Cookies

For maximum fun, make these mini cupcakes ahead of time and let them cool completely. Then put out the ingredients for the elf-like topping and let the kids get to work. The adorable results are perfect to enjoy with your favorite holiday movie.

HERSHEY'S KISSES Snowball Elf Cookies

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7. Mini Peanut Butter Cup Wreath Cookies

Wreath cookies are the perfect choice for older kids who want a little challenge and an elegant result. They’ll create a homemade peanut butter cookie base, top it with royal icing and finish the look with carefully placed REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups Minis. The final product looks almost too good to eat. Almost.

Peanut Butter Cup Wreath Cookies

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8. KISSES Candy Cane Blossoms

The classic thumbprint cookie takes on a new and improved holiday form. Roll the dough in colored sugar for a festive holiday look, then top with a HERSHEY'S KISSES Candy Cane Mint Candies for a zing of delicious holiday flavor.

candy cane mint blossoms

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9. Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies

Break out the holiday cookie cutters: it’s time to roll, cut, bake, and decorate. Top these quick-cooking, chocolatey cookies with stripes of milk and white creme drizzle. You can make it fancy, or keep it simple. These are also a great make-ahead treat for holiday parties.

chocolate cutout cookies

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10. Brownie Christmas Tree

For a truly festive centerpiece that the kids can help you make, look no further. Transform brownies into a Christmas-tree shape by baking them in mini foil baking cups; then top with HERSHEY'S KISSES Milk Chocolates in holiday foil wrap.

brownie christmas tree

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11. Hershey's S'mores Pops with Candy Canes

The perfect Christmas Eve treat to serve with brimming cups of hot cocoa, these s’mores pops are also fun to make. Put on the holiday music and unwind with your family, then enjoy some downtime with these peppermint-and-chocolate coated marshmallows.

smores pops

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12. Peanut Butter Temptations

Your kids will love making the best mini-muffins they’ve ever had. Muffins infused with peanut butter are a treat; when you add unwrapped REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures on top, they’re unbeatable. It’s a fun and easy dessert to make together.

peanut butter temptation cookies

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Enjoy every moment of the holiday season with your friends and family. Easy, delicious Christmas desserts and kid-friendly treats make it even better. Here’s to a joyful time of baking, decorating, and enjoying the results of your sweet labor. 


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