After a long night of delivering presents, it’s little surprise that Santa gets hungry. In many homes, it’s tradition to leave him milk and cookies. This year, why not try something different and ensure you make St. Nick’s nice list? Whip up midnight treats that feature everyone’s favorite holiday flavors: marshmallow, chocolate and peppermint. So, if there are any leftovers, Mom, Dad and kids can indulge too.
Make any of these super snacks to satisfy Santa’s sweet tooth and garner a spot on the St. Nick’s Nice list.
Strawberry Christmas Tree Brownie Bites
These adorable Christmas trees hold a sweet surprise — strawberries! They’re also simple to assemble, provided you have time to pipe the frosting. Make them even simpler by using store-bought brownie bites as the base. Thanks to Erica’s Sweet Tooth for sharing the photo and instructions for Strawberry Christmas Tree Brownie Bites.
Candy Cane Cookies
Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Reindeer
Who doesn’t love the combination of pretzel and chocolate? Simply dip and decorate to make these fun reindeer pops. Thanks to Adventures of a Betty Crocker Wannabe for sharing the photo and instructions for Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Reindeer.
Santa Suit Candy Cups
Santa will love these completely delicious candy cups. Made from molded chocolate and filled with bite-sized candies, this special treat is easy to grab and go. Thanks to Hungry Happenings for sharing the photo and instructions for Santa Suit Candy Cups.
Christmas Chocolate Crunch Blondies
Use red and green chocolate chips to add a healthy dose of Christmas cheer to this traditional recipe for blondies. Thanks to Half Baked Harvest for sharing the photo and instructions for Christmas Chocolate Crunch Blondies.
Candy Bar Pretzel Bites
If Santa wants some crunch to go with the sweetness of other Christmas treats, these pretzel bites will be the perfect snack. Thanks to The Gunny Sack for sharing the photo and instructions for Candy Bar Pretzel Bites.
Homemade Peppermint Oreos®
Starting with a Devil’s food cake mix is the secret to simple success for these homemade chocolate sandwich cookies. It makes the cookies so soft and rich. Thanks to The Girl Who Ate Everything for sharing the photo and instructions for Homemade Peppermint Oreos®.
It’s all about the decorating with these super cute reindeer cupcakes. Use your favorite cupcake recipe and a handful of store-bought goodies to create the reindeer face. Thanks to With Sprinkles on Top for sharing the photo and instructions for Reindeer Cupcakes.
Peppermint Bark Pretzels
Another recipe to satisfy Santa’s cravings for salty-sweet goodness. These fun peppermint bark pretzels are easy to make — it’s all in the drizzle. Thanks to Kiki & Company for sharing the photo and instructions for Peppermint Bark Pretzels.
Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops
Crushed candy canes, chocolate and marshmallows! These yummy pops are easy enough for the kids to make. Thanks to Spouse Link for sharing the photo and instructions for Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops.
The Grinch Cupcakes
These peppermint cupcakes are extra chocolaty due to the addition of chocolate milk. And, just like the real Grinch, a fondant heart is hidden inside. Thanks to Sugar Swings for sharing the photo and instructions for The Grinch Cupcakes.
Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookies
These chocolate drop cookies were a Top 5 choice in the FAANtastic Divvies Cookie Contest. They’re so good you won’t even realize they are dairy-free, egg-free and nut-free. Thanks to Speed Bump Kitchen for sharing the photo and instructions for Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookies.
Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake
If you’re feeling ambitious, Santa’s sure to love this cheesecake. Just be sure to save a slice for yourself! Thanks to Carissa Miss for sharing the photo and instructions for Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake.
Santa Face Cookies
Step-by-step instructions ensure that you’ll be able to recreate these picture-perfect Santa cookies. Start with your favorite sugar cookie recipe, then follow the guide to color in Santa’s face. Thanks to Katrina’s Kitchen for sharing the photo and instructions for Santa Face Cookies.
Paleo Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
Cookies in a Jar for Santa
Think Santa might be too full to enjoy more treats? Send him back to the North Pole with a jar of cookie mix. There’s even a free printable label with all the instructions. Thanks to Make It Do for sharing the photo and instructions for Cookies in a Jar for Santa.
Candy Cane Oreo Santa Hat Cookies
Candy cane flavored Oreos add an extra burst of holiday flavor to these pretty cookies. Decorated to look like Santa’s hat, we bet you can’t eat just one! Thanks to A Bullseye View for sharing the photo and instructions for Candy Cane Oreo Santa Hat Cookies.
Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Cookies
No time for baking? This revamped recipe has less sugar than the original, without skimping on soft, chewy taste. Thanks to Smashed Peas and Carrots for sharing the photo and instructions for Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Cookies.
Reindeer Holiday Treats
Use simple candy decorations and a classic peanut butter dough to create these delightful reindeer cookies. Thanks to Santa Photos for sharing the photo and instructions for Reindeer Holiday Treats.
Strawberry Santa Snacks
It doesn’t get any easier than strawberries and whipped cream. Whip up these healthy treats for Santa. His waistline will thank you. Thanks to Leanna Mae Kemp for sharing the photo and instructions for Strawberry Santa Snacks.
Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies
Put Santa in a sugar trance with these great-looking sugar cookies. Match with a Christmas plate to create a visual explosion that matches the taste. Thanks to The Domestic Rebel for the photo and instructions for Swirl Sugar Cookies.
Peppermint Santa Cookies
Swap out regular Hershey Kisses for the candy cane version to make these festive peppermint cookies. Melted into a chocolate cookie base, the red and white candies make a colorful topper that’s just right for Christmas. Thanks to The Inspiration Network for sharing the photo and instructions for Peppermint Santa Cookies.
Santa Hat Brownies
Another play on Santa’s hat, these treats use brownie bites to create a rich decadent base. Topped with bright red strawberries, the vanilla-mascarpone frosting is the perfect trim. Thanks to Daisy’s World for sharing the photo and instructions for Santa Hat Brownies.
Snowmen Brownie Pops
No time to make treats? We’ve got a simple and delicious solution: our Snowmen Brownie Pops are decadent, fudgy and (almost) too cute to eat.
Are you making a special Christmas treat for Santa? Tell us about it!