Festive Snacks

Recipes and Photos by Jessi Hampton@Just Trying Recipes

Snack time is the best time to get creative. Whether it be for kids, a get together with friends, or even a normal weekend snack, the goal is to have fun!

Volunteering at my daughters’ school this Fall definitely has my creative juices flowing as I think of festive snacks to make for class parties. I thought it would be fun to share a few ways in which I like to approach classroom snack time!

I focus on simple ingredients and supplies I have on hand, or that are easily accessible. I find inspiration comes easy when I stick to a theme that is current with the season. As with anything in the classroom, I make sure of any possible allergies or intolerances, as it is always more enjoyable when everyone can participate and eat the same treat!

Here are some festive snacks that are so easy to create.

Can you guess which holiday goes with which treat?


Corn Husk Popcorn



Disposable piping bag

Green tissue paper



• Fill each bag ¾ of the way towards narrow part of the bag.

• Place popcorn on top of the green tissue paper and wrap, bringing the paper towards the bottom of the piping bag.

• Secure the bottom with raffia.


Oatmeal Crème Pie Gingerbread People


Oatmeal crème pies

White out

Black sharpie

Red buttons

Red ribbon bows


• Use the sharpie to draw eyes.

• Use the white out to make the mouth and white around the face.

• Let whiteout dry, use a low temperature glue gun to attach the buttons and bows.


Hot Cocoa Treat


Hot cocoa

Mini marshmallows

Winter theme mix of sprinkles

Small container to hold a single

serving of hot cocoa


• Add enough hot cocoa for a single serving in a small container.

• Add sprinkles and mini marshmallows on top of the cocoa or in a separate container.


Red Fruit Kabobs


Raspberries or any red

fruit (strawberries, watermelon, etc.)

Sliced white cheese

Small wooden kabobs or Valentine’s

Day-themed picks


• Using the sliced cheese and a small heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out hearts for each kabob.

• Assemble each kabob starting with a cheese heart then adding the fruit.


Pot of Gold Jello


Lime flavored gelatin

Rainbow candy belts

Gold sprinkles

Whipped cream

Small wooden pick

Small clear plastic cups

Muffin pan


• Prepare gelatin per package directions.

• Place each plastic cup at an angle into each muffin well.

• Pour gelatin in each cup and let set.

• Weave candy belts onto wooden picks.

• Serve each jello with whipped cream, candy belts, and gold sprinkles.