Healthy Christmas Treats Kids Will Love to Make

Healthy Christmas treats kids will love? Do those words even go together? As soon as November arrives, my Pinterest feed fills up with all sorts of Christmas recipes. While they’re cute, they aren’t generally recipes I’ll be making for my family. I try to limit sugar, carbs and artificial coloring for health reasons. I received samples of some of these products. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Healthy Christmas Treats Kids Will Love

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It can be a challenge to find healthy treats the kids enjoy eating. They want all the sugar-filled overly processed foods they see on TV or that their friends are eating. When my daughter was first diagnosed as being gluten intolerant, we struggled for a long time to find things she enjoyed eating. I wish I had tried these adorable snowmen years ago.

Healthy Christmas Treats Kids Will Love

What you need for these healthy Christmas treats

Garden Lites Chocolate Muffins – Yup, they aren’t cupcakes. Not only are they muffins, the first two ingredients in them are zucchini and carrots. No, they don’t taste like vegetables. And, they are both gluten and dairy free. Trust me, they are delicious.

Peppermint NuStevia – Most cream cheese frostings are equal parts confectioners sugar and cream cheese. Way too much sugar for me. Peppermint NuStevia is a sugar-free alternative made with real peppermint (sourced in Oregon) and stevia (a natural sugar-free alternative).  It’s delicious. And, I’ve been adding a few drops to my coffee too. It’s gluten free and no-GMO as well.

Enjoy Life Mini Chips – Most chocolate chips have added soy and dairy. And, for many people, this is a problem. Enjoy Life has no added soy or dairy. And, they’re delicious. Look for the mini chips. The full sized ones are too big for this.

Smash Mallow Marshmallows – Most marshmallows are loaded with artificial ingredients. The ones from Smash Mallow use organic cane sugar and all natural ingredients. So, the color comes from strawberry powder, not artificial coloring. I can find these at my local Shaws.

Whipped Cream Cheese – Now, you will also need a container of whipped cream cheese for the frosting, pretzels for the arms, a piece of orange candy for the nose, and a Starlight candy for his hat. Get creative.

How much of each of these things you need really depends on how many snowmen you want to make.

Healthy Christmas Treats Kids Will Love

Just take it slow and do it in layers. Frost the muffin. Then “glue” the pieces of the snowman and the decorations on using the cream cheese.

Healthy Christmas Treats Kids Will Love

It’s honestly pretty easy to make. The kids could easily handle this one on their own since there is no baking involved.

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Ingredients

  • 1 box of Garden Lites Chocolate Muffins
  • 1 bottle of Peppermint NuStevia
  • 1 bag of Enjoy Life mini chips
  • 1 bag of Smash Mallow Strawberries and Cream Marshmallows
  • 1 small bag of pretzel sticks

Instructions

  1. Remove the muffins from the freezer and the individual wrapping.
  2. Mix the cream cheese with a few drops of stevia. Add a bit of plain Greek yogurt to smooth it out if you want to.
  3. Frost the top of the muffin.
  4. Break one pretzel stick in half and insert for arms.
  5. Take one marshmallow and stick it to the top of the muffin for the body.
  6. Add a bit of cream cheese to the top.
  7. Take the next marshmallow and using cream cheese stick the mini chips and the orange candy to the front for a face.
  8. Stick that marshmallow on the top of the other.
  9. Add cream cheese to the top of that one and top with a starlight candy and a mini chip for his hat.
  10. Enjoy!
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Now, if that’s too complicated, you can leave out the marshmallows and let the kids create it this way:

Healthy Christmas Treats Kids Will Love

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Comments

  1. What a nice pot full of kids favorites!! The cranberry bread looks delicious!! I would love to have you drop by this weekend to share on Friday Features Linkup! Link below. I hope you are enjoying the holiday preparations, have a great weekend!
  2. I love NuStevia's chocolate peppermint syrup. I've gone through 2 bottles and need to get some more! I had a free coupon for the Garden Lites product, but couldn't find them anywhere. My local Whole Foods didn't even stock them. I'd like to try theSmash Mallow Marshmallows. I haven't had real marshmallows in a long time.
  3. Dana Rodriguez says:
    This is such a cute and tasty looking idea! I have been wanting to try Smash Mallow Marshmallows and Garden Lite. I am already a big fan of Enjoy Life!

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