5 Ways to Make Treats for Santa

‘Tis the night before Christmas, and even though not a creature may be stirring at your house, this might be the time for you to stir up a few last-minute treats. After all, you don’t want to be caught empty-handed (or plated!) when the St. Nicholas makes his appearance later tonight.  It’s not too hard to leave a plate of goodies out that will please his palate and delight his twinkling eyes. Here are five easy recipes you can whip up in a hurry before Santa arrives.

1.  Cranberry Pistachio Cookies

Santa is sure to appreciate your nod to his favorite colors with these red and green cookies.  The Girl Who Made Everything swears they are as easy to make as they are pretty to look at.  The combination of cranberries and pistachios sounds delectable.

2.  Chocolate Truffles

At Seasons with the Sewells, there’s a recipe for a decadent chocolate treat that will have Santa begging for more.  With only two simple ingredients and easy-to-follow directions, it should be a cinch to make more of these truffles.  It looks like half the fun of making these will be dipping them in all kinds of fun candy coatings!

3.  Pretzel Snowflakes

Even if it’s not a white Christmas in your part of the world, you can still have snowflakes with this fun idea from A Southern Fairytale.  These almost look to pretty for Santa to eat, but I bet they are delicious.

4.  English Toffee

The recipe for this holiday classic comes from The Idea Room.  Santa is sure to love the buttery goodness topped with chocolate…if any of it is left over by the time he arrives.  Better make this after everyone else has gone to bed–it’s easy enough you won’t be up too late.

5.  Candy Cane Mint Milanos

Hostess With the Mostess shares ones of the simplest ideas for treating Santa.  Dipping milano cookies into chocolate isn’t anything new, but I love the idea of adding crushed peppermint for a festive flair.  Yum!

6. Hard Candy Stained Glass Cookies

Selina from Creative Juices Decor shared these cookies made with hard candy that would be fun to create with kiddos for the holidays.