This festive holiday season is all about brightly lit trees, jingling sleigh bells, and of course, the delight of Christmas feasting. But what if you're not a pro in the kitchen? Or don’t have the luxury to spend the entire day there? Well, don’t you worry—we've got you covered.

You don't need to be a seasoned chef to spread the festive cheer. Even with limited cooking skills and the most easy-to-find ingredients, you can create mouth-watering treats that will dazzle your guests and make this holiday season unforgettable. So, don't let the kitchen jitters hold you back. Let's get the festivities rolling with these simple yet scrumptious Christmas snacks to make at home!

3 Easy Christmas Snack Recipe Ideas

Want to add some festive flair to your Christmas celebrations without the stress? Look no further than these easy recipes that put a twist on traditional Christmas snacks!

These are the best Christmas snacks for those who may feel a little out of their depth in the kitchen or anyone who simply can't spare hours preparing complicated dishes. They’re not just convenient—these easy Christmas snacks bring together the flavors and joy of the season in each delicious bite.


1. Winter Harvest Salad Cups

Winter Harvest Salad Cups

Looking for healthy Christmas snacks for adults? From farm-fresh arugula to juicy pears and crunchy walnuts, these salad cups are a delightful canvas for highlighting the best ingredients available in your area. Don't worry about following this recipe to the letter—you can play around with the ingredients and flavors to highlight seasonal fare.


  • 1 16 oz package Buddig Premium Smoked Turkey Breast
  • 1 large pear, peeled and sliced into small pieces
  • 4 oz egg whites, boiled and sliced
  • 4 oz arugula, torn into small pieces
  • 2 oz walnuts, crushed
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup olive oil, good quality
  • Salt and pepper


  • First, prepare the dressing. In a bowl or jar, whisk the balsamic vinegar and mustard together until well combined, adding salt and pepper to taste.
  • In 7 small cups (adjust the number of cups based on their size), layer the salad ingredients. You may do this in any order you like,  we recommend this sequence: arugula, turkey slices, egg whites, pear, and walnuts.
  • Repeat the layering process until all the ingredients are used.
  • Serve immediately with the dressing on the side.


2. Holiday Ham and Apple Bites

Holiday Ham and Apple Bites offer a fun yet sophisticated twist to your menu—and they’re incredibly easy to make. With just a handful of ingredients, these sweet and savory Christmas snacks come together effortlessly. Whether served as hors d'oeuvres or enjoyed as a light snack, they’ll add playfulness (with a dash of class) to any gathering.



  • Begin by separating the prosciutto slices and cutting them into 1-inch strips. Set them aside for later.
  • Take the cheese and slice it into pieces that are 1/2-inch thick, ensuring they will fit nicely on top of the apple slices.
  • When you're ready to assemble the bites, slice the apples into 1/2-inch thick slices. Place two fresh arugula leaves on top of each apple slice, followed by a piece of cheese. Next, carefully wrap the prosciutto around the apple, bringing the two ends together on the opposite side of the toppings.
  • Before serving, allow the bites to sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes to enhance their flavor. Alternatively, if you plan to store them, place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 8 hours. 


3. Christmas Tree Canapes

Christmas Tree Canapes

These delightful Christmas tree canapes are not only visually appealing but also delicious, making them the perfect addition to your holiday spread. Using simple ingredients and a delicate touch, these festive canapes will come together in no time.


  • 8 oz Buddig Premium Deli Black Forest Ham
  • 1 baguette, sliced into ½-inch slices
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese slices
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced into ¼-inch slices
  • 1 jar black olives


  • First, preheat your oven to 375°F. Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  • In a small bowl, combine the butter, olive oil, and garlic powder. Whisk them together until well blended.
  • Using a brush, evenly coat the baguette slices with the butter mixture. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the slices turn golden brown and crisp.
  • Slice the cucumber lengthwise. With a mandolin, carefully slice the cucumber into thin, delicate strips.
  • Thread the folded cucumber slices onto a cocktail skewer, creating a tree shape. On the skewer, top the tree with an olive.
  • On the toasted bread, layer the ham, cheese, and tomato. Finally, secure all the layers together using the cocktail skewers until all the ingredients are used.


Making Homemade Christmas Snacks? It’s Easy with Buddig

As these snacks for Christmas clearly demonstrate, you can add a touch of festive flavor to your holiday gatherings without spending hours in the kitchen. These simple yet delicious treats are perfect for spreading holiday cheer and impressing your guests. And with the help of some high-quality Buddig premium deli meats, creating these Christmas-themed snacks is even easier.

Ready to bring in the holiday cheer with fun Christmas snacks? Find the nearest store carrying Buddig’s premium meats with our store locator.

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