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The Best Christmas Snacks We’ve Seen for 2021

It's almost the time of year for all things eggnog, peppermint, sugar cookie and hot cocoa! From M&M's to cookies, we've rounded up the best Christmas snacks to buy and share.

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Hershey’s Trees and Stockings White Creme Chips

Bake festive cheer right into your Christmas cookies! These white creme chips come in two shapes that best represent the holidays—bright green trees and of course, the traditional red stockings.

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Keebler Gingerbread Fudge Stripe CookiesCourtesy Keebler

Keebler Gingerbread Fudge Striped Cookies

Gingerbread houses are great, but when you don’t want to build them, these gingerbread cookies striped with vanilla fudge are a great alternative. Spice up the festive season with a pack (or two, or three) of them. These aren’t available online yet, so keep an eye out at your local grocery store—they’re now available nationwide!

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M&ms Ice Cream Fun Cupsvia walmart.com

M&M’s Ice Cream Fun Cups

M&M’s is now making vanilla ice cream cups loaded with red and green M&M’S Minis and swirled with chocolate. If you prefer ice cream to hot cocoa, look for this cool seasonal treat at Walmart.

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Peppermint Whipped Toppingvia target.com

Peppermint Whipped Topping

Want to give your hot cocoa a kick? This peppermint whipped light cream topping is just the thing you need. Add a dollop of sweet, minty delight to your pancakes, your coffee or literally anything else—the sky’s the limit.

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Peppermint Hot Cocoa Morselsvia instacart.com

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Morsels

Drop these morsels in your favorite hot chocolate, bake ’em into your favorite holiday cookies or just eat ’em as they are—they’re bound to make almost any treat sweeter. With a combination of milk chocolate morsels, peppermint squares and mini marshmallows, they’re basically Christmas in a pack.

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Christmas Snacks York Snowflakes MackenziewilliamsMackenzie Williams/Taste of Home

York Snowflakes

York Peppermint Patties in a festive snowflake shape? Yes please! Pop ’em in a vintage candy dish or Christmas stocking, or use the minty treats for dessert recipes like these mint-filled cookies.

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Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Reddi Wipvia walmart.com

Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Reddi Wip

Top off our hot cocoa with hot cocoa-flavored whipped cream? Don’t mind if we do! This chocolaty, pillow-soft Hot Cocoa Reddi Wip comes in packs of two 15-ounce cans for all your holiday needs—though we won’t blame you if you eat it straight out of the can.

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Christmas Snacks Gingerbread Kit KatsMackenzie Williams/Taste of Home

Gingerbread Cookie Kit Kats

These holiday-themed Kit Kats are perfect for Christmas break! Unfortunately, they’re not in stores yet, but we expect to see them soon—here’s what we know about Gingerbread Kit Kats so far.

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Christmas Snacks Reeses Peanut Brittle CupsMackenzie Williams/Taste of Home

Reese’s Peanut Brittle Flavored Cups

Reese took our favorite peanut-flavored holiday treat and, of course, turned it into a seasonal Reese’s Cup. You can get it as a Big Cup, King Size or as a bag of Miniatures that’s just perfect for gifting.

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Christmas Snacks Grinch Hershey KissesMackenzie Williams/Taste of Home

Hershey’s Grinch Kisses

Merry Grinchmas! The Grinch might not have stolen Christmas yet, but he’s definitely stealing our hearts with these Hershey’s Kisses. Each candy foil features the classic Grinch smirk.

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Hersheys Sugar Cookie Kisses Via Targetvia target.com

Hershey’s Sugar Cookie Kisses

Nothing says Christmas like sugar cookies! Each candy is wrapped in silver foil covered in bells, stars and more Christmas cheer, and tastes just like a freshly baked cookie.

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Christmas Snacks Hersheys Sugar Cookie Chocolate BarMackenzie Williams/Taste of Home

Hershey’s Sugar Cookie Bar

Hershey’s Kisses might be great for sharing, but if you’d just prefer to have a bar all to yourself, Hershey’s has heard you. They’ve brought back the original candy and released this brand-new bar that’s perfect for a holiday treat.

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Ghirardelli Sugar Cookie Squares

Each Ghirardelli square is made with white chocolate, sugar cookie bits and festive sprinkles. This Christmas snack is a Target exclusive, so get it before they run out!

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Hot Chocolate Pancake Mixvia walmart.com

Hot Chocolate Pancake Mix

This cocoa-inspired pancake and waffle mix can be found only at Walmart—and it’s less than $2 a box.

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Pillsbury Peppermint Frostingvia pillsburybaking.com

Peppermint Frosting

We’re going to buy this limited-edition Pillsbury frosting and then eat it with a spoon. No regrets!

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M&m's Minis Holiday Cookie Doughvia instacart.com

M&M’s Minis Holiday Cookie Dough

You’ll have tons of fun making this drool-worthy cookie dough. They combine red and green mini M&M’s with Toll House’s classic sugar cookie dough. The dough even has break-apart pieces, so it’s super easy to bake up.

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Pillsbury Elf Cookies

“OH MY GOD, SANTAAAAAA! I know him! I know him!” You’ll be just as excited to make these adorably festive cookies as Buddy was at the prospect of seeing Santa Claus. They feature Buddy’s iconic green hat, of course.

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Pepperidge Farm Amaretto Hot Cocoa Cookies Via Instacartvia instacart.com

Amaretto Hot Cocoa Cookies

These are every bit as splendid as the boozy-sweet beverage after which they’re named. Made by Pepperidge Farms, these Milano cookies were brand-new for 2020 and make the perfect snack to munch on as you watch the snow fall outside.

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Mint Chocolate Twinkies Via Meijervia meijer.com

Mint Chocolate Twinkies

If this was one of your favorite Christmas snacks to buy last year, get ready to stock up again, because Hostess is bringing mint chocolate Twinkies back for 2021. Each box features 10 cakes, which would last us approximately one Hallmark movie binge-watching session.

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Sugar Cookie M&msvia walmart.com

Sugar Cookie M&M’s

We can’t wait to indulge in sugar cookie M&M’s again this year. The white chocolate, crunchy shell, crispy, sugar cookie-flavored centers, and of course, they’re red and green—what could be better? This will be one of the best Christmas snacks of the season!

Emily Hannemann
Emily adores both food and writing, so combining those passions as a writer for Taste of Home makes perfect sense. Her work has also appeared in Birds & Blooms and on TV Insider. When she’s not eating peanut butter straight from the jar, you'll find her running or birdwatching. Emily is currently a journalism graduate student at the University of Missouri.

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