The Best Christmas Snacks We’ve Seen for 2022

Updated: Feb. 13, 2024

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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Tootsie Roll Snowballs

Talk about a throwback! These candy-coated mini snowballs full of chocolaty Tootsie Roll goodness are the perfect combination of chewy and crunchy for the holidays. Best of all, they’re just $1 for a whole bag.

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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 Cookies
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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 Cups

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 Topping

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 Morsels

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 Mackenziewilliams
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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 Wip

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. You can even use it to top off a delicious McDonald’s Holiday Pie.

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Christmas Snacks Gingerbread Kit Kats
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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 Cups
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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 Kisses
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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. Hershey Kisses is also one of the most popular Christmas candy choices in several states.

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Hersheys Sugar Cookie Kisses Via Target

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.

Can’t get enough sugar cookie flavored candy? Don’t forget to check out sugar cookie M&M’s!

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Christmas Snacks Hersheys Sugar Cookie Chocolate Bar
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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 Mix

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 Frosting

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 Dough

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 Instacart

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 Meijer

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 2022. Each box features 10 cakes, which would last us approximately one Hallmark movie binge-watching session.

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Sugar Cookie M&ms

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!