God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen on These Christmas Treats (Third Edition)

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Since Christmas is a time of celebration with family and friends, it should surprise no one that food plays a critical role. Sure you may have a turkey or ham at the center along with delectable sides like mashed potatoes. But you also have a tone of desserts like pie, cake, cookies, and others. Let’s just say, this is a big holiday for food. So much so, that January is usually a month when fitness companies and gyms try to cash in on people’s New Year’s resolutions. In the last two years, I’ve created Christmas treat posts to show all the unique food items you might see on a yuletide table. Yet, these usually contain Christmas motifs like Santas and snowflakes. And I plan to do so again for this year since there are so many things you can find on Pinterest. So for your holiday reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of Christmas goodies for your heart’s desire.

  1. Grace your Christmas platter this year with this wreath veggie tray.
I put one of these in a post 2 years ago. Yet, this one contains carrots and cucumbers.

I put one of these in a post 2 years ago. Yet, this one contains carrots, peppers, and cucumbers.

2. A Christmas wreath snack platter is especially cheesy.

Well, it has a few kinds of cheese plus olives. Gives the wreath a little more color doesn't it?

Well, it has a few kinds of cheese plus olives. Gives the wreath a little more color doesn’t it?

3. You’ve heard of the cookie gingerbread man. But have you’ve seen gingerbread cookie sticks?

Yes, they're iced as gingerbread men. Yet, they're convenient for on the road. Enjoy.

Yes, they’re iced as gingerbread men. Yet, they’re convenient for on the road. Enjoy.

4. These Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer cookies make a tasty snack.

All it takes are vanilla wafers, pretzels, and chocolate. Yet, these do look adorable enough to eat, don't they?

All it takes are vanilla wafers, pretzels, and chocolate. Yet, these do look adorable enough to eat, don’t they?

5. Instead of a Christmas candle on your dessert platter, how about a Christmas candle cake?

Don't worry, the candle part is at the top which isn't edible anyway. But I do like the holly leaves and berries.

Don’t worry, the candle part is at the top which isn’t edible anyway. But I do like the holly leaves and berries.

6. Ever imagined having a cake with a Christmas tree inside?

This one does and it's chocolate, too. How they do this is beyond me.

This one does and it’s chocolate, too. How they do this is beyond me.

7. There’s nothing more jolly this Christmas than these Santa Claus cookies.

And yes, they have the big guy in the red suit and hat. Love the icing beard and chocolate chip eyes.

And yes, they have the big guy in the red suit and hat. Love the icing beard and chocolate chip eyes.

8. These bauble cake pops are a great addition for a yuletide dessert platter.

These are in red, white, and gold. But they come in so many different designs and aren't as hard to make as others.

These are in red, white, and gold. But they come in so many different designs and aren’t as hard to make as others.

9. You can make Rudolph brownies in a square pan.

In fact, it's preferred that way since these are triangle shaped. Also add pretzel antlers and M&M noses.

In fact, it’s preferred that way since these are triangle shaped. Also add pretzel antlers and M&M noses.

10. These nutcracker cupcake cakes are ideal for any little soldier.

And they don't seem to take many cupcakes to assemble either. Uniforms come in 3 different colors.

And they don’t seem to take many cupcakes to assemble either. Uniforms come in 3 different colors.

11. You can’t have Christmas without a cake of the nativity scene.

This one has the Holy Family and the Star of Bethlehem on top. While the town of Bethlehem is on a lower tier. Yet, all the cake is iced dark to resemble night.

This one has the Holy Family and the Star of Bethlehem on top. While the town of Bethlehem is on a lower tier as well as the shadows of shepherds and wise men. Yet, all the cake is iced dark to resemble night.

12. This snowflake cinnamon bread is said to be a real winter treat.

Last year, I showed bread like this shaped like a Christmas tree. This year I bring you a snowflake, which I actually like better.

Last year, I showed bread like this shaped like a Christmas tree. This year I bring you a snowflake, which I actually like better.

13. You can always use ice cream cones and Kit Kats to make a gingerbread village.

However, don't neglect to decorate it with icing and M&Ms. Now that's a town that's good enough to eat.

However, don’t neglect to decorate it with icing and M&Ms. Now that’s a town that’s good enough to eat.

14. A box of Christmas cake balls is guaranteed to bring you yuletide cheer.

And such a big box it is that it makes these cake pops resemble iced chocolates. Then again, at least some might have chocolate cake filling.

And such a big box it is that it makes these cake pops resemble iced chocolates. Then again, at least some might have chocolate cake filling.

15. To sort your cheeses, arrange them in a Christmas star.

There are also some nuts in the middle if you don't care for the 5 cheese here. At any rate, it's a clever display.

There are also some nuts in the middle if you don’t care for the 5 cheese here. At any rate, it’s a clever display for appetizers.

16. You’ll never know what you’ll open with these gift wrapped Oreos.

Actually, you probably will since they're covered Oreos. But I really love the bows on these.

Actually, you probably will since they’re covered Oreos. But I really love the bows on these.

17. Fans of the Grinch will surely take to these Whoville cookies.

They're cookies made from a roll that's green and red with sprinkles on the edge. Not sure if they're made from scratch but I'll add them to this post.

They’re cookies made from a roll that’s green and red with sprinkles on the edge. Not sure if they’re made from scratch but I’ll add them to this post.

18. Speaking of the Grinch, check out these Christmas cupcakes.

These almost could be taken for Santa cupcakes. Except for the fact that they're green with yellow eyes beneath the Santa hat.

These almost could be taken for Santa cupcakes. Except for the fact that they’re green with yellow eyes beneath the Santa hat.

19. For a simple Christmas snack, may I suggest pretzel presents?

All they require is to paint chocolate at the top and have a bow made of M&Ms. Or icing, if you prefer that.

All they require is to paint chocolate at the top and have a bow made of M&Ms. Or icing, if you prefer that.

20. Arrange your ham, cheese, crackers, and veggies in this appetizer platter Christmas tree.

Two years ago, I had a similar platter that included just cheese and veggies. This one includes ham and crackers, too.

Two years ago, I had a similar platter that included just cheese and veggies. This one includes ham and crackers, too.

21. These bauble cupcakes are guaranteed to bring you Christmas cheer.

After all, they're easier to decorate since they're round. And you can customize them however you'd like.

After all, they’re easier to decorate since they’re round. And you can customize them however you’d like.

22. With this brownie wreath, your Christmas party will be a chocolaty delight.

Some of the wreath is decorated with candy holly leaves and berries. Yet, it's all topped with a fruit roll up bow.

Some of the wreath is decorated with candy holly leaves and berries. Yet, it’s all topped with a fruit roll up bow.

23. Let your dessert platter shine with this Christmas tree cake front and center.

Though this is my 3rd Christmas treat post, I haven't included a Christmas tree cake before. Yet, I do love how it's decked with lights.

Though this is my 3rd Christmas treat post, I haven’t included a Christmas tree cake like this before. Yet, I do love how it’s decked with lights.

24. This gingerbread village was made possible by Hershey’s.

Yes, these houses are made from Hershey's chocolate. Yet, they still look good enough for a chocolate lover to devour.

Yes, these houses are made from Hershey’s chocolate. Yet, they still look good enough for a chocolate lover to devour.

25. Kids will adore these Rudolph pudding cups at your dessert platter.

Each of them comes with candy cane antlers and a red gum drop nose. So adorable.

Each of them comes with candy cane antlers and a red gum drop nose. So adorable.

26. You can’t have a merry and bright Christmas party without poinsettia cookies.

These are almost as pretty as the poinsettia flowers themselves. Yet, while the real flowers are poisonous, these are not.

These are almost as pretty as the poinsettia flowers themselves. Yet, while the real flowers are poisonous, these are not.

27. This snack platter contains a wide variety of cheeses.

Also includes cherry tomatoes and olives. All in all, this is great for a Christmas cocktail party.

Also includes cherry tomatoes and olives. All in all, this is great for a Christmas cocktail party.

28. From the North Pole, this Mrs. Claus cake is a Christmas delight.

This one uses a doll and has her holding a tray with cookies. Nevertheless, I think this is adorable.

This one uses a doll and has her holding a tray with cookies. Nevertheless, I think this is adorable.

29. For a delectable appetizer, try some Christmas tree bread on a stick.

This one consists of bread dough that's squeezed together on a tooth pick. You can also dip it in sauce.

This one consists of bread dough that’s squeezed together on a tooth pick. You can also dip it in sauce.

30. You’ve heard of snow globes. How about snow globe cupcakes?

I think the globe is made from gelatin. At any rate, each of them feature Christmas and winter motifs.

I think the globe is made from gelatin. At any rate, each of them feature Christmas and winter motifs.

31. This gingerbread house cake makes itself at home in a candy cane forest.

Though it only has one house on top, it has a lot of happy gingerbread men. Love the squiggly candy canes.

Though it only has one house on top, it has a lot of happy gingerbread men. Love the squiggly candy canes.

32. There’s nothing on Christmas like some candy cane bread.

Of course, it entails two strips of dough being intertwined in a crook shape. Still, I think it's quite clever.

Of course, it entails two strips of dough being intertwined in a crook shape. Still, I think it’s quite clever.

33. Children will surely root for these Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer cookies.

These use M&M eyes and nose as well as chocolate pretzel antlers. At any rate, they're so adorable.

These use M&M eyes and nose as well as chocolate pretzel antlers. At any rate, they’re so adorable.

34. For an easy Christmas dessert, you might want to go with Christmas tree meringue cookies.

You can even decorate these with sprinkles and a star. Yet, they will always resemble green cream puffs to me.

You can even decorate these with sprinkles and a star. Yet, they will always resemble green cream puffs to me.

35. For a healthy option, you might want to take a bite out of this Christmas candle.

After all, it's made from a carrot stick that's surrounded by cucumbers. And it includes a yellow pepper flame.

After all, it’s made from a carrot stick that’s surrounded by cucumbers. And it includes a yellow pepper flame.

36. This gingerbread house cake is a vibrant and happy Christmas village.

Unlike the gingerbread village cake I showed last year, this one has houses built on the cake tiers. Also, like the happy gingerbread people.

Unlike the gingerbread village cake I showed last year, this one has houses built on the cake tiers. Also, like the happy gingerbread people.

37. Nobody could ever resist these gingerbread bird houses this Christmas season.

You want to feed these to the birds. But each one is decorated in their unique way. Love them.

You want to feed these to the birds. But each one is decorated in their unique way. Love them.

38. Kids will delight in this apple Santa as a healthy treat.

This one has apple slices as the face, and hat. Yet it has marshmallows as the trim and beard.

This one has apple slices as the face, and hat. Yet it has marshmallows as the trim and beard.

39. You can never have a more delightful Christmas dessert than penguin icebox cookies.

Yes, I know penguins come from the Southern Hemisphere and are best known for living in Antarctica. But since they're cute polar creatures, their use on Christmas is understandable.

Yes, I know penguins come from the Southern Hemisphere and are best known for living in Antarctica. But since they’re cute polar creatures, their use on Christmas is understandable.

40. For a winter sweet tooth, it’s best to go with these tousle cap cookies.

Like the Christmas sweater cookies, you can see these are decorated in a wide array of styles. Not sure which one I like the best.

Like the Christmas sweater cookies, you can see these are decorated in a wide array of styles. Not sure which one I like the best.

41. An ugly sweater cake like this should be a hit at any ugly Christmas sweater party.

The ugly sweater cake I put on last year's post consisted of cupcakes. This just comprises of a sheet. Love the candy decorations though.

The ugly sweater cake I put on last year’s post consisted of cupcakes. This just comprises of a sheet. Love the candy decorations though.

42. If you liked Elf, then get a load of these Christmas cookies.

Yes, they have cookies relating to Elf. Sure they're professionally made. But I had to show these.

Yes, they have cookies relating to Elf. Sure they’re professionally made. But I had to show these.

43. For a healthy option gingerbread house, may I give you the Christmas veggie lodge.

This has a carrot log cabin, a celery and cucumber roof, and a pepper door. And yes, I bet it's held together by dip and dressing.

This has a carrot log cabin, a celery and cucumber roof, and a pepper door. And yes, I bet it’s held together by dip and dressing.

44. Speaking of veggie Christmas goodies, check out this  green bean Christmas tree.

This one has corn and pepper decorations. Like the cheese trimmings as well.

This one has corn and pepper decorations. Like the cheese trimmings as well.

45. You have to have a cold, cold heart not to love this penguin igloo cake.

The penguins even has a Christmas tree. And they're standing on top of the igloo to sing. So cute.

The penguins even has a Christmas tree. And they’re standing on top of the igloo to sing. So cute.

46. For an extra gooey Christmas treat, these Rudolph marshmallow pops can’t be beat.

They even have pretzel antlers. And are covered in a chocolaty goodness.

They even have pretzel antlers. And are covered in a chocolaty goodness.

47. Candy cane cookies should always come in a fancy stripe.

These have shiny red sugar icing and holly decorations. Professionally made, but I'll take 'em.

These have shiny red sugar icing and holly decorations. Professionally made, but I’ll take ’em.

48. This Santa Claus cake comes with a very magnificent beard.

This one comes with a Santa hat and everything. All in all, I find this quite adorable.

This one comes with a Santa hat and everything. All in all, I find this quite adorable.

49. Who knew that chocolate donuts could make such great Christmas wreaths?

These are a more fancy design and use intricate candy and icing. Still, these are great for any Christmas party.

These are a more fancy design and use intricate candy and icing. Still, these are great for any Christmas party.

50. These Rice Krispie Christmas presents are always full of surprises.

Okay, they contain M&Ms. But they're iced in green and red with a white bow. Love these.

Okay, they contain M&Ms. But they’re iced in green and red with a white bow. Love these.

51. This Christmas bread tree comes especially frosted.

Well, frosting in place of snow of course. Includes berry ornaments, too.

Well, frosting in place of snow of course. Includes berry ornaments, too.

52. These Oreo polar bears are surely cool treats for a winter day.

They can have a blue or brown M&M nose. At any rate, these are so cute.

They can have a blue or brown M&M nose. At any rate, these are so cute.

53. Nobody could ever resist these teddy bear sleds on any dessert platter.

This one just consists of Teddy Grahams, a Snicker's bar, and 2 mini candy canes. They're so easy, kids could make them.

This one just consists of Teddy Grahams, a Snicker’s bar, and 2 mini candy canes. They’re so easy, kids could make them.

54. Candy cane pretzels always make an ideal Christmas snack.

Not sure if they taste of mint. But you have to like the white and red stripes on these.

Not sure if they taste of mint. But you have to like the white and red stripes on these.

55. For healthy appetizers, perhaps you should visit the Santa Claus veggie tray.

This one has the kind of healthy veggies that Santa probably doesn't eat. His face consists of hummus though.

This one has the kind of healthy veggies that Santa probably doesn’t eat. His face consists of hummus though.

56. Celebrate the reason for the season with this sweet nativity scene cake.

Yes, I know it probably contains an ungodly amount of sugar. But this cake is so irresistibly cute you just want to eat it up.

Yes, I know it probably contains an ungodly amount of sugar. But this cake is so irresistibly cute you just want to eat it up.

57. There’s nothing more delectable this yuletide season than a Rice Krispe treat Christmas tree.

Yes, I know the green dye on these Rice Krispie treats is kind of disgusting. Yet, I do like how it's decorated with M&Ms.

Yes, I know the green dye on these Rice Krispie treats is kind of disgusting. Yet, I do like how it’s decorated with M&Ms.

58. You never have Christmas tree bread unless it’s filled with spinach.

Well, this is kind of ingenious. Love how it has the bread spanning it as decoration.

Well, this is kind of ingenious. Love how it has the bread spanning it as decoration.

59. You’ve heard of gingerbread houses and gingerbread cookies. Make way for the gingerbread house cookie.

Yes, they're all made the same way. But you have to admit. all 3 are so damn adorable for this Christmas season.

Yes, they’re all made the same way. But you have to admit. all 3 are so damn adorable for this Christmas season.

60. This appetizer platter Christmas tree has everything stacked together and held in place thanks to toothpicks.

I know this looks quite festive and weird, right? Well, somehow you can do this at home. But this doesn't mean I can suggest it.

I know this looks quite festive and weird, right? Well, somehow you can do this at home. But this doesn’t mean I can suggest it.

61. How about a little green in your candy cane cookies.

Well, they're not like the traditional red and white candy cane cookies. But Christmasy? You better believe it.

Well, they’re not like the traditional red and white candy cane cookies. But Christmasy? You better believe it.

62. You could almost imagine that these cupcakes come straight from the North Pole.

Okay, maybe not. But these North Pole cupcakes are certainly very simple to decorate.

Okay, maybe not. But these North Pole cupcakes are certainly very simple to decorate.

63. Nothing makes quite a hit at your Christmas party than these pine cone cheese balls.

After all, Christmas trees are evergreens that produce seeds through pine cones. And these cheese balls are covered in almonds.

After all, Christmas trees are evergreens that produce seeds through pine cones. And these cheese balls are covered in almonds.

64. Make sure these snowman cake pops are properly frosty.

Like how they have multicolored buttons and red ear muffs. Still, they're so adorable.

Like how they have multicolored buttons and red ear muffs. Still, they’re so adorable.

65. Of course, a Christmas tree appetizer platter can always include grapes.

They can come either in purple and green. But they'll also be separated by different kinds of cheese.

They can come either in purple and green. But they’ll also be separated by different kinds of cheese.

66. These polar bear cupcakes come with special hats.

These all have a green and red Santa hat. But their faces just scream of North Pole cuteness.

These all have a green and red Santa hat. But their faces just scream of North Pole cuteness.

67. These snowman pretzel snacks will surely not melt your appetite.

For some reason, I have a lot of snowman treats on here so far. Not sure why.

For some reason, I have a lot of snowman treats on here so far. Not sure why.

68. Those who love A Charlie Brown Christmas will adore these cookies.

This set includes Snoopy and the gang. It even has a Charlie Brown tree ornament. Love these.

This set includes Snoopy and the gang. It even has a Charlie Brown tree ornament. Love these.

69. For a healthier cookie option, go with these fruit and pistachio wreaths.

These are decorated with lemons, pistachios, and cranberries. Yet, many would think these delicious.

These are decorated with lemons, pistachios, and cranberries. Yet, many would think these delicious.

70. If you like polar bears, then you might like these polar bear paw print cupcakes.

Now these are quite clever. These even have a peppermint center on top.

Now these are quite clever. These even have a peppermint center on top.

71. Brighten up your Christmas party with these Christmas light cupcakes.

Each one has a chain of lights around a mound of white icing. Kind of wish it was green icing with a star on top instead.

Each one has a chain of lights around a mound of white icing. Kind of wish it was green icing with a star on top instead.

72. A Christmas cookie bird house should always come with a few residents.

Yes, it may be in pink with lights on it. But nevertheless, the cookie snowbirds are adorable.

Yes, it may be in pink with lights on it. But nevertheless, the cookie snowbirds are adorable.

73. Santa Hat party mix is guaranteed to make your Christmas a memorable one.

And Santa hats it certainly has. But don't forget about the green M&Ms and the frosted pretzels.

And Santa hats it certainly has. But don’t forget about the green M&Ms and the frosted pretzels.

74. A Christmas snow globe cake is always filled with winter magic.

You can't eat some of the decorations on this cake according to Pinterest. But they should go great with the snow globe cupcakes.

You can’t eat some of the decorations on this cake according to Pinterest. But they should go great with the snow globe cupcakes.

75. Nothing is such a Christmas delight like a cupcake cake of Old St. Nick.

Well, this one seems to have a nice Santa beard. Also like the holly on his hat.

Well, this one seems to have a nice Santa beard. Also like the holly on his hat.

76. Snowman party stew can always melt your frozen taste buds.

Sure it may have snowmen on top. But this is a steaming hot meal not meant for those made of ice.

Sure it may have snowmen on top. But this is a steaming hot meal not meant for those made of ice.

77. These Christmas tree cookies come in a variety of different colors.

Well, colors in regard to each layer, apparently. Love the yellow stars on top though.

Well, colors in regard to each layer, apparently. Love the yellow stars on top though.

78. A green and red Christmas cake is perfect for any yuletide occasion.

This one has layers upon layers of red and green. But if anything says Christmas cake, it's this.

This one has layers upon layers of red and green. But if anything says Christmas cake, it’s this.

79. Wake up on Christmas morning to some reindeer pancakes.

Yes, this doesn't constitute the healthiest yuletide breakfast. But I'm sure Rudolph's pancake face will give someone a smile.

Yes, this doesn’t constitute the healthiest yuletide breakfast. But I’m sure Rudolph’s pancake face will give someone a smile.

80. On a cold winter day, these hot cocoa cookies make a tasty treat.

These come with a marshmallow cup and a cookie coaster. Love the candy cane handle and marshmallows on top.

These come with a marshmallow cup and a cookie coaster. Love the candy cane handle and marshmallows on top.

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