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Holiday Treats to Sell

Finding the best holiday treats to sell can take time and skill. You want to find something that can make extra money, but it also has to look good on holiday bake sales or craft fair tables to draw in customers.

These edible crafts will catch the eye and satisfy even the most discerning person’s tummy. 

DIY Hot Chocolate Ornaments  

A DIY hot chocolate ornament is the perfect mix between a sweet holiday treat and decoration. You can make different exterior decorations on these balls to customize them. You can also create multiple different kinds of hot cocoa to appeal to the most customers.  

Difficulty to Make DIY Hot Chocolate Ornament

Extremely easy, depending on how much you decorate the exterior of the bulb. Just make sure to transport the ornament properly so you don’t mix up the layered look of the ball. 

Materials 

  • Plastic or glass clear ornament
  • Chocolate milk mix 
  • Candy, marshmallow, or sprinkles to add color 
  • Decorations for the outside of the ornament 

Festive Popcorn Tin

Popcorn tins are a holiday classic, and you can make many different flavors to match the season. Peppermint is always a popular choice, but you can find fun recipes for all kinds of popcorn to sell.

You can use large tins or smaller tins. Just make sure they have that festive feel. These tins are a great way to use holiday recycling tips and repurpose some butter cookie containers and popcorn tins you have from past holidays. 

Difficulty to Make Festive Popcorn Tin 

It depends on the exact popcorn recipe you use. Some recipes are straightforward, but others may involve more skill. You can find the one that is right for you. 

Materials 

  • Container with a festive design 
  • Popcorn 
  • Pretzels 
  • Peppermint Marshmallows 
  • Peppermint kisses 
  • Chocolate Chips 

Christmas Marshmallow Pops 

Christmas marshmallow pops are fun and look great to put on bake sales or holiday craft show tables. They draw the eye, and you can turn them into almost any beloved Christmas character or a Christmas tree. They are also easy to eat for people who want a treat on the run. 

Difficulty to Make Christmas Marshmallow Pops 

Basic characters can be elementary to make. More complex characters may require a bit of decorating skill, but you can master them with a little practice. 

Materials 

  • Marshmallows 
  • Sucker Sticks 
  • Pretzels
  • Candies for decoration 
  • Chocolate melts 

Nutter Butter Christmas Characters 

Let’s face it; you don’t always have time to make elaborate Christmas treats in the bulk you need for the bake sale. That’s where these fun Nutter Butter Christmas characters come in. This cookie is the definition of easy Christmas cookies for a bake sale.

Making fun and festive cookies only requires a couple of pieces of candy. You can get peanut butter icing, but any icing will do because you use so little of it. 

Difficulty to Make Nutty Buddy Christmas Characters  

These cookies are one of the easiest treats out there. Everyone can make these adorable reindeer. 

Materials 

  • Nutter Butter
  • Candy Eyes 
  • Pretzel
  • Icing  
  • M&Ms 

To Go Coffee Cupcakes 

These cute coffee cupcakes are great to make and sell at a craft fair as a holiday treat while people shop. This baked good is versatile and delicious. You can find festive coffee cup designs to use so you can add an extra layer of celebration. 

Difficulty to Make To Go Coffee Cupcakes 

You can buy the cake mix and frosting to make this easier, but it can be a little more complicated if you cook both from scratch. 

Materials 

  • Cake mix 
  • Frosting 
  • To go coffee cups 
  • Sprinkles 

Christmas Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Chocolate-covered pretzels can make a fun holiday dessert. White, milk or dark chocolate all work well with these treats. You can decorate them using almost anything that will stick to chocolate, so they are always unique. 

You can make these easy Christmas treats into characters or just add holiday candy to give them that Christmas pop. 

Difficulty to Make Christmas Chocolate Covered Pretzels 

The recipe you choose for decorating the pretzels will determine how difficult they are to make. The basic ones are very simple, but even the more complicated ones are not that hard once you get the hang of them. 

Materials 

  • Pretzels 
  • Chocolate Melts 
  • Candy for decoration
  • Caramel 

Cookie-cutter fudge takes the concept of best Christmas cookies for a bake sale and turns it on its head. Customers will enjoy some fudge and go home to make Christmas cookies with their new cookie cutter. 

A set of these multipurpose treats are great for a silent auction, especially if you put them into a unique gift basket filled with bake sale recipes. You can replace the fudge with cookies or brownies if you like making those more. 

Making fudge can be a little difficult and time-consuming, depending on the recipe. This version is pretty easy. Packaging the cutters is also easy and fun. 

Materials

  • Chocolate chips 
  • Condensed milk 
  • Butter  
  • Cookie Cutter 
  • Candy for decoration 

Santa Hat Sleighs 

Santa hat sleighs are fun and simple craft treats that look cool. The craft draws every kid’s eye in the room due to all the recognizable candy options. This design mixes some of the most popular holiday candy into a fun delivery system that is sure to impress. 

Difficulty to Make Cooke Greeting Card 

These candy figures are one of the easiest craft treats you can make. 

Materials 

  • Mini candy canes 
  • Mini candy bar 
  • Chocolate kiss Santa hat 

Holiday Breakfast and Lunch Kits 

During the holiday, homemade food is something everyone wants to enjoy. However, sometimes work schedules can make that difficult. These holiday breakfast and lunch kits can help keep people in a festive mood, even when they have to be at the office during the holiday. 

Difficulty to Make Holiday Breakfast and Lunch Kits  

You can make these as simple or as complicated as you want to. As long as the kit has a holiday feel to the meal inside the container, they will work. 

Materials

  • Container, festive is better 
  • Holiday-themed treats 
  • Holiday-themed drink 

Fruit Grinch 

Sometimes even around the holidays, it is crucial to mix in something healthy. Most Christmas bake sale items are candy, sugar, and wholly unhealthy for you. However, these fruit grinches can add a shot of fruit into the mix to help make the event more healthy while keeping that Christmas spirit. 

Difficulty to Make Fruit Grinch 

These non-candy treats are simple to make for everyone. 

Materials

  • Strawberry 
  • Grape 
  • Banana 
  • Marshmallow 

Have Fun and Make Extra Money Selling Holiday Treats

Finding fun money-making crafts around the holidays can help you engage with the holiday spirit and still make some extra dough for Christmas. There are holiday treats to sell that can bring a smile to everyone’s face.

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