Santa-Shaped Food for Holiday Festivities

by Dorothy Reinhold on December 4, 2020

Print This Post Print This Post There's always room for a splendid Santa at the table anytime during December, whether for breakfast, lunch, appetizer or dessert!

Santa-Shaped Food: There’s always room for a splendid Santa at the table anytime during December, whether for breakfast, lunch, appetizer or dessert!

Santa might appear on the breakfast plate, or an appetizer tray. Or he might make an appearance for dessert in fruit, cookies or cake. Any time he shows up, he is welcome at the table.

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Check out the collection below for Santa-Shaped Food inspiration.

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santa-pancake-on a white plate on a white counterLet’s start the day with Santa Pancakes, from Taste of Japan. She shows you how to assemble them, although you can probably figure it out from her great photo alone. You could use whipped cream for the beard, or coconut cream if you want non-dairy hair. My kids would be in favor of starting EVERY day with Santa.

Loaf of bread in Santa shape headSpeaking of amazing ways to start a morning, this Golden Santa Bread from The Food Charlatan would be wonderful to wake up to! Karen has a great tutorial to help you along.

santa-shape bread headAnd this Buttermilk Honey Santa Bread by Renee of Kudos Kitchen by Renee would absolutely make any meal in December. It will be the star of the show! Renee is an artist in real life, and her kitchen artistry with food is becoming legendary.

Santa-shaped veggie-tray with cauliflower as beardThe clever Santa Veggie Tray created by Diana Johnson at Eating Richly Even When You’re Broke puts the attention on the healthy food, and is a whimsical way to get everyone reaching for the fresh vegetables.

4 Santa crackers on a white plate against a red backgroundChristmas Santa Crackers will put the “wow” in the party, from Catch My Party. Ritz crackers are the base, then sun-dried tomatoes, Jack cheese, cream cheese and currants for the eyes. Genius!

santa-shaped strawberries on a white cake plate with a red backgroundSanta Strawberries are one of the easiest fruit desserts you could ever dream up. Jeanette of Jeanette’s Healthy Living shows you how. It’s just a berry stuffed with whipped cream, with mini chocolate chips for eyes. Simple Santa, indeed!

mini-santa-hat-cheesecakes on a white plate made by bakedbyrachelTo gild the lily just a bit, Rachel from Baked By Rachel gives us Mini Santa Hat Cheesecakes, featuring a chocolate cookie crust and eggnog-flavored cheesecake. Swoon!

banana chunks decorated like santa-headsSpeaking of fruit, how about these Santa Party Poppers from Creative Kid Snacks? I think kids of ALL ages will like these two-bite snacks made from banana chunks, marshmallows and strawberries.
5 santa shaped cookies made from Nutter Butter cookies on a white backgroundSanta Claus Cookies from Christy Denney of The Girl Who Ate Everything are a perfect sweet treat. Even if you don’t bake, you can make these easy-assembly cookies from Nutter Butter cookies.

Rectangular cake decorated like Santa suit Need a cake for an event? You can’t go wrong with this Coconut Santa Cake from Diane at Created by Diane. She’s another food artist worth following if you like sweets. (And who doesn’t?)

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Tree-Shaped Food for the holidays

Merry Christmas to all!

This article on Santa-Shaped Food was originally published Dec. 24, 2016, and has been republished today.

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Sandra | A Dash of Sanity December 27, 2019 at 9:01 am

I made these for Christmas!! So fun and adorable!


Cathy December 18, 2019 at 12:28 pm

Ahhh what a fun collection! Definitely need to try some of these with my kids!


Sara Welch December 17, 2019 at 1:45 pm

Love the Santa pancakes! Such a great idea for Christmas morning!


Catalina December 17, 2019 at 9:58 am

Oh my goodness! How cute is this! My kids will love these!


Demeter December 17, 2019 at 7:19 am

I just love the creativity to these santa dishes! Happy to see a few non-dessert options in there too. Looks like I’ll be party ready.


Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert December 17, 2019 at 6:46 am

These look so fun and tasty!


Beth December 16, 2019 at 3:03 pm

Everyone of these is so cute! Perfect for the holidays


Anamika September 24, 2019 at 10:36 pm

These look so cute! They sound absolutely perfect mid morning!


Brandy O'Neill December 14, 2018 at 9:12 am

Absolutely adorable! Have to make some of these for my nieces and nephews!


Dorothy Reinhold December 14, 2018 at 3:21 pm

They just make people smile!


Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert December 13, 2018 at 3:53 pm

These are so adorable!


Liren | Kitchen Confidante December 12, 2018 at 4:04 pm

I love all these adorable ideas! I want to try Renee’s bread!


Taylor W. December 12, 2018 at 10:36 am

So fun! Love the Santa Nutter Butters…they look so easy!


Toni | Boulder Locavore December 12, 2018 at 9:23 am

I loved these! They all look so cute!


Melanie Bauer December 11, 2018 at 6:24 pm

These are absolutely awesome! Looks so creative and adorable recipes, yum!


Amanda Batcher December 11, 2018 at 5:08 pm

My kids will love these for a holiday party we’re having!


Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling January 2, 2018 at 8:00 pm

I love the creativity! So many fun ideas!


Jill Roberts December 24, 2017 at 7:48 am

Santa Strawberries – easy and delicious!!!


Catalina December 22, 2017 at 12:58 pm

These Santas are so so cute! My kid will love them!


Katerina @ diethood .com December 22, 2017 at 5:04 am

I love all of them!! Thanks for sharing!!


Jen December 21, 2017 at 7:20 pm

Santa pancakes would be such a fun Christmas morning tradition to start with my boys!


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