Really Cute Christmas Food and Holiday Recipes Inspired by Bento Sets

Christmas brings people together, and that usually means someone will have to eat. I feel Christmas food should be extra special to celebrate, so here are a few festive holiday recipes. Especially if you get the kids involved, these fun to make treats might just become Christmas traditions!

I got inspired right into the holiday spirit when I found these little packed lunches called Bento sets. The Japanese know what they’re doing with cute Christmas food. Aren’t they perfect for sending kiddos off to school? I’d marry the man who made me one.

Xmas Bento by nonochan

Snowman Xmas Bento by nonochan

Vegetables and rice never looked better, or more kid-friendly. I still don’t like mushrooms, but I could maybe eat a mushroom hat!

Bento A-chan by natakiya

Bento A-chan by natakiya

This Bento is simpler. All you need is colored rice to make it festive, and the part off to the side can to be anything.

Holiday Bento by ABG Bento Mama

Holiday Bento by ABG Bento Mama

Here, plastic Santa accessories make carrots adorable, and I bet you could get them at a dollar store. The shaped sandwiches are fun, too, in cookie cutter shapes. To see more ideas or read about the history of Bento, see the post on the ILoveFoodSoMuch blog.

Safeway candy sushi

Safeway candy sushi

For something less fishy than it looks, these candy sushi are fun treats. I’d take them to a holiday party with no explanation.

Kelloggs Rice Krispies Reindeer

Kelloggs Rice Krispies Reindeer

Rudolph wants to tell you his sweet reindeer recipe. Egotistical? Maybe. Delicious? Certainly.

Kelloggs Rice Krispies Holiday Lights

Kelloggs Rice Krispies Holiday Lights

The site also has instructions for Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, snowmen, stockings, and holiday lights treats. Mold to your heart’s content, and enjoy licking the marshmallow off your fingers.

Cereal Christmas Wreath Holiday Treats

Cereal Christmas Wreath Holiday Treats

For another yummy Christmas food made from cereal, think wreaths.

Decorated Christmas Cutout Cookies

Decorated Christmas Cutout Cookies

Decorated cutout cookies are one of my family’s favorite Christmas traditions. I’ve seen friends’ moms make stocking shapes and label them with each kid’s name.

Christmas Tree Buttercream Cake

Christmas Tree Buttercream Cake

This delectable Christmas tree can be made from any cake recipe, frosted in green, cut into triangles, and decorated with cherries, nuts, and more frosting.

Adorable Holiday Reindeer Cupcakes

Adorable Holiday Reindeer Cupcakes

See the original post for these reindeer cupcakes and other sweet ideas. Unless you’re a cupcake addict. Then, stay clear.

Christmas Tree Pizza

Christmas Tree Pizza

Holiday recipes in fun shapes can still be hearty and nutritious, like this Christmas tree pizza recipe from FamilyFun.

Vegetable Christmas Tree

Vegetable Christmas Tree

Instead of cake, make a Christmas tree out of loose vegetables. Or make it a vegetable pizza.

Holiday Shapes Pancake Pan

Holiday Shapes Pancake Pan

Your Christmas morning creativity could really use this adorable pancake pan. I just picked up the exact one at a thrift store! Christmas pancakes could be a great Christmas tradition.

Christmas Tree Bakeware Cake Pan

Christmas Tree Bakeware Cake Pan

A non-stick Christmas tree cakepan straight from Santa’s elves. Check out their sample shape!

Beautiful Christmas Art Tray

Beautiful Christmas Art Tray

An, finally, show it all off on beautiful holiday trays. That way, when the goodies fly off the table, it’ll still look like a party.

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