Christmas Snack Board

Here it is, the ultimate Christmas Snack Platter! This snack board was really easy to create and uses a lot of in-season produce. Besides having beautiful holiday colors, the board features the perfect mix of fresh fruit, festive snacks, cheese, and crackers.

Celery and peanut butter are a definite favorite in our house so the family loved the idea of adding edible eyes, pretzel antlers, and a raspberry nose to create Rudolph.

I’m a huge guacamole fan so it only made sense to create a few mini trees with triangle crackers and a decorative pomegranate top. Get a mix of salty and sweet with the white chocolate pretzels and add a ’tis the season flair with pomegranate arils. We added them all over! Sprinkle them on for added festive fun or use alone in a bowl.

How to make a Christmas Snack and Fruit Board

Dragonfruit, while sometimes considered a lesser-known fruit, really adds a nice pop of color and will be a fun conversation starter for guests who might not have ever tried a Dragonfruit. If you want to drop some knowledge on your guests, check out our tips on how to pick, prep, and store dragonfruit

We can’t forget about the citrus, apples and grapes. Staples for most grazing boards. We assembled this board and used it as an appetizer station for guests while finishing up Christmas dinner. Buying a little extra time! 

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Prep Tip: Sprinkle a little apple or pineapple juice on your apples to keep them from browning!

Our family had a blast making this fruit tray together. Last year we made our Kiwi Fruit Christmas Tree Platter and wanted to kick it up a notch this year. This Christmas Snack Platter was easy to make and super fun. My daughter loved making the cute little celery reindeer and my son made the Christmas Tree Crackers. I did all the cutting and slicing. We put some nice holiday music on, made some hot chocolate, and just enjoyed spending some time together. So not only is this a delicious fruit platter, it is a a great family activity, too.


Key Ingredients for this Christmas Snack Board

How to make this Christmas Snack Board

First start by pulling out a large cutting board or serving tray. Then grab out all of the ingredients you will be using. Slice and cut up any of the fruits and vegetables that need to be cut.

Next prepare the reindeer celery by cutting the celery into 3″ slides. Spread with the peanut butter. Top with pretzel, candy eyes, and a raspberry for the nose.

To prepare the Christmas tree crackers, spread the guacamole on crackers. Top with the pomegranate aril.

Finally, scatter all of the other ingredients round on the platter. Serve and enjoy!

How To Make A Christmas Snack Platter

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Christmas Snack Platter FAQs

Q: What ingredients are on a Christmas Snack Platter?

A: Our Christmas Snack Platter includes Cheddar cheese, pomegranate, crackers, green apple, red seedless grapes, orange, dragonfruit, celery, peanut butter, guacamole, and white chocolate pretzels.

Q: How do you make a reindeer celery snack for a Christmas snack platter?

A: To make reindeer celery snacks, cut celery into 3-inch pieces, spread with peanut butter, and top with a pretzel for the antlers, candy eyes, and a raspberry for the nose.

Q: What can you use to keep apples from browning on a Christmas snack platter?

A: To keep apples from browning on a snack platter, sprinkle a little apple or pineapple juice on the sliced apples.

Why a Christmas Snack Platter is Perfect for a Social Gathering

A Christmas Snack Platter is an ideal appetizer for holiday social gatherings for several reasons. First, it offers a variety of flavors and textures that can appeal to a wide range of guests, from fresh fruits and vegetables to savory cheeses and crackers. Second, the platter can be prepared ahead of time, allowing the host to focus on other aspects of the gathering. Third, the festive colors and decorative elements, such as the reindeer celery and Christmas tree crackers, add a fun and engaging touch to the table. Finally, the platter encourages grazing and conversation among guests, creating a relaxed and social atmosphere.

Tips for Customizing a Christmas Snack Platter with a Theme

To create a cohesive and impressive Christmas Snack Platter, consider choosing a theme and selecting ingredients and decorations that match. For example, a “Winter Wonderland” theme could feature white and pale blue fruits like dragonfruit and white figs, snowflake-shaped crackers, and a cheese ball decorated to look like a snowman. A “Christmas Around the World” theme could include ingredients and flavors from different countries, such as Italian salami, German stollen bread, and Mexican spiced nuts. When selecting a theme, consider the preferences and dietary restrictions of your guests, and be sure to include a variety of colors, shapes, and textures to keep the platter visually appealing. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your presentation, using cookie cutters to shape cheeses or arranging ingredients in the shape of a Christmas tree or wreath.

Christmas Snack Platter

Amanda Keefer
The ultimate holiday snack board! This colorful board features the perfect mix of fresh fruit, festive snacks, cheese, and crackers. Assemble this board an a fun appetizer station for your guests while you finish preparing Christmas dinner. Pro tip: sprinkle a little apple or pineapple juice on your apples to keep them from browning.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Christmas, Egg Free, Holidays, Snacks
Servings 8 servings
Calories 247 kcal


  • 4 ounces white Cheddar cheese cubed
  • 1/2 Pomegranate seeded
  • 3 ounces triangle crackers
  • 1 green apple sliced
  • 1.5 cup red seedless grapes
  • 1/2 orange , sliced
  • 1/2 dragonfruit sliced
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons guacamole
  • 4 ounces white chocolate pretzels


  • Assemble all ingredients on large cutting board or serving tray.
  • To prepare reindeer celery, cut celery into 3″ slides. Spread with peanut butter. Top with pretzel, candy eyes, and a raspberry
  • To prepare Christmas tree crackers, spread guacamole on crackers. Top with pomegranate aril.


Calories: 247kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 7gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 385mgPotassium: 227mgFiber: 3gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 199IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 133mgIron: 2mg
Keyword appetizers, christmas, fruit platter, holiday, snack board
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