On the lookout for a simple yet festive appetizer for the holidays? This Fruit & Veggie Christmas Tree Party Tray is loaded with a great variety that is perfect for everyone’s snacking needs.
This is one of the first fruit and veggie trays on our roster that has grown over the years. We love how simple it is and of course it is loaded with some great items. This Christmas tree party tray combines fruits, veggies, cheese and crackers for a healthy dish everyone can snack on. Whether your gathering is small or large, this tray is a crowd-pleaser with carrots and broccoli plus green apples. Are you a pretzel or cracker person? It seems like everyone has a favorite, but for sake of pleasing everyone here, we included both.
Nutrition Tip: This snack tray is loaded with both fiber and protein, two satisfying nutrients. Pairing fruits and veggies with familiar, well-liked foods (like crackers, pretzels, and cheese) may also encourage kids to eat more of them!
If you have holiday cookie cutters, try using them on your cheese to add that festive vibe. You can also use them on many of your fruits and vegetables. Check out some of our favorite cutters here.
We included two bowls of Ranch dressing with this board, but you can mix it up by including hummus or guacamole for the crackers and veggies, and caramel or honey for dipping apples. So go ahead and get a little creative or add what your family likes!
If you are looking for more holiday boards check out these five-holiday snack boards for inspiration.
Key Ingredients for this Fruit & Veggie Christmas Tree Party Tray
How to Assemble this Christmas Fruit & Veggie Tray
First grab out a large tray or we like this cheese board set. Then wash and prep all of your apples and vegetables that you are using. We sliced the apples and cut the broccoli into smaller pieces. We used baby carrots for easy prep but if you are using whole carrots just cut them into snack sized sticks.
Then use a star-shaped cookie cutter to cut a star out of the cheese slices. Place at the top of tray for the “tree topper”.
Next create rows of apples, carrots, broccoli and cheese in the shape of a Christmas tree. Place the pretzels at the bottom for the tree trunk and crackers around the top.
Serve with some Ranch for dipping or your other favorite dips. Serve right away or wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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We hope you enjoy this simple holiday appetizer idea. Check out some of our other festive recipes to help make your holiday season more cheerful, healthy, and bright! Happy Holidays!
Looking for a fun fruit platter? Check out our Holiday Watermelon Snack Board
Fruit & Veggie Christmas Tree Party Tray
- 1 slice lowfat Cheddar cheese
- 2 green apples cored, sliced
- 8 ounces baby carrots
- 16 ounces broccoli florets
- 1 6 oz. bag pre-cut cheese cubes
- 1 cup pretzels
- 30 whole wheat crackers
- 1 cup Greek yogurt ranch dressing
- Use star-shaped cookie cutter to cut star out of cheese slice. Place at top of tray.
- Create rows of apples, carrots, broccoli and cheese in the shape of a Christmas tree. Place pretzels at bottom for the tree trunk and crackers around the top.
- Serve with Ranch for dipping.