Easy Christmas Animal Crackers


Christmas High Altitude | Published December 8, 2022 by Mimi Council

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This recipe for easy Christmas Animal Crackers is a 4 ingredient holiday recipe that you are sure to love! I use my favorite organic animal crackers, milk chocolate, peppermint flavor and holiday sprinkles. Making this an easy Christmas animal cracker recipe that is perfect for holiday cookie boxes.

If you're looking for more simple holiday recipes like this, try my Peanut Butter Pretzel Christmas Crack, Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Bark, or my Mint Chocolate Coconut Squares. All of these recipes would also make great additions to your holiday cookie boxes!

christmas animal crackers in a bowl

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Cookie box time is here! And if you are baking for gifts, these easy Christmas Animal Crackers make a really nice addition to any holiday cookie box! This 4 ingredient holiday recipe is so easy to make, and it’s one everyone will love.

I use the delicious Organic Kirkland Animal Crackers along with milk chocolate and peppermint flavor to create a minty chocolate coating. I top these with ColorKitchen Foods Tree Sprinkles – the best Christmas sprinkles with no artificial colors!

This 4 ingredient holiday recipe is one that both kids and adults will both love. Something I learned while I ran a bake was – adults like sprinkles just as much as kids! I also recommend using India Tree Nature’s Colors Green Sprinkles and Red Sprinkles. I also love the India Tree Nature’s Colors Snowflake Sprinkles.

christmas animal crackers in a cookie tin

FAQ's

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes, you can definitely make these easy Christmas Animal Crackers ahead of time. Store them in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months!

Can I use dark chocolate in place of milk chocolate?

Of course, if you want to make these vegan you can use dark chocolate in place of milk chocolate.

christmas animal crackers on a sheet pan

Can I use white chocolate instead?

Yes, of course. You can use white chocolate in place of milk chocolate to make these even more festive!

Where can I buy Christmas sprinkles with no artificial colors?

I buy all my Christmas sprinkles with no artificial colors on Amazon. Here's some of my faves:

ColorKitchen Foods Tree Sprinkles

India Tree Nature’s Colors Green Sprinkles

India Tree Nature's Colors White Sprinkles

India Tree Nature’s Colors Snowflake Sprinkles

Do these need to be refrigerated?

These do not have to be refrigerated, but since I don’t temper the chocolate in this recipe, I do like to keep them in the fridge. This is only so the chocolate doesn’t sweat. But, they do not need to be refrigerated for health reasons. If you are serving them at a party, just store in the fridge until you’re ready to platter them.

christmas animal crackers in a bowl

Ingredients for Easy Christmas Animal Crackers

Kirkland Organic Animal Crackers

Mama Ganache Organic Milk Chocolate

Frontier Co-Op Organic Peppermint Flavor

ColorKitchen Foods Tree Sprinkles

christmas animal crackers in a cookie tin

Easy Christmas Animal Crackers

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy
Makes

8

servings

This recipe for Easy Christmas Animal Crackers makes the perfect addition to any holiday cookie box! This 4 ingredient holiday recipe uses Christmas sprinkles with no artificial colors, and is a recipe everyone will love!

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces organic animal crackers

  • 8 ounces organic milk chocolate

  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint flavor

  • Natural holiday sprinkles

Directions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate. Remove from the heat and add in the peppermint flavor and stir to combine completely.
  • Dip half of each animal cracker into the melted chocolate, and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle with rainbow sprinkles. Place the baking sheet in the fridge for 1 hour to set.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.

Notes

  • Gluten Free – Use gluten free animal crackers.
  • High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

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