13 novelty Christmas foods you need this year

The first thing we think when we hear the word 'Christmas' is FOOD and the tasty treats we'll be eating throughout the festive period. So, when we started to see some novel food ideas popping up, we decided we HAD to round them up, so you could enjoy them too! We'll start with chocolate brussel sprouts... now EVERYONE will be enjoying their greens this Christmas.

Christmas tree desserts

The first thing we think when we hear the word 'Christmas' is FOOD and the tasty treats we'll be eating throughout the festive period. So, when we started to see some novel food ideas popping up, we decided we HAD to round them up, so you could enjoy them too! We'll start with chocolate brussel sprouts... now EVERYONE will be enjoying their greens this Christmas.

The first thing we think when we hear the word 'Christmas' is of all the wonderful food we'll be eating throughout the festive period. So, when we started to see some novelty food ideas popping up, we decided we had to round them up, so you could enjoy them too!

We'll start with chocolate Brussels sprouts... now even the fussiest of eaters will be tucking into their greens this Christmas.

Click through to see our favourite Christmas novelty food ideas...

Mini Christmas Tree Desserts

How delicious do these mini Christmas Tree desserts look? Forget Christmas pud this year, these little delights might be making an appearance on our Christmas menu!

Price? 6 for £13

Where to get them from: Marks & Spencer (opens in new tab)

Chocolate Brussels sprouts

Christmas novelty food ideas

M&S have excelled themselves this year with these chocolate Brussels sprouts - now everyone can say they've eaten their greens this Christmas!

Price? £2

Where to get it from: Marks & Spencer

Christmas tree crumpets

Christmas novelty food ideas

We don't know about you, but a real festive treat for us is a piping hot crumpet with some melted butter on top. These ones are shaped like little Christmas trees: thank you Asda!

Price? £1 for 4

Where to get it from: Asda

Star Christmas waffles

Christmas novelty food ideas

Asda didn't only go for the crumpets in their Christmas range - they've gone down the waffle route too. And, we've got to say the idea of eating these with some syrup poured over the top sounds delightful!

Price? £1

Where to get it from: Asda

Lindt Santa sleigh pack

Christmas novelty food ideas

Santa and his chocolate reindeers - well, it would be rude not to try one, wouldn't it?

Price? £2.95

Where to get it from: Most supermarkets

Pooing reindeer

Christmas novelty food ideas

A sweetie-pooing reindeer doesn't sound that appetising to us, but we love the novelty of it and we bet it will have the kids in fits of giggles too.

Price? Around £15

Where to get it from: candywarehouse.com

Rudolf cake decorations

Christmas novelty food ideas

If you're going to spend some time in the kitchen getting creative this Christmas, then you've got to try these Rudolf cake toppers. On top of a tasty cupcake, they'll almost be too good to eat... almost.

Price? These are priceless!

Where to get it from: Your kitchen.

Christmas star cake

How to make a Christmas star design cake

Give your Christmas cake a different theme this year - we love this Christmas star cake and it's actually very simple to put together. We've got a simple step-by-step guide for you to follow to make your Christmas cake extra special this year!

Price? You can't put a price on a delightful cake like this!

Where to get it from: Your kitchen (after a couple of hours of baking!)

Giant Christmas snowie

Christmas novelty food ideas

A GIANT Christmas snowie that only costs £2 - we're sold!

Price? £2

Where to get it from: Asda

Gingerbread house

Christmas novelty food ideas

If you've got the time to make your own gingerbread house, then you've got to do it! The excitement and working together to make everything balance, and the thrill when it's all finished really is priceless. We've got a gingerbread house recipe that the whole family can get involved with.

But, if you're short on time you can pick up some gorgeous creations in the supermarkets.

Price? Varied prices depending on if you want to make your own or buy one

Where to get it from: Most supermarkets

Christmas pudding filled with orange chocolate crunch

Christmas novelty food ideas

In a recent poll on goodtoknow, we found out that your most-hated Christmas food is actually Christmas pudding. So for all you haters out there... we reckon this choccy version will make a tasty alternative.

Price? £18

Where to get it from: Ocado (opens in new tab)

Chocolate Baubles

Christmas novelty food ideas

Asda's Extra Special chocolate baubles really will make the Christmas tree look extra special this year. It would just be a question of how long they can last on the branches before someone eats them!

Price? £4

Where to get it from: Asda

Christmas ice cube trays

Christmas novelty food ideas

What says Christmas more than a glass of Baileys - and with festive ice cubes swishing around in the bottom, we can't think of a reason not to have a glass, or two!

Price? No more than a few pounds

Where to get it from: This one is from www.chinaplasticnb.net but they're available in various places online

Where to next? - 18 edible food Christmas tree decorations

- 30 ways to make Christmas easier this year!

- 100 stocking fillers all for UNDER a fiver

Melissa joined the Horse & Hound team for six months across 2012/2013 as part of the IPC scheme for graduates.