Christmas Treats Kids Can Make

Here are some simple, yet yummy Christmas Treats and Goodies Family Fun Recipes that your family will love to create together. Baking with children is a great tradition that your family will treasure always.

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RUDLOPH’S PUNCH

You will need:

  • 1 -16 oz. bottle apple juice
  • 1- 16 oz. bottle lemon-lime soda
  • 1 -16 oz. bottle cranberry juice
  • 3 cinnamon sticks

Optional: Small candy canes

Instructions:

    1. In a large saucepan, mix the apple juice, cranberry juice, and lemon-lime soda with the cinnamon sticks.
    2. Heat through allowing the cinnamon to fuse the liquid.
    3. Remove cinnamon sticks.
    4. Serve in a mug with a candy cane hanging over the edge.

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FROSTY’S JUICE

You will need:

  • cranberry juice
  • 8 oz. club soda
  • candy cane or cinnamon stick

Instructions:

    1. Fill glass halfway with juice.
    2. Add club soda and stir.
    3. Add ice and candy or cinnamon stick.

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SANTA SHAKE

You will need:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • ½frac12; teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

    1. Place chunks of banana into blender.
    2. Add milk, chocolate chips and vanilla extract and puree.

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CHRISTMAS CANDIED COCOA

You will need:

  • hot cocoa mix
  • candy cane
  • marshmallow

Instructions:

    1. Empty packet of hot cocoa mix into a mug. Prepare as directed on package.
    2. Poke a candy cane through a marshmallow. Use as a candied stirrer!

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RUDOLPH CUPCAKES

You will need:

  • cake mix with ingredients to prepare
  • cupcake tins
  • cherries (one each)
  • container of chocolate frosting

Instructions:

1. Prepare cake mix as directed on package.

2. Pour batter into festive cupcake tins.

3. Frost when completely cooled and top with a cherry-Rudolph’s nose!
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CANDY CANE COOKIES

You will need:

  • 2 ½cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoon almond flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup crushed peppermint candy

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 375F.

2. Mix butter, sugar, egg, and flavorings thoroughly.

3. Add flour and salt. Mix well.

4. Roll mixture into 4″strips. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.

5. Curve top down to form handle of cane.

6. Bake 9 minutes until very lightly browned.

7. While still warm, remove from pan and sprinkle with candy and sugar mixture.

Note:

Dough may be divided in half. Leave one half plain and color the remaining dough with ½frac12; teaspoon of red food coloring. Roll each color into strips. Place side by side. Press together lightly and twist in a rope fashion.

Tip:

The dough is easier to work with when slightly chilled.
To avoid breaking, allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes after baking.

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POPCORN SNOWMAN

You will need:

  • 9 cups popcorn popped (1 1/3 cups unpopped)
  • 4 cups white mini marshmallows
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Toppings- gumdrops, cinnamon candies, fruit leather, pretzel sticks, jelly beans

Instructions:

1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat.

2. Add marshmallows, stirring often, until melted about 5 minutes.

3. Place popped popcorn in a large lightly greased shallow pan.

4. Pour the marshmallow mixture over the popcorn, tossing to coat evenly.

5. While still warm, form 6 balls about 5″ in diameter for the coated popcorn for the bottom sections, giving the balls flat bases to allow snowmen to stand.

6. Form 6 balls about 3-1/2″ in diameter for the middle sections.

7. Then form 6 balls about 2′ in diameter for the top sections.

8. Stir the powdered sugar and milk together until smooth. Use the icing to stack three popcorn balls of decreasing sizes into a snowman.

9. Attach candies to decorate. Use fruit leather for the scarf, gumdrops for nose, jelly beans for eyes, cinnamon candies for mouth. You can substitute other kinds of candies. Makes 6 snowmen.
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CHOCOLATE CHRISTMAS WREATH

You will need:

    • 12 oz. bag semi-sweet morsels
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • ½ cup chopped walnuts
    • 1 can sweet and condensed milk
    • walnut halves
    • maraschino cherries

Instructions:

1. Melt chocolate morsels and sweet and condensed milk in double boiler.
2. Stir in vanilla and chopped walnuts.
3. Refrigerate mixture for 1 hour.
4. Place walnut halves in wreath shape on plate and spoon mixture onto walnut halves.
5. Decorate with cherries.

RUDOLPH POOP

You will need:

      • chocolate covered raisins
      • ribbon
      • plastic baggie
      • handmade tag with verse

Instructions:

1. Place a handful of chocolate covered raisins in a baggie.

2. Tie off with ribbon.

3. Print verse onto heavy white paper.

4. Cut out verse and attach ribbon to baggie.

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WHITE CHOCOLATE CANDY PRETZELS

You will need:

      • candy canes or twist pretzels/sticks
      • 1 cup white chocolate chips
      • 1 teaspoon shortening
      • toppings- EDIBLE glitter, M&M’s, colored sugar, crushed peppermint candies

Instructions:

1. Melt together chocolate chips and shortening over very low heat or in microwave on low power, stirring frequently until smooth.

2. Dip candy canes or pretzels into melted chocolate mixture, leaving the “handle” uncoated. Gently shake off excess.

3. Then immediately sprinkle with M&M’s, crushed candy or colored sugars.

4. Place upside down in a cup or place on wax paper until chocolate is set.
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CHOCOLATE KISSES CHRISTMAS TREE

You will need:

      • 1- Styrofoam cone (12″ x 4″)
      • 4 bags (13 oz. ea.) Hershey’s kisses, wrapped in green, red, and silver foil.
      • Glue (low heat gun, white glue, glue stick or confectioners’ glue)
      • Toothpicks
      • Decorative bow

Instructions:

1. Cover foam cone with foil.

2. Glue flat side of green kisses to cone.

3. Insert one end of a toothpick into one end of each red and silver kisses.

4. Insert the other end into the foam cone, filling in the gaps between the green foil kisses to decorate the tree.

5. Add decorative bow.

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M&M Popcorn Balls

You will need:

      • 9-oz. bag popped popcorn
      • 2 – 10-oz. bags marshmallows
      • 1 bag DOVE® Milk or Dark Chocolate Gifts
      • 2 tablespoons shortening
      • 1 bag “M&M’s”® Milk Chocolate Candies for the Holidays

Instructions:

1. Unwrap and place ½frac12; bag of DOVE® Milk or Dark Chocolate Gifts in a mixing bowl. Place bowl over pot of simmering water. Stir the mixture as it melts. When mixture is shiny and smooth, turn off the heat.

2. Melt marshmallows in sauce pan with shortening until smooth.

3. Combine marshmallow with chocolate.

4. Place popcorn in a large bowl, pour melted chocolate mixture over popcorn, add “M&M’s”® Milk Chocolate Candies for the Holidays, form into balls and place onto waxed paper to set.

5. Mixture will be very sticky, greasing hands with a bit of butter prior to forming balls will ease this. YIELDS: 12 BALLS

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REINDEER CANDY CANES

You will need:

      • 1 – 6″ wrapped candy cane
      • 1 pipe cleaner ( brown or colors to match your candy cane, we use red and green)
      • 2 small google eyes
      • 1 red tiny pompom
      • Optional: ribbon and jingle bells around neck of reindeer.

Instructions:

1. Leave the wrapping on the candy cane.

2. Glue eyes on rounded face of the candy cane.

3. Glue red pompom on the face for a nose.

4. Cut one of the pipe cleaners in half. Wrap the full pipe cleaner around the crook of the candy cane to begin the antlers. Use the cut pipe cleaners to manipulate into antlers.

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REINDEER CLOTHESPIN ORNAMENTS

You will need:

      • 1 old-fashioned wooden clothespin
      • 2 tiny google eyes
      • 1 tiny red pompom
      • brown paint
      • string
      • craft glue

Instructions:

1. Paint clothespin brown

.2. Once paint is dry, glue on google eyes.

3. Glue on pompom.

4. Glue string as shown to hang ornament.

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REINDEER CUPCAKES

You will need:

      • 1 box chocolate cake mix with ingredients to prepare.
      • 1 container chocolate frosting
      • Broken pretzel pieces for antlers and assorted candy for reindeer f.

Instructions:

1. Prepare cake mix as instructed on package.

2. Allow to cool.

3. Frost with chocolate frosting.

4. Create antlers and reindeer with pretzels and candy.
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CHRISTMAS WREATHS

You will need:

      • 1/2 cup margarine or butter
      • 30 large marshmallows
      • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      • 4 cups Cornflakes cereal
      • green food coloring
      • “red hots” candy
      • Wax paper

Instructions:

1. In a saucepan over low heat, combine butter and marshmallows, stirring constantly until melted. Remove from heat.

2. Add food coloring, vanilla, and cornflakes one cup at a time. Mix well until completely coated. Remove from heat.

3. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto wax paper.

4. With lightly greased fingers, form into a wreath shape. Quickly decorate with red

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