Christmas is all about enjoyment, fun and frolic. How can we forget to do something special for our kids? While decoration and clothe is one thing that the kiddies do enjoy, some tasty Christmas themed snacks/ desserts to munch on seem like an excellent idea. Below are a few Christmas treats that you can do at your home using some basic art and culinary skills. Read on to check out a few options….
Christmas Treat for kids
#1 Strawberry Santa delights
You need to slice of the top portion of strawberry so that you get a float surface in order to make your Santa stand. Now slice the lower third of your Strawberry and retain this portion. Use a piping bag to deposit some cream on, the so- supposed to be the body portion of your Santa. The whipped cream forms the face of your Santa Claus. Keep the cream a little thick on the beard region.Use edible chocolate sauce to dot the eyes. Place the sliced portion back, this, now forms the cap of the Santa Claus. Serve chilled and we are sure the kids would love to gulp these yummy Strawberries.
#2 Reindeer themed doughnuts
Coat homemade doughnuts with Vanilla icing or a layer of chocolate first. Let the surface layer settle and then decorate the entire thing using cherries, edible decoration balls or portions of cookies, as used for the horns of Rudolph the Reindeer and Snowman faces. Use can use tweezers so that you can place the eyes, nose etc exactly on the spots you want.
#3 Marshmallow Snowmen
Stack 3 Marshmallows on a stick. First portion forms the face, second and third form the body. The hat of snowman can be made by placing an Oreo and an inverted price of chocolate. Eyes and other details can be managed with edible chocolate. You can use Strawberry syrup for it’s nose and cinnamon sticks or pretzel for the arms of these cute looking snow creatures.
#4 Cake pops shaped like snowmen
Snowmen cake pops are basically small pieces of cake covered by a layer of Molten White chocolate and then installed on a lollipop stick. The decorations and detailing you want to add depend entirely upon you. You would need anything from Chocolate syrup to Strawberry syrup to candy melts to sparkling Sugar depending upon how you want to beautify your cake pops. Small candies and Oreo biscuits can also be used.
#5 Reindeer cake pops
You can make homemade chocolate in Round moulds. While your chocolate is still setting and is at a semi solid state, poke in a decorated lollipop stick. Alternatively, you can coat a layer of molten chocolate on sliced prices of cup cakes. The candy cane pattern adds a lot of beauty and colour to the entire thing. The decorations can be done my using edible sugar coating in various colours , cherries etc. The cake pops can be used to decorate your Christmas cake,too.
#6. Cheerful Snowmen
This team of Cheerful looking snowmen can be made by cutting the marshmallows in various shapes. The details are done with chocolates and carrots.
#7 Divine Brownie Christmas trees
Cut your Brownies into triangular shape. The decoration can be done by using Red coloured gems and Coloured edible cream. Some confetti sprinkles would be great, too. Christmas tree shaped Brownies look as well as taste awesome. Add in some nuts like Cashews, Almonds etc in your Brownie recipe for that extra crunchiness of roasted dry fruits.
#8 Snowmen ice cream shots
Pour a layer of Chocolate in the bottom of the glass. Place a scoop of chocolate in your glass and top it with another smaller one to form the face of your glass snowman. Then, form the eyes and nose of your snowman. Your Vanilla ice cream has been turned into a mini snowman, now..enjoy!!
#9 Reindeer heads
Homemade chocolates moulded in desired shapes can be used to form the face, neck and horns of your Reindeer. Use gems, edible marker and edible jelly Ribbons to fill in the details. The portions can stick to each other by carefully warming up the chocolate prices on the desired area using a small lighter and then freeze the assembly so that the chocolate can set.
#10 Pretzel sticks
The glazed pretzel rods have been decorated using edible jellies, gems, candies and chunks of marshmallow.
#11 Peppermint Christmas
Decorate your peppermint treats by placing them over glazed cookies and topping with gems. The same peppermint candy looks a lot more presentable and colour full, now.
#12 Chocolate filled hearts
Use Candy cane sticks to form a heart shape, you can use heat from a lighter to stick the candy canes, together. Spread out a sheet of butter paper on the slab for the next step, which is, pouring molten White and Black chocolate in the heart shape, let the entire thing cool down now. When your Chocolate is semi set, Decorate your chocolate using confetti sprinkles.
#13 Get the Best out of Disposable cups
These are a great idea for Christmas return gift. Use disposable cups to fill in candies for kids. You can turn your routine cups into Christmas themed ones by decorating them like Reindeers, Santa or snowmen. Bindis, small woolen puffs, cut outs from packing paper or glitter paper can be used to make these beautiful looking glasses. Use a plastic pack to contain the candies. Decorative ribbons can be used to tie up the sweets/ candies.
#14 Santa Claus is coming to town riding on a sledge
Sledges can be made by using Bread, candy canes, Olives, honey loupes and chocolates. If you find this particular arrangement a bit complicated, you can take the basic idea from this one and simplify things as o’er your requirement. If you want to make your snack a little healthier, replace the White bread with brown or multigrain one and add a lettuce leaf. The Wheels of sledge can be made with Olives instead of sweetened loupes.
#15 Christmas Lollipops
Poke candy canes in Chocolate balls along with marshmallow cut outs. The surface of chocolate balls can be decorated using crushed candy cane pieces. These awesome Christmas delights have a aromatic flavour of Chocolate, Peppermint balanced against the soft flavour of Marshmallows.