Take your Christmas cheer into the kitchen with these cute and simple recipes that the kids will love to help with.
What a way to make Christmas morning even more special. Santa pancakes for everyone!
Ready-made pancakes (keep it simple!)
Raspberries or strawberries
Purple grapes (or blueberries)
This is too easy to put together. Santa’s face is the pancake, sliced bananas for his beard and whipped cream and raspberries for his hat and nose. Use a marshmallow and a grape cut in half or blueberries to create Santa’s eyes.
Ho, ho, ho!
These are so much fun and so easy for the kids to help put together. Pressing the santa ‘hats’ on the whipped cream is a great ne motor exercise! If you don’t fancy whipped cream for the filling you can use icing or cream cheese instead.
Slice the end of each strawberry so that they stand up by themselves and then slice o the tip to make a little hat (this is a job for the adults).
Place a nice dollop of cream (or whatever filling you are using) on the strawberry base and then place the hat on top. Add another little bit of cream to the top of the hat to make a pom pom.
Two chocolate sprinkles on the cream will give Santa a face and then use a toothpick to put two small amounts of cream on the front of the strawberry for his buttons.
Store your Santas in the fridge if they’re not going to be eaten straight away.
He doesn’t like the heat!
EASY SNOWMAN CUPCAKES
Who doesn’t love a cupcake and these easy snowman cupcakes are perfect for a Christmas gathering. Use a box of cake mix and pre-made icing to keep this recipe as simple as possible.
Chocolate cake mix (plus eggs, butter, milk etc. as per the box instructions)
White crystallised decorating sugar Butterscotch chips
Mini chocolate chips
Make the cupcakes as per the box instructions and once they’re cooled you’re ready to decorate and make your snowmen.
Cover each cupcake with a good layer of pre-made white icing.
Fill a bowl with the crystallised decorating sugar and holding the bottom of a cupcake press it gently into the sugar rocking back and forth until the icing is covered.
Take a butterscotch chip and press it into the centre of the cupcake for the nose.
Use the mini chocolate chips for the eyes and mouth.
Repeat until you have a whole bunch of cute, frosty, tasty snowmen.
Recipe source: One Little Project. Visit http://onelittleproject.com for more.