Christmas is a great time for yummy foods, festive baking and creating wonderful seasonally inspired scrummies with the kids. Whether you’re baking up a feast in the kitchen or heading out for an outdoor festive picnic we’ve got something for everyone!
HOT CHOCOLATE BOX
This makes an ideal gift for Christmas Eve, or after school, or any time really!
NORTH POLE BREAKFAST
This is a great way to celebrate the first day of advent or to introduce your Elf on the shelf into your home.
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Here’s a great addition to a mug of hot chocolate and easily kid-made. They are fab for a sparkly New Year’s Eve celebration too.
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CHOCOLATE TEACAKE CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS
This is a yummy mini-treat and a super alternative to the traditional Christmas pudding.
ICE CREAM CONE CHRISTMAS TREES
HOMEMADE HOT CHOCOLATE SETS
We used Sharpie permanent marker pens to decorate a 50p Ikea cup and filled a clean empty jar with all the scrum bits to make a hot chocolate.
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GIANT FERRERO ROCHER
What’s not to love about giant food!
We’ve had loads of fun making our favourite yummies into GIANT creations…
Having it Large, Supersized Food
CHOCOLATE CRISPY TREES
We used the cartons from ice cream screwballs to make our trees. Melt the chocolate, mix with the Rice Crispies and fill the cartons. When set, loosen the chocolate by running hot water over the outside of the mould before tipping and throwing on sprinkles.
This is a wonderful surprise treat for Christmas Eve! Smash it open to find the surprise. Here’s how to make it.
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MIDNIGHT SNACK TRAY
Use a Sharpie permanent marker pens to decorate a cheap plastic tray.
Christmas time is great for wrapping up warm and getting outdoors for a festive picnic, see how ours went:
PICKLED ONION MAKING
CHOCOLATE DIPPED FRUIT SALAD
Melt chocolate in a bowl sitting over boiling water, then dip in your favourite fruit before laying on a grease-proof paper lined baking sheet and placing in the fridge to set.
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SNICKERS & BAILEYS HOT CHOCOLATE
HOT CHOCOLATE DIPPING SPOONS
These spoons are wonderful with hot chocolate. Here’s how we made ours.
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Gingerbread men turned upside down and decorated!
SANTA’S HAT MERINGUES
Make a simple meringue: I use 3 egg whites mixed with three quarters of a cup of sugar (half caster & half icing sugar). I added a drop of vanilla and a splash of vinegar. I whisked it all together until I could turn the bowl upside down without it falling out and then spooned it onto a tray lined with grease-proof paper. I then cooked on 100C/210F for around 1 and a half hours, checking every now and then.
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CHRISTMAS PUDDING CAKES
Simple fairy cakes turned upside down and decorated.
SLOW COOKER SNOWMAN SOUP
Make your hot chocolate and place it in the slow cooker to keep warm. Add lots of yummy toppings to make a fabulous festive hot chocolate station, ideal for parties!
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Make a simple meringue: I use 3 egg whites mixed with 3/4 cup of sugar (half caster & half icing sugar). I added a drop of vanilla and a splash of vinegar. I whisked it all together until I could turn the bowl upside down without it falling out and then spooned it onto a tray lined with grease-proof paper. I then cooked on 100C/210F for around 1 and a half hours, checking every now and then.
How about saying goodbye to Christmas with an indoor camp out below the light of the Christmas tree?
Kids love to have non-alcoholic cocktails in tall glasses with umbrellas and straws!
Yummy reindeers. We melted chocolate and dipped marshmallows into it. We then placed the marshmallows onto pretzels to make the antlers. We finished by placing sweeties on them to make the nose and eyes and then put them in the fridge to harden. We inserted a cocktail stick to hold them with.
PRINGLES CAN MINCE PIE HOLDER
We wiped out a Pringles can with a slightly damp cloth and once dry we sprinkled icing sugar in the tube and shook to coat the tube. We wrapped in pretty paper and placed a napkin on the top which we secured with an elastic band and then cut to shape. We finished with a homemade gift tag & ribbon.
DINNER TABLE TREAT POTS
Make a tube with a piece of card and fill it with treats to place on each dinner guests table setting.
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