OK, let’s face it – kids are going to be consuming an undesirable amount of sweets and chocolate over the festive period, but there’s always a way to sweeten the deal for us parents. With our trio of friendly recipes, you can both collaborate with little ones on the creation of their Christmas treats, as well as ensure first hand that what goes into their mouths is parent-approved before snack time.
To create these fluffy fancies, simply sandwich together two marshmallows (head to the American aisle to find the supersized ones) with chocolate spread, which you can also use to paint on the eyes and mouth with a cocktail stick. We went for some blue food colouring for the coat buttons, before finishing them off with pretzel arms for a touch of crunch. They’re delicious!
Brownie Christmas Trees
For a batch of Christmas trees, bake then slice a tray full of brownies (we love this Gluten Free option from Annabel Karmel), then drizzle with green icing in zig zag rows along the top. Kids can have tonnes of fun decorating them with silver balls or Smarties, and if you want to really treat them you can slide a tiny piece of Fudge bar in the bottom to act as a tree trunk.
(It goes without saying that one a day is plenty!)
Make Santa jealous of your herd of reindeer with this quick and easy recipe. Simply sandwich a pretzel between two Rich Tea biscuits using a smear of chocolate spread, then add its eyes (white chocolate drops with a dab of food colouring) nose (red M&M or Smartie) and mouth (a line of chocolate spread). Rudolph never looked so delicious.
Will you be trying any of our recipes with your little ones this Christmas? Let us know in the comments below…