Holiday Treats

The holidays and sweets go together likeĀ peppermint and hot cocoa-you can’t have one without the other! Well, maybe you can, but you shouldn’t! There’s nothing like homemade treats to indulge in for the holidays. Here are a few of our favorite recipes that the kids can help with!

 

 

Reindeer Chow

Reindeer Chow

Ingredients

  • 1 box Chex Corn Cereal -14 oz.
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups pretzel pieces
  • 2 cups Christmas M&M’s

Directions

    1. Pour Chex cereal into a large bowl and set aside
    2. In another bowl combine chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter. Melt in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir and heat for an additional 30 seconds.
    3. Add in vanilla extract and mix well.
    4. Pour chocolate mixture over the cereal and stir, distributing evenly.
    5. In a gallon-sized ziploc bag pour in powdered sugar. Add the chocolate Chex mix, seal and let the kids shake it up.
    6. Pour into a bowl and add pretzels and M&M’s. Mix well and serve!

 

Melted Snowman Cookies from Delishmelted-snowman-cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 dozen baked sugar cookies
  • 6 marshmallows, halved at an angle
  • White cookie icing, for decorating
  • Various other colors of icing for decorating
  • Orange jimmies, for noses
  • Mini M&M’s, for buttons
  • Chocolate jimmies, for arms

Directions

  1. Spread white cookie icing on sugar cookies to create melted blobs.
  2. Decorate marshmallows with black cookie icing to make dots for eyes and a smile (or smirk).
  3. Insert an orange jimmy into the marshmallow for a nose.
  4. Place marshmallow on cookie icing and add more cookie icing around the neck to secure it.
  5. Decorate buttons and arms: Place mini M&M’s on cookie icing for buttons and add chocolate jimmies for arms.

These treats will provide a fun activity with a tasty reward at the end. From all of us at WinterKids, we wish you a happy holiday season!

Bailey

Bailey was born and raised in a small Colorado mountain town called Crested Butte. This is where her love for the outdoors started. She has now found herself in Denver, CO where the mountains aren't too far away. When she's not hiking, camping or skiing in the mountains she enjoys volunteering, going to sporting events (Go Broncos and Avs!) and making friends with any animal she comes across.

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