Christmas is not about what is under the tree, it is about who gathered around it. This is a season to rejoice and to celebrate love. Christmas is a great time for extra hugs and cuddles. Love is the magic of Christmas. If you are blessed with children share with them that special magic and it will spread to others as well.Christmas is not just about carols, prayer, cakes, cookies and Santa visits .It is about believing in Joy, peace and love. Don’t you want to make it a December to remember forever? Here are the best recipes which would make your festival more scrumptious, lip-smacking and full of life.
#Pick 1- Santa Strawberries
This is the best recipe for the fruit lovers, big and small. Whip up some cream and you can have Santa appear on your table quick smart. All you need is some icing sugar, thick cream and berries. This comes in other ice cream flavours to make it more appetizing. This recipe was created by Australia’s best recipe finder, Jennifer Cheung.
“You can easily make these little Santas as a holiday dessert yourself. All you need are strawberries, whipped cream, and some chocolate sprinkles. Your kids will love these yummy treats and can help put them together.”
#Pick 2-Cinnamon roll Christmas tree
Now, enough of making Christmas tree in your house. Let’s go creative and roll this tree in your mouth. This warm cinnamon rolls designed in a Christmas tree is a wonderful treat you wish for. This is a perfect choice to fill your hungry bellies on a Christmas morning. These are made fresh from the oven to make it tasty and crispy. This was created by Greer Worsley, Australian best recipe finder.
- Open the cinnamon roll tube and separate out the icing and the rolls.
- Unroll your first roll and shape into a tree by starting at the base of the tree and making a 2-2.5″ line of dough and then curving it up to make the next row slightly smaller, and repeating until your dough is gone.
- Bake as directed on the package.
- While the rolls bake, mix the food coloring into the icing.
- Remove the cinnamon rolls from the oven once they are done and let cool 3-5 minutes.
- Spread the green icing evenly over the top each row then sprinkle with the sprinkles then place the yellow M&M on top. Enjoy!
#Pick 3- Marshmallow people
Who would not love the softy sweety marshmallows? The kids would love to make them, which will make a great activity for their birthday party’s too. You just need some writing gels to draw faces on them. You can pick up mini mallows so that it would be easy for children to wake up their creativity and shape them as they like. This recipe was created by Melissa Hughes. Open packets and let the kids use their imaginations. Just a little supervision required with the toothpicks and skewers!
#Pick 4-Christmas tree brownies
Brownies are just ideal for desserts that too in a festival like Christmas. It looks great to take on a platter at a party or perfect for gifts. They are the traditional brownie cake recipes which have the Christmas theme touch in it. Leave the kids for the decorations; they would love to do it. Just that ‘less is always more’ for smarties, isn’t it? This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung.
- Line an 8″x8″ baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
- Prepare the brownie mix according to the package directions and bake as directed.
- Allow brownies to completely cool, approximately 1.5 hours.
- Remove the brownies from the pan, and cut into triangles. (Cut in three rows, then cut in alternating diagonals, as in the photo shown above).
- Unwrap the candy canes, and use a sharp knife to gently cut/break the candy canes into 1.5″ long pieces.
- Press the sharper end of the candy cane into the bottom of the brownie triangles.
- Spoon out approximately ½ of the tub of icing into a bowl.
- Add green food colouring until you’re happy with the colour.
- Spoon the green icing into a zip lock bag.
- Seal the bag and cut off a small corner of the bag with sharp scissors.
- Starting at the top of the brownie triangles, gently squeeze out the icing in a curvy zigzag as you go down the tree.
Add your favourite sprinkles and a small star sprinkle at the top.Enjoy!
#Pick 5- Mars Bar Christmas crackles
What’s more interesting if there is no chockies for a kids festival? You can amp up the chocolate flavour with this Mars Bar version of the traditional chocolate crackle. And if you want to make them a little bit healthier, you could add a handful of dried fruit too. This recipe was created by Melissa Hughes.
- Spray a little canola spray into 2 x 12 cup mini-muffin trays.
- Melt the Mars Bars, cream and cocoa in a glass bowl over simmering water. The bowl should not touch water. Stir the mixture until smooth.
- Put the Rice Bubbles in a separate large bowl, pour in the chocolate mixture and stir until well mixed.
- Spoon the mixture into the muffins tray and press down gently.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours and turn out onto a tray to decorate.
- Melt the white chocolate in the microwave checking and stirring it at 30 second intervals. Pour it into a piping bag while warm and snip the tip off.
- Turn the crackles upside down and pipe the chocolate on. Finish with a red chocolate button on top of each one.