Christmas Snacks For Preschoolers
Christmas snacks for preschoolers and older children to make and enjoy.
Christmas Rocky Road
A block of white chocolate, red and green or other Christmas themed marshmallows and crushed nuts (favorite type)
Melt the chocolate over a stove
Meanwhile, prepare a brownie tin and spread out the marshmallows.
When chocolate is melted, pour over the top and sprinkle with nuts.
Leave overnight and it will be ready for eating the next day!
To make colored sugar for cookie decorating:
Place 1 cup of sugar in a sandwich sized bag. (Use the kind w/ the top that zips shut)
Add 4-6 drops of food coloring.
Zip-closed & let kids shake/mix it until the sugar turns color.
(It doesn’t take much shaking & even the “mixed” colors like orange, purple (1 drop red to four blue) & aqua come out nicely.) We made the kid’s favorite colors & to decorated the top of iced cookies.
Mexican Christmas Cookies
1 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups flour
3/4 cup chopped nuts
1. Beat butter until creamy.
2. Add sugar and beat until fluffy.
3. Add flour slowly and mix.
4. Add chopped nuts and mix.
5 Bake on greased cookie sheet for 12-15 minutes at 350.
You need an 8oz. clear plastic cup,1 quart of vanilla ice cream and 1 quart of strawberry ice cream and peppermint extract. Mix the extract in the vanilla ice cream. Then make layers of vanilla-strawberry, vanilla-strawberry until you reach the top. This is a candy cane treat. My kids love it and it helps them learn to pattern.
Candy Christmas Trees: Take a gold-wrapped Rolo candy, wide side down, and put a dab of cool-melt glue on top. Place an inverted Christmas-colored mini peanut butter cup on top. Again, a dab of low-temp glue. Top this with a Hershey’s Kiss wrapped in the same color foil as the peanut butter cup. Cut off most of the paper tag, and on the little stub, place two gold foil stars back to back, being careful to line up the points. You can make taller trees by adding a second peanut butter cup, but they look just as cute with one and are more economical.
For a Christmas treat, we gave each child a sugar cone turned upside down on a paper plate. Each child brought a topping to school to share. They iced the cones with green icing and sprinkled the toppings on the cone. They then ate their “edible Christmas trees”.
This is a great idea that a great teacher shared with me, so in turn I wish to share it with you. You take a waffle cone and turn it upside down. Then let the children “paint” green icing on their cones. After they have painted the icing on, let them decorate with candies (mini M&M’s work GREAT!). When they are through they will have their own Christmas Tree complete all the ornaments to enjoy by EATING! I have fours, and they loved this project!
Take any peanut butter cookie and have the children pat the dough flat. Use small twisted pretzels for antlers, 2 chocolate chips for eyes and a red M&M Crisp candy for his red nose. Bake them and enjoy!
Santa Cookies Cut heart-shaped cookies out of sugar cookie dough and bake. Take them out of the oven and turn the cookies upside down. Decorate the point with red to make a Santa hat, and the bottom of the heart with white frosting to make Santa’s cheeks and beard. Sprinkle coconut on the bottom to make the beard lifelike, and decorate eyes and nose and mouth with chocolate chips, M&M’s and licorice pieces. They really look like Santa’s, and the kids have fun making them!
graham cracker crumbs (about 10 whole crackers) peanut butter (18ou) 2-1/4 cups powdered sugar 1 stick margarine white chocolate (several bags of chips)
Mix graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, margarine and peanut butter. Roll into balls. Stick into freezer for a few minutes to chill. Melt white chocolate chips. Stick a toothpick into the chilled dough and dip each cookie into the white chocolate. Stack 3 balls on top of each other to form a snowman. Use sprinkles/candy for eyes, nose, mouth, and buttons.
Sugar Plums: Around we often read ” Twas The Night Before Christmas”, or listen to the “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies.” But how many of us have ever have had a sugar plum? Try something new this year: make sugar plums. You will need: Powdered Sugar 2 egg whites, beaten Dried prunes Beat egg whites till they are fluffy and white. Dip prune into egg white. Wait for drips to stop, then dip prune in powdered sugar. Place on paper towel to dry. (Kids love to see egg whites turn fluffy 🙂 let them do the beating).