Christmas Snacks


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 over night and it will be read 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 colored.

(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

Ingredients:

1 cup butter or margarine

3/4 cup sugar

2 cups flour

3/4 cup chopped nuts

Procedure

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”.

Share an idea you have used in your classroom or at home that pertains to this theme.