5 Easy Christmas Treats to Make with the Kids this Holiday

Nothing spreads holiday cheer like getting everyone together to cook up some tasty Christmas treats. This holiday activity is easy for the kiddos to join in and learn a few handy skills. Plus, it guarantees you'll make lasting memories with your entire family.

Fun and Easy Christmas Treats Recipes for the Whole Family

If you don't know any easy recipes, you can start here! We've listed down five recipes that your entire family will enjoy making. Each of these recipes is a breeze, designed to make holiday cooking a joy for everyone, regardless of age or expertise in the kitchen.

With basic ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, they’re perfect for a relaxed afternoon or an impromptu gathering:

1. Red-Nosed Reindeer Cupcakes

Crafting adorable reindeer cupcakes is the perfect DIY Christmas treat, especially for your enthusiastic Christmas helpers. Start with a simple chocolate cupcake box-mix, and the real fun kicks in when it's time for decoration.

Arrange pretzels on each cupcake to create those majestic antlers. For the nose, pop a white chocolate button on one end, and using a dab of icing, secure a red M&M on top for that famous Rudolph redness. Add green M&M’s for eyes and finish off with chocolate piping gel for pupils.

2. Christmas Rocky Road

With just a handful of ingredients, whip up a Christmas rocky road that'll win over kids and make fantastic food gifts for aunts, uncles, grandparents, and more. To make this Christmas treat, melt milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and butter, then mix in marshmallows, shortbread biscuits, and macadamia nuts. Spread the mix into a pan, chill it, and slice into irresistible squares. And you're done!

3. Peppermint Bark

For a delightful yet super-easy treat, try making peppermint bark. All it takes is melting white and dark chocolate, spreading it onto a baking sheet, and generously sprinkling crushed candy canes on top. Once the chocolate sets, break it into bite-size pieces.

TIP: If you're looking for a DIY Christmas gift idea, this could be one. Place the peppermint bark into a container and then decorate it with a red and green ribbon. It'll make for a nice gift, with a personal touch, to everyone in the family from the kids! It's not expensive too so you can still stay within budget.

4. Adorable and Edible Santa Strawberries

Tailor-made for the little ones, this Christmas treat only needs two ingredients. The recipe is simple, but it packs a punch of flavor. Grab buttercream (make your own or pick some up from the store) and strawberries. Slice the tops off the strawberries, slather buttercream on the strawberry body to fashion Santa's beard and place the tops back on top of the buttercream. Then, add a small dollop of buttercream on top to craft Santa's hat.

5. Watermelon Christmas Trees

With all the sugary DIY Christmas treats of the season, here's a fun, refreshing, and healthy alternative. Slice watermelon into triangles and trim the bottom of the triangle (the watermelon skin) to shape the Christmas tree base. Decorate by filling a plastic sandwich bag with Greek yogurt, snipping the corner, and using it to pipe yogurt onto the trees. Jazz up your trees with yogurt baubles or a yogurt tinsel!

Make Christmas Treats and New Family Memories

This holiday season, let the spirit of Christmas come alive while you bond with your loved ones by making easy DIY Christmas treats. Embrace the joy of creating lasting memories with the kids while baking up a storm (and saving a few extra bucks)! These moments will undoubtedly add that extra sparkle to your festive celebrations.

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