Christmas Treats Your Kids Will Love!
Christmas is just around the corner, and to mark the occasion we’ve found three fantastic little treats you can easily (relatively) make for your little ones! Nutrition wise, the vegetable lodge is by far the healthiest and most nutritious of the three, however being Christmas, a little peppermint and hot cocoa never hurt anyone, and it’s good to reward yourselves with a great and nutritious year!
So enjoy, like and share!
Ditch the Gingerbread House this Christmas for the newly renovated Veggie Lodge! A perfect way to give the kids something healthy to snack on whist still in the spirit of Christmas! This idea comes from the guys over at !
This is what you’ll need…
- Six 8″- carrot logs (One for front, five for back)
- Eight 5″- carrot logs (sides of lodge)
- Eight 3″- carrot logs (front)
- Eight 1 1/4″ – short spacer logs (by front door)
- Four 1 1/2″ – carrot logs (to create side window opening)
- Three 7″ -carrot log rafters
- Sixteen 6″ – 7″ long stalks of celery (for roof)
- The foam core board gable ends measure 8″x 6″ x 6″
- The foam core board floor/base measures 8″ x 5″ (plus extra on the back for chimney if desired)
- The window is made out of a slice of turnip.
Use toothpicks if necessary, in addition to cream cheese mortar to fasten cucumbers and celery. Use bamboo skewers for stacking chimney mushroom “stones.”
Peppermint Candy Christmas Ornaments
Peppermint candies are a Christmas staple, so this recipe is so fitting as it is cheap and easy! Get the kids to join in in making these for a fun little afternoon project to decorate your Christmas tree this year!
We found this via http www.hello-homebody.com which outlines the recipe below!
- peppermint candies
- metal cookie cutters
- non-stick cooking spray
- parchment paper
- toothpick or skewer
- twine or ribbon
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray the inside of each cookie cutter with cooking spray. Lay cookie cutters on baking sheet and fill with a layer of peppermints.
Bake for 3-9 minutes. Keep an eye on candy as it melts, remove from oven when candies have melted together.
Lightly coat a toothpick with cooking spray and use it to make a hole in each group of candies. Let candy sit inside cookie cutter until it re-hardens. Once hard, carefully stretch out the cookie cutter, pulling it away from the candy, to pop out your ornament.
HOT COCOA MIX ORNAMENTS
There’s nothing quite like a warm cup of cocoa during Christmas time. There’s certainly nothing like the surprise kids get when they realise the new Christmas tree ornaments are in fact little packets of hot cocoa goodness!
- 1 single serving package instant hot chocolate mix
- 1 clear plastic fillable ornament. I suggest finding ones that are food safe.
- chocolate chips
- Jet Puffed Mallow Bits (Kraft Brand – usually can be found by hot chocolate mixes
- tag or note on how to make the hot chocolate (mix with 8 oz. hot water)
- candy cane or chocolate spoon (optional)
“Start with a clean ornament and take the top off. Fill each ingredient into the ornament using a funnel. Start with the hot cocoa mix, sprinkles, chocolates and lastly the mallow bits. Put top back on. You will need to deliver these standing upright or wrap the top with plastic wrap to keep contents inside. It’s ready to go. Just gift it alone or with the other items recommended! Easy and fun!” // www. bubblynaturecreations.com