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Christmas kid’s snacks are a fun way to make this season feel extra special. Reindeer sandwiches, banana Santas, and snowman donuts are adorable favorites that kids eagerly look forward to. They are perfect to incorporate into the kids’ school lunches or bring to holiday functions. Christmas snacks are special in children’s hearts, making the holiday season magical and delicious.
Christmas Kid’s Snacks: Reindeer Sandwiches
First on the list are reindeer sandwiches! They were a hit last year and so easy to make.
For Reindeer Sandwiches
- Bread slices
- Peanut Butter, or any nut butter you prefer
- Candy eyes
- Mini pretzels (for the ears)
- Red M&Ms (for the nose)
How to Make:
- Prepare the Bread: Begin by laying out the desired number of bread slices. You can use whole wheat, white, or any type of bread your child prefers.
- Spread Peanut Butter: Spread a layer of peanut butter evenly over each bread slice. Ensure that the peanut butter covers the entire surface.
- Assemble Sandwiches: Place a slice of bread on top of peanut butter. Optional: Add jelly or sub in any ingredient your child prefers.
- Cut into Shapes: Use cookie cutters to cut the sandwiches into heart shapes. These tools are great for sealing the edges like an uncrustable.
- Create Antlers: Take mini pretzel twists and press them into the top corners of the bread to create the reindeer antlers. Place two pretzels on each sandwich, forming the antler shapes.
- Add Eyes: Use chocolate chips, raisins or candy eyes to create the reindeer’s eyes. Press them into the bread near the top of the sandwich. Use peanut butter on the back to help them stick.
- Attach a Red Nose: Place a red M&M or a small red candy-coated chocolate in the center of the sandwich, slightly below the eyes, to represent Rudolph’s red nose.
- Serve and Enjoy: Arrange the sandwiches on a festive plate and serve them to excited kids who are sure to appreciate the creative and tasty holiday snack.
These peanut butter reindeer sandwiches are a delightful treat and a great activity for kids to participate in, allowing them to get into the holiday spirit with a touch of creativity and a delicious snack.
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Christmas Kid’s Snacks: Snowman Donuts
Making Snowmen with donuts is a creative and delicious way to add a festive touch to your holiday treats. Here’s a simple recipe to guide you through the process:
For Snowmen Donuts:
- Mini powdered sugar donuts (for the bodies)
- Mini chocolate chips or small candy eyes (for the eyes)
- Orange candies (for the nose)
- White frosting or icing (for the details)
- Kabob stick or festive straw
- Assemble each Snowman: Place a mini powdered sugar donut on a flat surface. This will be the snowman’s body. On top of the first powdered sugar donut, stack two more to create the snowman’s midsection and head. Secure the three donuts by pushing a white stick or straw through them.
- Add Eyes: Attach candy eyes to the donut using a small amount of frosting or icing.
- Snowman’s Nose: Place a small orange candy or cut a tiny piece of candy into a triangular shape for the Snowman’s nose. Position it just below the eyes and the first donut opening.
- Snowman’s Bowtie: Using a red bow tie candy on middle donut, attach it with a light amount of frosting on the back.
- Optional: Scarf: If you want to add more detail, you can use colored icing to create a scarf or bowtie around the Snowman’s neck.
- Let Them Set: Allow the assembled Snowmen to set for a few minutes to let the frosting or icing firm up.
- Serve and Enjoy: Arrange the Snowmen on a festive plate, and they are ready to be enjoyed as a delightful holiday treat.
These Snowmen donuts are adorable, easy to make, and perfect for spreading holiday cheer at parties or family gatherings. Feel free to get creative with the details to make each Snowman unique!
Christmas Kid’s Snacks: Banana Santas
Creating banana Santas is a healthy and festive snack that’s perfect for holiday parties or a fun activity with kids. Here’s a simple recipe to guide you through making banana Santas:
- Strawberries (for the hat)
- Small and Regular Marshmallows (for the hat)
- Red M&M’s (for the nose)
- Candy eyes
- Festive straws
- Prepare the Bananas: Peel the bananas and cut them in half horizontally, creating two equal-sized pieces.
- Create Santa’s Hat: Slice regular marshmallows and place one on top of the banana halves. Take a strawberry and cut off the green stem to create a flat base. Then place the strawberry on top of the marshmallow with the pointed end facing upward. Finish with a small marshmallow at the top. This will be Santa’s hat. You can substitute raspberries here but they’re not as sturdy.
- Add Eyes: Use candy eyes Santa’s eyes. Place them near the top of the banana, just below the brim of the strawberry hat.
- Santa’s Nose: Place a red M&M below the eyes or use a small piece of different fruit to create Santa’s nose.
- Serve and Enjoy: Arrange the banana Santas on a festive plate and serve them immediately. They make for a healthy, cute, and tasty treat that everyone will enjoy.
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These banana Santas are not only a delightful addition to holiday celebrations, but they also provide a healthier alternative to traditional sweets.