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There’s no getting away from it youngsters are mischievous, and the kitchen is full of items that can cause serious harm to a curious child. This holiday season forget about baking, hot ovens, and small hands and instead whip up some kid friendly sweet treats!
Your little ones will love decorating them with buttons and candies while older kids can experiment with different flavors, styles and colors and all without a dull Christmas cupcake in sight!
Soft, squidgy Rice Krispie snowmen are delicious as well as being great fun to make and then decorate. Warning, this recipe can get a little sticky so be sure to have a damp cloth on hand for getting melted marshmallow off of small fingers. To make a snowman, you’ll need lots of white mini marshmallows, butter and, of course, Rice Krispies as well as loads of yummy sweets for decoration. We’re talking tic-tacs for noses, choc chips for eyes and so on plus extra white chocolate for setting.
No one knows if they’ll have a white Christmas, but it’ll be snowing in your house thanks to these amazing white chocolate snowflakes. Artistic children will love the chance to show off their creativity by creating beautiful patterns in the chocolate. To make these impressive ornament style sweets, you’ll need white chocolate, baking paper, a piping bag edible silver balls and a pretty snowflake pattern to copy.
You’ll notice that a couple of these recipes do require a microwave or a saucepan and stove for melting chocolate. However, let the kids know that those things are ‘grown up jobs, ’ and it’s much safer than say them using the oven after learning how to bake a cake.
These marshmallow pops are a great alternative to traditional cake pops, and they look super cute too! Just grab a bag of large marshmallows, some chocolate, and mini pretzels as well as lollipop sticks and red candies. Melted chocolate becomes fur; the marshmallow is the head; the candy is the nose, and the pretzels act as adorable antlers.
These cute, Christmassy cookies are very simple to make and look gorgeous to boot. All you need is licorice, vanilla wafer cookies, and some fruit roll ups, or fruit flavor snacks and bit of sugar. Just wrap the fruit roll up around the cookie, secure the licorice string at the back and decorate with sugar - quick and tasty!
Since you all loved the other cookie giveaway I did last week I thought a St. Patrick's Cookie Giveaway would be another great one for those of you who have a sugar tooth. :) This giveaway is sponsored by Gourmet Cookie Bouquets ! I personally have not tried these cookies but looking at the pictures of all the cookie bouquets made me ready to try them! I absolutely love the creativity in all their Holiday Bouquets! 2 Lucky winners will win a fun St. Patrick's Day Bouquet that is valued at $50. GOOD LUCK! I hope one of my readers wins!! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter the St. Patrick's Day cookie giveaway. The mandatory entry is commenting on this post, but once that entry is completed, various other entry options will become available. Any option is acceptable, but the number of entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest rafflecopter form. Entries will be reviewed and duplicate or uncompleted ones will be removed
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St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!