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Chocolate, Cookies and Krispies: No Bake Festive Fun

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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!


What could be more festive than peppermint candy, Oreos, and smooth white chocolate? These amazing no-bake cheesecakes are the perfect project for older children under adult supervision, there’s a food processor involved, and serve six people. These fresh, creamy individual cheesecakes are ideal for a holiday party and look incredible, especially with their colored swirled topping. For the ultimate show stopping Christmas combo why not mix green and red food color and decorate with edible gold balls?

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