Try These Sweet Holiday Treats!

The holiday season is all about making memories and goodies. Long after your kids have grown up, the wafting smell of freshly baked cookies or the aroma of the soup from the kitchen of their childhood will remain with them. Perhaps the recipes may even become a family tradition or Grandma’s secret recipe that they would love to pass down to their own kids.

Here are some easy holiday recipes to try out with your kids. Feel free to get creative and tweak the recipes to make them your own:

Grinch Popcorn

Ingredients

  • Salt
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Blue food coloring
  • 10 cups Popped popcorn
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • Red M&M candies
  • 3 1/2 cups mini Marshmallows

Directions:

  1. Make popcorn.
  2. Salt popcorn and set aside.
  3. Melt butter in medium saucepan on medium heat.
  4. Add mini marshmallows to pan and stir until melted.
  5. Turn off heat.
  6. Add yellow food coloring to the marshmallow mixture..
  7. Add a small amount of blue food coloring to the marshmallow mixture to get the perfect shade of Grinch Green.
  8. Coat popcorn with marshmallow mixture to taste.
  9. Pour coated popcorn into a prepared cookie sheet.
  • Drizzle remaining marshmallow mixture over popcorn.
  • Add mini marshmallows and Red M&M’s while popcorn still warm.
  • Allow to cool and serve.

Recipe and image credit: Two Sisters Crafting

Peanut Butter Cup Christmas Trees

Ingredients

  • 1 Regular sized Reese Peanut Butter Cup
  • 2 Mini Peanut Butter Cups (NOT Mini Reese Peanut Butter cups – They are way too small to make a proper sized tree. The foil wrapped ones from the bulk store)
  • 1 Hershey’s kiss
  • Pre-made White Decorating Icing
  • Rainbow Sprinkles
  • Miniature star sprinkles
  • Decorating tip #3
  • Decorating Coupler
  • Directions
    Unwrap one of the mini peanut butter cups and place it upside down. Add a generous amount of icing, and then press a Halloween sized Reese peanut butter cup upside down on top of it.
  • Place another upside down mini peanut butter cup on top, and then top it with a Hershey’s kiss.
  • Decorate it with white icing and then add your sprinkles and top it with one of the mini star sprinkles.

Recipe and image Credit: One Little Project

Santa Hats and Oreo Truffles Trees

Ingredients

  • 24 Winter Oreos
  • 5 Tablespoons PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese softened (you may use more or less if you like your truffles more on the moist side or more on the dry side)
  • 12 ounces of green candy coating OR 3 ounces of white candy coating and 9 ounces of red candy coating melted according to package directions
  • Assorted sprinkles
  • 8 candy stars

Directions

  • Finely crush 16 cookies. Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended. Shape into 8 cones. Place cones in fridge to chill for 20 minutes.
  • Place remaining cookies on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Working one cookie at a time, remove cone shaped truffle from fridge. Dip the base into your green candy coating then immediately place onto a whole Oreo cookie. Return to fridge and repeat process with remaining 7 truffle cones and cookies.
  • Working one cookie at a time, remove from fridge and dip uncovered area of truffle cone into your candy coating, sprinkle with sprinkles and place on a baking sheet to dry.
  • Place candy star on top prior to candy coating setting up. Repeat with remaining cookies. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Store in fridge.

Recipe and Image Credit: Love From the Oven