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Kids Christmas Platter

 

These treats are sure to be a hit this Christmas, click on the links below to find out how create this festive Christmas platter...

 


Chocolate Reindeer

 

Rudolf is the most famous of all of Santa's reindeer. He helped guide Santa's sleigh through a storm, with his shiny nose, and saved Christmas!

Try making these chocolate reindeer to give as gifts this festive season.


 

What you'll need:

What to do:

  1. Use the black writing icing to draw a small black dot on two of the white chocolate buttons. These will be Rudolf's eyes.
  2. Melt the remaining white chocolate buttons (ask an adult for help).
  3. Place the biscuit so that the chocolate side is facing down.
  4. Place a small dot of melted chocolate on the bottom of each of the pretzels. Place a pretzel on each side of the biscuit, so that the top of the pretzel overhangs the biscuit edge.
  5. Once the chocolate is set, carefully turn the biscuit over.
  6. Use the remaining melted chocolate to stick Rudolf's eyes and a Jaffa (his nose) to the centre of the biscuit.
  7. Wrap in cellophane and give as gifts to those you love.

Did you know...

Reindeer are the only deer in which both male and females grown antlers… so, Rudolf could be a girl!

 


 

Mallowpuff Xmas Puddings


In the olden days, Christmas Puddings used to be made from beef, mutton, raisins, prunes and spices. These days, most are a rich plum pudding.

If neither of these sound appealing, then try making these Mallowpuff puddings. They're guaranteed to bring a smile to most people's faces!

What you'll need:

What to do:

  1. Melt the white chocolate buttons (ask an adult for help).
  2. Place your Mallowpuff on a plate.
  3. Spoon a small amount of white chocolate onto the top of the Mallowpuff so that it drips down the sides. Leave to cool.
  4. Cut the jet plane into leaf shaped pieces.
  5. Before the white chocolate sets completely, place a Jaffa on top and one of two leaves on either side.
  6. Enjoy!

Did you know...

People sometimes put a silver coin in their Christmas Puddings. It was thought that the person who found it (while eating their pudding) would have good luck. We can't help but think of all the germs coins carry!?! Ewwww!

 


 

Gingerbread Reindeer


If you're not a fan of lots of chocolate, try making this gingerbread version of Rudolf, for yourself or for gifts for others.


 

What you'll need:

 

What to do:

  1. Use the cookie cutter to cut your Gingerbread into Gingerbread men shapes and bake (as directed in the recipe).
  2. Once the cookies have cooled, turn the men upside down (so that their heads are facing downwards). This creates the perfect reindeer face shape!
  3. Use the white writing icing to draw a reindeer face and antlers on the cookie.
  4. Dot the back of two blue M&Ms with icing and stick these on the centre of the cookie.
  5. Draw a small circle on each of the blue M&Ms with the black icing.
  6. Finally, dot the back of one red M&M and place this below the reindeer eyes – now Rudolf has a nose!

Did you know...

Like human's fingerprints, no two reindeer antlers are the same.

 



Watermelon Christmas Trees 
 

For this quick, easy and healthy Christmas treat, all you'll need are slices of watermelon (approximately 1.5cm thick) and a Christmas Tree cookie cutter.

Place the cookie cutter so that the Tree tunk section it on the watermelon skin and press down. By doing this your Xmas Trees will look like they have green tunks AND people will have a way to hold your Christmas Trees, as they eat them.

Use other cookie cutter shapes to cut up the rest of your watermelon slice, so that none goes to waste.

 
 

Did you know...

The first Christmas tree was decorated in Riga, Latvia in 1510.

 


 

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