Homemade for the Holidays!

Here are a couple of yummy and easy Holiday treats to make with the kids!
Great as tasty gifts, too!

Hersey Kiss M&M Pretzel Treat

pretzel kisses

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees
  2. Place pretzel on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet
  3. Unwrap Hersey Kisses and place one on top of each pretzel
  4. Place cookie sheet in preheated oven for 3-4 minutes
  5. Immediately upon removing from the oven, place one M&M on top of each pretzel/chocolate
  6. Place cookie sheet in freezer for 8-10 minutes, to allow chocolate to re-set.

Santa Hat Brownies

santa-hat-brownie-bites

  1. Bake a brownie mix in a mini muffin pan to create perfectly poppable bites.
  2. Once the brownies have cooled, top each one with an upside-down hulled strawberry.
  3. Use canned whipped cream to outline the hat and top.*

*Feeling inspired? An alternative to the whipped cream is to melt white chocolate chips and use a pastry bag to pipe a ring around the base and a small dollop atop each strawberry.

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Create Your Own Winter Wonderland!

Ripped Paper Wreath

wreath

  1. Color paper plate ring with green crayon or marker.
  2. Rip green paper into small pieces and glue to paper plate.
  3. Add a red construction paper bow.
  4. Add glitter, pompoms, or crinkled tissue paper for the berries on the wreath.

Doily Santa Claus

santa

  1. Cut red triangle and glue onto green paper.
  2. Glue doily onto center of triangle.
  3. Add Santa’s face, eyes, nose, and mustache.
  4. Glue on 3 black buttons to Santa’s coat.
  5. Glue cotton ball onto Santa’s hat.
  6. Use white paint to add snow to picture.

  Paper Plate Christmas Tree

Plate Christmas Trees

  1. Paint paper plate green and add green glitter to wet paint.
  2. While paint is drying, have students lace small beads onto pipe cleaner.
  3. Cut paper plate into thirds, and staple together to form a tree.
  4. Use hole puncher to attach strand of beads for the lights.
  5. Add a star to the top of the tree and a brown tree trunk.