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Christmas Holiday Bake-Off: 10 festive recipes to make with your kids

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With kids now back at school and the Christmas holidays fast approaching, you might be thinking “But I’m all out of ideas!” Never fear, the ultimate Christmas recipe bake-off list is here! Children of all ages will love creating their very own holiday treats this Christmastime. And the best part is, these scrumptious goodies double as great Christmas gift ideas, too!


1. Peppermint Crunch Puppy Chow  Sally’s Baking Addiction


Easily thrown together in 10 minutes, this crunchy snack mix is the irresistible sweet treat made simply from Chex cereal, white chocolate, candy canes, and confectioner’s sugar. Zing zing! Kids will have fun helping with the shaking (and eating) steps!

2. Christmas Popcorn Candy RecipeTinEats


If you’re looking for an economical Christmas recipe that is sure to be a hit with the whole family, this recipe is for you. Using all the traditional festive spices with a sprinkle of almonds, this Christmas candy snack can easily be made in bulk and will last 2-3 weeks. Perfect for the holiday period!


3. Drop Style Christmas Sugar Cookies  Sally’s Baking Addiction


These soft and chewy festive delights are loaded with Christmassy sprinkles, making them popular with the little ones. Following a simple sugar cookie recipe of only eight ingredients, the dough is simply dropped onto the baking sheet without the use of a rolling pin or cookie cutter. A great recipe to use when baking with small children!


4. Gingerbread Men Once Upon a Chef with Jen Segal


Did someone say, “DIY Christmas gifts”? These festive gingerbread men are not only easy to prepare, they are full of flavour and boast a crisp outer texture with a soft inside. This is a delicious homemade recipe your kids can proudly add to the Christmas hampers you hand out this year. 


5. Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread


If you’re looking at add a simple savoury to the Christmas table this year, this spinach and pesto-filled baked bread is the way to go! Shape your delicious homemade pizza dough into two triangles the size of your biggest baking pan, add your filling, cut the branches of your tree, twist, add cheese and bake. Voila! The perfect grazing snack the whole family can enjoy.


6. Christmas Trifle  RecipeTinEats


Need a showstopper this year? This trifle not only looks amazing, it tastes as good as it looks! With layers of custard and jelly, studded with cake and piled high with cream and fruit, it’s the easy-to-make Christmas table centrepiece you can eat. If you’re short on time, buy a cake and ready-made custard to make the task that bit simpler!


7. Pull-apart Holiday Monkey Bread


Let your little ones get their hands sticky with this fun and delicious recipe. This sweet snack follows a basic recipe and is the necessary addition to your Christmas grazing table this December. Topped with rosemary and thyme, and filled with cranberry sauce and brie, and it is the festive feast both parents and kids will devour!


8. 3D Christmas Tree Gingerbread Cookies


Great for baking with bigger kids, this yummy cookie recipe is easy to prepare and fun to decorate. Place a 3D cookie beside each plate at the table this year and add some Christmas gift tags to give your breakfast, lunch or dinner a personal touch. Also provided in this recipe are the templates you can use to help guide your cutting.


9. Peppermint Macarons


Every Christmas celebration needs the quintessential red, green and white candy-cane swirls to top off a festive table design. Kids will be mesmerised by the piping of the meringue cookies, as you fill them with a rich chocolate ganache to make the flavour really pop. It’s an instant Christmas hit!


10. Gingerbread House Recipe Sally’s Baking Addiction


A fantastic food project for beginners! This homemade house recipe walks you through how to bake, construct and decorate with royal icing and buttercream. But don’t forget, if you’re short on time like many parents are, you can use a ready-made gingerbread house kit and spend more time decorating with your kids!


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