Easy Christmas Recipes for Kids: 21 Fun Kid-Friendly Holiday Treats


easy Christmas recipes for kids

We’re having a family baking day tomorrow, so I needed some easy Christmas recipes for kids to make! I’m so happy  I found plenty of cookies and treats that are fun to make with children!

These easy Christmas recipes for kids are fun projects to make with kids, but most (or all!) of these need adult supervision and assistance.

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My #1 tip for baking with kids: Be sure to read the directions thoroughly before you get started. Then decide the steps where your little ones will help or do entirely on their own. That one thing always saves me a lot of stress!

21 Easy Christmas Recipes for Kids

1. Melted Snowman Cookies from Three Pixie Lane

2. Nutella Christmas S’mores from Pint-Sized Treasures

3. Christmas Tree Brownies with Buttercream Frosting from Love to be in the Kitchen

4. Old Fashioned Holiday Cookies from Essentially Eclectic

5. Chocolate Cookies from Simply Stacie

6. Gluten Free Gingerbread 7-Layer Bars from Fearless Dining

7. Rainbow Painted Sugar Cookies from Snappy Gourmet

8. Easy Christmas Peppermint Patties from Mom on Timeout

9. Nutter Butter Santa Cookies: an easy Christmas recipe for kids from Menu Musings

10. Christmas Pudding Balls from Be a Fun Mum

11. Snowmen Cake Pops from 52 Kitchen Adventures

12. Christmas Pretzel Buttons from Sweet Anna’s

13. Candy Cane Hearts from Glorious Treats

14. Rudolph No Bake Cookies a cute and easy Christmas recipe for kids from Emily Reviews

15. Reindeer Cupcakes from With Sprinkles on Top

16. Reeses Cup Rudolph Treats from Hungry Happenings

17. Snowman Donut Pops from Mommy Musings

18. North Pole Dirt Cake Cones from The Sweet Chick

19. Edible Christmas Trees from She Knows

20. Snowball Cookies from Gal on a Mission

21. Rice Krispie Treat Pops from Mess for Less

Which of these easy Christmas recipes for kids do you want to make? 

Quick and Healthy Vanilla Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

healthy vanilla pumpkin smoothie recipe

I posted this healthy vanilla pumpkin smoothie recipe a few years ago, but it was hidden in a post about yogurt and, well, my bowels.

It’s an interesting thing; I get a lot of traffic to that post from Pinterest from people looking for the recipe. I also get a good amount of traffic from google for people searching for digestion issues after having a baby.

I’m sure the visitors from Pinterest are a little bit surprised to find not only a delicious recipe, but also my personal experiences with postpartum gas and digestive problems!

Now I thought I’d hopefully clean things up a bit and write a post specifically for the smoothie recipe!

Healthy Vanilla Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe



  1. Combine pumpkin, milk, vanilla, yogurt, brown sugar, spices and ice in a blender or food processor.
  2. Blend on high until mixture is smooth.
  3. Pour into 2 glasses, sprinkle a little pumpkin pie spice on top and serve.


How to Make Chocolate Syrup: A Copycat Hershey’s Syrup Recipe

how to make chocolate syrupDid you know that I know how to make chocolate syrup? Every once in a while I’m reminded that you might not know about articles I wrote years ago.

It’s silly, really–who wouldn’t want to know how to make chocolate syrup, especially the kind that’s an exact copycat for Hershey’s syrup?

While the post about how to make chocolate syrup gets a lot of views from people searching for the recipe, I want to make sure that all of you, my current readers, know that it’s out there and it’s a super-easy recipe!

Like it says in the image above, this Copycat Hershey’s syrup recipe only has five ingredients and it only takes 5 minutes. The icing on the cake (or the topping on the ice cream?) is that it’s so exactly like real Hershey’s syrup that you’ll wonder why you didn’t know how to make chocolate syrup at home before today!

how to make chocolate syrupFinally, check out that image above.  Did you know that the real Hershey’s chocolate syrup has these ingredients? High fructose corn syrup. Corn syrup. Water. Cocoa. Sugar. Potassium sorbate. Salt. Monglycerides. Diglycerides. Xanthan gum. Polysorbate 60. Vanillin. Artificial flavor.

When you check out the how to make chocolate syrup article you’ll see that my copycat Hershey’s syrup recipe has just five real ingredients: water, cocoa powder, sugar, salt and vanilla extract. I love that I know exactly what each of those items are and I don’t mind feeding them to my family!

Learn how to make chocolate syrup with a Copycat Hershey’s syrup recipe and you’ll never buy chocolate syrup from the store again!

Best Banana Creme Brulee Recipe

banana creme bruleeThe Hundred-Foot Journey opens in theaters on August 8th, and I’m lucky to be on a special mailing list that shares delicious recipes from and inspired by the movie. This banana creme brulee recipe looks fantastic, and I can’t wait to make it!

I’m loving that these recipes are coming from renowned chefs from various outlets. This particular recipe for banana creme brulee was created by Chef Bal Arneson–the host of Spice Goddess!   [Read more…]

How to Make Bubble Solution for Huge Bubbles!

bubble solution

By the time the outside temperature rises in Minnesota I feel like I’ve been planning outdoor activities for months. My favorite family activity that’s both fun and simple is bubble solution. I try to make it even more fun by using a variety of objects and different forms of bubble solution to make bubbles!

Did you know that you can learn how to make bubble solution especially for huge bubbles?

While you can use one of these seven different recipes for how to make bubbles, the homemade bubble solution recipe below is just the right combination of ingredients to make huge bubbles!

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Best Tandoori Chicken Wings Recipe

best tandoori chicken wings recipeI was lucky enough to see a wonderful sizzle reel for The Hundred-Foot Journey just before I screened Million Dollar Arm last month. This movie looks fantastic, and I’m excited to see more of it!

The Hundred-Foot Journey is a film about family, food and friendship, and the story revolves around a family opening up an Indian restaurant in a small French village.

DreamWorks Pictures wants me to share a the best recipe for Tandoori chicken wings with all of you! Download the best Tandoori chicken wings recipe and celebrate Memorial Day with this unique dish!

The Hundred-Foot Journey opens on August 8, 2014. 

In The Hundred-Foot Journey, Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch.

Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai.

That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it.

Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory’s culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan’s gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.

The Hundred-Foot Journey abounds with flavors that burst across the tongue. A stimulating triumph over exile, blossoming with passion and heart, with marjoram and madras, it is a portrayal of two worlds colliding and one boy’s drive to find the comfort of home, in every pot, wherever he may be.

Directed by Lasse Hallström, and starring Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren, The Hundred-Foot Journey is produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake. The executive producers are Caroline Hewitt and Carla Gardini. The screenplay is written by Steven Knight, based on the novel “The Hundred-Foot Journey” by Richard C. Morais.

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