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Everyone loves getting in the kitchen at Christmas especially the kids, these simple recipes will help with making fun festive treats they will love to eat as well as teaching them some practical life skills and getting everyone in the festive spirit.. Visit https://emporiumcookshop.co.uk

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Easy Christmas Treats

Christmas is a great time to get the children in the kitchen making tasty treats

that they can eat. As well as teaching your kids practical life skills, it is also the

perfect opportunity to have fun and get in the Christmas spirit. We have come

up with five festive fancies, easy and simple to make with young children at



Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread men are not only easy biscuits to make, but your kids can

decorate each one as they wish. Multi coloured icing, gummy sweets, and

chocolates all make for ideal decorations. There are a variety of gingerbread

man cookie cutters available such as this gingerbread family with rolling pin

and recipe book in a rustic style tin.


100g butter

350g plain flour

174 brown sugar

6 tsps. ginger

2 tsps. cinnamon

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

4 tbsp. golden syrup

1 medium egg

Decorations of your choice


Preheat oven to 180C and line baking trays. Mix together butter, flour,

cinnamon, ginger, and bicarbonate of soda with fingertips until breadcrumbs.

Mix in remaining ingredients until formed a pastry.

Roll out pastry until around 5mm thick and use cookie cutters to cut out

shapes. Place on baking tray and cook for around 15 minutes until golden.



Snowman Marshmallow Pops

Marshmallow Pops

Even if you there’s not enough snow to make a snowman outside, what’s to

say you can’t make one inside. All you need is a pack or two or marshmallows

and some wooden skewers, these easy treats don’t require any baking and can

be decorated however the kids want. Quick and easy, these tasty snowmen

can be put in festive mugs or cups for decoration and nibbles at a Christmas



400g white chocolate buttons

250g white marshmallows

Smarties and sweets to decorate

Wooden skewers


Melt chocolate in a bain marie then stir through oil until smooth. Put three

marshmallows onto each skewer and dip into chocolate. Before completely

set, stick on sweets to resemble snowman features and accessories. fancier

term for ‘bung everything in a pan and fry it’, bubble and squeak was literally

made for leftovers. Tradition calls for potatoes and cabbage with the option for

any other leftover vegetables but it’s all up to you. If you don’t have any

cabbage, don’t put it in, if you want to add in some meat, cut into cubes and

put it in.


Reindeer Cupcakes

Reindeer Cupcakes

These delightful chocolate cupcakes are decorated to look like Santa’s

favourite animal companion. How about making one Rudolph with a red nose

out of every batch of 12. Ideal to keep on any worktop and table for people to

feast on during the festive period.

Icing –

Cake -

100g butter

100g self-raising flour

180g icing sugar

1 tbsp. cocoa powder

50g cocoa powder

1 tsps. Baking powder

Splash of milk

100 margarine

100 caster sugar

2 eggs

Decoration –


Smarties or similar round sweets


Preheat oven to 180C. Cream butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy. Beat in

the eggs then mix in the rest of the ingredients. Divide into cupcake cases and

bake for 15 minutes-20 minutes.

For the buttercream, beat the butter until soft and then beat in icing sugar and

cocoa powder half at a time. Add milk to loosen if need be.

When cupcakes are cooled, spread over icing and decorate. Break up pretzels

to make antlers and add smarties for eyes and a nose.


White Chocolate Bark

White Chocolate Bark

Chocolate bark is incredibly easy to make and can be used for decoration on

big cakes such as being stuck around a yule log. Being wrapped in cellophane

and tied with a festive coloured bow makes for great party favours and

stocking fillers. This recipe is our favourite mix of sweets but feel free to add in

any sweets, nuts, or berries that you wish. You could also drizzle some milk

chocolate over the top for a more finished look.


450g white chocolate

1 pack of Oreos

200g pretzels

150g smarties


Melt chocolate over a bain marie. Crush up Oreos and

pretzels and add with the smarties into the melted

chocolate. Spread mixture over baking tray and leave in

the fridge for two hours or until fully set. Break up and

serve however you wish.

Get the whole family involved this Christmas and try some of these sweet


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