Can you believe Christmas is right around the corner? I can't believe how fast this year has flown by. I always look forward to a new year and a fresh start but find myself sad that my kids are getting older with each passing day. This is why Christmas is such an important time of year. It's the time of year we get to spend creating magic and memories that last a lifetime. My family has tons of Christmas traditions we do plus new things we add in every year. One of my all-time favorite Christmas traditions is baking! This tradition dates back to when I was a child. My Mother always gives out a tin of homemade Christmas cookies as gifts each and every year. This has been happening since long before I was born. We are talking over 40+ years of Christmas baking and gifting. I'm working on a massive Christmas cookie post that will include all of my family's beloved cookie recipes, but while you are waiting for that I figured I would share some of my favorite blogger's ideas on easy and fun holiday treats you can make with your kiddos. I plan to try all ten of these this year. Have I mentioned I love baking?
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10 Easy Holiday Treats You Can Make With Your Kids
I always love baking with crescent rolls. What's not to love? They are easy to use and can be manipulated in so many different sweet and savory treats. Caramel apple rolls from dancing through the rain are a fun take on an old classic. Don't they look delicious? Will you be adding these into your holiday baking rotation? I know my kids are going to have a blast making these delicious treats.
Look at how beautiful these cookies are? They almost look too good to eat. Note, I said almost. The fun shapes and colors make these cookies an instant crowd pleaser for the little ones. I can see having fun-filled afternoon with these gorgeous cookies.
Does your family love hot chocolate? These fun holiday inspired desserts are so much and taste delicious. I know because we made them over the weekend. My kids love the hot chocolate desserts from Serendipity 3 from here in the city, but the consensus was these were better than anything they've had before.
Gingerbread is a Christmas classic. Why not try a new take on a holiday classic with these festive Gingerbread Christmas Cookies from Kitchen Treaty
Give me ALL the chocolate. Don't these look divine? The best part? They are simple enough to do with your kids and sure to be a family favorite.
Christmas isn't real until the Andes mints hit the table – am I right? Haha! I can vividly remember my Nana telling us we could sneak one before dinner but not to tell our parents. Now I can't wait to make homemade Andes mints with my family. I know my Nana would love these and I will make them while thinking of all the wonderful memories of us baking together.
No bake AND Peanut Butter??! Yes, please! My son and I cannot wait to make these together. Peanut butter might be a problem in this house and by problem I mean we cannot get enough. As my son gets older I'm always looking for fun things to do with him and no-bake options speak to me because he doesn't have the same patience for baking he did when he was younger. Have your baking traditions changed over the years?
Kids everywhere rejoice! Here's a great and fun holiday treat you can make as a family – Christmas cut out cookies. Fun shapes, bright colors and delicious, what's not to love?
Another tried and tested kid favorite? Christmas candy bark? Just look at the photo below. What kid wouldn't love to bite into that? It's such a fun and simple holiday treat to make this year.
I saved my personal favorite for last. Look at these adorable snowman pudding pies. So simple to create and fun! My kids are going to freak when I show them these cuties.
Did you find something fun you are going to recreate with your family this year? Let me know in the comments below.
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