This holiday season, let the kids get creative and have fun in the kitchen with these 12 kid friendly Christmas recipes that are super easy to make. From fruity snacks to chocolatey treats, we think that every child, big and small, will find something to love here.
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From fruit-laden pudding, cake and mince pies to sprouts and stuffing, Christmas food can often be better suited to older palates. But it’s nice to have a few kid-friendly recipes up your sleeve that the whole family can enjoy. An added bonus is that these are really fun to make too!
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Fun and Kid Friendly Christmas Recipes
Gingerbread people are fun to make, decorate and eat – and they make the house smell fantastic too. Here is a very easy and tasty gingerbread men recipe that you will enjoy making with your kids!
Create your own chocolatey snowman soup – isn’t this adorable?!
The ideal hot chocolate treat after a day in the snow or to relax with after presents have been wrapped up and placed under the tree.
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This recipe for Snowman Pizza from She Knows will help kids get in the festive spirit and enjoy a great pizza too.
If you want a quick fix, try our quick pizza base recipe in place of the yeast base on the article.
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Christmas Tree Brownies
Is there anything more delicious than the combination of peppermint and chocolate? Particularly when there’s icing and sprinkles involved? These Christmas tree brownies from One Little Project are perfect for packing up as a gift…if you can bear to part with any!
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Aren’t these adorable? These Santa Banana kebabs from Clean and Scentsible are quick and easy to assemble, and would make a great party treat, lunchbox addition or afterschool activity.
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Rudolph Rice Krispie Buns
Rice Krispie buns are always popular with kids (and adults!), so these reindeer versions from Eats Amazing are sure to be a hit!
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Make a Rudolf (or another) reindeer with one round big pancake for his head, a smaller one for his nose, and two even smaller ones for his ears. Siempre Navidad did a great job with this one, complete with a strawberry for his red nose, some whipped cream and chocolate buttons for eyes, and bacon antlers!
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Polar Bear Cupcakes
These cute polar bear cupcakes from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe look almost too good to eat! But go ahead and enjoy. They are quick and easy to make, and the kids will love helping out with the decoration.
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Fruity Candy Canes
These fruity candy canes from The Healthy Mummy are a festive way to get your kids to eat some fruit plus it’s so simple that they can make them! You just need to pre-cut the fruit and they will be ready to create healthy fruity candy canes, even through in some other fruits to mix up the colours from the standard red and white.
Shortbread biscuits are the perfect Christmas recipe for kids to make. They are ready quickly, everyone loves them and they could even make the ideal edible Christmas gift if you package them up nicely.
Chocolate bark is delicious and it requires minimal effort to make. We love this Christmas bark idea from Forkly where brightly coloured M&Ms and jelly beans work perfectly for the lights!
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The kids will enjoy decorating these vanilla cupcakes with marshmallows to create fun snowman cupcakes. You can find the recipe and instructions over on Cooking Classy.
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Have your say! Do you have any favourite kid friendly Christmas recipes? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!