Kid-Friendly Holiday Treat Recipes

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Once again, it is the time of year where most of us are shopping for gifts and finding ourselves caught up in the other activities that come along with the holiday season. Aside from the prospect of receiving the latest gadgets or the hot new toy, most kids love all the treats that come along with the season. Why not add a little more fun by giving the children an opportunity to participate in the dessert preparation? In this blog, we provide you with some great kid-friendly holiday treat recipes to help get your kids involved in the fun of holiday baking.

Gingerbread People

What child doesn’t love gingerbread cookies? This kid-friendly holiday treat is fun for the whole family because everyone can participate. Older children can help in making the dough while your little ones will love cutting out the shapes for your gingerbread people. Best of all, everyone can be involved in the dressing up these cookies. You can also have a decorating contest for the best-dressed family, most creative design, or even ugliest sweater.

Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes

These mini cheesecakes are the perfect size for little hands and are packed with flavor making them a great kid-friendly holiday treat. There are plenty of opportunities for your children to help during the preparation and it provides ample opportunity for you to teach them several valuable baking skills. If you or your kids don’t like raspberries, try substituting strawberries, blueberries, or another favorite topping instead. You can also get fancy and try to swirl your mini cheesecakes to add a stylish design element to these kid-sized desserts.

Almond Snowballs

These little snack size desserts are perfect for parties, and your kids will love that they don’t have to wait a long time to taste what they have made. As a bonus, at 64 calories per serving and 5 grams of sugar per serving, you can feel good about allowing your children to enjoy these kid-friendly holiday treat. Your kids will also enjoy forming each cookie into its snowball shape and dressing it up with almonds and candied cherries.

Chocolate Covered Foods

Probably one of the easiest kid-friendly holiday treats is to simply melt some chocolate or follow a basic chocolate fondue recipe and let your kids dip their favorite fruits, nuts, or other treats into it. You can even use different types of chocolate (white chocolate creates a nice contrast) or candy melts to make fun designs that your children will love. For a healthier twist on this idea use dark chocolate instead and combine it with some delicious fruit.