Festive treats to bake for the family

Christmas is a time to spend with the family, decorating the house, dancing to Christmas songs and munching on the turkey, ham and selection box chocolates. For me, it i also a great time to catch up on baking. Cinnamon biscuits and Christmas fruit cake are my personal favourites but if you’re not in the mood for some hard-core baking, here are a few simple recipes for Christmas treats that the whole family will enjoy.


Marshmallow snowmen: All you need is a bag of white marshmallows, some skewers and a variety of sweets. Place three marshmallows on each skewer to make the snowman’s body. Dip the sweets in melted chocolate and stick onto the marshmallows to make eyes, a nose and buttons.












Strawberry Santas: Cut the stalk off a strawberry so it will sit flat. Half the strawberry and squirt some fresh cream on the base. Place the pointed half on top of the cream to make Santa’s hat. Squirt a dollop of cream on top of the hat. Place two chocolate chips on the cream for his eyes.











Candy cane marshmallow treats: For this one, stick a marshmallow onto the bottom of a candy cane and dip into melted chocolate. Sprinkle some crushed candy cane over the chocolate for an extra festive effect.














I strongly recommend complimenting these treats with a big mug of hot chocolate. For the perfect hot chocolate: use milk instead of water, add some mini marshmallows, fresh cream or a dash of cinnamon.

Aoibheann Diver

Image credit: canadianfamily.ca, foodnetwork.com, thecraftycrow.net, pinterest.com

Video credit: David Clarke

Music credit: Kevin MacLeod

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