What are the most delicious kid-friendly desserts for Christmas?
Are you ready for a new holiday season that can bring the whole family together in the kitchen? It sounds great, join us and discover the 3 kid-friendly desserts for Christmas. One note, with so much creativity and bold flavors, your little ones won’t be the only ones rushing to the dessert table.
#1: Peanut butter Santa Claus cookies
- 1 cup peanut butter (preferably creamy)
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- A pinch of baking soda
- Red-colored sugar
- Vanilla or white chips
- Miniature white chocolate chips
- Red Hots candies
- In a separate bowl, beat the peanut butter, butter, and both sugars until well combined. After that, add the egg and the indispensable Christmas addition, vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients, and the flour together with the baking soda and gradually add it to the bowl with the wet ingredients. When it’s done, cover the dough with plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for an hour or two.
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- Shape the dough into a figure eight or peanuts in the shell. Put them on baking paper and then in the oven and bake until set, 8-10 minutes.
- To get the hat, sprinkle red sugar over the top of the chocolate, then press one piece of vanilla out of the center of the hat to get that signature pom-pom. Let it stand for a few minutes.
- When you are sure you can touch it again, dip the other end of each cookie into the melted chocolate for a beard, but be sure to leave the middle of the cookie intact because that will actually be Santa’s face. Finally, attach semi-sweet chips for the eyes and a Red Hot for the nose, let it stand for a few minutes, and enjoy.
#2: Coconut Christmas tree
If you are looking for some ideas for kid-friendly desserts for Christmas, you can’t go wrong with making a tree. There is nothing more Christmassy than that right? So let’s go into details.
- 3 cups of sweetened shredded coconut
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- Up to 4 ounces of dark chocolate candy coating
- Vanilla frosting
- Green sugar
- Assorted sprinkles
- Choose a slightly larger bowl in which you will mix the first 5 ingredients at once.
- Measuring with a teaspoon, put the dough on a sheet lined with waxed paper, cool it in the refrigerator for an hour, and only then shape the trees.
- Melt the chocolate coating, then spoon it over or dip the tree trunks, making sure the excess drips off or you will end up with an edible mess.
- At the end, decorate according to your wishes, we usually use frosting, green sugar, and sprinkles.
#3: Colorful cracker snacks
- Ritz crackers
- 1 cup of peanut butter
- 1 cup of marshmallow cream
- 2 pounds of milk chocolate candy coating
- Sprinkles and other decorations (according to preferences)
- Spread one-half of Ritz crackers with peanut butter and the other half with marshmallow cream. Make sure to place the cream side down over the peanut butter crackers. Freeze until firm.
- Dip each sandwich into the melted candy coating, and be sure to let the excess drip off.
- Decorate according to preference.
We hope you will like these kid-friendly desserts for Christmas. To be honest, these were our favorites and we guarantee that no matter how many of them you make, they will always be gone too soon!
Tony Manhart is the editor-in-chief at King Desserts. Tony’s enthusiasm and rich experience in all things related to growing plants have led him to share his knowledge with gardening aficionados all over the world. When he is not working around his garden, Tony spends his time writing tips and tricks on various subjects related to plant cultivation and soil maintenance.