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If you celebrate Christmas, then you would know how busy things get towards the end of the year.

Here is a list of easy and fun snacks to bring along to your end of year functions.


Melting snowmen


Melting snowmen are a cool idea that I found on Pinterest a few years ago. They are always a hit and easy to do.

What you will need:

  • Plain round biscuits, (I use Marie biscuits, but you can also make your own if you have a bit of extra time and energy.)
  • Icing sugar
  • Marshmallows
  • Writing icing (you can use coloured icing or melted chocolate)
  • Candy balls (or any other candy that resembles buttons)
  1. Sift icing sugar into a bowl and add water. Mix to make a thick mixture
  2. Ice biscuits and set aside
  3. Draw faces on the marshmallows with the writing icing and position them on to the biscuit
  4. Carefully place the candy on to the biscuits
  5. Once the icing is set, use the writing icing to draw on the arms


Strawberry Santas


Strawberry Santas are incredibly easy to make and are great for people who are after something sweet but not wanting something too unhealthy

What you will need:

  • Strawberries
  • Cream
  • Castor Sugar
  • Chocolate melts
  1. Whip cream together with the desired amount of castor sugar
  2. Cut the top of the strawberry off
  3. Place a small amount of cream on the base of the strawberry and slightly shape it into a beard at the front
  4. Place the top of the strawberry on top of the cream
  5. Place the chocolate melts on to the cream in the position of eyes

Be sure to keep this dish refrigerated until just before serving.


Reindeer biscuits


Reindeer biscuits are always a hit at Christmas parties and are fun to make.

What you will need:

  • Arrowroot biscuits
  • Icing sugar
  • Cocoa powder
  • Strawberry and cream lollies
  • Honey flavoured tiny teddies
  • White chocolate melts
  • Black writing icing, (you can also use melted chocolate)
  1. Sift icing sugar and cocoa powder into a bowl, add water and mix to make a thick icing mixture
  2. Ice each biscuit with the mixture
  3. Add a strawberry and cream lolly sideways to make a nose
  4. Add two melts to make eyes and draw on eyeballs with the writing icing
  5. Add two tiny teddies with the back facing up to the top of the biscuits to make antlers. Hold down until they are set.


Rainbow fruit platter


This is a lovely healthy alternative to the many dishes that you find at Christmas functions and it’s so easy to make.

What you will need:

  • Raspberries
  • Peach slices
  • Pineapple pieces
  • Green grapes
  • Purple grapes
  • Blueberries
  • Mini white marshmallows
  1. Place all of the fruit in arched rows to the shape of a rainbow, (You can use any fruits of any colour)
  2. Add marshmallows to the ends of the rainbow in a cloud formation.


Gingerbread House


This is one of my favourite Christmas experiences. Whilst you can make your own gingerbread house from scratch there are many pre-made gingerbread house kits available. My children anticipate making one every year and then I can take it to a Christmas party to share with everyone.

What you will need:

  • Gingerbread pack
  • Egg or icing sugar
  • Candy for decorating
  1. Whisk egg or sift icing sugar in a bowl and add water to make a thick icing mixture
  2. Follow directions on the gingerbread kit as to how to put it together and use whisked egg or icing sugar to stick candy on to the house
  3. Decorated as creatively as you would like.


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