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Easy Christmas Recipes

Updated: 4 days ago

Make this year your easiest Christmas ever with these easy recipes.















Melted Snowman Bark

The kids will love this fun idea for Christmas. Simply melt white chocolate, spread it out on a tray, then decorate with lollies and you have melted snowman bark.


Ingredients

  • 290 g white chocolate melts

  • 1 packet mini marshmallows

  • 1 black icing pen

  • 1 packet orange sprinkles

  • 1 packet red sour straps

  • 1 packet Mars green M&M’s

Method

  1. Melt white chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Spread on a large tray lined with baking paper. Before the chocolate sets, decorate to create melted snowmen.

  2. Use halved mini marshmallows dotted with black icing pen for the eyes. Place an orange sprinkle for the nose. Use scissors to cut sour straps to make scarves. Dot the M&M’s on as buttons.

  3. Allow to set, then cut or break the snowmen into individual pieces.













Strawberry and Cream Santas

It’s strawberries and cream, but not as you know it! What could be cuter than a little army of strawberry Santas ready to take along to the work or school Christmas party - delicious AND hilarious!


Ingredients

  • 150 ml thickened cream

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence

  • 2 tsp caster sugar

  • 2 punnets fresh strawberries

  • 1 chocolate icing pen

Method

  1. Whip cream with the vanilla and sugar until very stiff. Place in a freezer bag, or piping bag and snip off the end.

  2. Wash strawberries and pat dry with paper towel. Slice the stalk end off, so that the strawberry sits flat. Slice across each strawberry about halfway up.

  3. Pipe cream onto the cut strawberry and place the ‘hat’ back on. Pipe a little dot of cream onto the top. Use the icing pen to make the eyes.















Festive Cream Cheese Wreath


Feed a crowd this Christmas with this easy cream cheese wreath, perfect to serve at your next party or barbecue.


Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • 150g bacon, finely diced

  • 1/2 cup walnuts

  • 500g cream cheese, at room temperature

  • 1 cup grated tasty cheese

  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped, plus extra to serve

  • 2 pickled European cucumbers, finely diced

  • Chives, to serve

  • Crackers, to serve

Method

  1. Heat oil in a small frypan. Cook bacon for 4 - 5 minutes until crispy. Drain on a paper towel.

  2. Wipe out pan, then return to heat. Add walnuts and cook, tossing continuously, until golden. Remove to a board and chop into small pieces.

  3. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, tasty cheese, bacon, walnuts, cranberries and pickled cucumbers.

  4. Using a spatula, begin to spread the cream cheese mixture onto a serving plate, shaping into a wreath. Sprinkle with finely diced chives and garnish with extra cranberries.

  5. Serve with crackers.


Find these recipes and many more at https://www.bestrecipes.com.au/entertaining/galleries/easy-christmas-recipes/a0onkanp