Christmas Cooking with Kids: Christmas Crunchies

Pebble and I have been whipping up some Christmas treats in the kitchen. This recipe was adapted from a cook book that I’ve had around the house for a couple of years now, but have never gotten around to using (I have lots of those!).

These Christmas Crunchies would be perfect to make for gifts for famly and friends and are super easy for little ones to help with.

Christmas Crunchies

(makes approx. 20 crunchies)

  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 50g Marie (or other plain) biscuits
  • 50g white marshmallows
  • 200g white chocolate
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • coloured sugar and silver cachous, any other cake decorations that you have at home
  • mini patty pans
1. Break up the white chocolate into squares (or use white chocolate button melts) and place into a microwave safe bowl along with the butter. Microwave in 30 second bursts on medium, stirring in between, until compeltely melted. Note: you can melt the chocolate and butter over a double boiler if you prefer.

2. Chop the marshmallows into small pieces (or use mini marshmallows) and break up the biscuits into small pieces (we just used our hands to do this). Add the marshmallows and biscuit pieces to the melted chocolate along with the dried cranberries. Mix until all the ingredients are well coated in chocolate.

3. Use a spoon and your fingers to place small balls of the mixture into the patty pans. We tried making ‘balls’ but that just made a mess, but no balls! Scooping up a small amount of mixture into a teaspoon and pushing it into the patty pan was easy to do.

4. Sprinkle each Christmas Crunchie with coloured sugar (I bought a pack of four different coloured sugars from my local supermarket) and top with a cachous.
You could wrap these up as gifts or present them all in the shape of a Christmas tree like we did.
Have you done any Christmas baking with your kiddos yet? 
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13 Replies to “Christmas Cooking with Kids: Christmas Crunchies”

    1. Me too! In fact I might have to adjust them right out altogether. I’m convinced that I have gestational diabetes. Perhaps I just have been doing too much Google-doctoring :) I find out for sure on Thursday.

    1. Hello Susan
      Well, now you’ve got me! That’s tricky maths for my brain. Google tells me that 50g (50 grams) is 1.7 ounces. I hope that helps!

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