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Last Minute Holiday Snacks: Holiday Snack Mix

Last Minute Holiday Snacks: Holiday Snack Mix
Holiday Snack Mix

Looking for a last minute snack for your holiday party? Are you hosting and forgot one more item? Need something quick and easy for your potluck party? We’ve got you covered. This sweet holiday snack mix is easy to create, tastes great, and can be completed in a pinch before rushing off. Snack mixes have long been an easy and tasty addition to parties all year long. But this pain will make it perfect for you holiday party, and your kids will love eating it, and helping to make it.

What You Will Need:

Quaker Oat Squares (or Chex cereals) – 2 boxes
Cinnamon Teddy Grahams
Chocolate Teddy Grahams
Cheez-Its
Snyder’s Pretzel Snaps
Mini Nutter Butters
Mini Oreos
Snyder’s Pretzel Dips – White Crème
Dry Roasted Peanuts
Salted Cashews
Salted Almonds
Craisins or Dried Cherries
Yogurt Raisins
Hershey’s or Nestle’s Butterscotch Chips
Christmas Red & Green M & M’s – use one or more of Plain, Peanut, Peanut Butter and/or Mint

What You a Will Do:

1. Mix all ingredients in a big bowl. Store in airtight container.

2. Fill decorated cellophane gift bags for: teacher, mailman, hairdresser, hostess gifts, house guests, party favors, children, grandchildren, class parties, neighbors and friends.

This is sure to wow at any holiday party or gathering, and it just might become a family tradition to make it every year. Enjoy!

Holiday Hunger: Sweet Santa Pancakes

Holiday Hunger: Sweet Santa Pancakes

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The holidays are a pretty big deal around here. We try to make them special, after all, our kids are only little once and we want to soak up all the sweet holiday memories we can while they are still interested in participating. We love to create fun dishes that will keep the kids interested in eating, make the meal seem extra special, and give us all a little laugh. For Christmas this year we found this really fun pancake idea on Tumblr. It is simple to make, easy to craft, and will make everyone smile on Christmas morning.

Our kids love pancakes, so this was a no brainer, but it would work just as well on waffles or French toast. Just keep the French toast whole instead of cutting it in half. We can make this fairly quickly Christmas morning without a whole lot of stress or time. Plus, we love the idea of cooking all together after opening presents.

What You Will Need:

Pancakes (or waffles or French toast)
Strawberries
Whip cream (we used whip in a can dairy free but you can use cool whip or anything you prefer)
Chocolate syrup
Knife

What You Will Do:

1. Take your pancake and place it on the plate. Slice your strawberries, first remove the stem then slice them in half.
2. Take your whip and make a line across the top of the pancake. Now place your strawberries flame side down and cover the top half above the whip line.
3. Next build a beard with your whip on the bottom half of the pancake, leave a blank space in the middle for santos face.
4. Now take your chocolate syrup and draw two eyes and a smile. Take a strawberry half and place it in the middle of the pancake for Santa’s nose.
5. Enjoy your sweet Santa pancake!